The Friday Round Up

Rain, rain go away ……….cheer up, so much to see!

Tonight and tomorrow night you still have time to see EDAM’s shifting states, a compilation of works by Justine A. Chambers, James Gnam, the plastic orchid factory, David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen, Out Innerspace, Peter Bingham, and EDAM Dance. At the EDAM Studio Theatre, 303 E.8th Ave. Tix $20/15

April 24-29  Bboyizm in IZM.  Choreographer Crazy Smooth brings together ten of Canada’s most talented performers to evoke the essential nature of pure street dance. Explosive dancing, heart-on-sleeve commitment and heroic attitudes bring urban culture’s street dance to the stage. 8pm at The CULTCH Tix.

 Thursday April 26.  See a sneak preview of work from the 605 Collective’s new piece Inheritor Album. Fusing contemporary, hip hop, and martial arts to create a virtuosic and high-energy movement style, dancers Laura Avery, Justine Chambers, Lisa Gelley, Shay Kuebler, Josh Martin and David Raymond will perform excerpts, along with video projections created by Los Angeles-based experimental animation artist Miwa Matreyek, informal demonstrations, and a question-and-answer session with the audience. At the Dance Centre, noon. Tix $8/$10 or at the door. (Photo Wendy D)

Here’s something completely different – as part of the Vancouver Biennale BIG IDEAS Educational Program come see dance artists perform outdoors at Biennale sculpture locations around Vancouver! Here’s a taste: Monday April 23 Danny Nielsen performs a tap improvisation inspired by the natural rhythm of everyday life, 12 noon at Walking Figures, Broadway/City Hall Canada Line station. Thursday April 26 A performance by The Landing Dance Company, 11am at Water #10 at Cambie Plaza, Richmond. Saturday April 28 The Contingency Plan presents what belongs to you (excerpts), a trio choreographed by Vanessa Goodman, 11.30am at Echoes at Kitsilano Beach Park. Info

Saturday-Sunday April 28-29  Co.ERASGA and COCOONDANCE  partner with The Dance Centre in Another You, a double bill of contemporary dance works from Vancouver and Germany. Alvin Erasga Tolentino’s ADAMEVE/Man-Woman (Part 1) is a riveting duet which premiered in 2008 and features performers Alison Denham and Billy Marchenski. Rafaele Giovanola’s COCOONDANCE is based in Bonn, Germany and presents the duet Another You. 8pm at Scotiabank Dance Centre. Tickets $25/$18.

Did you know that April 29 is International Dance Day?  Well it is, and the Dance Centre is celebrating with a full day of classes and events.  Here’s a sampling: 12-1pm Contemporary dance showcase is an informal presentation  featuring works by Meredith Kalaman, Give Me Brilliance, and The Contingency Plan/Vanessa Goodman followed by a moderated discussion. 1-2pm Kinesis Dance somatheatro gives a studio showing of a new ensemble work in progress by Artistic Director Paras Terezakis. Lots more here.

~ by DanceHouse on April 20, 2012.

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