The Friday Round Up

Oh so much to see, barely time to catch your breath! Enjoy!

Did we save the best til last? You tell us – April 4 and 5  Amsterdam-based Italian roccochoreographer Emio Greco and Dutch dramaturg Pieter C. Scholten, the core of the International Choreographic Arts Centre (ICK Amsterdam), present Rocco. In Rocco dancers become boxers and boxers become dancers. In a boxing ring one challenges the other by striking punches, fast footwork, and virtuoso tactics.  Rocco is a dance performance about physical and psychological extremes. And yes folks, they really will be dancing in a boxing ring – want a ringside seat? Call the DanceHouse box office to buy tickets 604.801.6225, or for regular seating go here. At the Vancouver Playhouse, 8pm.  (Photo Laurent Zeigler)

Today Raven Spirit Dance in partnership with Full Circle and the Talking Stick Festival present CH’ODZA: She is Dancing, celebrating Raven Spirit’s 10th Anniversary. At the Roundhouse Community Centre, 8pm. Tix or at the door.

February 27, 28, March 1 Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts (SFU SCA) presents SCΔTTER, a collection of eight new dance works created and performed by students. The multifaceted performance showcases a range of works by student choreographers, and features interdisciplinary elements, such as film and live music, throughout the show. At SFU Woodwards, Studio D 8pm, matinee March 1 2pm. Tix at the door.

Tonight and tomorrow night you can still catch Out Innerspace in Me So You So Me. 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. At the Cultch, 8pm. Tix
tempestNext week March 5 (preview) through 8, Kidd Pivot’s The Tempest Replica returns to Vancouver (well, shows again in Vancouver because company Artistic Director Crystal Pite is Vancouver’s own!). For those who may not have seen this production inspired by the themes of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, be prepared to witness the work of a phenomenal Vancouver-based company whose expertise and originality spans creative disciplines: dynamic sound scores, costumes, production design; and of course, unbelievable dancers. Read what Janet Smith of the Georgia Straight has to say. At SFU Woodwards, 8pm. Tix. For the preview go here.

Finally, March 5 – 8 Tara Cheyenne Performance presents Porno Death Cult. Dance-theatre guru Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg returns to the Firehall stage with a fresh new solo infused with her signature humour and pathos. Religion, confusion, desperation and the strange desire to disappear haunts the piece’s central character. An exploration of faith and faithlessness, life and death Porno Death Cult takes the audience on an irreverent and poignant journey as Tara searches for meaning in the mayhem of the human mind. Guest director Marcus Youssef (Neworld Theatre) lends his unique style and impeccable eye to this marrying of text, character, dance and prayer. At the Firehall Arts Centre, 8pm. Tix.

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~ by DanceHouse on February 28, 2014.

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