The Dance Centre presents Global Dance Connections Series 2017/18
- September 20, 2017 - May 26, 2018
- Recurring daily
- Location: Scotiabank Dance Centre
- 677 Davie St
- Vancouver, BC 6B 2G6
- Admission: various prices
The Dance Centre
Global Dance Connections series
Contemporary dance works from across Canada and around the world
Global Dance Connections series 2017-2018
Wednesday-Saturday September 20-23, 2017 8pm
Saudade - a Portuguese word that represents a deep, constant desire for a reality that does not, and probably cannot, exist - investigates loss, memory, and the longing for something unattainable. Six male dancers merge elegant balletic lines with street-style dynamism and drive, conjuring up fleeting intimacies in a series of ghostly solos, duets, and group passages, accompanied by Hildur Guðnadóttir’s hauntingly beautiful cello score. A British Columbian choreographer who has achieved international success, Joshua Beamish brings together an ensemble whose collective credits include leading companies such as Nederlands Dans Theater, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Sasha Waltz & Guests, and La La La Human Steps.
Compañia Sharon Fridman
Double bill: Hasta Dónde …? + All ways
Thursday-Saturday October 12-14, 2017 8pm
One of a new generation of sensational Israeli choreographers, Sharon Fridman has taken the dance world by storm since establishing his company in Madrid a decade ago. His athletic, adventurous work is rooted in contact improvisation techniques, filtered through an innate musicality and an eye for design. Hasta Donde…? explores the relationship between two men as it evolves through dependency, struggle and harmony. The endlessly fluid lifts and tumbles are propelled by a wonderful surging score. Fridman’s latest work All Ways is a meditation on the multiple paths before us: seven outstanding dancers power through an extreme physical and emotional spectrum, which ranges from fierce urgency to calm contemplation.
Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster
Wednesday-Friday January 17-19, 2018 8pm
Presented with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster is a provocative muse on peace and conflict, moral relativism and the very function of art, inspired by an incident where a woman saw a man throwing stones at a sitting duck, and she yelled at him. The result is a gloriously off-kilter dissection of the excruciating realms of human behaviour, and a navigation of the moral and ethical complexities of intervention. Australia’s Nicola Gunn is an irresistible performer, delivering a dizzyingly witty text littered with anecdotes, digressions and philosophical theory, at the same time performing non-stop choreography that shifts from the comically incongruous to the strangely affecting.
Thursday-Saturday February 1-3, 2018 8pm
Presented with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
A dark and devastating solo, Pour explores the vulnerability and strength of women, using the taboo subject of the menstrual cycle as a departure point and turning it into an object of painful beauty steeped in symbolism. The piece applies imagery from the seal hunt to boldly tackle complex questions about femininity, blood, and the loss of control, deploying the body and voice in an unflinching depiction of suffering and catharsis. Daina Ashbee has quickly become a prolific and prominent Canadian choreographer, whose work is rooted in her relation to the land, the environment and her ancestors. A BC native of Cree, Métis and Dutch heritage, she is now based in Montreal.
Thursday-Saturday April 5-7, 2018 8pm
Italian-born but based in Norway, Francesco Scavetta’s wildly inventive work is at the forefront of the Nordic dance scene and has toured all over the world. Hardly Ever looks at truth and falsehood, in the theatre and in life, testing the gap between expectations and the unexpected. Four multi-talented performers dance, talk, and sing, playing on and with a splendidly quirky stage set. Verbal statements provoke physical responses and strange mismatches: the body becomes a fiction, on which an endless array of other fictions can be articulated in movement. Offbeat, funny, poetic and surprising, Hardly Ever negotiates questions of reality, untruths, and who we can trust.
Thursday-Saturday April 19-21, 2018 8pm
Co-director of the CCN2-Centre choréographique national de Grenoble, French choreographer Rachid Ouramdane is known for blurring the line between dance and documentary, and reflecting on the specific identity of the performers. TORDRE is an intimate portrayal of two women, whose unique physicalities define their relationship with the world. Annie Hanauer has a prosthetic arm, which is both an extension and an integral part of her body; and Lora Juodkaite spins on the spot, using a technique she has developed since childhood. Each performer paints a compelling self-portrait through dance, articulating the interior impulses that drive her. TORDRE is hypnotic and enchanting, with a spare beauty which intensifies its deep emotional impact.
Thursday-Saturday May 24-26, 2018 8pm
Aeriosa’s breathtaking aerial productions combine the techniques of dance and rock-climbing, using rope rigging systems to find new movement possibilities in the realm of suspension. Equally at home on buildings, in treetops or on mountainsides, the company blends art, environment and adventure. Artistic Director Julia Taffe’s latest creation brings Aeriosa back into the theatre: Second Nature explores the many qualities, forms and lifecycles of bamboo, both as a transformative substance and a metaphor for our own journeys. Performed by a cast of fearless dancers, with music by award-winning composer Jordan Nobles, the work examines ideas of organic architecture and natural materials, and traces a path through complex, shifting perspectives.
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