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Serge Bennathan's Monsieur Auburtin

Dance review: Monsieur Aubertin is disconnected from its dance

When Serge Bennathan walks on stage and thanks the audience for attending Monsieur Aubertin, it is impossible not to connect with him. He is...

Dance review: art imitates life imitates art in TransMigration

Based on the life and art of native artist Norval Morrisseau, TransMigration blurs the lines between the man and his prolific work. Not quite...
Snakeskins plays as part of the 2015 Vancouver International Dance Festival

Dance review: Par B.L.eux’s Snakeskins is hypnotic

Snakeskins got off to an unusual start outside the Roundhouse theatre space as dancers Benoît Lachambre and Daniele Albanese constructed an enormous jigsaw puzzle....
Snakeskins plays as part of the 2015 Vancouver International Dance Festival

Snakeskins reflects on transformation, molting and decay

Unable to perform at last year’s Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) after breaking his arm while swimming with dolphins, Montréal-based performer and choreographer Benoît...
BODYTRAFFIC performs as part of the 15th Annual Chutzpah! Festival

Dance review: BODYTRAFFIC has a strong sense of heart

It's hard not to gush about BODYTRAFFIC. This company from Los Angeles are a skilled and heartful ensemble of dancers who are bringing new...
Idan Sharabi and Dancers with Vanessa Goodman

Dance review: Idan Sharabi and Dancers with Vanessa Goodman is a mixed bag

Idan Sharabi and Dancers with Vanessa Goodman is a mixed bag of both the captivating and the messy. With such a strong opener, it's too...
Miami City Ballet presents Balanchine

Dance review: Balanchine is music on stage

Miami City Ballet - founded and directed by Lourdes Lopez, a former Balanchine dancer - is one of America’s finest companies, and Balanchine interpreters....

how to be opens up the possibilities for dance and theatre

Boca del Lupo opens its 2015 Micro Performance Series (MPS) with how to be, a dance/theatre hybrid that explores how we think we “should be”,...
Backstage performs as part of the dance line-up at the 2015 Chutzpah! Festival

Chutzpah! celebrates a world of dance

It is a good time to be a dance fan in Vancouver. Following on the heels of the PuSh Festival, the Chutzpah! Festival plays...

Men en pointe and in tutus: Les Trocks returns to Vancouver after 30 years

Like many industries seemingly dominated by women, ballet began as a men-only activity.  As was the case with theatre actors and yogis, women were...

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