Chutzpah! Festival

The 2017 Chutzpah! Festival

February 16-March 13, 2017

Details and tickets:

Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg & Silvia Gribaudi
February 16-18, 2017 8pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver

A world premiere from the unique and captivating Vancouver’s Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg and Italy’s award-winning Silvia Gribaudi. In their collaborative new work empty.swimming.pool they collide and embrace while navigating the role of comedy as a catalyst to questions of gender, culture and language and understanding. Both these seriously funny women have crafted their own expert blends of physicality and characterization to create hilarious but poignant work, so when they join forces we are in for a treat!

Presented with The Dance Centre

Shay Kuebler / Radical System Art
February 18, 2017 8pm
February 19, 2017 1pmand 7pm
February 21, 2017 8pm
Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, Vancouver

Vancouver favourite, Shay Kuebler /Radical System Art brings us the world premiere of their completed and full-length version of TELEMETRY that also showcases Canadian tap virtuoso Danny Nielsen. Last year Chutzpah! audiences had a sneak preview of this work with Volume 1and left everyone wanting more! Now with this final full-length premiere of TELEMETRY we will share in a unique dance experience that mixes interactive sound and lighting with a physical language of swing, bebop jazz, and contemporary dance. TELEMETRY houses the human body as an antenna and satellite for sound, energy, and memory. Join these amazing Vancouver-based dancers – Shay Kuebler, Danny Nielsen, Lexi Vajda, Tyler Layton- Olson, Nicholas Lydiate, Maxine Chadburn and Alex Tam – in a powerful, fun and multi-faceted dance experience!

Yossi Berg & Oded Graf Dance Theatre
4Men, Alice, Bach and the Deer
February 25, 27 2017 at 8pm
February 26, 2017 2pm
Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, Vancouver

Hailing from TeI Aviv, choreographers Yossi Berg and Oded Graf have a well-deserved reputation for dance work that ranges from provocative to poignant. Their intensely physical and enticing approach excites audiences and critics alike. Since its premiere in Germany, their recent production of 4Men, Alice, Bach and the Deer has taken the world by storm. A humorous dark fantasy tells the tale of four men trying to find the ultimate “man” and daring to doubt his existence. It’s a delightful and original work that has been acclaimed by critics worldwide as “striking, unforgettable, poetic and surprising”.

Spellbound Contemporary Ballet
March 4, 8 2017 at 8pm
March 5, 2017 at 1pm and 7pm
Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, Vancouver

Spellbound Contemporary Ballet returns to Chutzpah! with their full-length production of Carmina Burana, choreographed by company Artistic Director Mauro Astolfi. The combination of Astolfi’s skillful choreography and Spellbound’s exquisite dancers accompanied by the powerful music of Carl Orff, Antonio Vivaldi and V. Caracciolo, makes for a memorable audience experience.

Presented with il Centro-the Italian Cultural Centre

Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion
March 11, 13 2017 at 8pm
March 12, 2017 at 7pm
Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, Vancouver

In their Western Canadian premiere, Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motionbrings a mixed repertoire of some of choreographer Kyle Abraham‘s most prolific works including The Gettin’, Quiet Dance and a world premiere excerpt.