The Friday Round Up

Oh sunny days – and it is still light when you go into the theatre for an 8pm show!

Dancehouse’s presentation of Companhia Urbana de Danca had us up dancing in the aisles last weekend! Check out the review here.

Tonight and tomorrow night, April 8 and 9,  you can still catch the  Royal Winnipeg Ballet‘s  production Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation. Sponsored by the  Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada the work speaks of the tragic history of our First Nations and residential schools.  Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation explores the world of Annie, a young, urban First Nations woman adrift in a contemporary life of youthful excess. But when she meets Gordon, a longhaired trickster disguised as a homeless man, she’s propelled into a world she’s always sensed but never seen. Not only do they travel the streets of this place but also the roads of their ancestors, learning to accept the other’s burdens as the two walk through the past and toward the future. Together, both Annie and Gordon learn that without truth, there is no reconciliation. Janet Smith of the Georgia Straight writes about the piece here. At the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 8pm. Tix  Photo Samata Katz


Also tonight and tomorrow night April 8 and 9, SFU Repertory Dancers  present 4 Views featuring new choreography by Sarah Chase, MAYCE Collective, Judith Garay and Heather Meyers, performed by advanced SFU dance students. It is an evening full of newly created works! Internationally known performer and choreographer Sarah Chase, Iris Garland guest choreographer, has created a premiere for the full group of 18 dancers. Heather Myers, alumna of Netherlands Dance Theatre, will premiere  9 studies of unheard things, a detailed and sumptuous work full of changes in dynamics and undulating, unimaginable isolations. It is a delight of invention and sophistication set to Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor. The Exquisite Corpse by MAYCE Collective (Robert Azevedo, Marisa Gold, Antonio Somera, graduates of SFU’s Contemporary Arts dance program), utilizes surprising costuming, extensive partnering and draws on dream landscapes to create a physically charged and dynamic work. SFU MFA composer Matt Horrigan has created new music to accompany the dance. Finally, faculty member Judith Garay offers a work that both reflects on the past and looks into the future exploiting contrasting speeds, multiple energies and overlapping perspectives. It strives to seek the place between remembering and forgetting. $15 general/$5  students and seniors, at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodwards, 8pm. Tix

~ by DanceHouse on April 8, 2016.

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