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Molly McDermott in the work Kai Kairos, by Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi / Photo by Peter Eastwood
 

Diverse Expertise

Vancouver International Dance Festival By Andrea Rabinovitch Vancouver International Dance Festival 2017

Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) aims to grow appreciation for culturally diverse dance. In this review - works by Margaret Grenier, Karen Jamieson and Molly McDermott, as well as international company Dairakudakan.

 
Karen Kaeja, Allen Kaeja, Kate Alton, Jay Hirabayashi, Barbara Bourget, Jasmyn Fyffe

Porch View Dances Toronto

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
July 13-17 juillet 2016
13, 14, 15, 16 @ 7:00 | 19:00
Contemporary

 

After Thirty Years, Kokoro Dances the Book of Love

By Andrea Rabinovitch The Book of Love

The Book of Love is a dense, multi-layered exploration of filial love, sexual love, maternal love, violent love. Often tragic, sometimes hilarious, all elements combine to create a highly entertaining experience.

 

Festival Roundup

Dancing on the Edge: Festival of Contemporary Dance By Eury Chang

Since 1988, the Dancing on the Edge festival (DOTE) has been presented at the Firehall Arts Centre and a growing number of partner venues throughout Vancouver. As the city’s longest-running contemporary dance festival, DOTE serves the professional dance milieu through an eclectic program consisting of full-length, mixed bill and site-specific dance works. This year a mixture of emerging, established, local and visiting dancers took to the stage and, like previous years, there seemed to be no particular or overarching aesthetic. However, it would be safe to say that innovative, experimental and works-in-progress foregrounded the entire event. I ventured out to view a handful of such works, which left me with the some lasting impressions.

 
Barbara Bourget, Jay Hirabayashi

Life

Performance | Spectacle

BC
October 9-12 octobre 2013
8:00 | 20:00
Butoh, Contemporary, Japanese

 

Smart and Edgy, Brash and Hopeful 

By Kaija Pepper Dancing on the Edge  Dancing on the Edge 

Every Dancing on the Edge Festival needs at least one really edgy show to justify the festival’s name, and this twenty-third edition had two.

 

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a VIDF Dancer! 

By Mary Theresa Kelly Vancouver International Dance Festival  Vancouver International Dance Festival 

Although Peter Bingham has never been spotted changing disguise in a telephone booth, the mild-mannered choreographer of the mixed bill titled Life Sentences continues to fight for the truth of contact dance, creating work that is faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, with dancers who appear able to leap over tall buildings in a single bound.

Dance Centre announces Isadora Awards recipients

Isadora Awards for Excellence in Choreography, Excellence in Performance and Excellence in Teaching were awarded to Rosario Ancer,…

 

A Month of Dance in Vancouver 

By Rob Kitsos, Kaija Pepper Vancouver International Dance Festival  Vancouver International Dance Festival 

“Looking back over the month-long Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF), produced by Kokoro Dance Artistic Directors Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi, my strongest memory is of having a lot of fun,” says Kaija Pepper. 

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