Vancouver

The Dance Centre presents Discover Dance! 2019/20

  • Times: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM; 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Location: Scotiabank Dance Centre
  • Address:
  • 677 Davie St
  • Vancouver, BC 6B 2G6

The Dance Centre presents the Discover Dance! series
2019-2020 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.

Duration of each show: 60 minutes including artist talkback
www.thedancecentre.ca.

12 noon performances

Shiamak's Bollywood Jazz
Thursday September 19, 12 noon
Originally springing from India's booming film industry, Bollywood dance has become its own wildly popular genre, fusing jazz, folk and modern influences with larger-than-life comedy and drama. The Shiamak Dance Team will get your toes tapping with an explosive, high-energy performance packed with vitality and fun.

Vancouver Tap Dance Society
Thursday November 14, 12 noon
Get set for a percussive extravaganza with this gathering of accomplished and entertaining dancers! Introduced by Artistic Director Andrew Nemr, this program showcases the infectious rhythms, technical skill and musicality of tap dance, tracing its history and its contemporary innovations. The dancers will 'lay down some iron' and create a rhythmic conversation full of zest and charm.

Immigrant Lessons
Thursday March 5, 12 noon
Immigrant Lessons burst onto the Vancouver dance scene in 2017: this vibrant young collective promotes cultural pluralism through dance, music, fashion and visual design. Using an exciting mashup of styles including street dance, hip hop, Dancehall, Afrobeat and more, they tell stories of first- and second-generation immigrants, navigating Canadian culture and facing questions of identity and belonging. Audiences are taken on an emotional journey through curiosity, struggle, and love.

Shot of Scotch Vancouver
Thursday April 16, 12 noon
According to legend, the roots of Highland dance go back centuries, with warriors imitating epic deeds from Scottish folklore. Today, nothing captures the spirit of Scottish culture better than a Highland dancer gracefully performing to the bagpipes. Shot of Scotch Vancouver showcases the athleticism, stamina and artistry this form requires, emphasizing precise footwork, timing and technique, with an exhilarating selection of traditional dances and contemporary Highland dance choreographies.

Sujit Vaidya
Thursday May 14, 12 noon
One of Vancouver's leading exponents of the exquisitely beautiful classical Indian dance style of bharata natyam, Sujit Vaidya also creates work which reflects a modern sensibility and pushes the boundaries of the form. This stimulating presentation will highlight the roots of bharata natyam and its ongoing evolution, featuring classical dances as well as a duet created by contemporary choreographer Alvin Erasga Tolentino, exploring a dance language that transcends tradition.

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)

6:30pm performances

Vancouver Pars National Ballet
Thursday October 10, 6:30pm
The Vancouver Pars National Ballet was founded in 1989 by Azita Sahebjam, who emigrated from Iran to Canada after dancing was banned in her homeland. The company has earned a stellar reputation for its work preserving Iranian traditional and folkloric dances, and supporting new creations. A delightful whirlwind of movement, intoxicating music, and colourful costumes, this program will feature dances from some of the many regions, ethnic groups and cultures of Iran.

Vancouver Tap Dance Society
Thursday November 14, 6:30pm
Get set for a percussive extravaganza with this gathering of accomplished and entertaining dancers! Introduced by Artistic Director Andrew Nemr, this program showcases the infectious rhythms, technical skill and musicality of tap dance, tracing its history and its contemporary innovations. The dancers will 'lay down some iron' and create a rhythmic conversation full of zest and charm.

Immigrant Lessons
Thursday March 5, 6:30pm
Immigrant Lessons burst onto the Vancouver dance scene in 2017: this vibrant young collective promotes cultural pluralism through dance, music, fashion and visual design. Using an exciting mashup of styles including street dance, hip hop, Dancehall, Afrobeat and more, they tell stories of first- and second-generation immigrants, navigating Canadian culture and facing questions of identity and belonging. Audiences are taken on an emotional journey through curiosity, struggle, and love.

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)
$16 Dance Centre members (code required)

Order by phone: Additional $5 per order
604.684.2787 or 1.877.840.0457
Call Centre Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
*Closed for Labour Day on Monday, September 2nd 2019

The Dance Centre presents Discover Dance! 2019/20
677 Davie St