The Friday Round Up

Tonight, tomorrow and Sunday, the Firehall Arts Centre presents it’s annual BC Buds Festival in a delightful mix of music, dance and theatre. This year participants were asked to send us projects which celebrate and entertain the senses; Nonsense, Two sense, Commonsense, Absence, the Sixth sense, and those usual senses, sight, touch, hear, smell, and taste. Performances take place in all the nooks and hidden crannies of the Firehall, creating a spectacular environment for audiences to experience new work. Weekend afternoons also feature family and child-friendly programming including storytelling, music, and theatre. Some of the dance specific pieces include Julianne Chapple in Hand/Held, Shauna Elton in Fireweeds and Vanessa Goodman & Jane Osborne in Sight Unseen, but you really have to see the full schedule to see the feast that awaits you! Firehall Theatre, by donation.

Tuesday May 14, MascallDance continues with it’s series BLOOM:Dance Tastings. You will enjoy an hour of dance from some of Vancouver’s most promising emerging choreographers, mixed with wine and comedy! Each dancer is asked to describe their work using four adjectives, which a sommelier then takes to pair the piece with a wine fitting to the description – fun! All for a mere $10! At the MascallDance studio, 1130 Jervis St. 4:30 open bar, 5:15 show. Tix at the door.

AUDC dancers Daniel Alwell & Alanna Sager-Photo by Michael SlobodianThe season of end-of-year shows for professional training programs begins with the Arts Umbrella Dance Company (AUDC) in its Season Finale May 24 to 25. Season Finale is the culmination of months of exploration and rehearsal of bold and innovative works created for AUDC dancers by prominent choreographers. The two evening shows (May 24-25) and one matinee (May 25) will be the last opportunity for local audiences to see a number of the dancers perform before they launch their international dance careers. The company will perform pieces choreographed by Walter Metteini, Aszure Barton, Lesley Telford, James Kudelka, Emily Molnar, Sidra Bell, Gioconda Barbuto, and other leading choreographers. At the Vancouver Playhouse. Tix. (Photo by Michael Slobodian)

~ by DanceHouse on May 10, 2013.

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