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The Dance Centre presents the 9th biennial Dance In Vancouver

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The Dance Centre presents the 9th biennial

Dance In Vancouver
Wednesday-Saturday November 20-23

Dance In Vancouver celebrates the energy and originality of our contemporary dance scene: join us for four days of performances, showcasing some of British Columbia's most exciting companies.

Curator: Jeanne Holmes, Artistic Producer, Canada Dance Festival

Tickets
$30 regular
$22 students, seniors, CADA members
$20 Dance Centre members

Double bill: book for a 7pm and 9pm show on the same evening for $50

Click here for the Double Bill to get both performances on November 20th for $50

Click here for the Double Bill to get both performances on November 21st for $50

Click here for the Double Bill to get both performances on November 22nd for $50

Click here for the Double Bill to get both performances on November 23rd for $50

 Series subscriptions available from The Dance Centre at 604.606.6420 and online at www.thedancecentre.ca.

 Performance schedule summary:
Wednesday November 20, 7pm Program One: Wen Wei Dance, Tara Cheyenne Performance
Wednesday November 20, 9pm Program Two: Sarah Chase/Andrea Nann, Joe Ink
Thursday November 21, 7pm Program Three: dumb instrument Dance, Vision Impure
Thursday November 21, 9pm Program Four: plastic orchid factory, battery opera performance
Friday November 22, 7pm Program Four: plastic orchid factory, battery opera performance
Friday November 22, 9pm Program Three: dumb instrument Dance, Vision Impure
Saturday November 23, 7pm Program Two: Sarah Chase/Andrea Nann, Joe Ink
Saturday November 23, 9pm Program One: Wen Wei Dance, Tara Cheyenne Performance

 Performance details:

 * excerpt of a longer work


Program One
Wen Wei Dance Made in China*
Tara Cheyenne Performance Highgate*
Wednesday November 20, 7pm
Saturday November 23, 9pm

Wen Wei Wang's intimate new work is a collaboration with Gao Yanjinzi, Artistic Director of Beijing Modern Dance Company, and Qiu Xia He, of Vancouver's Silk Road Music. Through dance, music, storytelling and multimedia they explore individual personal narratives that are bound by a shared Chinese heritage, and how their traditional artistic forms have evolved in a modern world. Highgate is a morbid romp through Victorian funerary culture, jumping straight from the darkest part of Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg's imagination. Reflecting personal and collective grief, a band of figures captivates in this fascinating gothic dance of death, physical oddity, humour, and horror.
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 Program Two
Sarah Chase/Astrid Dance and Andrea Nann/Dreamwalker Dance Company new work*
Joe Ink Left
Wednesday November 20, 9pm
Saturday November 23, 7pm
The hypnotic works of Sarah Chase are rooted in a distinctive style which combines words and stories with movement, underpinned by influences including mathematics, memory, and the natural landscape. Commissioned by Toronto's Dreamwalker Dance Company, her new work for the exquisite dancer Andrea Nann integrates these elements to achieve a simple yet compelling aesthetic, full of poetic resonance. Quirky and wickedly sophisticated, Left is one of Joe Laughlin's most enduring and popular works, depicting a man coming to terms with his life in a tightly focused pas de deux - with a teacup.
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Program Three
dumb instrument Dance/Ziyian Kwan the neck to fall
Vision Impure and Nova Dance DVOTE: Lust, Madness and Mayhem*
Thursday November 21, 7pm
Friday November 22, 9pm
the neck to fall is a solo created and performed by the exceptional dancer Ziyian Kwan. Featuring an original score by cellist Peggy Lee and percussionist Dylan van der Schyff , it examines a woman's vulnerability by sifting through layers of persona, each danced with distinct kinetic motifs: levity, gravity, implosion and grace. Vision Impure's Noam Gagnon teams up with the innovative bharata natyam dancer Nova Bhattacharya for a daring and intense duet exploring the profound connection between two human beings, touching on themes of devotion, submission, sexuality and spirituality.
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Program Four
plastic orchid factory  _post*
battery opera performance Everything
Thursday November 21, 9pm
Friday November 22, 7pm
_post is a multi-disciplinary work that frames the allure, elegance and cultural disconnect of classical ballet in Western Canada. With four classical dancers, a deconstructed piano score, and the unexpected use of ballet's iconic tulle and pointe shoes, choreographer James Gnam creates a thought-provoking and visually stunning examination of beauty, nobility, partnership and power. Su-Feh Lee's mesmerizing solo Everything is set to Barry Truax's I Ching-inspired electroacoustic score, and conjures up a theatrical ritual of smoke, numbers and flying objects in order to negotiate the history she carries in her body with the history of the territory on which she dances.
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Post-show talkbacks after each 9pm show

 Studio showings, discussions and other events will also take place during Dance In Vancouver: visit www.thedancecentre.ca for full details.

 

Order by phone: 604.684.2787

Call Centre Hours
Monday - Thursday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

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200 Burrard St., Plaza level, North entrance
Inside the Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre
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