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PuSh International Performing Arts Festival 2019 26 Works. 24 Companies. 13 Countries. Three weeks of radical theatre, innovative dance, experimental music & experience beyond definition (Venues across Vancouver, Jan. 17–Feb. 3)
Company 605: Loop, Lull featuring the company’s trademark hyper-physical style highlights effort, tension, exertion and risk. (The Dance Centre, Vancouver, Jan. 21-22 and 28-29)
Liu Kuan-Hsiang: Kids is a tribute by the Taiwanese choreographer and dancer to his late mother: it draws on recordings of conversations between them during her last days, which touch on family memories, illusion and reality, and her impending passing (Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver, Jan. 24-26
MAN Using only a small sitting stool as his partner, award-winning dancer Sudesh Adhana embodies the struggles of a bicultural identity (The Port Theatre, Nanaimo, Jan. 29)
Victoria Hunt: Copper Promises - Hinemihi Haka Australian dance artist’s spellbinding solo embodies the cultural and physical journey of Hinemihi – a female ancestor, but also a ceremonial meeting house connected with their own Maori cultural heritage (The Dance Centre, Vancouver, Jan. 31-Feb. 2)
ILBIJERRI Theatre Company (Australia): Blood on the Dance Floor Provocative Indigenous Australian artist sheds light on the ongoing stigma, discrimination and silence around HIV/AIDS for Indigenous communities. Presented by DanceHouse, SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs, and Talking Stick Festival (SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Vancouver, Feb. 6-9)
Coppélia: A Comedy with Love Canada's Ballet Jorgen (CBJ) presents one of its most popular family ballets. The mysterious Dr. Coppélius, a lonely and disillusioned toymaker, wishes to bring a perfect doll to life (Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, Duncan, Feb. 15)
Coppélia: A Comedy with Love See description above (The ACT Arts Centre, Maple Ridge, Feb. 15)
Ying Yun (英云), Wen Wei Dance’s latest choreographic creation, a timely work born at a heated time in the trajectory of gender discourse, raises the platform of choreographing to the female performers (Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver, Feb. 19-23)
Kidd Pivot: Revisor (SOLD OUT) DanceHouse presents the world premiere of Kidd Pivot’s Revisor, a dance/theatre hybrid, mixing classic farce and the forces of radical change to craft a concoction that confounds expectations (Vancouver Playhouse, Feb. 20–23)
Bharata natyam performed by Kiruthika Rathanaswami presented by Mandala Arts & Culture Society (Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver, Mar. 7-8)
2019 Vancouver International Dance Festival Features Canadian premieres from Japan’s Dairakudakan and Taiwan’s Tjimur Dance Theatre; three world premieres from Vancouver’s own Vision Impure, Olivia C. Davies, and Lesley Telford; two West Coast premieres from Manuel Roque (Montreal) and 10 Gates Dancing (Ottawa); as well as free performances by V'ni Dansi and Harbour Dance ITP & Platform. (Vancouver, Mar. 8-30)
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