The Friday Round Up

Happy Friday! Can you believe that January is over – have you noticed how the days are getting longer? Bring on springtime (not yet?!)

betroffenheit-738x492February 25-27 Dancehouse presents Kidd Pivot and the Electric Theatre Company in BETROFFENHEIT. This is going to be an incredible show, and probably that is why it is SOLD OUT for all three shows! However, you can still come and learn more about the show and it’s makers at the Speaking of Dance on Tuesday Feb 23 when Crystal Pite (Artistic Director of Kidd Pivot), Jonathon Young (Artistic Director, Electric Company Theatre), and Arts Editor for the Georgia Straight, Janet Smith, will be in conversation about the work. At SFU Woodwards, 7pm. And for those of you who do not have tickets for the show, here is some interesting  about the makings of the show.

Tonight Friday January 29 you can still catch Compagnie Nacera Belaza in Le Temps scellé, presented by the Dance Centre and the PuSh Festival. French-Algerian choreographer Nacera Belaza has been creating works for her critically acclaimed company since 1989, developing a singular form of meditative minimalism which creates a wealth of striking images. Le Temps scellé (The Sealed Time) immerses us in Belaza’s evocative world: the choreography has a mesmerising quality which commands our attention with its disciplined simplicity and focused intensity, at times erupting into frenzied bursts of energy, but holding an underlying sensuality that is truly captivating. Light and darkness, time and space, mysticism and spirituality, are all woven together with an acute sense of the now.At the Scotiabank Dance Centre, 8pm. Tix

PuSh2016_RelativeCollider_credit-Ian-Douglas1-e1446781316458-1041x590February 4- 6, LIZ SANTORO/PIERRE GODARD: LE PRINCIPE D’INCERTITUDE (FRANCE) present Relative Collider, another collaboration between the PuSh Festival and the Dance Centre. Drawing on elements of neuroscience, mathematics and linguistics, award-winning choreographers Liz Santoro and Pierre Godard’s Relative Collider dissects the tensions and complicity between performer and audience, the observed and the observer. The dancers begin with deceptively simple motions to the ticking of a metronome, and slowly build up to increasingly athletic movements and complex rhythmic patterns. Comparing structure and chaos, numbers and words, gestures and expressions, the work manipulates the interplay of different waves of energy, sound and attention to engage us in the ‘collision of watching’. Spare, rigorous and precise, Relative Collider conveys its crystalline logic with intelligence and style. Scotiabank Dance Centre,8pm. Talkback Feb 5. Tix

This isn’t a show, but a great event for all the young grads of training programs waiting to try out a career in dance. on the MOVE is a dynamic career planning and networking conference designed specifically for dancers entering professional careers. Presented by the Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) in collaboration with regional and national arts service organizations, on the MOVE welcomes young dancers into the professional dance community, and provides them with the skills, resources and networking opportunities they need to make an inspired and informed transition into the profession. It is happening at the Scotiabank Dance Centre February 25. For more info 604.899.0755 |

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~ by DanceHouse on January 29, 2016.

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