The Friday Round Up

It is going to be a busy weekend – so much to see! Thor


Continuing tonight and tomorrow night Compagnie Thor | Thierry Smits (Belgium) presents ReVoLt. Thierry Smits has been in the forefront of European dance for 25 years, choreographing innovative and frequently controversial works ranging from pure dance to outrageous performance art. ReVoLt echoes the ongoing citizen protest movements, especially those led by women, and considers the oppression of the body, the urge to resist, and the necessity of revolt. This stripped-down, obsessive solo was created for the explosive young Australian dancer Nicola Leahey, who delivers a performance of great physical and emotional commitment as she engages in a tightly wound conflict with herself, in an essay on power, struggle and liberation. At the Scotiabank Dance Centre, 8pm. Tix

Tonight Friday, you can still catch Chutzpah!PLUS and Ballet Kelowna  in RENAISSANCE, accompanied by Continuum Contemporary MusicInspired by early music, Renaissance is a spectacular collaboration between Ballet Kelowna and Toronto’s Continuum Contemporary Music that showcases some of Canada’s finest choreographers, dancers and composers. Featuring four works, including Byrd Music choreographed by James Kudelka, highlighting the choreographer’s mastery of innovation and the extreme athleticism and depth of emotion of the company of artists; and  acclaimed Canadian choreographer John Alleyne’s neo-classical quartet Split House Geometric,  a vigorous, precision-perfect work. At the Norman Rothstein Theatre, 8pm. Tix

The BC Buds Festival is underway and continues through Saturday. In it’s 12th year, this annual festival of inventive, original site-specific works and new play readings by BC artists takes place in and around the Firehall Arts Centre heritage building. Showcasing the exciting and innovative, BC Buds provides a platform for genre bending and multi disciplinary emerging and established artists. There is so much to see so for the full schedule go here. At the Firehall Arts Centre.

OURO-Collective-Photographer-Jeff-Hamada-PRINT-6-e1461292693557Through Sunday May 8 the Ouro Collective presents PACE + KALEIDO,  including choreography by Montreal’s TentacleTribe and OURO. At Studio 1398, 1398 Cartwright St, Vancouver, 8pm & May 8 2pm. Tix  Photo Jeff Hamada





~ by DanceHouse on May 6, 2016.

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