The Friday Round Up
Busy, busy week ahead. A little bit of something for everyone – or why not try it all?
Tonight you can still catch Brief Encounters Revue. Brief Encounters Revue looks back at some of the best pieces Brief Encounters has ever produced. They also return to their favourite live performance venue, Guilt & Co. 1 Alexander St, Vancouver, 8pm. Tix
This Sat. 7-10 pm is Co.ERASGA’s annual fundraising event, if you have not plan anything on the weekend, come out and support dance dance dance..
@ Centre A, 229 E Georgia st.
Tonight and tomorrow night, art and science collide in QUANTUM, the result of Gilles Jobin’s artistic residency at the largest particle physics laboratory in the world – CERN in Geneva, where he worked with scientists to investigate principles of matter, gravity, time and space in relation to the body. Six dancers power through densely textured, sculptural choreography, to evoke the subtle balance of forces that shape our world. Illuminated by Julius von Bismarck’s light-activated kinetic installation built from industrial lamps, and accompanied by an electronic score by Carla Scaletti which incorporates data from the Large Hadron Collider, QUANTUM epitomizes the adventurous, searching spirit of artistic and scientific inquiry. At the ScotiaBank Dance Centre, 8pm. Post-show talkback Friday October 17. Tix
Choreographer Crazy Smooth and company Bboyizm return to the Cultch October 21 to 26 with a new hybrid of rocking and b-boying in the new work Music Creates Opportunity. Brilliantly transitioning hip-hop and breakdancing from the street to the stage, this new creation explores themes of personal expression through authentic street dance while pushing the boundaries of this increasingly popular art form. Music Creates Opportunity features traditional street dances including rocking, b-boying, house dancing and pantsula- a street dance from Soweto, South Africa. While creating past works the company took partnering workshops with Sylvain Lafortune in order to explore different ways to use the street dance vocabulary, and in turn enhance their b-boy foundation. Working on partnering and contact improvisation awakened a curiosity in Crazy Smooth about how street dancers express themselves in relationship to the music, whereas in “contact improvisation” dancers express themselves through a relationship with other moving bodies. The contrast between these two styles is the essence of the new creation and introduces “Rhythmic Contact” into the vocabulary of street dance. At the Cultch, 8pm, October 26 2pm. Tix
Beginning next Thursday October 23 thru to Oct 25, MovEnt with Music on Main present Dances for a Small Stage 31. Taking place as part of the Modulus Festival, the 31st installment features a stellar line-up, including renowned composer John Oswald, choreographer Holly Small, and the Cecilia String Quartet, coupled with Toronto-based dance artists and local favourites Vanessa Goodman, Stewart Iguidez, and Makaila Wallace. The eclectic ensemble will collaborate on a diverse evening of dance, with original Oswald compositions, live performances of Tchaikovsky scores, and more. At the Ukrainian Hall (154 East 10th Avenue), 8pm. Tix $20 at the door (come early!) or tix