The Dance Centre presents the Discover Dance! series
Dancers of Damelahamid
The November edition of The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance! series features a performance by the Dancers of Damelahamid, an Indigenous dance company from the Northwest Coast of BC, with a rich history of masked dance which inspires compelling performances. Spirit and Traditionshares the treasures of the company’s heritage, through dramatic dance, captivating narrative, intricately carved masks and elaborate regalia, bridging the ancient with a living tradition. The performance will be followed by a moderated artist talkback.
Dancers of Damelahamid is founded upon over five decades of extensive work of song restoration. Since 2003, it has established itself as a pre-eminent professional Indigenous dance company, producing several theatre-based productions, and creating newly choreographed dance works. The company has produced the annual Coastal First Nations Dance Festival since 2008. Full-length works include Setting the Path (2004), Sharing the Spirit (2007) and Visitors Who Never Left (2009). Newly-created works include Spirit and Tradition (2010), Spirit Transforming (2012), In Abundance(2014) and Flicker (2016). www.damelahamid.ca
Thursday November 22, 2018 at 12 noon
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St (at Granville), Vancouver
Tickets $15/$13 students, seniors and children from Tickets Tonight 604.684.2787 www.ticketstonight.ca
Info: 604.606.6400 www.thedancecentre.ca
The Dance Centre was established in 1986 as a resource centre for dance professionals and the public in British Columbia, and now offers 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.
2018-2019 Discover Dance! season:
November 22 Dancers of Damelahamid
March 14 South Asian Arts
April 18 Ballet BC
May 16 Jacky Essombe
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Discover Dance! Media sponsors: OMNI Diversity Television, City TV, Vancouver Courier
Official hotel sponsor: Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown Hotel & Suites
The operations of The Dance Centre are supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, the BC Arts Council, and the City of Vancouver through the Office of Cultural Affairs.
The Dance Centre
Scotiabank Dance Centre, Level 6, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver BC V6B 2G6 Tel 604 606 6400 www.thedancecentre.ca
Feature image by: Chris Randle