The Friday Round Up

It seems this is “showcase” week! Take a look below for oh so many ways to see what our creative dance community is up to. Happy watching!

May 2 & 3 SFU Dance Grads present ELLIPSIS – An evening of new choreographic works by SFU’s program of dance’s graduating class of 2014. This is always a great show so come on out to support some of these aspiring choreographers and dancers! Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodwards, Studio D. Tix at the door. 8pm

May 3 Humanerisms: Speaking Bodies is an investigation of human habits and mannerisms, a choreographic lab featuring 9 new works created and explored by the dancers of Ballet BC. 1pm and 2:30 pm at the South Plaza. Central Vancouver Public Library. 350 West Georgia Street, FREE

diskordanse23052Also May 3 (It’s getting to be a busy weekend!) The diskordanse Company presents ARIA. Not a single voice. Not an opera. Simply the Italian word for air. A magnitude however to the scale of an opera – contemporary movement explored, experienced in an emotional journey through psychological and fantastical facets. Manipulating air. Playing with fire, electricity, technology. A not-so-silent scream. At the Scotiabank Dance Centre, 8pm. Tix

Tuesday May 6 LINK Showcase 2014. LINK is an annual performance and celebration of community dance in Vancouver. Resident dance groups from community centres and troupes from around the city come together to present an array of community dance practices. On this night five community dance ensembles share compelling new dances created by: Miriam Colvin & Julie Lebel with the Roundhouse Community Dancers/ Naomi Brand with the Roundhouse Ageless Dancers/ Julie Lebel with Foolish Operations Ensemble/ Miriam Esquitín & Kristina Lemieux with Polymer Dance/ Desiree Dunbar with Dezza Dance. 7:30pm at the Roundhouse Community Centre, Tix $5 at the door – you can’t do better than that to see an evening of dance! And check out their FB page!

And now for something a little different! For you dancers (and other performing artists for that matter!) The 149 Arts Society is proud to announce the 2nd Annual LAUNCH Festival! an interdisciplinary performance and mentorship showcase for Vancouver’s professional emerging artists.  This year we welcome back mentors Jim Smith, producer of DanceHouse Vancouver; Emma Lancaster, PR powerhouse whose clients have included DanceHouse and The Arts Club; Gary Cristall, co-founder of the Vancouver Folk Festival; and Murray Gibson, Talent Agent for RED Management. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to showcase their work in a public showcase before a panel of artistic professionals, attend workshops taught by industry mentors, and receive advice from a mentor in their chosen artistic discipline. We want to go even higher for LAUNCH Festival! 2014 and are looking for innovative submissions that will push conventional boundaries. We are looking for original and exciting material and will be accepting in the following mediums: music, media arts, performance arts, dance, and new forms. You can find the application form under events on the SFU Woodwards website: For further information regarding LAUNCH Festival! 2014 please contact Festival Coordinator Mallory Gallant at

~ by DanceHouse on May 2, 2014.

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