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Be Moved

May 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until May 25, 2019

One event on May 25, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Not many companies can boast that they perform works by some of the world’s leading contemporary dance practitioners. But Arts Umbrella Dance Company’s Season Finale, Be Moved, is a chance for audiences to see creations by acclaimed international, Canadian, and local Vancouver choreographers.

Be Moved offers audiences the chance to see work that is rarely performed in Canada. Each performances features the stunning contributions of over a dozen international dance artists, including luminaries such as Johan Inger (The Netherlands), Mats Ek (Sweden), and Crystal Pite (Vancouver).

“What is most extraordinary about our performances is the roster of international choreographers that come to Vancouver to create new works and set existing repertoire on our dancers,” Arts Umbrella Dance Company (AUDC) artistic director Artemis Gordon said. “The quality of the work being performed is exceptional, and these performances offer Vancouver audiences a glimpse into the international stage.”

The Arts Umbrella Dance Company is comprised of over 75 dancers who rehearse and perform throughout the year. One highlight of this season is the creation of a new work by Crystal Pite which will go on to be part of her premiere with the Paris Opera Ballet in their 2020 Season. An excerpt will be performed at Be Moved.

Arts Umbrella dancers have gone on to join illustrious companies in North America and Europe, such as Ballet BC, Nederlands Dans Theater and II, Göteborg Opera, and Batsheva I and II in Israel.

“The calibre of Arts Umbrella Dance Company performance is appreciated and valued by dance artists from around the world,” Gordon said.

An outstanding, must-see event in the Vancouver arts calendar, this end-of-year presentation represents the culmination of months of exploration and rehearsal for AUDC students.

“Be Moved offers audience-goers incomparable access to view works by international choreographers, many of which have never been previously performed on Vancouver stages,” Gordon said. “These extraordinary performances provide a glimpse into the future of international dance through the artistry of a dynamic group of emerging artists.”

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May 23, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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