Dances for a Small Stage presents Small Stage Canada. Photo: Derek Stevens Photography .
Dances for a Small Stage presents Small Stage Canada. Photo: Derek Stevens Photography .

From Dances for a Small Stage comes Small Stage Canada, a politically charged program of new music and dance creations, which gets its premiere in Vancouver before heading east. With organizers promising a bold and highly-theatrical performance with a no-holds commentary on Canada’s political climate, it seems the perfect fit for this pre-election season. Here are five reasons we think you should go:

[dropcap]1[/dropcap]The dancers will be performing a unique, politically charged program styled after Weimar Cabaret, a glamorous and enlightened performance style made popular in late 1920’s Germany.

[dropcap]2[/dropcap]This performance offers an exclusive preview of the piece that Dances for a Small Stage will be presenting at the Magnetic North Theatre Festival in Ottawa.

[dropcap]3[/dropcap]The Magnetic North Theatre Festival is a highly regarded, nationwide theatre event and it is not only a coup for Dances for a Small Stage to be performing at the festival, but a rare opportunity for Vancouver audiences to catch a glimpse of the performance.

[dropcap]4[/dropcap]The performance features many Vancouver favourites including Burgundy Brixx, Vanessa Goodman, and Chengxin Wei.

[dropcap]5[/dropcap]As with all of the Dances for a Small Stage productions, the show will take place on a small stage, allowing audiences to be fully immersed in the performance.

Small Stage Canada plays at The Emerald (555 Gore Ave, Vancouver) Jun 2-4. Visit http://smallstage.ca for tickets and information.