‘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.

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‘Ghostly architecture and transformed objects’ inform dance piece Bygones

Mînowin mesmerizes with Indigenous dance in a multi-media setting

Mînowin is the latest interactive dance show from Dancers of Damelahamid. The Indigenous dance company is known for combining traditional West Coast dance with eye-popping staging, projections, and lighting.

Since premiering the piece in September as part of the National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre’s inaugural year, the troupe has been touring Eastern Canada and Mexico. Now, they’re bringing it all back home for a run at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre Nov. 20-24. Find out more below.

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Mînowin mesmerizes with Indigenous dance in a multi-media setting

Flamenco v Tap: Dawn of a New Grease

David Cooper photo.

Get ready for a new version of Grease—flamenco-and-tap-style!

The Karen Flamenco dancers are teaming up with Troy McLaughlin’s tap crew for a flamenco vs. tap showdown in a new production of Grease. The show is Nov 1 & 2 at the Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St.. Find out more below.

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Flamenco v Tap: Dawn of a New Grease

Five (more) reasons to check out at this year’s Chutzpah! Festival

MM Contemporary Dance performing Gershwin Suite. Photo: Tiziano Ghidorsi

The Chutzpah! Festival is a celebration of Jewish dance, theatre, comedy, music and more. We’ve already written about the festival’s 19th-year headliner Sandra Bernhard, but here are five more reasons to check out the annual event (Oct. 24-Nov 24).

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Five (more) reasons to check out at this year’s Chutzpah! Festival

Lucy Guerin’s Split comes to Scotiabank Dance Centre

Two dancers, one naked, one clothed, perform Australian choreographer Lucy Guerin’s Split at Scotiabank Dance Centre Oct. 16 & 17. Photo: Gregory Lorenzutti

This month, Scotiabank Dance Centre presents a work by Australian choreographer Lucy Guerin. Split comes to the Dance Centre Oct. 16 & 17 as part of the Centre’s Global Connections Dance Series. In the piece, two female dancers—one clothed and one not—are framed by ever-diminishing dimensions of space and time with escalating intensity. Find out more below.

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Lucy Guerin’s Split comes to Scotiabank Dance Centre

Best of international dance films showcased at this year’s Cascadia Dance & Cinema Festival

Still from The Stop. Liudmila Komrakova, St. Petersburg, Russia.

The 4th annual Cascadia Dance & Cinema Festival features some of the year’s best films about dance. The short films are screening Aug. 25 and 29 at the Vancouver International Film Centre, aka Vancity Theatre at 1181 Seymour St.

Find out more below.

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Best of international dance films showcased at this year’s Cascadia Dance & Cinema Festival

See free dance this Saturday (and every Saturday in July) afternoon

Laura Zeke Photography

Dances for a Small Stage’s Summer Series features contemporary dance from local artists in downtown Vancouver’s Bute Robson Plaza (800 Bute) every Saturday in the month of July beginning at 4 p.m.

The first in the series was last weekend, but there are three Saturdays left this month—and plenty of dance excitement! See below for more about the Summer Series.

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See free dance this Saturday (and every Saturday in July) afternoon