The Friday Round Up

The days are getting shorter and the nights longer-make this first week of long nights oh so much better by coming out to see some dance!

hofesh1_gallery1Just two short weeks, November 13 and 14, until the arrival of the Hofesh Shechter Company and their work barbarians‘superb stuff: juicy, nervy ensembles and a wittily unsettling commentary.is what The Guardian says about the barbarians in love. You have seen the videos of the work, so here is an interesting little interview with Hofesch Shechter the man himself so that you can learn a little more about him and the inspiration for his creation. Hurry and buy your tickets now – both shows sold out when the company was in Vancouver back in 2009. At the Vancouver Playhouse, 8pm. Pre-show talk both nights 7:15pm. Tix. Photo Simona Boccedi

This weekend two shows continue their run. Daniel Léveillé Danse continues until Saturday at the Firehall Arts Centre with their work Solitudes Solo. In Léveillé’s latest touring piece, five dancers perform eight solos that question what it means to be alone. A fascinating work, part of a new creation cycle for Léveillé. Tickets $23-30, 8pm

At the Scotiabank Dance Centre the Global Dance Connections presents Jan Martens in The Dog Days Are Over. Übertalented Belgian choreographer Jan Martens is renowned for provocative and highly physical creations, and this is perhaps his most audacious work to date, prompting debate on the role of contemporary dance, the thin line between art and entertainment, and the complicity of the audience, as we watch the dancers striving before us like gladiators in an arena. Tix

Next Thursday November 5 through to November 7, Ballet BC opens it’s season with three new works to celebrate their 30thtwenty-thousand-waves Anniversary! The program includes works by Belgian-born Stijn Celis, a work originally developed for Nederlands Dans Theater, Solo Echo,by Vancouver born and internationally renowned Crystal Pite, and Cayetano Soto’s Twenty Eight Thousand Waves, originally premiered by Ballet BC in 2014. Check out the trailer. At the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 8pm.  Tix  Photo Michael Slobodian

~ by DanceHouse on October 30, 2015.

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