International Dance Day, The Intergalactic Nemesis & Hand Eye
International Dance Day, The Intergalactic Nemesis & Hand Eye

This week we celebrate International Dance Day, embark on an intergalactic adventure, and jam with eighth blackbird and Sleeping Giant

[dropcap]1[/dropcap]In 1982 the International Dance Council, a UNESCO partner agency, declared April 29 as International Day Dance. Designed to raise awareness and appreciation of all forms of dance, The Dance Centre continues its tradition of offering free dance performances throughout the day. Along with performances at its Scotiabank Dance Centre on Davie, there are public performances planned at the downtown branch of the Vancouver Public Library and the Vancouver Art Gallery plaza.

[dropcap]2[/dropcap]Described as a live-action graphic novel, The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth (Apr 30 & May 1) is a mash-up of genres. The show features three actors voicing dozens of characters, a Foley artist creating the sound-effects live on stage, a pianist playing the show’s score, and over 1,250 comic book panels  projected on a movie screen to tell its hilarious sci-fi adventure story.

[dropcap]3[/dropcap] Vancouver New Music brings together the Grammy Award-winning ensemble eighth blackbird and composer sextet Sleeping Giant for Hand Eye (Apr 30) an evening length work.