The Friday Round Up

We cannot believe that May is almost over – bring on the summer!

Dancers

May 25-29, Dancers of Damelahamid present Flicker. Flicker is an innovative dance piece that combines west coast graphic design with a unique sceno-graphic hybrid of projected environments and live-action shadow dance. Vividly rich imagery represents the ‘spirit world’, the mystical realm portrayed through coastal masked dance. Just as light shimmers, Flicker represents the moments through which one can cross space and time, as the masked dancers journey in and out of the ‘spirit world’ of their ancestors. Check out more about the piece here. At the Cultch Historic Theatre, 8pm and 2pm on May 29. Tix. Photo Lisa Wu

May 26-28 Arts Umbrella Dance Company presents it’s Season Finale with works by Crystal Pite, Sharon Eyal, Marie Chouinard and Mauro Astolfi, among others. This is always a fantastic show, and your chance to see some of the young dancers from the Professional Training Program of Arts Umbrella strut their stuff before they move on to careers with some of the  most recognized dance companies both nationally and internationally. At the Vancouver Playhouse 7:30 pm and 2pm May 28. Tix

Did you know that National Tap Day is May 28, and to celebrate The West Coast Tap Dance Collective is proud to announce Tappin’ to our Roots., celebrating professional and amateur tappers from around the province. The honourees this year are three of Vancouver’s iconic tap teachers – teachers to whom many local tappers can trace their ‘tap roots’: Jean Jepson, Ted Cawker and Evelyn Ward.  Through them we will celebrate the passionate teachers and studios who help share the art of tap dancing. 2 different shows! 2pm, honouring Evelyn Ward and Ted Cawker and 7:30pm, honouring Jean Jepson. At the Norman Rothsteing Theatre. For more info and tix. 

June opens with new dance works by Amber Funk Barton, Anne Cooper, and Tom Stroud in
collaboration with Peter Bingham, in the EDAM Dance Spring Choreographic Series, INDUCTION. Shows happen June 1, 3, 4, 8, 10 and 11. At the EDAM StudioTheatre, 303 E. 8th Ave Vancouver. Prices vary depending on the night, so check it out here.

Friday June 3rd New Works @ Night presents Project Soul in Into the Tao. The piece is  a new work by Kim Sato featuring the street dance collective Project Soul in an exploration of the intriguing mind of a freestyle street dancer in the heart clenching moments of a battle. You will journey into a street dancer’s emotions during various stages of battle; anticipation, conflicting internal dialogues, and the release, surrender and acceptance once all is over. Into the Tao highlights the talents of Vancouver’s most renowned and highly skilled street dancers, who are accustomed to pushing their bodies to extreme physical limits, and features soundscapes by Reuben Avery. At the Annex, 823 Seymour St, Vancouver. Tix and more info.

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~ by DanceHouse on May 27, 2016.

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