Dance In Vancouver 2017
Satellite Performances and Events
Wednesday-Saturday November 22-25, 8pm
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
In Circulation is a mixed program of Company 605’s current repertoire, consisting of excerpts from two recent full-length works, Albatross and Vital Few, as well as the premiere of a brand new short piece. Each of these distinct works circle around the same present interests of 605’s artists: individuals united, a shared experience held between separate bodies, moving as one.
Albatross (2016) is a driving duet created through an international collaboration with Brussels-based artist German Jauregui. This physically grueling piece pulls apart a single moment to dissect and experience its contents in expanded time. Like two parts of one’s self, in continuous motion and perpetual contact, two bodies inhabit a single person's trajectory through a test of endurance.Vital Few (2016) is another collaborative undertaking, utilizing mechanisms of constant codependence and interrelation between six dancers. Each performer’s own distinct expression, movement and choice making weaves together to collectively build the moving sculpture of the group body, the whole greater than the sum of its parts. The work pushes the company into new physical territory to further explore the essence of unison and togetherness.
Challenging themselves to build from a single choreographic concept, the yet-to-be-titled new work distills the company’s current research around movement looping and repetition, exploring its inevitable transformation and deterioration over time.
plastic orchid factory
Thursday-Friday November 23-24, 9pm + 10pm
Cash bar available. Post-show party from 10:45pm
Left of Main
211 Keefer St, Vancouver
Digital Folk is a video game + costume party + music and dance performance + installation built from the desire to revisit how communities gather to play music, dance and tell stories. It is an interdisciplinary collaboration between dance artist, James Gnam, visual artist, Natalie Purschwitz, lighting designer, James Proudfoot, sound designer, Kevin Legere and ten dance artists that explores a generation’s approach to identity, physicality, social dance and performance. Digital Folk lives as a scale model built out of an in-between world that is not quite a home and not quite a theatre. Where the desire for music, dance and community is focused through the lens of video game culture and technology. Creating an irreverent and interactive world of virtual and physical community, feedback and paradox.
Photo: Chris Randle
Action at a Distance
Friday-Saturday November 24-25, 8pm + Sunday November 26, 2pm
149 West Hastings St, Vancouver
Three years in the making, Vanessa Goodman’s Wells Hill receives its world premiere. Seven exceptional dancers splice themes of technology and communication into this smart, vibrant new work based on the sweeping philosophies of Marshall McLuhan and Glenn Gould. These two Canadian luminaries altered how we consume art and information, and their prescient ideas provide an engaging framework for an exciting, immersive performance that is both visceral and cerebral.
Co-presented by DanceHouse, SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs and SFU School for the Contemporary Arts.
Photo: Ben Didier