The Friday Round Up

Close your eyes and imagine the sun is shining – at least it’s Friday!

ROCCOIn the final show of the DanceHouse season (2014/15 Season to be revealed TONIGHT!) – Rocco by Emio Greco and Pieter C.Scholten of ICK AMSTERDAM happens today and tomorrow! Do you have your tickets yet? We have shown you videos of the piece, but take a little trip to the ICK AMSTERDAM website and you will be truly amazed at what else goes on at ICK. And if you need more convincing, read what the Georgia Straight has to say about the work. Of course, nothing is as good as the real thing and there are still tickets available online or by calling the DanceHouse box office at 604.801.6225. At the Vancouver Playhouse, 8pm.

If you would like to know more about the collaboration between Emio Greco and Pieter C.Scholten in the development of Rocco, come to the Dialogue on Dramaturgy Sunday April 6. Greco and Scholten are on the cutting edge of dance in Europe, and this is a unique opportunity to learn more about their process in a discussion of the work with Pieter C.Scholten himself. At World Studio, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodward’s, 11am – 1pm.

April 2 – 5 Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts‘ show presents Perspective/RetrospectivePerspective/Retrospective is a dance program featuring the canonic work Native Green by Merce Cunningham with music by John King, Graze by Charlotte Boye-Christensen of NOW International Dance (NOW-ID) with music by Philip Glass, and 144 by Henry Daniel with music composed by John Cage and Owen Underhill, performed live by Vancouver’s Fringe Percussion Ensemble. Native Green is an original work by Merce Cunningham, and is being re-mounted by SFU dance faculty member Megan Walker-Straight, who danced in the originalmerce creation of the piece. The piece has been re-mounted using Cunningham’s original notes and videos, and the dancers will be using the actual costumes used when the Merce Cunningham Dance Company last performed the piece. This is a unique opportunity to see a work of one of the greats of modern dance. For more info on the re-mounting of the work, read the article here. At Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodwards. 8pm. Tix or at the door.(Photo courtesy of The Independent)

Tonight you have a last chance to see Shay Kuebler’s Karoshi . According to Kuebler, the basis for Karoshi arrives from the conflicts of modern and historical culture, and societal and personal need, leading to detracting, disruptive and destructive ends. The piece aims to physically and visually express some extreme cases of conflict caused by the juxtaposition of cultural and societal form – personal want and societal need. In this all male cast, along with Taiko drumming, video footage and choreography influenced by martial arts, you will find some outstanding dancing and choreography.  At the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 8pm. Tix

And now for something completely different!  Tango Party – yaaaay! Saturday April 5 With Latin Dance Master Diego Sanchez and Tango social until midnight! Have some wine and dance the night away! 4858 Imperial St, BurnabyTics $8 in advance or $10 @ the door, includes FREE class @ 8:30pm.


~ by DanceHouse on April 4, 2014.

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