The Friday Round Up

Really, a week has gone by? I don’t know about you but we have seen some great shows these couple of weeks!

ROCCO5_expandedThe countdown is on to DanceHouse’s presentation of ROCCO all the way from Amsterdam, the home of EMIO GRECO|PIETER C. SCHOLTEN (ICKAMSTERDAM). The Guardian, London says “The balletic bouts of speedy steps, jabbed limbs and torqued torsos are choreographed in strict rotational symmetry and tied to the arrhythmic jitters of a percussive score. Rocco is strong on mood and atmosphere…”  See what they are talking about in this video. Join us ringside and see the show up close – tickets for ringside seats can be obtained  by calling the DanceHouse box office at 604.801.6225. Or for regular tickets you can go online .

The Vancouver International Dance Festival continues this week. Tonight and tomorrow Yui Kawaguchi and Aki Takase perform in Cadenza (Die Stadt im Klavier). In the five years since the dancer asked the jazz pianist to appear on stage for the first time the duo have continued to weave their passionate dialogue leading to the creation of Cadenza, where the concert piano is the central tool of the evening’s performance. Check out the video and then head on over to the show at the Roundhouse Community Centre, 8pm. Tix.

Also tonight and tomorrow night as part of VIDF, Josh Martin and Lisa Gelley, both of the 605 Collective, will be performing two solos: Leftovers, created and performed by Josh, and Cella, created and performed by Lisa with a live accompaniment by Gabriel Saloman. See the video here. At the Roundhouse Community Centre, 7pm. FREE

For more shows at VIDF go to their website – another 10 days of dance!

Sidra BellAnd if you like to plan ahead, next Thursday, Friday and Saturday March 27 – 29 Sidra Bell Dance New York performs in Stella and a New Work as part of the Chutzpah Festival and the Dance Centre Global Dance Connections. New York choreographer Sidra Bell is rapidly gaining an international profile for her visceral work, which ignites the imagination and unravels the complexities of the human condition through a distinctly female lens: her creations have been described as brainy, exuberant, sensual, romantic and intensely physical. At the Dance Centre,8pm. Saturday 2pm matinee. (Photo by Jubal Battisti)

~ by DanceHouse on March 21, 2014.

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