The Friday Round Up

The season is coming to a close pretty soon, but it looks like it is going out with a bang!  Just take a look at this coming week…

May 12 – 14, Ballet BC closes its season with three works, including the Canadian premier of Tel Aviv-based Sharon Eyal’s Bill.  Former Resident Choreographer of the Batsheva Dance Company and now Artistic Director of her own company, L-E-V, Eyal’s signature style and daring, sensual language requires of dancers an intricate and precise expression of the body. Working with frequent collaborators Gai Behar and Ori Lichtik, Bill combines dance, music, and design into an instantly recognizable whole of raw, unexpected beauty created with equal parts ebb and flow. Premiered by Batsheva Dance Company, Bill showcases Eyal’s trademark shifts from large group to smaller ensemble; which in turn morph into breathtaking solos. 16+ a room, choreographed by BBC Artistic Director Emily Molnar, and I and I am You, choreography by Finnish born Jorma Elo, complete the evening. Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 8pm. Tix

May 13 & 14, the Continuum Dance Company, the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts resident dance company,  perform in Here and Now, with choreography by Donna Redlick, Kathleen McDonagh and Dancers in the Company. Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Studio Theatre, 8pm. Tix or box-office 604-205-3000.

Sunday May 15, New Works presents Dance Allsorts: with Dezza Dance in a mixed program of contemporary dance featuring two new works by Desirée Dunbar. Dezza Dance is a company dedicated to all things dance that encourage its community members to live an inspired life!  Activities include creative dance classes for preschoolers, challenging dance workouts for adults, workshops for seniors, the Catalyst mentorship program, volunteer energy healing sessions for cancer patients and performances that think outside the box. The afternoon performance includes Illuminating Shadow, a solo created and performed by Desirée Dunbar, is an exploration in bringing light to that which is hidden. Submerge, is an ensemble piece featuring the Dezza Dance company dancers in the examination of the physical manifestation of power and vulnerability, with new music performed by Elliot VaughanStudio 1398, 1398 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver, 2pm Performance, followed by a Q&A with the Artists; 3:15pm Free workshop, open to all ages and abilities.

artspix_diskordance_2524So after the Dezza Dance afternoon performance on Sunday, you can take a walk around Granville Island and then make your way over to The Annex to see Diskordanse in Coalesce. In a steampunk meets supervillain world, five stunning dancers tread lightly between fantasy and a possible reality, as they journey through glimpses of one’s psyche. Coalesce is an original dance arts creation by artistic director Nela H., guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seats! Nela H’s past work for DISKORDANSE was deemed “Worthy of a Nine Inch Nails video” by the Vancouver Sun.The Annex, 823 Seymour St, Vancouver, 7:30pm. Tix.

CHE black photoOn Friday May 20, look out Vancouver, Che Malambo is coming to town direct from Argentina! This powerhouse all male company of 14 dancers thrills audiences through stunning footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming of the bombos, and the mesmerizing percussive whirling of boleadoras (lassos with stones on the end). Che Malambo celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho in a magnificently choreographed entertainment and cultural experience, accessible to all ages! This fiery and athletic Argentine dance company is directed by award winning French choreographer Gilles Brinas, former dancer with Maurice Béjart’s Ballet of the Twentieth Century. At the Vogue Theatre, 8pm. Tix Special PROMO OFFER: for $38 and $48 tickets, use code “Argentina” to get 15% off


~ by DanceHouse on May 13, 2016.

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