Dance In Vancouver 2019
All take place at Scotiabank Dance Centre except where stated.
Dancers of Damelahamid Mînowin
Wednesday November 20 | 7.30pm
The Dancers of Damelahamid draw from Indigenous foundational stories to explore and redefine contemporary reflections of Indigenous identity. Mînowin integrates narrative, movement, song, and projections in a work about rebirth and transformation.
Thursday November 21 | 8pm
Noam Gagnon comprised one half of internationally-acclaimed duo The Holy Body Tattoo before forming his own company Vision Impure in 2006. Pathways is his latest work, a dynamic and powerful creation for 10 explosive performers.
Joe: A Solo Show
Friday November 22 | 8pm
Veteran choreographer and dancer Joe Laughlin’s Joe: A Solo Show is a touching and beautiful celebration of a mature artist’s talents, bringing together three solos created for him by Vancouver’s Amber Funk Barton, Montreal’s Gioconda Barbuto, and South Africa’s Vincent Mantsoe.
Raven Spirit Dance
Saturday November 23 | 2pm
Now in its 14th season, Raven Spirit Dance shares stories from an Indigenous worldview through contemporary dance. Gathering Light follows the journey of seed to flower, creating a sense of ritual and transformation. The work premiered at the Canada Dance Festival and has been presented across the country.
Saturday November 23 | 8pm
Joshua Beamish’s international career includes work for The Royal Ballet, Cape Town Opera, New York City Ballet principals Wendy Whelan and Ashley Bouder, Compania Nacional de Danza de Mexico, Cape Dance Company/South Africa, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and many more. Saudade is his emotional and highly personal work for six outstanding male dancers.
Sunday November 24 | 2pm
This exciting young collective uses hip-hop, waacking, breaking, popping, and contemporary dance as the foundation for new works. HAKO creates an interactive and immersive environment to watch, touch, and play in, challenging our relationship to technology.
Photo credits top to bottom: Derek Dix, Erik Zennstrom; Michael Slobodian; Chris Randle; Craig Foster; Jeff Hamada.