2006-2007 Season press release

The Dance Centre: 2006-2007 season

Vancouver, BCThe Dance Centre profiles the work of more than fifty dance artists in its 2006-2007 season. Events including performances, intimate studio showings and community workshops feature local, national and international artists working in contemporary and cultural genres. The Dance Centre now offers a range of activities that is unparalleled in Canadian dance, with public events underpinned by opportunities and support for the dance profession, promotion of the BC dance sector, and the operation of Scotiabank Dance Centre, Canada's flagship dance facility.

Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House Saturday September 16: featured companies and artists include Aeriosa Dance, Mandala Arts and Culture, MovEnt, Dancers Dancing, Susan Elliott and battery opera's Bob's Lounge.

Discover Dance! The popular noon hour series combines performances with artist talkbacks and audience participation: Kathryn Ricketts September 28; Lola Dance October 27; Mozaico Flamenco Dance Theatre November 30; Bale Brazil February 22; South Asian Arts March 29; Dancers Dancing April 26; Triaspora (Jessica Jone, Ya-wen Vivienne Wong, Lan Tung) May 31.

Artists-in-Residence work year-round, creating new pieces and undertaking outreach and events. 2006-2007 Artists-in-Residence are Serge Bennathan; Lee Su-Feh and David McIntosh of battery operaAmber Funk Barton; and emerging artists' collective 30Toes (Shallom Ly, Katie Brownhill, Krista Adamic and Janessa Hanley).

Global Dance Connections features artists from around the world: Nigel Charnock (UK) leads a professional training intensive November 20-24. Performances include Karine Ponties (Belgium) January 16-17 and Eddie Ladd (Wales) January 18-20, both in partnership with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival 2007; and Conny Janssen Danst (The Netherlands) in partnership with the Vancouver International Dance Festival (March 2007 dates tba).

International Dance Day 2007 events run April 24-29, with BC Dances! community outreach province-wide. The Pulse mixed program features Amber Funk Barton, Sarah Brewer and Cori Caulfield April 27 & 28, 2007. Twelve Minutes Max in partnership with the Firehall Arts Centre, takes place at the Firehall twice a year (November 2006 and May 2007 dates tba).

DanceLab interdisciplinary research program culminates in public studio presentations at the end of each lab. Participants are Co. ERASGA and Peter Chin (dance/voice, September); Jai Govinda and Vidyasagar Vankayala (classical East Indian dance/South Indian music, October); Martha Carter and Lee Su-Feh (dance/film/text/new media, November); Nadine Thouin and Noam Gagnon (dance/music/new media, February); Sara Coffin, Jennifer Clarke, Diego Maranan, Tanya Podlozniuk, Phil Thomson (dance/digital and online media, March); Gail Lotenberg and Malcolm Levy (dance/new media, April). Indigenous Creative Processes (December 4-15) is an intensive research and development laboratory in partnership with Raven Spirit Dance, with studio showings planned during the Talking Stick Festival in spring 2007.

Information: 604 606 6400 www.thedancecentre.ca

All events are at Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver except where specified.

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Media contact: Heather Bray, Marketing Manager T 604 606 6412 F 604 606 6401 marketing@thedancecentre.ca

The operations of The Dance Centre are supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of British Columbia through the BC Arts Council, and the City of Vancouver through the Office of Cultural Affairs. Programs are also supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage, and the Province of BC through the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch.

Discover Dance! media sponsors: Channel M, CBC Radio 1 & 2, and the Vancouver Courier.

Official hotel sponsor: the Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown Hotel & Suites

The Dance Centre
Level 6, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver BC V6B 2G6
Tel 604 606 6400 www.thedancecentre.ca