The Friday Round Up

A real mix of things this week – we just can’t get enough! Keep it coming…

Carte Blanche 2Two weeks, March 22 and 23, until DanceHouse brings us Carte Blanche in Corps de Walk, a new piece by Israeli choreographer Sharon Eyal and Gai Bachar. Eyal is a talented dance-maker with a unique and personal language, toying with the erotic, androgynous and sometimes the grotesque emotions in her choreography. In addition to dancing with the company, Eyal has been associate artistic director and house choreographer for Batsheva Dance. Here is what the Washington Post  has to say about the recent performance at the Kennedy Centre of Corps de Walk. Have you bought your tickets yet? (Photo Eric Berg)

March 6-10 The Dancers of Damelahamid present the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival. A showcase of First Nations culture and dance featuring Chinook Song Catches, Spakwus Slolem, Rainbow Creek Dancers, Metis jigger Yvonne Chartrand with Compaigni V’ni Dansi, and more. Museum of Anthropology, various times.

Tonight and tomorrow night choreographer Joe Laughlin revisits some of his most popular works in an evening celebratingJoeInk 25 years of making quirky, lyrical and imaginative dance. Harold, Billy, Stan and Jack (1997) is an athletic quartet exploring masculinity, set to film noir music by Ennio Morricone. In Left (2003) a man comes to terms with his life in a tightly focused pas de deux – with a teacup. An excerpt from the elegiac dusk (2011) completes the program. 8pm at the Dance Centre. (Photo Michael Slobodian)

All this week until March 23, the Vancouver International Dance Festival brings us a selection of great performances, including Kitt Johnson this weekend, Black Grace from New Zealand March 12 and 13 and Margie Gillis March 16. For more info

March 15 (full show) and March 16 (excerpts only, followed by a community workshop) I Live Still, an original Afro- contemporary work will be performed at SFU Woodwards. The piece is composed of motifs of everyday life in a blending of performance styles, including body percussions in silence, spoken word, scripted acting scenes and movements that reference the popular urban dance styles of krumping, wacking and hip-hop. Inspired by historical events, current affairs and cultural traditions, the work features dance sequences that highlight strength, perseverance, struggle and the delicate balance of human relationships. 8pm March 15, 2pm March 16. Tix.

~ by DanceHouse on March 8, 2013.

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