The Friday Round Up
A little slower this week, but still enough to keep you busy!
Tuesday May 21 MascallDance brings you the third BLOOM: Dance Tastings. Seven emerging choreographers show a 5 min excerpt (different each week) of their work, each paired with a wine and comic interpretation by the extraordinarily funny Jenn Griffin. At the MascallDance studio, 1140 Jervis St, Vancouver. 4:30 pm cash bar, 5:15 pm show. $10 at the door. (Photo Yvonne Chew)
May 22 – 26 try something different, Safe Guard and Feast: A Visual Poem & Dinner Table Battle. In two theatrical poems skewing conventional storytelling; merging visual art, dance, clown, and magic, created and performed by Robert Leveroos and featuring Mirae Rosner. At the Cultch, Green House Basement. Check here for times and more info.
Reel Causes present May 23 Canadian Premiere of the award- winning film “You Don’t Need Feet to Dance“. Live from New York: Skype aundience Q&A with director Alan Govenar. Whether you’re a dancer, a musician, an artist or anyone who’s ever struggled to achieve your dreams, this film about a performing artist’s successes against the odds will amaze and inspire. “You Don’t Need Feet to Dance” is a vibrant and deeply human portrait of a survivor at all costs that will often have you dropping your jaw in awe, and wonder that you ever complained about any comparatively little problem in your own life.” – Film Journal. Net ticket sale proceeds from ‘You Don’t Need Feet to Dance’ supports ReelAbility (www.reelabilitybc.com). ReelAbility is a not for profit group that connects the art of filmmaking to young people with disabilities. Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodwards. Tix.
May 28 and 29 the Modus Operandi Contemporary Dance Program has it’s end-of-year show. With works by David Raymond, Serge Bennathan and Shane Kuebler, this is always an amazing show, showcasing some of Vancouver’s best up and coming contemporary dance artists. Dance Centre, 8pm. Tix (Photo Wendy D)