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Pia Lo

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Pia Lo is a dance journalist who brings us stories that shape the dance world.  As a Dance Ambassador for the Canadian Dance Assembly, she took a 1-year sabbatical to explore the world through dance.  She has taken company class with Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, pirouetted on the Mariinsky stage in St. Petersburg, lost 8.5 hours dancing in Berghain in Berlin, found herself in the world of Pina Bausch in Wuppertal, watched Alexander Ekman set new choreography at Nederlands Dans Theater, dressed a Chippendale, shimmied with belly dancers of The Reda Troupe in Cairo and more.  She is trained in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop and tries new styles whenever she can.  In her other life, she holds a Finance degree and works at an international bank.  She has contributed to The Dance Current and Dance International.  More from Pia on her website GlobeDancer.com.

Pia Lo's Work

 

Habitual Gestures

By Pia Lo

Dancer, choreographer and teacher Meredith Kalaman

 

The Beauty of Life in Progress

Program 2 by Ballet BC By Pia Lo Program 2

Ballet BC’s Program 2 featured two world premieres by choreographer Medhi Walerski. Both exemplified the poetic beauty of life in progress.

 

Dancing on the Edge 2015: Part 2

MOVE: the company and Wen Wei Community Dancers By Pia Lo

Dancing on the Edge (DOTE) has been a mainstay of the Vancouver dance scene for the past twenty-seven years, presenting outstanding work of professional artists from Vancouver and elsewhere while giving an equal platform to emerging artists. For many, their premiere at DOTE is often in collaboration with established professionals that may lead to return appearances in subsequent years. The opportunity to witness an individual artist’s progression over multiple performances, year over year, is another rewarding quality of this festival.

 

Threshold

By Pia Lo EDAM Presents...

East Vancouver’s EDAM Dance premiered the six-show run of Threshold – the first in its choreographic series for the 2014-2015 season – with a sold-out evening at their intimate studios.

Studio Now

By Pia Lo

Capoeira Archè Brasil in Vancouver

 

The Dedication of "Edgers" 

By Kaija Pepper, Mary Theresa Kelly, Lori Henry, Pia Lo Dancing on the Edge  605 Collective, Robin Poitras, Troy Emery Twigg, Helen Husak, Deborah Dunn, Meredith Kalaman, Sophie Yendole & Various

Dancing on the Edge began at the same time as the west coast summer, but dance held its own next to the sun and houses were good – not full, but bustling.

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