The Friday Roundup

So were you able to see anything this last week?  All this dance makes the last days of summer just a little less difficult to take doesn’t it? And oh so much to see…..

Only one week away September 28 and 29 until Dancehouse opens it’s super exciting 2012/13 season with the amazing Cedar Lake!   The L.A. Times says of the company in their performance of Hofesh Shecter’s Violet Kid  “the splendid work simultaneously glowed in golden beauty and festered with relentless gloom. The dancers navigated this tricky duality with exceptional risk-taking. “Violet Kid” ratcheted the entire visit of the Manhattan-based troupe onto a high plane.” And that is only one of the three pieces to be performed by Cedar Lake – also on the program are works by Alexander Ekman and Crystal Pite.  This is sure to be an amazing opener to a great Dancehouse season!  Tix  Photo by Julieta Cervantes

And to make your experience even finer, Dancehouse is offering a number of opportunities to deepen your understanding of dance and the show you will see. At Speaking of Dance, Tuesday September 25 7pm at the Audain Gallery, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodward’s, Kaija Pepper will offer an illustrated talk about Cedar Lake and the pieces being presented. On the night of the show, in the theatre 7pm, pre-show talks are a great way to connect with the companies you are about to see. And want to discuss the show you’ve just seen with other members of the audience? New this season on Saturdays, immediately following the show, join Barb Clausen and interested members of the audience  in the upper lobby for a 20-minute Critical Response session. Share observations and reflections of what you’ve just seen. All events are FREE!

Tomorrow and Saturday in What I Imagined,  see Anne Cooper in a duet with Mirae Rosner, inhabiting states of being, sounds, forms, motion and a story of an ancestor.  On the same bill, no comment, a solo dance work made for Anne Cooper, moves from innocence to wisdom creating a blend of sadness and hope to create a sense of mystery and release.  The piece celebrates the unique alchemy between Cooper and choreographer Chick Snipper, now in their 20th year of collaboration. Firehall Arts Centre 8pm Tix

Also tonight, battery opera presents BOB’S LOUNGE SALON SERIES, an investigative informal art salon for the curious imbiber. The inquiry of the moment is something we’re calling Bob’s pouring of wine, joy and sorrow. 9pm hopbopshop 150 McLean Dr, Vancouver 2nd floor. Tickets $10 +. Info

And just incase this is not enough to choose from this weekend – Friday the fabien prioville dance company perform at the Dance Centre.  French-born Fabien Prioville, a veteran of La La La Human Steps and the legendary Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal, presents his new duet Experiment on Chatting. Using Facebook and Skype to invite people to share their music, movement, opinions, even views of their homes, to create a digitally extended live performance, it is a witty examination of the impact of new technology on human communication.  Also at the Dance Centre Saturday Morgan Nardi Choreography gives us  A ONE M(ORG)AN SHOW, an exuberant virtuoso performance fusing dance, song, text and comedy, in which Nardi questions the self-presentation and authenticity of the artist and the audience, defends the right to lie and shatters the obligation to tell the truth. Tix Photo Ursula Kaufmann

On Thursday September 27 at noon a great way to spend your lunch hour is at the Dance Centre’s Discover Dance Series with Aeriosaspectacular aerial dance shows bring together the athleticism of rock climbing and the grace and artistry of dance. Using rope rigging systems, the company creates three-dimensional performances that re-interpret gravity and delight and inspire audiences. Info

As part of Culture Days Sept 27 – 29, Brief Encounters, a multidisciplinary performance experiment designed to fuse disciplines and push artistic boundaries, will present at Performance Works, Granville Island 8pm.  In this, Brief Encounter 18, the produces have once again picked twelve inspiring artists/creators and matched them in 6 unusual settings.  The artists are given two weeks to work on a new, collaborative piece together – with some surprising and outstanding results!

~ by DanceHouse on September 21, 2012.

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