The Friday Round Up


Happy Friday! So much to choose from this weekend – you will just have to see some dance everyday!

New_Works_Project_Soul_Into_the_Tao_02-1024x678.jpgTonight, 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.

Tonight June 3 the Dance Centre presents it’s last showing of this year’s 12 Minutes Max
Edition #40, featuring works by: Akeisha de Baat + Nathan Todd, Katie Devries + Kimberly Stevenson, Iris Lau, Bevin Poole and Ahalya Satkunaratnam. 12MM is a program of the Dance Centre, and seeks to foster experimentation and the development of new work, along with critical feedback and community dialogue. At the Scotiabank Dance Centre, 8pm.

162A2623 (1)Also tonight, and June 4, 8, 10 and 11, the EDAM Spring Choreographic Series presents
with new dance works by Amber Funk Barton, Anne Cooper, and Tom Stroud in collaboration with Peter Bingham. At the EDAM Studio Theatre, 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver. Tix and info Photo Chris Barton from Amber Funk Barton’s Scenes for Your Consideration

June 3 and 4, the GOH Ballet presents Peter and the Wolf and Enchanted Forest (Sat matinee only) as their year end performance. At the Vancouver Playhouse, 7:30 pm and Saturday 2:30 pm matinee. For more info and tix

Artslandia has recently announced their 2016/17 Arts Ambassador and it is no other than BC Ballet Artistic Director Emily Molnar! Artslandia is an annual publication that “exists to create community among Vancouver’s performing arts sector”. The role of Artslandia Arts Ambassador is that of an advocate—a point-person who connects Vancouverites to the performing arts in our city. To find out more about both the magazine and the role Emily will play as Ambassador, go here.

For all youth (defined in this case as between 16 and 24), check out the Dancing on the Edge Youth Program. This is a FANTASTIC program that hopes to introduce youth to experience contemporary dance through  participation in workshops and as audience members by some of the companies performing at this years Dancing on the Edge Festival. And through the classes/workshops you will create (with others) a short piece to be performed on the opening weekend of the Festival! So please, if you know of anyone interested in this great project send them here. And for more info on the Dancing on the Edge Festival go here.

~ by DanceHouse on June 3, 2016.

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