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February 2019

Blood on the Dance Floor

February 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until February 9, 2019

SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Jacob Boehme in ILBIJERRI Theatre Company’s production of Blood on the Dance Floor. Photo by Dorine Blaise.

Rooted in Aboriginal Dance, theatre, and storytelling, this award-winning work, written and performed by Jacob Boehme, choreographed by Mariaa Randall, and directed by Isaacc Drandic, is based on the deeply personal experience of Boehme, a renowned dancer, writer, and choreographer from the Narangga and Kaurna nations of South Australia. Blood on the Dance Floor unapologetically shares Boehme’s emotionally honest story of gay, Blak, and poz identities; and explores the struggle, heartache, and enduring spirit of someone living at the intersection…

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12 Minutes Max

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6 Canada
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Free

Featuring new works in progress by Carolina Bergonzoni, Alexa Mardon, Caldonia Walton, and Sapiens Sapiens (Lucus Wilson-Bilbro). The Dance Centre’s 12 Minutes Max program aims to foster experimentation and the development of new dance works, along with critical feedback and community dialogue. The artists will share and discuss their work in an informal studio showing.

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Ying Yun

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until February 23, 2019

Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6 Canada
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This timely work, born at a heated time in the trajectory of gender discourse, raises the platform of choreographing to the female performers. The creative process involves a series of dialogues between Ying Yun’s dancers and Artistic Director Wen Wei Wang, with the aim of translating their stories into movement. Ying Yun is the name of Wang’s mother (Ying means Hero & Yun means Cloud), who passed away from ovarian cancer four years ago. A significant influence on his becoming an…

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12th Annual Coastal Dance Festival

February 20
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 24, 2019

Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street
New Westminister, BC Canada
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Dancers of Damelahamid presents the 12th annual Coastal Dance Festival (formerly Coastal First Nations Dance Festival), a celebration of Indigenous stories, song, and dance from Canada and abroad. Audiences will be treated to a dynamic selection of Northwest Coast and international Indigenous artistry through ancestral and innovative performances, and educational offerings. Highlights include the world premiere of an excerpt of Dancers of Damelahamid’s Mînowin, a new commission from the National Arts Centre’s inaugural National Creation Fund, Australia’s Jo Clancy and the Wagana Aboriginal Dancers, and Montreal’s Émilie Monnet and Nahka…

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Ying Yun

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until February 23, 2019

Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6 Canada
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This timely work, born at a heated time in the trajectory of gender discourse, raises the platform of choreographing to the female performers. The creative process involves a series of dialogues between Ying Yun’s dancers and Artistic Director Wen Wei Wang, with the aim of translating their stories into movement. Ying Yun is the name of Wang’s mother (Ying means Hero & Yun means Cloud), who passed away from ovarian cancer four years ago. A significant influence on his becoming an…

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12th Annual Coastal Dance Festival

February 21
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 24, 2019

Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street
New Westminister, BC Canada
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Dancers of Damelahamid presents the 12th annual Coastal Dance Festival (formerly Coastal First Nations Dance Festival), a celebration of Indigenous stories, song, and dance from Canada and abroad. Audiences will be treated to a dynamic selection of Northwest Coast and international Indigenous artistry through ancestral and innovative performances, and educational offerings. Highlights include the world premiere of an excerpt of Dancers of Damelahamid’s Mînowin, a new commission from the National Arts Centre’s inaugural National Creation Fund, Australia’s Jo Clancy and the Wagana Aboriginal Dancers, and Montreal’s Émilie Monnet and Nahka…

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