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Eury Chang

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Eury Chang is a Vancouver-based writer, performer, and dance dramaturge. He is currently the Artistic Director of Creative Dominion, an interdisciplinary performance company, and the Editor of Ricepaper magazine (literary arts and culture). 

Eury Chang's Work

 

Festival Roundup

Dancing on the Edge: Festival of Contemporary Dance By Eury Chang

Since 1988, the Dancing on the Edge festival (DOTE) has been presented at the Firehall Arts Centre and a growing number of partner venues throughout Vancouver. As the city’s longest-running contemporary dance festival, DOTE serves the professional dance milieu through an eclectic program consisting of full-length, mixed bill and site-specific dance works. This year a mixture of emerging, established, local and visiting dancers took to the stage and, like previous years, there seemed to be no particular or overarching aesthetic. However, it would be safe to say that innovative, experimental and works-in-progress foregrounded the entire event. I ventured out to view a handful of such works, which left me with the some lasting impressions.

 

Playing with Dragons

Orchestrating a cultural collision By Eury Chang Here Be Dragons, Non Plus Ultra Henry Daniel

Here Be Dragons is comprised of a highly talented, international ensemble of performers from Vancouver and Barcelona. As stated on choreographer Henry Daniel’s website, the methodology behind the production is to “design a new intellectual framework for research/creation in choreographic practice that deploys and foregrounds intersections of difference.”

 

The Relevance of Character/s 

By Eury Chang James and Natalie: Study #1, Vancouver vs Vancouver Plastic Orchid Factory, MACHiNENOiSY

Mixed-bill evenings always strike me as ideal opportunities to compare different aesthetics, and that was certainly the case here, with two Vancouver companies – Plastic Orchid Factory and MACHiNENOiSY – presenting what was originally intended to be two duets

 

Moments Captured 

By Kaija Pepper, Eury Chang, Alana Gerecke, Mary Theresa Kelly, Sarah Todd Dancing on the Edge 2010  Dancing on the Edge

Capsule reviews by various writers, capturing the essence of the festival.

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