The Friday Round Up

So much to see this week! This weekend you can start off with Shifting Geography presented by Co.ERASGA & COCOONDANCE (Bonn, Germany) Shifting—the body in motion. Geography—the body’s reality and story in space. A dazzling trans-continental dance creation, Shifting Geography features the choreography of Vancouver’s critically acclaimed Alvin Erasga Tolentino and Bonn-based RafaÎle Giovanola. Using those two cities as inspiration, the piece is an inquiry into the physical shifts of transformation, performed by six incredible international dance artists. At the Cultch, 8pm. Until Feb 22. Tix

Also tonight and tomorrow, Ballet BC presents Grace Symmetry, an evening of three works including two world premieres by Kevin O’Day and Medhi Walerski. The evening is presented with Turning Point Ensemble, an exciting collaboration of live music and dance. At the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 8pm. Tix.

For those that like to partake later in the evening, Bob’s Salon offers yet another evening of wine, storytelling, music and dance. Friday Feb. 21st  Dance: Daina Ashbee, Diego Romero and Hailey McCloskey. Music: Max Murphy, Ben Brown, Russel Scholburg. Story: Henry Tsang. Host: David McIntosh. These really are amazing evenings of creativity and laughter! At Unit Pitt Projects, 236 East Pender, 10pm to midnight. FREE!

February 22 – 24, the Chutzpah! Festival opens with the first of it’s dance chutzpahshows with the award-winning LA-based repertory dance company BODYTRAFFIC. The company will perform three works, including a piece by Hofesh Shechter -known for delivering intensely physical, breathtaking work that immediately connects with audiences and is renowned for its raw, vibrant edge – partially created in residence here in Vancouver.  There is much dance to be seen at the Chutzpah!Festival – find out more. Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, JCC,  950 W. 41st Ave. and Saturday and Monday 8pm, Sunday 2pm and 7:30. Tix.

me soOne last thing coming this week  February 25 to March 1Me So You So Me, a brilliant work done by Out Innerspace’s Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond. Fueled by Japanese historical and pop culture, classical Indian tabla rhythms, and cartoons, this new work reveals projections of the self: through the eyes of a partner, the dynamic of a couple, and the genre-defying music of  experimental Japanese percussionist Asa Chang. Go here to see some video footage of this extraordinary piece. At the Cultch, 8pm. Tix. (Photo Wendy D Photography)

~ by DanceHouse on February 21, 2014.

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