The Friday Round Up

Tis the season for dance!  Just take a look at what is coming…

You really are going to love Andrea Miller and Gallim Dance.  Just before coming us, the company is performing in Germany, and after they leave they’re off to the Joyce Theatre in NYC.  And if that doesn’t say enough, try this – “The mission of Gallim Dance is to play inside the imagination, to find juxtapositions of the mind and body that resonate in the soul, to investigate our limitations and pleasures, and to realise the endless human capacity for inspiration.”  We are all for inspiration!  So come see Blush, last in the DanceHouse series March 23 and 24 at the Playhouse Theatre, 8pm, Tix.  Photo by Christopher Duggen

Have you ever been to one of DanceHouse’s Speaking of Dance events?  No?  Well then you really must!  These informal talks provide you with all sorts of interesting information about the upcoming company to be presented by DanceHouse.  The next one is Wednesday March 14 when Deborah Meyers will talk about Andrea Miller and Gallim Dance.  Come and learn all sorts of interesting tidbits to increase your viewing pleasure (and to impress your friends!) when you go to see Blush. Audain Gallery, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodward’s, 149 West Hastings Street. 7pm FREE! Co presented with our pals at SFU Woodward’s.

If you did not make it to the opening of Ballet BC’s Walking Mad show, you can still make it today or tomorrow.  Three pieces will be on the program, including Vitulare by Aszure Barton between disappearing and becoming by Ballet BC’s Artistic Director Emily Molnar, a piece inspired by the hauntingly beautiful music of Icelandic cellist and composer Hildur Gudnadóttir. Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 8pm Tix  Photo Michael Slobodian

Serge Bennathan and Les Productions Figlio presents Elles, the expression of choreographer Serge Bennathan’s desire to be confronted once again by feminine strength, passion and depth. This work explores the visceral, raw physicality of women coming from different geographical points, bringing with them different approaches and languages of dance.  Winner of the Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award, Dance 2012. At the Cultch March 13 thru 17, 8pm.

At the Firehall, Montreal choreographer Sylvain Émard brings Fragments – Volume 1 to the stage.  In three solos and a duet, he establishes four contrasting worlds where the depth and authenticity of gesture convey the complexity and vulnerability of the individual and create a striking patchwork of insistent urgency. March 14 – 17, tickets at Firehall Arts Centre.

In light of today’s very sad announcement by the Playhouse Theatre Company that the company will be cease operations immediately, we point out that the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre (the building), which is operated by the City of Vancouver, remains operational and DanceHouse performances will continue as scheduled.

~ by DanceHouse on March 9, 2012.

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