Vancouver celebrates International Dance Day

Sunday April 29, 2018 12 noon-7pm

Various downtown Vancouver locations

Free admission

Info 604 606 6400 www.thedancecentre.ca

 

The Dance Centre presents free events celebrating the art of dance for International Dance Day, featuring flamenco at the Vancouver Public Library, contemporary dance at Scotiabank Dance Centre, and street dance with students from Windermere Secondary School outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.

 

Initiated in 1982 by UNESCO, International Dance Day is marked annually on April 29 with events across Canada and around the world. The date commemorates the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), regarded as the founder of modern ballet.

 

Schedule of Events

 

12-12.30pm Mozaico Flamenco A performance of passionate and virtuosic flamenco: the company has been a moving force in the world of Spanish dance for over 40 years, pushing the artistic envelope, and fusing dance, music and culture.

Vancouver Public Library Main Concourse, 350 West Georgia St

 

1-1.30pm Urban Youth Blast Students from Windermere Secondary School hit the street for a dynamic hip hop routine created with OURO Collective.

Vancouver Art Gallery South Plaza, Robson St between Howe and Hornby

6-7pm Lesley Telford/Inverso Spooky Action is inspired by Einstein’s famous phrase referring to particles that are so closely linked, they share the same existence. A collaboration with poet/performer Barbara Adler, this intricate ensemble work weaves together contemporary dance, poetic storytelling and original composition to probe the mysterious ways we act on each other’s lives.

Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St

 

The Dance Centre was established in 1986 as a resource centre for dance professionals and the public in British Columbia, and has evolved into a multifaceted organization offering a range of activities unparalleled in Canadian dance. The Dance Centre offer programs and resources supporting the professional development of artists, presents public performances and events, manages Scotiabank Dance Centre, Canada’s flagship dance facility, and works to promote BC dance.

 

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