The Friday Round Up

DV-Performances-2014-KAFIG-Michel_Cavalca-006-2000pxCan you believe it is April already? And you know what that means? Only one more week until  CCN Créteil et Val-de-Marne / Compagnie Käfig hits the stage at DanceHouse’s last show of the season. And it is going to be a good one – this is what the Boston Globe had to say about them: “This elixir de la danse”, though billed as a hip-hop company, defies easy categorization. […] The Käfigers articulate the standards of hip-hop’s vocabulary, but they do so within a larger context of dances that have
content and flow,theatricality and beauty. So if hip-hop is your thing, you’ve got to come. If contemporary dance is your thing, or capoeira, or martial arts or even circus arts… have just got to come out to this show because you will see something of it all! April 10 and 11, 8pm Vancouver Playhouse. Tix (Photo Michel Cavaica)

As always, there are many opportunities to learn more about the companies coming to DanceHouse. Tuesday April 7 Speaking of Dance hosts James Gnam, Artistic Director of the plastic orchid factory, who will speak about the work of French/Algerian choreographer Mourad Merzouki and Compagnie Käfig. 7pm at the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodward’s. And before the performance both Friday and Saturday evening April 10 and 11, Natalie LeFebvre Gnam from plastic orchid factory and Astrid Toledo from Compagnie Käfig will offer us a pre-show chat in the upstairs lobby of the Playhouse at 7:15pm.

It is starting – the many end-of -year shows of some of Vancouver’s upcoming dance talent of the future! Tonight and tomorrow night, The Dance Department at SFU’s School for Contemporary Arts  brings us SHIFT, with works by Amber Funk Barton, Emmalena Fredriksson, Vanessa Goodman and Gioconda Barbuto, performed by the SFU dancers. At 8pm, Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodwards. Tix

Also this weekend, To Be Announced Choreographic Project (TBA) presents a mixed dance program created by 8 of Vancouver’s Established-Emerging Artists. T.B.A will bridge the gap between its audience and valued dance artists. Please be aware, the room’s configuration and seating will be as experimental and creative as the dancing. Works by Jessica Ames / Jennifer Aoki, Julie Chapple, Gemma Crowe, Kara Nolte , Carolyn Schmidt, Jamee Valin ,Deanna Limbert / Erin Walton and the MAYCE Collective. T.B.A will be the first show presented at The Beaumont Studios NEW performance space, 326 W. 5th Ave! 8pm show, 2pm matinee Saturday. $15 CASH ONLY!

April 9-11, MascallDance presents The Three Cornered Hat. A profoundly powerful study of movement, space and human ART_MascallDance_2429interaction, MascallDance’s The Three Cornered Hat with choreography by Jennifer Mascall will feature the diverse talents of contemporary dancers—Lara Barclay, Amber Funk Barton, Dario Dinuzzi, Billy Marchenski, Darcy McMurray, and Chris Wright (that is quite the cast!). With its deeply collaborative and interdisciplinary approach, The Three Cornered Hat is a gutsy and energetic investigation of the spaces in-between. Quirky, eccentric and humorous, abstracted notions of human experience are played out in cramped quarters on stage to manipulate the space to mimic modern living. ScotiaBank Dance Centre, 8pm. Tix (Photo Chris Randle)

~ by DanceHouse on April 3, 2015.

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