The Friday Round Up: International Dance Day Edition

So exciting!

It’s International Dance Day, y’all. Get DOWN!

Free daytime events include:

9.30am Working Class at Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie Street): the Training Society of Vancouver invites the public to watch a professional contemporary dance class, followed at 11.30am by an informal studio showing of work in development by local dancers. Coffee, muffins and talkback provided.

12-1pm Downtown pedestrians will be treated to a series of ‘swing bombs’ with surprise appearances by swing champions Tessa Cunningham and Myles Munroe.

1-2pm Lunchtime performance in the main atrium of the Vancouver Public Library (350 West Georgia Street) featuring Karen Flamenco, Mandala Arts and Culture classical East Indian dance, and members of the Urban Tap Squad.

5.30pm Contemporary ballet company the plastic orchid factory hosts a studio showing of excerpts from Dance Centre Artist-in-Residence James Gnam’s new work _post at Scotiabank Dance Centre, followed by a talkback with special guests. The lobby will also host an exhibit of images taken by renowned photographer David Cooper of  _post, which is set to premiere in May.

Also tonight, taking your experience from mine, a new work by BC choreographer Sara Coffin, tonight and tomorrow at 8pm at the Scotiabank Dance Centre. If you are a cheapskate like me, you’ll want to go tonight to take advantage of the special $15 tickets for International Dance Day.

Image: Karen Flamenco, by David Cooper.

~ by DanceHouse on April 29, 2011.

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