The Friday Round-Up

It is raining. Boo. But it is Friday. YAY. Here are some dance things to do to take your mind off the hideous weather.

Have you got your Louise Lecavalier tickets yet? Get on it, they’re going fast.
Still need more info? Why not come to our free Speaking of Dance Event, Thursday October 27 at SFU Woodward’s Audain Gallery, 7pm? It’s free, and Kaija Pepper will walk you through Louise’s career, her importance to the international dance scene, and her role in shaping contemporary dance.

Guangzhou BalletLooking for something a bit more immediate? As part of the Vancouver Chinese Cultural Festival 2011, the Guangzhou Ballet Troupe performs excerpts from Chinese ballets like The Celestial Phoenix and Mei Lanfang, as well as classics like Swan Lake , Romeo & Juliet , Giselle , The Nutcracker , La Bayadere , and La Sylphide . Tix $28-128 at

Saturday, at the Shadbolt Centre, it’s Twilight at the Oasis, a showcase of Egyptian cabaret, tribal fusion, sword balancing, gypsy, American tribal style, and folkloric Middle Eastern dances. Includes a performance by Jim Boz.

As part of it’s ongoing Bhangra series, the Museum of Vancouver presents a WHOLE DAY of not just Bhangra, entitled (suprisingly) Not Just Bhangra. From 9:30am-4pm, enjoy a multigenerational, family-focused opportunity to explore dance, drumming, and storytelling. More information at

And, for all you hipsters out there, Guilt & Co. is presenting dance on Tuesday, October 25. Luciterra and Chris Murdoch perform The Decadent Eccentric, a full-length belly dance and circus show. More information at

Photo: Guangzhou Ballet’s La Sylphide.

~ by DanceHouse on October 21, 2011.

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