The Friday Round Up

Lots to see this week – it’s like a burst of spring!

This coming Sunday April 17, as part of New Works’ Dance AllsortsRaices y Alas FlamencoMaria_Avila_0108
 Company, conceived by Andrea Williams as a platform for the exploration of the traditions of the art of flamenco and its contemporary expansion in Canada, presents táctil . táctil is a new piece  that explores the possibilities of percussive dance and the manipulation of sound using different surface mediums in a collaborative environment. The performance brings together four dancers: Andrea Williams, Michelle Harding, Maria Avila, and Dayna Szyndrowski, placing them on unexpected dance surfaces in order to explore a range of sonic texture in their footwork’s music. Created in collaboration between the four artists, and live musicians, the piece weaves together individual styles in a rhythmic synthesis, examining contemporary expressions of flamenco dance.Performances 2:00pm followed by a Q&A with the artists. Free workshops 3:15pm open to all ages and abilities
Workshop capacity is limited – register in advance to secure your spotPay-what-you-can at the door. Suggested $15 adults, $5 children under 12.Advance tickets for guaranteed seating available online at At the Roundhouse Community Centre.

The Dance Centre has this great program called 12 Minutes Max, which seeks to foster experimentation and the development of new work, along with critical feedback and community dialogue. On Tuesday April 19, this round’s artists Akeisha de Baat & Nathan Todd, Bevin Poole, Ahalya Satkunaratnam, Clare Twiddy will do studio showings of their work this far. It is a fantastic opportunity to see new creation from the Vancouver dance community! At the Scotiabank Dance Centre, 6pm. FREE!

April 20-23, Body Narratives Collective presents Ties That Bind,  a mixed evening programbody narratives of new dance, weaving personal anecdotes and family histories into a universal fabric. The work features a duet choreographed by Sarah Chase, and trio co-choreographed by Meghan Goodman and Julia Carr. Chase is known for expertly selecting stories and intricately braiding them with gestural movement patterns to create touching ‘dancestory’. Trio With You For The Long Haul examines subtle and obtuse dramatic tensions of sibling dynamics. Life inevitably includes love, loss, and change. Ties That Bind feeds our hunger to hear each other’s experiences and to be comforted by knowing that we are not alone. There are many ticket options and deals. At the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 8pm.

Thursday April 21, in  the Dance Centre’s Discover Dance! presents Karen Flamenco. An innovative young company whose distinctive productions combine the technical brilliance of flamenco with dramatic flair, Karen Flamenco has captured the imagination of dance lovers of all ages. This performance intertwines spirited dancing, masterful storytelling, heart-stirring music, and ravishing costumes, to epitomize the thrilling passion of flamenco. At the Scotiabank Dance Centre, noon. Tix

~ by DanceHouse on April 15, 2016.

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