The Dance Centre announced its 2015-2016 season that includes artists working across a wide spectrum of contemporary and cultural genres.
Opening the season in September is Project Soul + South Asian Arts, a program combining hip hop and bhangra. Part of the popular noon hour Discover Dance! series that combines performance, question-and-answer sessions with the artists, the series continues through April with a diverse range of dance genres including tap, Northwest Coast First Nations mask dancers, Chinese, and flamenco.
In The Dance Centre’s Global Dance Connections, the contemporary dance series opens in October with Vancouver’s Co.ERASGA and Pichet Klunchun Dance Company coming together for Unwrapping Culture, a reflection on personal and cultural identity. Highlighting the international nature of the series, The Dance Centre welcomes choreographers from around the world including Belgian choreographer Jan Martens, French-Algerian choreographer Nacera Belaza, and Britain’s Aakash Odedr.
In November The Dance Centre celebrates a milestone with the 10th biennial Dance In Vancouver, tha a showcase of performances over five days highlighting the recent hits from British Columbia’s contemporary dance companies.
November continues to be a a busy month as the dance moves to the Holiday Inn in downtown Vancouver for M/Hotel, a site-specific piece for small audiences from battery opera’s David McIntosh, and choreographer and dancer Shay Kuebler then blends martial arts, hip hop and contemporary dance in Glory.
Also playing in November is a slow awkward from brothers Aryo and Arash Khakpour, a re-mounting of MascallDance’s The Three Cornered Hat, and the multi-disciplinary plaything created and performed by MACHiNENOiSY’s Delia Brett. The month closes with Speaking in Ligeti, a collaboration between contemporary choreographer Martha Carter and the Microcosmos String Quartet, all set to the music of Hungarian composer György Ligeti.
In April, The Dance Centre marks UNESCO’s International Dance Day with a program that will celebrate the vitality and diversity of dance in Vancouver. Closing the season in June, The Dance Centre presents a selection of works from its 12 Minutes Max series featuring new works lasting twelve minutes or less.
For more information on The Dance Centre and its 2015-2016 season visit http://thedancecentre.ca.