The Friday Round Up

You know, Vancouver really does have lots of good stuff to offer – take a look below for some of it to keep you busy this week.

It’s never too early to start thinking about the next DanceHouse presentation.  We will just wet your appetite this week: wen wei 1November 8 and 9 Wen Wei Dance presents 7th Sense. Have a peek here. More to come! (Photo by Chris Randle)

Tonight and tomorrow Kokoro Dance presents the premiere of Life, a major new work for seven dancers choreographed by Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi. Kokoro Dance performances are physically and emotionally engaging experiences that have a profound impact on the hearts, minds, and spirits of audiences. Life combines the surrealism of Japanese butoh with the rigor and intelligence of choreographic experience honed over the past three decades.The review from opening night were great, so go on down to the Roundhouse, 8pm. Tix

liz lerman

Wednesday October 16 come learn more about contemporary dance as DanceHouse, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement and SFU’s Centre for Dialogue present An Evening with Liz Lerman. Liz Lerman is a renowned choreographer, performer, writer, educator and speaker. From a piece about her days as a go-go dancer in 1974 to a recent investigation of origins that included putting dancers in the tunnels of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, she has spent the past four decades making her artistic research personal, funny, intellectually vivid, and up to the minute. A key aspect of her artistry is opening her process to various publics from shipbuilders to physicists, construction workers to ballerinas, resulting in both research and outcomes that are participatory, relevant, urgent, and usable by others. The evening will feature a Q & A hosted by DanceHouse Producer Jim Smith following Lerman’s lecture. At the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodward’s, 7pm. Tix $10 (Photo courtesy of the Dance Exchange)

Thursday through Saturday Ballet BC opens it's season with Tilt, featuring  Johan Inger's Walking Mad, and two world premieres, one by Ballet BC Artistic Director, and one by Finnish choregorapher Jorma Elo.  One of the most sought-after choreographers working today, his critically acclaimed works are in the repertoire of major companies around the world, including New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, the Royal Danish Ballet, the Finnish National Ballet and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Molnar's new work reflects her passion to push the boundaries of contemporary dance with her signature complex and sensual choreography. At the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 8pm. Tix

~ by DanceHouse on October 11, 2013.

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