The Friday Round Up

It’s the weekend, and it is the time for the DanceHouse season opener Cedar Lake. Come see one of the most exciting dance ensembles working today in three works by Hofesh Shechter, Crystal Pite and Alexander Ekman.  If you heard Cedar Lake Artistic Director Benoit-Swan Pouffer speak last Tuesday, you will have seen some of the video footage of the company’s work.  If not, go here to set yourself up for this weekend’s long awaited show. Tomorrow and Saturday at the Vancouver Playhouse, 8pm. Tix Photo by Julieta Cervantes

Also tonight and tomorrow (you can make a weekend of it!) the Tomorrow Collective presents Brief Enounters, the creative pairing of artists of varying disciplines in their thrilling live collaborations.  Some of the artists featured in Brief Encounters 18 are Jaymie Matthews – Astrophysicist, James Gnam – Dance Artist, Kate Kroll – Filmmaker and Laura Lee Schultz – DIY Media Producer. At Performance Works, Granville Island, 8pm. Tix

October 4-7 Alvin Erasga Tolentino dances in his sixth full-length solo work Colonial, a transcontinental Canada-Philippines initiative conceived and spearheaded by Toletino and Filipino theatre director Dennis Gupa. At the Roundhouse Community Centre, 8pm Saturday matinee 2pm. Tix Photo courtesy of  Company Erasga website

~ by DanceHouse on September 28, 2012.

2 Responses to “The Friday Round Up”

  1. I am glad you are continuing to post! We saw Cedar Lake on Saturday evening, and their choreography and music have continued to replay across my mind’s stage for the past couple of days. As a musician, I was particularly aware of the rhythmic complexity, not only in the Ekman (the program notes explained a primary focus on rhythm for that one) but in the other two works as well. I wondered if there is a requirement for professional dancers to study music theory.

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