The Friday Round Up

Carte Blanche 2

And so it continues – enough to fill us as we wait for the blossoms to bloom here in rainy Vancouver!

Next Friday and Saturday March 22 and 23, DanceHouse, in it’s last presentation of the year, presents Carte Blanche in Corps de Walk. The company has been on tour around the US and Canada, and the response has been outstanding.  Last week we gave you the Washington Post review – here is another review from their show in Montreal earlier this month. And if you need more convincing, take a look at this video clip. We are so incredibly lucky to have this kind of contemporary dance come to Vancouver! At the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, 8pm. Tix.(Photo by Eric Berg)

As part of the Vancoouver International Dance Festival, Margie Gillis performs this coming Saturday. 25 years of research between iconic choreographer/dancer Margie Gillis and painter/sculptor Randal Newman culminates in the world premiere of The Light Between, a modular work of solos, duos and trios reflecting their long process of thought on the fundamental nature of being human—our vulnerability, our capacity for hope. At the Playhouse Theatre, 8pm. Tix

jocelyne monpetitAlso part of VIDF, March 19 and 20JOCELYNE MONTPETIT DANSE  performs La Danseuse Malade (The Ailing Dancer). A previously untranslated book by butoh pioneer Tatsumi Hijikata serves as inspiration for this work. La Danseuse Malade is a text about becoming: a woman, child, animal, sick, insane, the seeds that grow into his dance. Montreal’s Jocelyne Montpetit not only draws from his teachings an examination of Hijikata’s style, but also of his manners, and methods of exploring the body, creating an echo of his universe, building upon her own flaws, her relationship with her body, her childhood and psyche in a performance La Presse called the best of 2011. At the Roundhouse, 8pm Tix (Photo ©Shin Kosek)

Also, check out the other events at VIDF, a number of which are FREE!

Also this Saturday March 17 Unrelated, Sh/e, evoLve, Nice Work, Walking Contradiction and Sweet Heart is an informal studio showing fundraiser featuring 6 new works-in-progress by emerging choreographers Arash Khakpour, Areli Moran, Daina Ashbee, Diego Romero, Elissa Hanson, Ashley Whitehead and Kelly McInnes. The goal of this studio showing is not only to create an opportunity to share our emerging works but also to raise funds for Unrelated’s trip to Toronto. Come show your support for Vancouver’s choreographers of tomorrow! At The Hop Bop Shop, 150 McLean Drive (at Powell st), two showings 4pm and 7pm.

~ by DanceHouse on March 15, 2013.

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