The Friday Round Up

So sorry we missed you last week – but all is well and here we are again!   Never too early to mark your calendar!  March 23 and 24 DanceHouse  presents Gallim Dance in Andrea Miller’s Blush. “One is never so dangerous as when one has no shame, than when one has grown too old to blush.” Inspired by a quote from the Marquis de Sade, Blush is an invigorating work dense with emotion and physical exertion that investigates themes of intimacy, instability, and the desire of the heart and body to feel strongly.  And musically there is something for everyone, from Chopin to Electro Punk. Vancouver Playhouse, tix at Ticketmaster.

There is still time to catch some dance at the Chutzpah Festival.  Tomorrow and Sunday BODYTRAFFIC performs Monger, a provocative, visual and theatrical work for 9 dancers from this acclaimed LA company.  Accompanied by Noam Gagnon‘s newest full-length work Thank You, You’re Not Welcome.  Saturday 2 and 7pm, Sunday at 2pm, Norman Rothstein Theatre.

The Vancouver International Dance Festival brings Alonzo King LINES in two works: Resin is performed to Sephardic music integrating traditional sources, Sephardic synagogue cantorial music from Turkey and Morocco, Judeo-Spanish song, and new music from Israel. Scheherazade has music composed by Zakir Hussain, one of the world’s leading virtuosos of Indian Classical percussion, who re-interprets the original music by Rimsky-Korsakov.  At The Centre for Performing Arts. March 2 and 3.  See the VIDF website for tickets and more Festival programming.  LOLA Projects, a Victoria-based initiative supporting collaboration between Victoria and Vancouver dance artists, comes to Vancouver for the first time with a program of varied solos by four choreographers – two from each city: Anne Cooper and Iris Wing-Chi Lau from Vancouver, who perform existing works, and Robert Halley andTreena Stubel from Victoria, who have created new pieces in response to Cooper and Lau’s, under the mentorship of Joe Laughlin, Artistic Director of Joe Ink. The LOLA Projects are named after the much-loved choreographer Lola MacLaughlin who passed away in 2009, and the evening will also include the presentation of the first $10,000 Lola Award for mid-career/senior choreographers, which was established in her memory. At the Dance Centre March 1st 8pm.  Tix at Tickets Tonight. Photo: Iris Lau, In His Time (courtesy of the artist)


~ by DanceHouse on February 23, 2012.

2 Responses to “The Friday Round Up”

  1. So glad to have you back! We have tickets to see Alonzo King Lines.

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