New Works and Granville Island Present:
ALL OVER THE MAP
- Free outdoor dance series on Granville Island, July 6, 13 and 20, 2014
"All Over the Map" returns to Granville Island this summer!
Join us for free dance performances at Ron Basford Park, featuring cultural traditions from Canada and around the world.
JULY 6: Jacky Essombe, Traditional African Dance
JULY 13: Caudillos del Sur, Mexican Folkloric Ballet
JULY 20: Alex Wells, Lil'Wat Nation Hoop Dancer
Two performances per day 1:00 and 3:00pm at Ron Basford Park on Granville Island, the grassy hill beside Performance Works. In case of rain, shows move indoors.
July 6: Jacky Essombe
Traditional African Dance
Jacky Essombe is a cultural liaison between the African and the Western worlds. Originally from Cameroon, Jacky’s passion for her culture inspired her to become a professional dancer, instructor, and storyteller. Jacky is always looking forward to creating the experience of togetherness with the audience through movement, accompanied by the infectious sounds of Africa.
July 13: Caudillos del Sur
Mexican Folkloric Ballet
Born in Vancouver in 2013, Caudillos del Sur Mexican Ballet aims to represent and preserve Mexican dance and music culture in Canada.
With impeccable technique, beautiful style, and strong ‘zapateado’ (stomping footwork), Caudillos del Sur Ballet presents colourful choreographies that narrate various aspects of Mexican history in all of its glory.
July 20: Alex Wells
Lil’Wat Nation Hoop Dancer
The Hoop Dance is a magical story of the creation of life, and is one of the most difficult and advanced dance styles. Alex Wells is a member of the Lil’wat Nation from Mount Currie BC. He is a three-time World Champion Hoop Dancer and an outstanding teacher of traditional values. Alex gives the performance of a lifetime displaying the art of the hoop dance using up to 22 hoops.
Photo credit: Caudillos del Sur Mexican Folkloric Ballet. Photo: A. Torres Photography