Vancouver’s DanceHouse will present a three-show season that includes two Canadian debuts, and the return of Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal.
“With DanceHouse’s ninth season we are pleased to be presenting work from Montreal, New York City and France to bring fresh and differing perspectives on the current state of the human condition and the art form called dance,” says DanceHouse producer, Jim Smith.
The DanceHouse season gets underway in October with the Canadian debut of New York City’s Jessica Lang Dance (Oct 28 & 29).The acclaimed American dance troupe presents a program of mixed repertoire that includes their latest work, The Thousand Yard Stare. This piece for nine dancers, set to a Beethoven string quartet, honours those affected by war.
In February 2017, DanceHouse welcomes back Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (Feb 24 & 25) with an international triple bill featuring Rouge, choreographed by Rodrigo Pederneiras of the Brazilian company Grupo Corpo, Kosmos by Greek choreographer Andonis Foniadaki, and Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili’s Mono Lisa.
The final show of the season comes from France as Compagnie Hervé Koubi presents What the Day Owes to the Night (Ce que le jour doit à la nuit) (Apr 7 & 8). Twelve Algerian and Burkina Faso dancers, mostly coming from street dance and hip-hop, perform in this contemporary dance work that takes its name from a 2008 novel by Algerian author Yasmina Khadra. Through his dancers, choreographer Hervé Koubi explores his own Algerian origins and journey in a piece that combines capoeira, martial arts, urban and contemporary dance with Islamic imagery.
Tickets for the DanceHouse 2016/2017 season are on sale now. Visit http://dancehouse.ca for more information.