The Friday Round Up

212324_1Only a week to go before Wayne McGregor|Random Dance hits town with FAR, season opener for DanceHouse! The Guardian of London says “There is material of heart-stopping beauty … the choreography is remarkable.” If you want to see for yourself, take a look at a video of FAR here.  And did you know that Wayne is the brainchild behind Thom Yorke’s convulsive choreography in Radiohead’s Lotus Flower video?  Fun stuff! So if don’t yet have your tickets to see this extraordinary choreographer in action, get them here and now! The show begins at 8pm, with a pre show chat at 7:15pm in the upstairs lobby of the Playhouse, Friday and Saturday September 26 and 27.

If your interest is piqued and you want to learn more about Wayne McGregor|Random Dance, Tuesday September 23 come out to our Speaking of Dance. Georgia Straight Arts Editor and Dance Critic Janet Smith will engage in a lively illustrated presentation on the work of this renowned choreographer. At the World Art Centre, SFU Woodwards, 7pm. FREE (Photo Ravi Deepres)

September 24-27 Dancers Dancing and SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs present the World Premiere DancersDancing: 20.20.20. Celebrating 20 years of working in Vancouver, choreographer  Judith Garay looks at 20 intersections in the city to set 20 dancers in motion inspired by interactions of  architecture, pigeons, overpasses, green spaces, mountain views, skateboards and especially the people – old and young. Contrast and contradiction drive the work to be physically exhilarating and thoughtful, pedestrian and emotionally charged. The artists have brought their experiences and observations back to studio, where it has been a process of utilizing pedestrian research and full body articulation to create beauty in otherwise mundane and overlooked aspects of city life. At the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodwards 8pm. Tix

Thursday and Friday September 25 and 26 the Dance Centre’s Global Connections brings us from France, Ballet Preljocaj  in Empty moves (parts I, II &

Ballet Preljocaj 960x480 pixels_fullwidthIII).  Created by the company’s celebrated French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, Empty moves (parts I, II & III) is set to the infamous 1977 recording of John Cage’s Empty words, when the minimalist composer calmly intoned radically abstracted text to an uncomprehending and increasingly raucous audience. Preljocaj’s choreographic response creates an ode to the abstract which exults in pure movement, as a quartet of superb dancers executes a flow of inexhaustible movement with absolute precision and technical skill. Spare, contemplative and sensual, this absorbing work unfolds as an elegant counterpoint to the turbulent score. If you want to know more about this interesting work go here. At the Dance Centre, 8pm. Tix






~ by DanceHouse on September 19, 2014.

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