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Skin, Pain, Plastic and Paper

Kelly McInnes’s SHINY at the Vancouver International Dance Festival By Rachel Silver Maddock

Just how deep does the damage go? In SHINY Kelly McInnes gets to the guts of this question in a persistent and stealthy topic: the effects of the beauty standards inflicted on women through media.

 

Alien Rituals

10 Gates Dancing’s TRUST at the Vancouver International Dance Festival By Rachel Silver Maddock

The program describes the duet as a “requiem for wood and stone” – a “primitive mystery of vulnerability and transformation.” With or without these descriptions, the setup places us immediately inside some kind of ritual or spiritual journey, though its parameters and significance are unclear.

 

Shadows Against a Sunset

pataSola dance’s Rift By Olivia C. Davies

Responding to the ongoing worldwide struggle of violence against women and girls, pataSola dance has created a theatrical performance work that pays homage to victims and survivors, while offering a transformative experience of surrender and sanctity.

Molly McDermott in the work Kai Kairos, by Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi / Photo by Peter Eastwood
 

Diverse Expertise

Vancouver International Dance Festival By Andrea Rabinovitch Vancouver International Dance Festival 2017

Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) aims to grow appreciation for culturally diverse dance. In this review - works by Margaret Grenier, Karen Jamieson and Molly McDermott, as well as international company Dairakudakan.

Robert Binet and Karen Kain during a performance of The Dreamers Ever Leave You by Binet : Photo by Karolina Kuras
 

Winter Awards and News 2017

Holly Bright of Crimson Coast Dance Society was awarded one of two 2017 John Hobday Awards in Arts Management, Salomé Nieto won the 2017 VIDF Choreographic Award, Karen Kain, artistic director of The National Ballet of Canada (NBoC) has chosen to mentor Robert Binet, a choreographic associate of NBoC, as part of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Mentorship Program, Meredith Kalaman and Arash Khakpour received Dance Victoria’s Chrystal Dance Prize for Independent Dance Artsis, Katherine Semchuk won the New Work Award from Good Women Dance Collective. In other news, Ballet BC announced the appointment of John Clark as the company’s new Executive Director.

POST NO BILLS

Kitt Johnson presents an extended excerpt of her award-winning solo POST NO BILLS.

Foutrement

Infidelity, love, seduction, temptation and the the weight of love’s disillusionment – all themes in Montréal choreographer Virginie Brunelle’s Foutrement, on this week at the Vancouver International Dance Festival.

 
Vancouver International Dance Festival

Vancouver International Dance Festival

Festival | Festival

Various National
February 28-19 mars 2016
Various Days and Times | Spectacles à différentes dates et heures
Contemporary

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Dairakudakan’s work "Pseudo human/Super human" / Photo by Hiroyuki Kawashima
 
Dairakudakan

Pseudo human /Super human

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
March 8-9 mars 2019
8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary

Areli Moran in Serpentine / Photo by Adrian Morillo
 
Daina Ashbee

Serpentine

Installation | Installation

BC
March 27-30 mars 2019
5:00 | 17:00
Contemporary

Kelly McInnes

SHINY

Performance | Spectacle

BC
March 20-23 mars 2019
5:00 | 17:00
Multidisciplinary

Performers in Gathering Light / Photo courtesy of presenter
 
Raven Spirit Dance

Gathering Light

Performance | Spectacle

BC
March 13-16 mars 2019
5:00 | 17:00
Contemporary, Indigenous

Dairakudakan / Photo by Hiroyuki Kawashima
 
Dairakudakan

Pseudo human Super human

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
March 8-9 mars 2018
8:00 | 20:00
Butoh

Tjimur Dance Theatre / Photo by Maria Falconer
 
Tjimur Dance Theatre

Varhung~Heart to Heart

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
March 29-30 mars 2018
8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary, Indigenous

 
The Biting School

Disagreeable Tales

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
March 22-24 mars 2018
7:00 | 19:00
Contemporary

 
Ferenc Fehér

IMAGO

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
March 20-21 mars 2018
7:00 | 19:00
Contemporary

Goh Ballet Dancer / Image provided by presenter
 
Goh Ballet

Selections of Goh ballet Performances

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
March 15-17 mars 2018
7:00 | 19:00
Ballet

 
Lola Lince’s Experimental Dance Company

Studies and Fragments on Dreams

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
March 23-24 mars 2018
8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary

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