The Friday Round Up

Good morning – a beautiful sunny day to you!

It is almost here! Next Friday and Saturday February 7 and 8, you have another opportunity to see one of our audience’s favourites – Brazilian company Grupo Corpo. I know we keep harping on about how great they are – but they really are! There will be two works shown: in Sem Mim, meaning without me, “tattooed” dancers merge the rhythm of the sea with the music of medieval Portuguese-Galician chants. The second work, Ímã, which means magnet, takes inspiration from the law of magnetism. Dancers passionately entwine and separate with poetic polarities. Grupo Corpo combines classical ballet technique with a contemporary re-reading of Brazilian and world dance forms. The end results are performances that are virtuosic, athletic, and breathtaking. Have a taste here. At the Vancouver Playhouse, 8pm. Tix. Pre show chat both nights, 7:15 pm.

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And you know, it is often more fun to know something about what you are going to see. If you feel this way, come to Speaking of Dance on Tuesday February 4. Learn about Brazilian dance company Grupo Corpo’s place in the Brazilian and world dance scenes. Conductor/composer Sergio Pires will give a history of Grupo Corpo within the Brazilian cultural context and the unique elements of Brazilian popular culture inspiring Artistic Director Rodrigo Pederneiras. Hear a unique musical perspective on the interrelationship between music/choreography. FREE! World Studio, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodward’s, 7pm.

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until March 1, battery opera performance and Unit/Pitt Projects present Walking Projects: “Vancouver, crawling, weeping, betting“. Chris Bose and David McIntosh retrace their separate trajectories through the streets of the cityAfternoon guided city tours, late night improvised art salons and witching hour solos, will enable guest artists, citizens and visitors to respond, react or ignore the reflected world of Bose and McIntosh. Bring your ghosts, bring your body, have a drink and take your chances. Join the conversation about this city, your place, our past and its spirits – both the ones that stubbornly linger, and the ones that enable forgetting. Go here to learn more about this amazingly unique project!

Not a show, but so very important for emerging dance artists wanting to get a kick-start on their career is the Dancer Transition Resource Centre’s on the MOVE conference, Feb 7. Dancers are welcomed into the professional world with panels led by Shay Kubler, Kim Sato and James Gnam; workshops on grant writing and injury prevention, and networking, networking, networking! At the ScotiaBank DanceCentre, register here. 9:30 to 4:30pm.

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~ by DanceHouse on January 31, 2014.

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