Dance Centre showcases young dance collective Immigrant Lessons

The March edition of The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance! series features the young collective Immigrant Lessons. The group has quite the CV: notable performances include Pattern Nation, Sleepless Mindz, Ted Talk, Junofest, Basscoast Music Festival, Shambhala Music Festival, Vines Art Festival, Vancouver Street Dance Festival, and New Works, as well as collaborations with the Juno Award-winning hip-hop act A Tribe Called Red and Juno-nominated Shad.

You can see the group on March 5 in two performances, at noon and 6:30 p.m. Find out more about Immigrant Lessons below.

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Dance Centre showcases young dance collective Immigrant Lessons

Three dance performances to see in Vancouver in February

Danca Sinfonica. Jose Luiz Pederneiras photo.

The return of an internationally renowned Brazilian dance company, a selection of new works by local choreographers and an ambitious work performed by Montreal street dancers are some of the options contemporary dance fans have in Vancouver this month. Scroll down to find out more.

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Three dance performances to see in Vancouver in February

‘Ghostly architecture and transformed objects’ inform dance piece Bygones

Out Innerspace Dance Theatre: BYGONES
Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Photo by Alistair Maitland Photography

Out Innerspace Dance Theatre presents Bygones, on now until Dec. 14 at Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St.). Created and performed by co-directors David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen in collaboration with dancers Renée Sigouin, Elya Grant and David Harvey, the work “considers how we are shaped by what we have overcome: and how something challenging can lead to something beautiful,” according to the media release.

Find out more below.

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‘Ghostly architecture and transformed objects’ inform dance piece Bygones

Acclaimed Vancouver Dance Artist Mounts His First Full-Length Solo Show (with Review)

Photo of Joe Laughlin by Michael Slobodian

Vancouver audiences are in for a rare treat: a prolific and highly talented local dancer is about to wow audiences in the world premiere of his solo show.

The performance will be an exploration of the limits and exciting possibility of the body, one that has shifted over time since the beginner of the dancer’s career. Joe: A Solo Show will feature one talented dance artist, three choreographers, and an interwoven display of movement, music, and words.

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Acclaimed Vancouver Dance Artist Mounts His First Full-Length Solo Show (with Review)

Local choreographers strut their (new) stuff at 12 Minutes Max this Friday

Sujit Vaidya. Chris Randle photo.

12 Minutes Max showcases five eclectic dance works by some of Vancouver’s most exciting and innovative up-and-coming choreographers.

First launched in Vancouver in 1994, the showcase supports the development of new works throughout the season. The 42nd edition takes place June 15, beginning at 8 p.m. See below for more info on what to expect from this exciting dance showcase at Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St.).

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Local choreographers strut their (new) stuff at 12 Minutes Max this Friday

What is man but a slave to biology? asks exciting new dance piece

Animal Triste cast, including JamesGnam, Brianna Lombardo Marc Boivin, Riley Sims, Courtesy Mathieu Doyonre,

Is man merely a slave to his biology? A new piece, Animal Triste, poses the question through dance.

A new work by Mélanie Demers, Animal Triste premiered earlier this year in at Montreal’s Agora de la danse. Along with Demers’ Mayday Danse, Vancouver’s Plastic Orchid Factoryis bringing the piece to Vancouver, for three nights. The show runs Oct. 19, 20 & 21 at 8 p.m. at Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St.).

From the looks of the trailers (links below), the show looks like a wild one.

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What is man but a slave to biology? asks exciting new dance piece

Six floors of dance this Saturday night in Vancouver

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This Saturday, Sept. 12, the Scotiabank Dance Centre will turn into a “dance hotel” with six floors of performances from some of Vancouver’s best contemporary dancers.

From tap and ballet to contemporary and urban styles, from Classical Indian to passionate Flamenco, each room will host a revolving roster of dance styles performed by a line-up of diverse, internationally acclaimed local talents. Circus acts, including contortionists and jugglers, are also performing at this fundraiser.

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Six floors of dance this Saturday night in Vancouver