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The Dance Centre presents International Dance Day 2017

  • April 29 - April 29
  • Various locations
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: Free Event
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The Dance Centre presents International Dance Day

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Various Locations in Vancouver

In 1982 the Dance Committee of UNESCO's International Theatre Institute founded International Dance Day, to be celebrated every year on April 29, the anniversary of the birth of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810) who is regarded as the creator of modern ballet. Its goal is to celebrate dance around the world, to revel in the universality of this art form, to cross political, cultural and ethnic barriers and to bring people together with a common language - dance.


12:00pm-12:30pm Project Soul
High-energy, dynamic street dance performed by one of Vancouver's leading urban dance crews.
International Village Mall, 88 West Pender St

1:00pm-1:30pm Youth Bhangra Blast
Students from Windermere Secondary School hit the street for an exuberant bhangra routine created with South Asian Arts.
Vancouver Art Gallery South Plaza, Robson St between Howe and Hornby

1:30pm-4:30pm Robson Square Salsa
A special IDD edition of a Vancouver summer favourite, featuring a salsa demonstration, lesson and social: all welcome!
Robson Square, 800 Robson St

3:00pm-3:30pm - Polymer Dance
Contemporary dance troupe performs a site-specific improvisation responding to the environment around us.
Roundhouse Turntable Plaza at the Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews

3:30pm-4:00pm - Foolish Operations
A recreation of the spirit of a knitting circle, Tricoter playfully integrates yarn into the choreography to explore community, memory and family histories.
Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews

4:00-5:00pm - DanceLab
Dance artist/performer Jeanette Kotowich and musician/performer Wayne Lavallee give an informal showing of work currently in development.
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St

6:00-7:00pm - Mixed Bill
A shared program of dynamic contemporary dance including short works by: Company 605 with an excerpt from Inheritor Album plus their new work in progress for the Modus Operandi Training Program's students; Vanessa Goodman's Floating Upstream, a collaboration with sound artist Loscil; Ralph Escamillan and dancers with excerpts of research leading towards his first full-length work; and Maya Tenzer with a brand new solo in development.
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St

All day - Pressed Paradise
Share intriguing pop-up performances, events and installations in unexpected corners of Scotiabank Dance Centre.
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St

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