The Friday Round Up
A great variety of things to see this weekend – and even some outside in the beautiful sunshine!
It’s here – the last of the season in the DanceHouse presentation of Carte Blanche in Corps de Walk. If you have not bought your ticket yet there is still time for tonight or tomorrow nights show. And if you are not sure as to what you are going to see, read what the Georgia Straight has to say about Carte Blanche. I just can’t get enough of watching the videos of the piece – can’t wait for the real thing! 8pm Playhouse Theatre, 8pm. Tix
MARCH 21 – 23 the Vancouver International Dance Festival finishes off with three events. Kokoro Dance performs in A Simple Way, a distillation of choreographer Barbara Bourget’s fifty year creative life in dance, embodying the concepts of yugen (profound, mysterious sense of beauty in the universe and the sad beauty of human suffering) and wabi-sabi (transient and stark beauty of natural patina and aging). 8pm Roundhouse. Tix
Friday and Saturday Raven Spirit Dance performs Northern Journey that explores the Porcupine caribou herd and their long journey back to their calving grounds as well as dives deep into the landscape of ice, water and mountains that inspire and infuse the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in culture. Choreographer Michelle Olson communicates her passion for the North and the stories that emanate from its land through her choreography. FREE 7pm at the Roundhouse (Photo Chris Randle)
Saturday Compaigni V’ni Dansi performs in Daughters of the Country. An excerpt from the award winning, full length work The Crossing, created in collaboration by Yvonne Chartrand, Maria Campbell and Ania Storoszscuk, Daughters of the Country reflects a time of peace, an era a decade prior to the Saskatchewan resistance of Madeleine and Gabriel Dumont, and shares a joy and love of the Métis spirit. FREE 2:20 pm at the Roundhouse Turntable Plaza
March 28 Ballet Victoria presents The Secret Garden and Other Works. Artistic Director Paul Destrooper’s Secret Garden lends itself to the spirit and culture of the West Coast, with its beautiful gardens. This one act Ballet holds the power of beauty to inspire, delight and brighten lives. Danced to the uplifting music of Joseph Haydn trios, this story will take your heart on a journey from the arid corners of ones soul to the fruitful garden of hope and perseverance. The performance opens with a selection of new works to piano music, including Bruce Monk’s Noctiluxe, a pas de deux to Debussy’s Nocturne. 7:30 pm Centennial Theatre North Vancouver. Tix