The Friday Round Up

dance_MixedNuts_015_600_600December 21, The Roundhouse Dancers, facilitated by Julie Lebel with the support of dramaturge and theatre artist Sarah Dixon and musicians Alex Mah and Ben Brown present a short form performance involving shadow work at the Solstice Festival. Now in its 13th year, The Roundhouse Dancers project  brings together non-professional movers of all ages, working with professional dancers in a wide range of disciplines from classical ballet to hip hop, to clowning and aerial dance. The performance will be presented 6 times during the evening in the dance studio of the Roundhouse, beginning at 7:30pm. Free. All welcome. At the Roundhouse Community Centre.

Last week we told you about the various Nutcracker options in town. Both the Goh Ballet’s traditional version of the work, and the Arts Umbrella Dance Company’s contemporary re-telling (Mixed Nuts), start this week. See last weeks blog for all the details.

And finally, a reminder to go see Saudade, tonight and tomorrow, Saudade 2choreographed by Rob KitsosSaudade is a full evening interdisciplinary performance inspired by the post-war Berlin in Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire (1987) and the futuristic dystopia of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982).  Both films investigate – through textures, sprawling landscapes, duration of light – a timeless longing.  The replicants in Blade Runner long for more life as they approach finite expiration; the angels in Wings of Desire long for the finite and vulnerable experience of living.  Using these films as primary sources,  material was developed over three stages of research involving movement, text, sound, images, and movable screens.  The result is an interdisciplinary collage of longing for human experience – Saudade. 8pm, 2pm matinee Saturday Dec 19. Studio T, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St. Tix

~ by DanceHouse on December 18, 2015.

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