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 mixed nuts: tradition with a twist

mixed nuts: tradition with a twist

Mixed Nuts by Arts Umbrella Dance Company is a modern and engaging retelling of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker with a variety of dance styles from ballet and hip-hop, to ballroom, to the classic grand pas-de-deux (Vancouver Playhouse, December 14-16)

 Company 605

Company 605

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

 Victoria Hunt: Copper promises

Victoria Hunt: Copper promises

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)

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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