Our picks this week: a trio of dance

Black Like Me

Who: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
What: Black Like Me
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC)
When: November 20-21
Why: Part of the Chan Centre’s Beyond Words series, Jade Solomon Curtis takes a poignant and pointed look at historic and ongoing oppression. In this multidisciplinary solo work, Curtis forces us to confront important questions about language, history, and power through the lens of a singularly charged word. More information at chancentre.com.

Black Like Me
Black Like Me

Mînowin

Who: The Cultch
What: Mînowin
Where: The Cultch (1895 Venables St, Vancouver)
When: November 20-24
Why: Dancers of Damelahamid present a new multimedia dance work. Integrating narrative, movement, song, performance, and multimedia design, the full-length piece connects coastal landscapes with contemporary perspectives of customary Indigenous dance forms. More information at thecultch.com.

Mînowin
Mînowin. Photo by Anna Springate-Floch.

ᎦᏬᏂᏍᎩ ᏦᎢ Radio III

Who: Plastic Orchid Factory
What: ᎦᏬᏂᏍᎩ ᏦᎢ Radio III
Where: Left of Main (211 Keefer St, Vancouver)
When: November 24
Why: Plastic Orchid Factory presents this indigenous futuristic concert, described as a beautiful and uncomfortable dance performance and a perverse triangle of shifting power that seeks to be unfaithful to both minimalism and postmodern dance’s claims to so-called “neutrality”. More information at plasticorchidfactory.com.

ᎦᏬᏂᏍᎩ ᏦᎢ Radio III
ᎦᏬᏂᏍᎩ ᏦᎢ Radio III