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The Dance Centre presents Discover Dance! 2018/2019

  • Times: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM; 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location: Scotiabank Dance Centre
  • Address:
  • 677 Davie St
  • Vancouver, BC 6B 2G6

The Dance Centre presents the Discover Dance! series
2018-2019 season

Scotiabank Dance Centre
677 Davie St, Vancouver BC V6B 2G6

The Dance Centre’s Discover Dance! series is a great opportunity to sample the diversity of BC’s dance scene. Entertaining, informative and suitable for all ages, each show combines performance with artist talkbacks.

New this season: additional 6pm performances of selected shows.

Duration of each show: 60 minutes including artist talkback
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12 noon performances

Thai Dance Company
Thursday September 20, 12 noon
Discover the elegance, beauty and precision of Thai dance. Originating in the Royal Court of Old Siam, this exquisitely detailed form has a strong sacred element, and many dances are performed during ceremonial events. Artistic Director Megara Solloway teams up with renowned Ottawa-based Thai classical dancer and choreographer Kai Whitcomb to present a selection of dances, in homage to their spiritual and cultural traditions.

Company 605
Thursday October 4, 12 noon
Company 605 fuses contemporary and urban styles to make athletic, physically demanding works that test the limits of their virtuosic performers. This presentation offers a sneak peek at their hotly-anticipated new ensemble work, plus an excerpt from Albatross, a powerful duet created in collaboration with Brussels-based choreographer German Jauregui, which drives the dancers through an intense and hypnotic cycle of continuous motion and perpetual contact.

Dancers of Damelahamid
Thursday November 22, 12 noon
Dancers of Damelahamid is an Indigenous dance company from the Northwest Coast of BC, with a rich history of masked dance which inspires compelling performances. Through dramatic dance, captivating narrative, intricately carved masks, and elaborate regalia, Spirit and Tradition shares the treasures of the company’s heritage and bridges the ancient with a living tradition.

South Asian Arts
Thursday March 14, 12 noon
Originally a Punjabi folk dance celebrating the harvest, bhangra has become a global phenomenon in recent years, both in its traditional form and as a fusion with genres such as hip hop, house, and reggae. In this explosive performance, leading exponents South Asian Arts will showcase bhangra’s exuberant energy, and its deep connections to music and rhythm.

Ballet BC
Thursday April 18, 12 noon
Bold and innovative, Ballet BC has developed a distinctive and highly acclaimed style, presenting a varied repertoire of contemporary ballets by Canadian and international choreographers which combine the rigour of classical technique with a cutting-edge approach. Introduced by Artistic Director Emily Molnar, the company’s superb dancers will perform excerpts from the current repertoire.

Jacky Essombe
Thursday May 16, 12 noon
Cameroon-born Jacky Essombe is known for her inspiring teaching and exhilarating performances that express the cultural traditions and healing rhythms of West and Central Africa. This interactive presentation features high-energy dances, live drumming, and singing that is steeped in the poetic imagery and wisdom of her ancestors, creating an experience to excite the eyes, engage the spirit and refresh the soul.

Tickets

$15 regular
$13 students, seniors, children
$13 accessible seating (for patrons who use a wheelchair/scooter; plus up to one companion)
$13 CADA members (code required)
$11 Dance Centre members (code required)

Subscribe to all six noon shows for just $60.

6pm performances

South Asian Arts
Thursday March 14, 6pm
Originally a Punjabi folk dance celebrating the harvest, bhangra has become a global phenomenon in recent years, both in its traditional form and as a fusion with genres such as hip hop, house, and reggae. In this explosive performance, leading exponents South Asian Arts will showcase bhangra’s exuberant energy, and its deep connections to music and rhythm

Jacky Essombe
Thursday May 16, 6pm
Cameroon-born Jacky Essombe is known for her inspiring teaching and exhilarating performances that express the cultural traditions and healing rhythms of West and Central Africa. This interactive presentation features high-energy dances, live drumming, and singing that is steeped in the poetic imagery and wisdom of her ancestors, creating an experience to excite the eyes, engage the spirit and refresh the soul.

Tickets

$22 regular
$18 students, seniors, children
$18 accessible seating (for patrons who use a wheelchair/scooter; plus up to one companion)
$18 CADA members (code required)
$15 Dance Centre members (code required)

Note: 6pm shows are not included in the series subscription.

Order by phone:
604.684.2787 x2 or toll-free 1.877.840.0457
Call Centre Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Additional $5 per order

The Dance Centre presents Discover Dance! 2018/2019
677 Davie St