Do we have a mix for you this week! From Argentinian Malambo to Swan Lake to First Nations dance to a multi-media space opera, you can see it all!
Tonight Friday May 20, for one night only, in a presentation by Caravan World Rhythms, fantastic Argentinian dance and percussion company Che Malambo hits Vancouver! Made up of 14 men, Che Malambo brings to us the unique tradition of the South American gaucho, with foot-stomping dance, drumming and swinging boleadoras (strings with balls on the end) in a show that entertains young and old alike! Read the article in yesterday’s Georgia Straight here, and check out a video of this spectacular show here. This is a show not to be missed! The Vogue Theatre, 8pm. Tix
You know, this is what is so wonderful about dance! You can watch the testosterone driven Che Malambo on Friday, and on Saturday May 21 you can see something quite different in the Coastal City Ballet’s celebration of its 5th anniversary season with the Canadian premiere of Swan Lake. This illustrious and beloved ballet features choreography by Irene Schneider, the beautiful score of Pytor Tchaikovsky and the diverse talents of Coastal City Ballet. Glorious costumes and imaginative sets brings this heart wrenching love story to life. Choreographer Irene Schneider delivers a modern twist to this must see timeless classic that the whole family will love. At the Vancouver Playhouse, 8pm. Tix
Tuesday May 24, Hong King Exile performs it’s Visitors from Far Away to the State Machine, a multi-media space opera. Two aliens travel thousands of light years to Earth for their honeymoon. On their journey, they tease one another with sexy and profane stories from the past, present, and future. (Warning: This program contains violence, sexual content, and sexual violence.) At the Fox Caberet, 8pm. Tix
May 25-29, The Dancers of Damelahamid present Flicker. Flicker is an innovative dance piece that combines west coast graphic design with a unique sceno-graphic hybrid of projected environments and live-action shadow dance. Vividly rich imagery represents the ‘spirit world’, the mystical realm portrayed through coastal masked dance. Just as light shimmers, Flicker represents the moments through which one can cross space and time, as the masked dancers journey in and out of the ‘spirit world’ of their ancestors. Check out more about the piece here. At the Cultch Historic Theatre, 8pm and 2pm on May 29. Tix.