The Dance Centre’s Discover Dance! noon hour series is a great opportunity to sample the diversity of BC’s dance scene. Entertaining, informative and suitable for all ages, each show combines performance with artist talkbacks.
Performances take place at 12 noon and last one hour, including the artist talkback, at Scotiabank Dance Centre in Vancouver. For full details visit www.thedancecentre.ca.
Discover Dance! 2011-2012 season
Louis Riel Métis Dancers Thursday September 29, 12 noon
Métis dances are among the most joyful and celebratory of Aboriginal dances in Canada, with a distinctive heritage stemming from the blending of European and First Nations cultures. The Louis Riel Métis Dancers will perform a selection of jigs, reels and polkas that are guaranteed to get your toes tapping!
Aché Brasil Thursday October 27, 12 noon
The vibrant culture, music and dances of Brazil take the stage in a thrilling program of Afro-Brazilian dance and capoeira - a fusion of dance and martial arts, whose amazing acrobatics are performed in a whirring circle of movement, singing and percussive musical rhythms.
Spanish Passion Productions Thursday November 17, 12 noon
Choreographer and director Eleonora Acuña and her company of dancers bring the brilliance, expressiveness and passion of flamenco to life in Dos Amores – From Classical to Modern Flamenco: a performance which traces the evolution of the art form and its many rich cultural influences.
Strathcona Chinese Dance Company Thursday February 23, 12 noon
Founded in 1973, Strathcona Chinese Dance Company has blossomed into a world-renowned folkloric dance troupe. The company will showcase the range and diversity of Chinese dance, from the elegance of the classical style to the exuberance of ethnic folk dances.
Vancouver Tap Ensemble Thursday March 29, 12 noon
Heyday pays homage to Vancouver’s iconic The Cave Supper Club, staging work by some of the tap legends who appeared there in the 1950s. Tapping out intricate combinations to jazz rhythms, effortlessly mixing technical skill with musicality and charm, the dancers will take you back to a magical bygone era.
The 605 Collective Thursday April 26, 12 noon
Fusing contemporary, hip hop, and martial arts to create athletic, energetic works with a cool urban vibe, the 605 Collective burst on to the dance scene five years ago and is regarded as one of Canada’s most exciting young dance companies. This performance will feature excerpts from the Collective’s hotly anticipated new work, Inheritor Album.
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