2007-2008 Season press release

The Dance Centre: 2007-2008 season outline

Vancouver, BC: More than fifty dance artists and companies are featured in The Dance Centre’s 2007-2008 season. Performances, studio showings and events feature a diverse array of local, national and international artists working in contemporary, classical and cultural genres:

Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House September 15
Highlights include a studio presentation with Ballet BC; a double bill with hit fusion band Delhi2Dublin, Violet Moore Irish Dancers and South Asian Arts, and Mozaico Flamenco Dance Theatre; plus battery opera’s dance/theatre/cabaret hybrid Bob’s Lounge.

Discover Dance! The popular noon hour series features:
Violet Moore Irish Dancers Sept 27
African Stages Oct 25
Vancouver Tap Dance Society Nov 29
Compaigni V’ni Dansi and the Louis Riel Métis Dancers Jan 31
Axe Capoeira Feb 28
Funky Brewster Cauling (Amber Funk Barton, Sarah Brewer, Cori Caulfield) Mar 27
Arts Umbrella Dance Company April 24
Vancouver Korean Dance Society May 29.

Dance In Vancouver November 14-18
Biennial showcase of BC contemporary dance, featuring Wen Wei Dance, Lola Dance, Noam Gagnon, Kinesis, Sarah Chase and more.

Artists-in-Residence work year-round on creation, outreach and events: 
Emily Molnar (presenting a new work with Gioconda Barbuto February 7-9, 2008); Joe Laughlin of Joe Ink (technical residency prior to the Vancouver International Dance Festival March 2008); Byron Chief-Moon; Caroline Liffmann; Julie Lebel; Yayoi Hirano; Lee Su-Feh of battery opera, working with Benoit Lachambre.

Global Dance Connections 
Chunky Move (Australia) Glow (February 1-3, 2008) in partnership with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.  Plus Ottawa’s Le Groupe Dance Lab: founder Peter Boneham leads his world-renowned choreographic intensive April 14-May 2, 2008.

International Dance Day events April 26-29, with BC Dances! community outreach province-wide. 

Chengxin Wei, the recipient of the Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award, presents a new full evening work with Moving Dragon April 4 & 5, 2008. 
Pulse assisted presentation program: 30Toes, the SINS Collective and Reece Terris May 9 & 10, 2008. 
Twelve Minutes Max in partnership with the Firehall Arts Centre, at the Firehall October 2007 and May 2008 –dates TBA.

DanceLab interdisciplinary research program with public studio presentations at the end of each lab (dates TBA). 
Anne Cooper, Mirae Rosner, Kathleen McDonagh and Colin MacDonald (dance/voice, September); 
African Stages (dance/storytelling/music, October); 
Colleen Lanki, Jamie Nesbitt, Alcvin Ramos (dance/theatre/music/video, December);
Kokoro Dance, Barbara Bourget, Matilda Aslizadeh, Elizabeth Dancoes and Tony Wilson (music/film/choreography, January); 
Cara Sui and Elena Kaufman (dance/theatre/literature, February); 
True North Performance (movement/visual art/voice, March); 
Mary Anne Wong, Patricia Kim, Mutya Macatumpag, and Takuma Sasaki  (dance/theatre/multimedia, May). 
 
Indigenous Creative Processes (December 2007) research and development laboratory in partnership with Raven Spirit Dance, with studio showings at the Talking Stick Festival in spring 2008.

Calendar of Events
Sept 15  Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House
Sept 27   Discover Dance! Violet Moore Irish Dancers
Sept (dates TBA) DanceLab Anne Cooper, Mirae Rosner, Kathleen McDonagh, Colin MacDonald
Oct 25   Discover Dance! African Stages
Oct (dates TBA)  Twelve Minutes Max
Oct (dates TBA) DanceLab African Stages
Nov 14-18  Dance In Vancouver
Nov 29   Discover Dance! Vancouver Tap Dance Society
Dec (dates TBA) Indigenous Creative Processes Lab
Dec (dates TBA) DanceLab: Colleen Lanki, Jamie Nesbitt, Alcvin Ramos  
Jan (dates TBA) DanceLab: Kokoro Dance, Barbara Bourget, Matilda Aslizadeh, Elizabeth Dancoes and Tony Wilson
Jan 31   Discover Dance! Compaigni V’ni Dansi and the Louis Riel Metis Dancers
Feb 1-3  Global Dance Connections: Chunky Move (in partnership with the PuSh Festival)
Feb 7-9  Emily Molnar & Gioconda Barbuto: new work
Feb 28   Discover Dance! Axe Capoeira
Feb (dates TBA) DanceLab Cara Sui and Elena Kaufman
Mar 27  Discover Dance! Funky Brewster Cauling
Mar (dates TBA) DanceLab: True North Performance
Apr 4- 5  Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award: Chengxin Wei/Moving Dragon
April 14-May 2 Global Dance Connections: Le Groupe Dance Lab
Apr 24   Discover Dance! Arts Umbrella Dance Company
Apr 26-29  International Dance Day and BC Dances
May 9-10 Pulse: 30Toes, the SINS Collective, Reece Terris
May 29   Discover Dance! Vancouver Korean Dance Society
May (dates TBA) DanceLab Mary Anne Wong, Patricia Kim, Mutya Macatumpag, and Takuma Sasaki
May (dates TBA) Twelve Minutes Max

Information: 604 606 6400 www.thedancecentre.ca
All events are at Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver except where specified.

About The Dance Centre

Established in 1986 as a resource centre for the dance profession and the public in British Columbia, The Dance Centre has expanded into a multifaceted organization offering a range of activities unparalleled in Canadian dance. It presents programs and public events; operates Scotiabank Dance Centre, Canada’s flagship dance facility; promotes BC dance to the public and to presenters of dance; and provides resources and services for the dance profession, through its team of experienced professional staff.

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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