The Friday Round Up

Did you catch Monumental last week – sure lived up to it’s name! And more to see this week!


We hate to tease because it is all SOLD OUT, but here is more great
video of the Kidd Pivot and Electric Theatre Company’s  Betroffenheit, presented by DanceHouse February 25, 26and 27. However, on Tuesday February 23 do join both Crystall Pite (AD Kidd Pivot) and Jonathon Young (AD Electric Theatre Company), moderated by Janet Smith (Arts Editor, Georgia Straight), as they discuss their collaboration on Betroffenheit at Speaking of Dance, SFU Woodwards 7pm. FREE!

The PuSh Festival is winding down, but tonight and tomorrow night you can still catch Liz Santoro in Relative Collider. Check out the video here. 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. At the Scotiabank Dance Centre, 8pm. Tix

605-Collective-42-1050x600Wednesday Feb 10 Company 605 (previously the 605 Collective) has a studio showing of work developed during The Dance Centre’s DanceLab interdisciplinary research program. 5pm Scotiabank Dance Centre. FREE!

Thursday Feb 11 – Sunday Feb 14, Dances for a Small Stage is back – and it’s the Valentine Edition! With works by Josh Beamish, Naomi Brand, Karen Flamenco, Hardeep Singh Sahota and Lesley Telford,among others, this show is sure to be a great way to spend your Valentines Day (weekend?). For those of you not familiar with Small Stage, they engage and encourage innovative interdisciplinary and trans-cultural works that strive for artistic excellence, mixing musicians, theatre practitioners and technologists with dance and movement at its foundation. At the Anza Club, 8pm. Tix are sold at the door, but this show always sells out so better to get them online! 19+

Also Friday night February 12, New Works @ Night presents Troy McLaughlin: I Have a Dream. In celebration of Black History Month New Works is thrilled to welcome back to the stage this audience favourite,an original piece by Troy McLaughlin following a dancer’s journey to freedom incorporating dance, live music and storytelling to look back and honour the growth of tap, jazz and Broadway styles in North America. He will be joined on stage by musicians Carlos Jo Costa, John Howard, Wayne Stewart and Langston Raymond, singer Krystle Dos Santos and dancer Natalia McLaughlin. At the Annex, 823 Seymour St. Tix


~ by DanceHouse on February 6, 2016.

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