The Friday Round Up

Wen Wei 3Two weeks and counting…DanceHouse presents Wen Wei Dance in 7th Sense, a personal exploration into the realization of one’s true nature, despite the many external societal forces that constrain and inhibit. It is about pushing back against the artificial rules of society that prevent us from giving way to our true selves and from loving—others and ourselves—unconditionally. For a taste of 7th Sense go here. November 8 and 9, Vancouver Playhouse, 8pm. Tix. (Photo Chris Randle)

If you are reading this on Friday afternoon you still have a chance to get a taste of 7th Sense as Wen Wei Dance and DanceHouse host a free open studio event from 6-6:30 in the Kraul studio at the Scotiabank Dance Centre. FREE

For those of you that speak Mandarin, Saturday November 2  Wen Wei Wang will talk in Mandarin about his life and work with Dr. Jan Walls, founder and former director of the SFU David Lam Centre for International Communication . Outside the box: One man’s journey from China to Canada will take place in at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum (555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, Canada). 3pm, FREE.

Tonight and tomorrow and then again October 30 and November 1 and 2, EDAM presents inside the lines, the lines inside, an evening of three works including NEW RAW. Choreographed and performed by Deanna Peters in collaboration with Molly McDermott, Elissa Hanson, Alexa Mardon and created via solo and group improvisations, the aim of NEW RAW is to side-step clichés of female identity in order to reveal individual rhythms, desires, habits and dreams. For more info got to EDAM.  At the EDAM Studio Theatre, 303 E. 8th Ave.

Also tonight Creators and performers Marcus Youssef, Barbara Bourget, Jay Hirabayashi, and Dawn Petten perform an original butoh piece This Butoh is Not Political, inspired by the devastation of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear Bombs. Presented by Neworld Theatre. At the Progress Lab, 1422 William St, 8pm.

Saturday October 26  see INTERSECTIONS Live, a performance/installation event co-presented by Brief Encounters & Cineworks. Produced by The Tomorrow Collective, Brief Encounters is an interdisciplinary performance series designed to fuse genres & push artistic boundaries. Go here to find out more and for ticket info.  At Cineworks, 1131 Howe St (enter through alley), doors 8pm.

LiquidThursday-Saturday October 31-November 2 the Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series with Austria’s Liquid Loft in Running Sushi. Running Sushi is a provocative duet served up as a menu of dance dishes that are randomly selected by the audience. A cartoon Manga couple on the verge of a breakdown grapples with desire, shame, fashion, and chopsticks, their precisely executed movements echoing the two-dimensional Japanese ‘superflat’ style. Casting a satirical eye over the shallowness of consumer culture, Running Sushi delivers trenchant social commentary with dazzling skill and wit. At the Scotiabank Dance Centre, 8pm. Tix or 604.684.2787.

~ by DanceHouse on October 25, 2013.

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