Events

Studio showing at Scotiabank Dance Centre/photo Chris Randle

Talks, Workshops, Studio Showings

January 2018

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PRESENTATION
Kasandra Flamenco Ensemble: Solo Flamenco
With Artist-in-Residence Kasandra La China (dancer), Davide Sampaolo (cajon, percussionist), Jake Lee "Chinito" (guitarist) and Stephanie Pedraza (singer). 
Solo Flamenco presents flamenco in its purest traditional form, the cuadro. A cuadro is a flamenco group that includes a dancer, guitarist, singer and percussionist.
Sunday January 14, 2-3pm
Tickets at the door: suggested donation $10

February 2018

STUDIO SHOWING
12 Minutes Max: Kevin Fraser, Olivia Shaffer, Damarise Ste Marie, Sujit Vaidya
Tuesday February 20, 6-7.30pm
Free

STUDIO SHOWING
DanceLab: Margaret Grenier/Dancers of Damelahamid
The Dancers of Damelahamid are developing a new multi-media dance work, Mînowin, that integrates narrative, movement, song, and multi media design, connecting to landscapes from contemporary perspectives of customary Indigenous dance forms. Mînowin describes how we clarify direction, as we recover and reinterpret the teachings that define and redefine who we are, and that are accessed through story, dance and song. The piece will explore the moments where we connect with one another, moments that bring new life into our artistic practices, the upheaval and rebalancing, and places of renewal for each generation as we redefine ourselves.
Collaborators: Dramaturge - Peter Espiritu (Fiji/Hawaii); Collaborating Director - Charles Koroneho (New Zealand); Collaborating Designer - Andy Moro; New media - Sammy Chien; Gitxsan Elder/Language - Betsy Lomax; Cree Elder/Language - Lawrence Trottier
Sunday February 25, 4-5pm
Free

TALK
The Talking, Thinking, Dancing Body
The Talking, Thinking, Dancing Body (TTDB) is a facilitated conversation about aesthetics, context and artistic process. Initiated in 2012 by Lee Su-Feh, it encourages speaking about performance from an awareness of our bodies as well as the world it lives in. It unabashedly interrogates the body in performance through a lens that is concerned with anti-colonialism, anti-racism and feminism. The 2017-18 season sessions will be facilitated by Justine Chambers, Sadira Rodriguez and Lee Su-Feh, scribed by Alexa Mardon. Hosted by battery opera performance in partnership with The Dance Centre.
Tuesday February 27, 5-7pm
Free

March 2018

STUDIO SHOWING
Artist-in Residence: Helen Walkley
Details TBA
Thursday March 1, 5-6pm
Free

TALK
The Talking, Thinking, Dancing Body
Tuesday March 27, 5-7pm
Free

April 2018

TALK
The Talking, Thinking, Dancing Body
Tuesday April 10, 5-7pm
Free

STUDIO SHOWING
12 Minutes Max: artists TBA
Tuesday April 24, 6-7.30pm
Free

Photo: Chris Randle