The Friday Round Up

Looks like this is going to be a busy weekend – lots to choose from!

Chartier danseTonight and Saturday, as part of the Global Dance Series, the Dance Centre presents Chartier Danse  in Stria, the latest solo work by the award-winning and versatile choreographer/performer Marie-Josée Chartier. Stria is inspired by the beautiful and unpredictable terrain of the Badlands. The work uses an exquisite blend of movement, music, text and voice to delve into a mosaic of colourful memories, and touches on themes of nature, love and loss. Anchored by a luminous central performance by Chartier, Stria is a thoughtful, humorous and unconventional self-portrait. At the Dance Centre, 8pm. Tix (Photo by: Ayelen Liberona)

There is still time to catch Arkadi Zaides and Company tonight and tomorrow. Zaides was last here in 2011 for the Dancing on the Edge Festival, and this time round he brings us Land Research, the individual voices of five performers from different backgrounds as they explore their inner relationship with the broad idea of land. Performed as five solos, the dancers approach their bodies as a private landscape, shaped and challenged by its surroundings. At the Firehall Art Centre, 8pm. Tix.

If you have not had a chance to see it yet, go see Out Innerspace in Vessel tonight and tomorrow nightVessel is an ensemble piece inspired by video footage of micro movement and the surrounding themes of inner space. Projections of planetary-like landscapes transform the smaller than everyday experience into a mysterious and beautiful world and unfolds into a complex social chaos for a tiny population of strange beings. At the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 8pm. Tix.

Also, tonight and tomorrow,  Ballet BC presents the World Premiere of Jose Navas’ Giselle. The highly anticipated World Premiere by Ballet BC’s Resident Choregrapher Jose Navas revives the well-known, romantic story of Giselle for a 21st century dance audience. Inspired by the original Adolphe Adam score, Montreal-based Navas creates a riveting world that comments on the story’s universal themes of love, heartbreak and revenge that continue to resonate today.  Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 8pm. Tix

As you all know by now, we are in the midst of National Dance Week!  There is still lots to see and do this weekend, so go here to choose!

Tara Cheyenne and JustineLooking to next week, Tuesday April 30 (preview) through Saturday May 4, the Cultch presents Tara Cheyene in Highgate.  Highgate is a morbid romp through Victorian funerary culture, jumping straight from the darkest part of Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg’s imagination. Reflecting personal and collective grief, a band of figures captivate in this fascinating gothic dance of death, physical oddity, humour, and horror. Artistic Director, Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg creates and performs kinetic theatrical expressions of the ever strange and wonderful human experience. Through exquisitely realized characters, crafted choreography, a healthy dose of comedy, and lashings of tragedy, Friedenberg works to reveal and connect. This looks to be an entertaining evening! At the Cultch, 8pm. Tix (Photo by: Wendy D)

~ by DanceHouse on April 26, 2013.

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