The Friday Round Up

‘Tis Friday, begorrah. (Whoops, St. Pat’s was yesterday). Regardless, there are lots of splendid dance events to keep you dancin’ a jig over the weekend.

The VAG’s super-hip FUSE event is all about dance this time around (well, dance and punk rock, but mostly dance), with 605 Collective and the response performing. 605’s new piece is a reaction to the art on display, while the response’s new work is called Team 3.0. Arrive early this evening (Friday) to avoid disappointment, as they say.

VIDF ends this weekend, and featured performances include Kokoro Dance with the VSO at the Roundhouse. Music includes a new piece with the band Waterhole, featuring VSO composer in residence Scott Good. The freebies continue to abound as well, with Seattle’s Khambatta Dance Company, Switzerland’s T42, and Vancouver’s battery opera, among others. Full details here.

Ballet BC presents Alvin Ailey this weekend–if you’re a DanceHouse subscriber who took advantage of discount tickets, huzzah! Good for you! If not, they released 60 more seats per show yesterday, so get thee to Ticketmaster. As ever, the iconic Revelations is on the bill. If you’ve never seen it, really, you must.

Looking for cheap thrills? Footprints, an evening of modern dance presented by Youth in Motion and Continuum Dance Co. is at the Shadbolt Centre in Burnaby tomorrow night at 7:30, tickets are a measly $8. Choreographers include Donna Redlick, Heather Kirkland,  and Dominique Hutchinson.

Not cheap enough for you? (Sheesh) The Grande Bazaar 2011 takes place March 19 & 20 at Bonsor Recreation Complex in Burnaby, and presents over 20 belly dance performances a day. Presented by the Middle Eastern Dance Association. It is a steal at $5, kids under 12 free. Also, you can learn to shake it yourself at one of their workshops. AWESOME.

Photo: Khambatta Dance

~ by DanceHouse on March 18, 2011.

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