The Friday Round Up

You know, Vancouver really is a great place for dance. This week we have multiple opportunities to see some of the work of  our younger, upcoming choreographers and dancers. Enjoy!

Dances for a Small Stage has a great new project called Community Stages that teams up professional dancers and musicians to collaborate in public spaces. The artists will create and rehearse original works on site, allowingdancer-communitystages them to develop voices as artists by gaining new tools for creation and performance, and by being influenced by the environment and people in the community centre in which they are performing. Every week for the next two months, over the course of the day works will be performed at five community centres throughout the city. Go to the website for days and times. A final showing will happen May 24.

This Sunday Dance Allsorts presents Ziyian Kwan/dumb instrument Dance in a slow awkward and Natalie Gan Hong Kong Exile in NINEEIGHT. The April program for Dance Allsorts offers explorations of Asian-Canadian identities and Asian Diasporas in the Vancouver context. The two original works, co-commissioned by CanAsian Dance, in collaboration with New Works, have been inspired by the I Ching, and the Yin and Yang (in a slow Dumbawkward), alongside humour, Mo Lei Tau Cinema, and the understanding and deciphering of one’s own heritage and history at a distance (in NINEEIGHT). At the Roundhouse Community Centre, 2pm. Tix online or at the door, pay what you can. And if you want to experience and experiment more with what you see, the following Saturday April 19 a workshop will be offered by the choreographers at the Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver at 11:25 am. (Photo courtesy of dumb instrument Dance)

Also on Sunday April 13 Restless Productions presents CPR 5.1 Choreographic Practice and Research Early Research Sharing. Choreographers Jacinte Armstrong, Caitlin Griffin and Jamee Valin are working with a group of local professional dancers in the creation of works that have gone through the first phase of research, the results of which will be shown in this informal showing. The second phase of development will happen in August/September of this year. At the Dance Centre, Kraul Studio, 7pm.


~ by DanceHouse on April 11, 2014.

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