The Friday Round Up

Rocco 6Next week is a busy week for DanceHouse! First off on Tuesday April 1 we have Speaking of Dance: Dramaturgy of the Body. Learn more about contemporary dance research at the International Choreographic Arts Centre (ICK Amsterdam) under the direction of Emio Greco and Pieter Scholten. World Studio, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts at SFU Woodward’s, 149 West Hastings Street. 7pm. FREE!

So now with your appetite wet at Speaking of Dance, you need to go on down to see the performance of Rocco by Emio Greco and Pieter C.Scholten (ICKAMSTERDAM) Friday and Saturday April 4 and 5. 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. The dancers represent brotherhood in all its senses: the good and the bad, devil and angel, the androgynous and the incestuous. They are Cain and Abel, Romulus and Remus, Laurel and Hardy. Rocco is a dance performance about physical and psychological extremes.Ringside seats are yours if you call  the DanceHouse box office at 604.801.6225, or online here. Vancouver Playhouse, 8pm.

Now if you really want more and the relationship between dance and dramaturgy is of interest to you, Sunday April 6 deepen your understanding at the Dialogue on Dramaturgy. Pieter C.Scholten, theatre artist and Co-Artistic Director of ICKAMSTERDAM), will discuss his collaboration with Co-Artistic Director and choreographer Emio Greco of ICK Amsterdam, and his vision of dramaturgy. $39.50 for both Saturday night show and Sunday workshop. World Studio, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts at SFU Woodward’s, 149 West Hastings Street. 11am – 1 pm. Call DanceHouse at 604.801.6225 for info and tix.

Phew, that’s almost enough in itself! But there is more to see. Tonight and tomorrow night, as part of the Vancouver International Dance Festival, 10 Gates Dancing Inc. with Public Recordings, presents Room With Sticks. Drawing upon decades of experience as a performer, choreographer and educator, and influenced by his six years of study as a monk in the Hakukaze soto zen monastery in Ottawa, 10 Gates Dancing Inc.’s Tedd Robinson is well known for his idiosyncratic and unique creations. A site specific work that will transform the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall. Room with Sticks is a collaborative movement and sound performance that includes sculptural elements, sound from natural sources, and movement into and out of balance. Roundhouse, 7pm. FREE with VIDF membership ($3).

Also tonight and tomorrow night, companies Créations Estelle Montreal_Danse_Gallery_2-724x343Clareton and Montréal Danse bring the work S’envoler. The piece examines identity, place and belonging, asking the question of how one develops roots, weaves together the intimate links of memory and attachments to a place, and ultimately, what if one’s place is best found in the migration between points? At the Roundhouse, 8pm. (Photo courtesy of VIDF)

And finally for this coming week, April 2 -4, Shay Kubler presents his work Karoshi. From the stifling confines of the world of the white collar office worker, 6 virtuosic performers reveal the internal chaos in a society where protocol and format out-weigh personal fulfillment and freedom. Anything can happen and it does so if you’ve ever wanted to throw your computer through a window, this is the show for you! Take a look at a video of the work, and buy your tickets here. At the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 8pm.

~ by DanceHouse on March 28, 2014.

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