mörkö: audio and animation performance
co-presented with Mörkö Projects
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | 9PM
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | 7PM & 9PM
Russian Hall (600 Campbell Avenue)
Tickets: $10 regular/$5 students
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mörkö is an interdisciplinary performance integrating sound by Emma Hendrix and live animation by Cindy Mochizuki with direction by James Long.
Based on a collection of interviews from Vancouver residents around ‘monsters’, the artistic team builds a landscape using only the audio recordings and objects found in a basement closet of Mochizuki’s childhood home.
The sound and moving images shape a portrait of a city through the ‘monstrous’- a space, creature or thing of fear that we often conjure in our everyday lives when faced with the unknown.
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Join us for an evening filled with awe and wonder as Phoenix presents the rarely-heard Luminosity by James Whitbourne, a brilliant work for choir, organ, tanpura, viola and percussion. Also on the programme is an achingly beautiful setting of Sara Teasdale’s There Will Be Rest by Frank Ticheli.
8:00pm Saturday, March 17, 2012
Holy Rosary Cathedral, 646 Richards St., Vancouver
Dance collides with science in Experiments, Gail Lotenberg’s exciting new work for her company LINK Dance. A collaboration with four ecologists – specialists in the study of movement and behaviour – the work combines fluent dancing with sound, light and video, to investigate how two separate disciplines embrace logic, experimentation and creativity. In this special presentation for the Discover Dance! noon series, Lotenberg introduces excerpts from the work and leads a dialogue with the audience around the concepts which drive it.
The exciting young dancers of the renowned Goh Ballet Youth Company perform a rich selection of classical ballets for the October edition of The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance! noon series. The company is comprised of senior students from Vancouver’s internationally-renowned Goh Ballet Academy, which has produced five generations of notable dancers and international prize winners since its inception in 1978: its graduates dance with leading companies across North America, Europe and Asia. The program will feature excerpts from Anna-Marie Holmes’s critically acclaimed Nutcracker as well as original contemporary choreography, the signature Red Ribbon Dance and other works ranging from the classical repertoire to modern works by the choreographers of today.
Thursday October 28 at 12 noon at Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver. Tickets www.ticketstonight.ca Info www.thedancecentre.ca
One of Vancouver’s most distinctive and compelling dance artists brings an evocative new work to the stage in the opening performance of The Dance Centre’s Global Dance Connections contemporary dance series. Helen Walkley’s How is sleep beautiful? is a richly-textured memoir which explores wishes and dreams, love and aspiration, family and confusion, and death as a transformation. In a career spanning three decades, Walkley has become known for creating original and deeply felt works, and for her extraordinary stage presence and eloquent, supple dancing. Created in collaboration with composer James Maxwell, lighting designer John Webber and sculptor John Noestheden, How is sleep beautiful? is her first full-length work since 2006.
At Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver.
Tickets $28/$20 from www.ticketstonight.ca
The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance! noon series leaps into a new season with Shiamak’s Bollywood Jazz. India’s top choreographer, Shiamak Davar has revolutionized modern Indian dance through his choreography for Bollywood blockbusters and his international teaching institute. The Shiamak’s Bollywood Jazz Team, Vancouver will showcase Davar’s dynamic fusion of Western jazz and hip hop with Indian dance techniques, in a performance bursting with energy and fun.
Tickets $10/$8 from 604.684.2787 www.ticketstonight.ca
From contemporary to flamenco and salsa to hula hooping, Vancouver celebrates International Dance Day with a series of events at Scotiabank Dance Centre which highlights the diversity of BC’s dance scene. Free events include open rehearsals and classes with Spanish Passion Productions, Dance 4U, Pixie Hoops, SVS Style, No Hitting Collective, and Co. ERASGA. Two performances showcase the highly physical style of contemporary dance of Vancouver company MovEnt, at 12 noon and 8pm. Tickets from Tickets Tonight: 604 684 2787 www.ticketstonight.ca.
Full schedule of events: www.thedancecentre.ca
A “striking percussionist -- in more ways than one” (Mark Swed, LA Times), Vancouver New Music is pleased to welcome Kuniko Kato back to Vancouver. Kato’s exciting and highly virtuosic solo performances have earned her an international reputation as one of the most promising new percussionists in the world, and have garnered attention from the likes of Seiji Ozawa, Toru Takemitsu, James Wood, Steve Reich, Keiko Harada, Franco Donatoni and others. Kuniko Kato will perform excerpts from her Sound Space Experiments on specially constructed steel drums - a concert that is not to be missed! Free artist chat at 7pm.
Single tickets - $25/$15; available from Sikora’s Classical Records (432 West Hastings), Tickets Tonight (604.684.2787 or www.ticketstonight.ca; surcharges apply) and at the door.
Pass for all 3 concerts - $65/$30; available only through Vancouver New Music (837 Davie Street or 604.633.0861) and at the door.
The energy and excitement of New York inspires Day Helesic’s Around the Block, a full-length dance work reflecting the spirit of the city and the people who live there. Four dancers travel the streets of Manhattan in a desire to find connection within the chaos, in a physical essay of boldness and intensity. With a driving original score by Marc Stewart, lighting by Rob Sondergaard and striking film by Aren Hansen and Reva Quam, Around the Block is a work of physical devotion and harnessed energy. The dancers are original cast members Day Helesic, Amber Funk Barton and Shay Kuebler, here joined by James Gnam.
Presented by The Dance Centre and MovEnt.
Tickets from 604.684.2787 www.ticketstonight.ca
The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance! noon series showcases the brilliant footwork and breathtaking virtuosity of flamenco, with an exhilarating performance by Flamenco Rosario. Flamenco Ayer Y Hoy (Then and Now) traces the development of this dance form with a program of traditional and contemporary flamenco, introduced by Artistic Director Rosario Ancer and Musical Director Victor Kolstee and performed by company dancers.
Tickets $10/$7 from www.ticketstonight.ca. Info: www.thedancecentre.ca.