The Friday Round Up


Come in from the rain – this weekend so much dance to keep you busy, and by the time you are done the sun will be shining again!

“Käfig Brasil begins slowly on a classical music and performs gradually with some poetry and sensuality and finally revealing the energy and the manliness of those men who seem to perform with a full freedom of expression, practising their art with bursts of joy and a huge generosity”. Le Dauphiné Libéré, March 25, 2013.

DanceHouse is so excited to bring CCN Créteil et Val-de-Marne / Compagnie Käfig to Vancouver this coming April 10 and 11! Käfig  incorporates the work of four innovative French choreographers—Anthony Egea, Céline Lefèvre, Octávio Nassur, and Denis Plassard—in collaboration with 11 Brazilian dancers originally from the infamous favelas of Brazil. The dancers are trained in contemporary dance, hip hop, capoiera and the circus arts, and the work being performed in Vancouver, Käfig Brasil, features music ranging from Vivaldi to Dinho Nascimento to DeadMaus! Wow, boggles the mind! But it is true, and the energy they exude must be experienced!  At the Vancouver Playhouse, 8pm. Tix (Photo Michael Cavalca)

ois-48Out Innerspace and the 605 Collective will each perform new works at the VIDF tonight and tomorrow night. Out Innerspace promises movement innovation, otherworldly aesthetics, and rich human story telling as they develop distinct characters for each of their dancers through collaging and reinterpreting a variety of existing theatre and dance forms, cultures, and archetypes filtered through their unique brand of imaginative dance. The work will feature a “mob” of unforgettable characters who through genre defying dance tell devastating, hilarious and everyday stories of personal and public truths. In the 605 Collective’s piece Vital Few each performer’s own distinct expression, movement, and choice-making weaves together to collectively build the moving sculpture of the group body–the whole greater than the sum of its parts, mirroring everyday sociological structure and agency. The work will push the company into new physical territory to further explore the essence of unison and togetherness, the negotiation of group dynamics, and the preservation of self inside the collective consciousness. And as an added bonus (as if seeing these two were not enough), come at 7pm and with your $3 VIDF membership, see Hungarian Ferenc Fehér for FREE!! (in the Exhibition Hall) At the Roundhouse Community Centre, 8pm Tix

March 20 and 21 Dairakudakan presents Mushi No Hoshi – Space Insect, as part of the VIDF. With 22 surreal, shape-shifting dancers, other-worldly costumes and body-paint, and a spectacular set, Dairakudakan exemplifies the transformative power of butoh through its imaginative blend of theatre and dance. Mushi no Hoshi – Space Insect was choreographed by artistic director, Akaji Maro, an accomplished film actor who has appeared in 77 films including Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill:Vol I. Maro worked with butoh founder Tatsumi Hijikata prior to forming Dairakudan in 1972. Roundhouse Community Centre, 8pm. Tix

Also tonight and tomorrowKaha:wi Dance Theatre (Toronto) presents TransMigration. A visually raw and engaging story inspired by the life and paintings of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau, TransMigration is a dialogue, a response to Morrisseau’s vision, struggles, and brilliance as an artist. Celebrating Morrisseau’s visual language through dance, music, and design,TransMigration is a reflection of humanity and the power of spirit to transform and transcend. At the Vancouver Cultch, 8pm. Tix.







~ by DanceHouse on March 20, 2015.

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