The Friday Round Up

I don’t know about you, but I just can’t believe all the incredible dance that has been a part of our community these past months – keep it coming!

You still have a chance to see Tara Cheyenne’s Highgate tomorrow and Saturday. Highgate_WDP4940-med-600x400Highgate 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. At the Cultch, 8pm. Tix

Always a great show, the SFU Dance Department present I’ll Decide. The newest graduates from the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance present a farewell performance to the school which guided them throughout their degree process.This evening-length work features choreography by Desiree Dunbar as well as the cast of dancers themselves. At its core I’ll Decide is an examination of a variety of contemporary ritual behaviour exhibited in urban society. The show is at once funny and sombre, light and yet provocative. The layered nature of the artists themselves, having studied and grown together over the past four years is reflected in the dynamism of the performance. Tonight and tomorrow at Studio D, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodwards 8pm. Tix $10 at the door.

Also tonight (how are you going to decide?!) Project CPR (Choreographic Practice and Research) Studio Sharing. Join the choreographers and dancers in this studio sharing, marking the end of the first research phase for CPR 4. See some of their research explorations, talk with us about each distinct creative process and about Project CPR. Discussions facilitated by Founder and Director, Claire French. At the Dance Centre, 7:30 – 8:30pm. FREE.

And for something completely different tonight (and on other select Fridays) the Vancouver Art Gallery transforms into THE place for art, music and live performance in the city. Since its inception in July 2005, thousands of FUSE–goers have converged at the Gallery for this unique adult event. Live performances in the Gallery spaces, DJs, eclectic Gallery tours and unexpected surprises have made FUSE Vancouver’s favourite see–and–be–seen event. This week’s line up includes The Nijinsky Gibber Jazz Club in their newest exploration of improvisational movement and music, David McIntosh of Battery Opera will present excerpts of his show M/Hotel and The House of Barnes presents a stylish take on high society in a high energy music and dance performance in the rotunda. 8:30 – 12:30 Vancouver Art Gallery. Tix

BLOOM - DeannaThis Tuesday May 7, and every Tuesday throughout May, MascallDance presents BLOOM: Dance Tastings.  As part of their choreographic residency with Jennifer Mascall, 7 choreographers present 5min showings of their works, paired with a wine chosen by a sommelier to match each dance.  And to top it off, a comedian offers up some of the questions you as an audience are afraid to ask in a gentle but humorous manner! Also performing is the Nijinsky Gibber Jazz Club with dancers Justine Chambers, Billy Marchenski and Darcy McMurray. (Photo Yvonne Chew)

~ by DanceHouse on May 3, 2013.

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