The Friday Round Up
Oh so much to see, so much to see – and who says Vancouver is the “no fun city”? Not if you are into dance it is not!
Ok, what more can be said? You have seen the videos, heard the reviews, but have you bought your ticket? If not, please hurry because tonight and tomorrow night BJM will be at the Playhouse courtesy of DanceHouse with works by Benjamin Millepied and Cayetano Soto, as well as Harry, a newly commissioned work by American-born, Israel-based Barak Marshall for the full company, in an evening that contrasts dynamic, virtuosic small ensemble and solo work with the energy and power of the full company. 8pm Vancouver Playhouse. Tix (photo Gregory Batardon)
Tonight and tomorrow there is still a chance to see battery opera + Par B.Leux in Body-Scan: Sweet Gyre a new duet exploring the human body as a porous conduit through which our personal and collective history, memory and desires pass. At the Dance Centre, 8pm. Tix.
Also tonight and tomorrow night Dances for a Small Stage has a great mixed bill in it’s 28th installment. Performers include Billy Marchenski, Alison Denham, Donald Sales, Arash Khakpour, Clare Twiddy, Meagan O’Shea, Dayna Szyndrowski, Karissa Barry, and sisters Yeva and Thoenn Glover. Grandview Legion, 2205 Commercial Dr. Tix at the door, CASH ONLY! 19+
February 15-17 Wen Wei Dance presents it’s avant premiere (on their way out of town to tour Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal) of Seventh Sense. The full-length work is an exploration of how we wield control and succumb to it, an invisible force that shapes our lives and our relationships. At the Shadbolt Centre, Friday and Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. Tix (Photo Emily Cooper)
February 16-18, as part of the Chutzpah! Festival, New York choreographer Sidra Bell and San Francisco based Benjamin Levy of LEVYdance share this evening of brainy, exuberant dance. At the Norman Rothstein Theatre, 8pm Sat Feb 16 and Mon Feb 18, 7pm Sun Feb 17. Tix
On Sunday February 17, New Works presents Dance Allsorts – Contemporary with The Contingency Plan. A double bill featuring work from their current repertoire and excerpts of a new creation titled what belongs to you. This new piece explores the five senses, focusing on how we use them as filters to help inform and shape our relationships with others and our environment. what belongs to you transports its audience into an experiential world filled with texture and memory. Roundhouse Community Centre, 2pm. At the door sliding scale $5-$20.
February 19 through 23 Montreal based Rubberband Dance Group performwith a highly physical hybrid of precision and invention. In Gravity of Centre critically acclaimed choreographer Victor Quijada delivers a work inspired by social issues stemming from the contrast between abundance and scarcity, exploring movement that yet again blurs the boundaries between hip-hop, contemporary, and classical dance. At the Cultch. Tix