The Friday Round Up

Have you noticed that the days are actually getting longer? Makes it a little easier to get out and do stuff doesn’t it?

How many of you know about New Work’s great dance series, Dance Allsorts? Performances take place Sunday afternoons and are followed by an intimate Q&A with the artists where audience members are given the opportunity to ask questions about the work they just saw. Afterwards, the stage is cleared for 30 audience members to participate in a free, 60-minute workshop with the dancers, where they can explore the movements, history, and sounds of that dance genre. It is a great way to allow people to experience the many forms of dance that are a part of the world today.

So on that note, this Sunday January 17, New Works presents Warehaus Dance Collective with their debut work VITA, and the premiere of their second work DoeEnergy and power, intricate sounds and carefully crafted images are brought to the forefront by this collective of contemporary dancers. Founded by Akeisha de Baat, Megan Hunter and Sofija Polovina, a group of graduates from Simon Fraser University’s School of Contemporary Arts, the collective explores interdisciplinary styles of dancing and collaborating.  A joint presentation between New Works and the Roundhouse Community Centre. At the Roundhouse Community Centre, 2pm. A free workshop will follow at 3:15pm – capacity is limited to 30 people, so register in advance to secure your spot. By donation

Aakash2January 19-20, The Dance Centre and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
present Aakash Odedra Company (UK) in  two works, Inked and Murmur. Trained in the classical Indian styles of Kathak and Bharata Natyam, Aakash Odedra has quickly become one of the new stars of British dance, and these two solos demonstrate his distinctive contemporary movement language, astounding technical abilities and magnetic stage presence. Murmur, a collaboration with Australian choreographer Lewis Major and Austria’s renowned Ars Electronica Futurelab, delves into the warped realities experienced by dyslexics, in a breathtakingly beautiful fusion of dance, light, sound and cutting edge technology. Inked, created by French/Belgian choreographer Damien Jalet, is inspired by Odedra’s grandmother’s tattoos and investigates notions of identity and belonging, as the body becomes marked and metamorphosed by its journey through a ritualized space. At the Vancouver Playhouse, 8pm. Tix 

And please remember that if you have something dance related that you would like to include in The Friday Round Up please send it to and we will do our best to include it.

~ by DanceHouse on January 15, 2016.

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