The Dance Centre presents the Discover Dance! series
Vancouver Pars National Ballet
Iranian traditional and folkloric dances
The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance! series features the vibrant beauty of Iranian traditional and folkloric dances, with a performance by the Vancouver Pars National Ballet. The company is highly regarded for its work preserving Iranian culture through folk and traditional dances, as well as new creations. A whirlwind of movement, intoxicating music, and colourful costumes, the program will include dances from some of the many regions, ethnic groups and cultures of Iran.
Vancouver Pars National Ballet was founded in 1989 by Azita Sahbjam, who had trained and performed with the Pars National Ballet in Tehran. After the Iranian revolution dance was no longer permitted in Iran, and Azita emigrated to Canada, where she has continued to share her passion for dance and the preservation of Iranian folk dances. The company performs regularly in the Greater Vancouver region, and has also toured across Canada, and to the US, Europe, and China.
Thursday October 10, 2019 at 6.30pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver
Tickets: $22/$18 students, seniors, children
Tickets Tonight 604.684.2787 www.ticketstonight.ca
Info: 604.606.6400 www.thedancecentre.ca
2019-2020 Discover Dance! season:
Thursday September 19, 12 noon Shiamak’s Bollywood Jazz
Thursday October 10, 6.30pm Vancouver Pars National Ballet
Thursday November 14, 12 noon + 6.30pm Vancouver Tap Dance Society
Thursday March 5, 12 noon + 6.30pm Immigrant Lessons
Thursday April 16, 12 noon Shot of Scotch Vancouver
Thursday May 14, 12 noon Sujit Vaidya
The Dance Centre was established in 1986 as a resource centre for dance professionals and the public in British Columbia, and 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, one of Canada’s leading dance facilities, and works to promote BC dance.
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Media release and image provided by Heather Bray, The Dance Centre. Feature image: Vancouver Pars National Ballet courtesy of VPNB.