The Friday Round Up

Ok, so we let you start into the season nice and slow, but things are getting busy and so much to see! Which is probably a good thing looking out the window today …. goodbye summer, hello dance season!

We talked about this last week, but a reminder that you have an opportunity to see some great contemporary dance ANDART_DancersDancing_2319
tap dance on the same night when Dancers Dancing and Danny Nielsen perform tonight Friday October 9, Dancers Dancing will present The FINE LINE ~ twisted angels, a one hour multi-media dance performance choreographed by Judith Garay, Artistic Director of the company. “The FINE LINE ~twisted angels is a spooky and mind bending addition to an oeuvre of more than 40 dances.” Deborah Meyers, Vancouver Sun. The second half of the evening will bring renowned tap dancer Danny Nielsen to the stage, with On Foot. Enjoy! The Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, 8pm. Tix  Photo David Cooper

Although not technically dance, Australian company Gravity & Other Myths brings to us A Simple SpaceOctober 13 – 24. Simultaneously raw, frantic, and delicate, seven skilled acrobats thumb their noses at the rules of gravity. In this dizzying collection of works in new circus, you become intimate with the stripped back stage where physical limits are pushed to the brink and the usual guards are broken down, exposing the reality of failure and weakness. Check their video out here.  At the York Theatre, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver 8pm. Tix.

CoERASGA-Pichet-Klunchun-3-photo-750x12-pixels-620x400Thursday-Saturday October 15-17, as part of the Dance Centre‘s the Global Dance Connections series, Co. Erasga (Vancouver) | Pichet Klunchun Dance Company (Thailand) present Unwrapping Culture. Unwrapping Culture brings together Filipino-Canadian Alvin Erasga Tolentino, whose sophisticated works reflect on personal and cultural identity, and Pichet Klunchun, an outstanding exponent of the Thai classical dance style of Khon, who is known internationally for contemporizing this ancient form. Their first collaboration combines the technique, theatricality and storytelling elements of Khon with the paraphernalia of today’s rampant materialism to create a devastating critique of the corruption of authentic Thai culture by the forces of commercialization, in a passionate and bitingly funny piece which immerses us in the conflict between traditional and modern. At Scotiabank Dance Centre, 8pm. Tix

Next Friday and Saturday, October 16 & 17 The Interplay Project is a contemporary performance lab that celebrates innovation and experimentation in the performing arts. Curated by The Contingency Plan, the production provides an opportunity for artists to play, challenge and discover new ideas around collaboration and performance. The art of live performance will continue to surprise, provoke and engage the audience. Join in an evening of six diverse, multi-disciplinary artistic partnerships from emerging and established artists working in the realms of performance art, dance, music, spoken word, theatre and sound innovation. At the Moberly Arts and Culture Centre Studio Theatre, 7646 Prince Albert St, Vancouver. Tix $20 at the door, box office opens at 7, show at 8pm.

~ by DanceHouse on October 9, 2015.

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