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Jay Hirabayashi

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.

Vinod Para and Xi Yi in Hari Krishnan's Holy Cow(s)! / Photo by Miles Brokenshire
 

Toppling Taboos by Taking On Sacred Cows

Holy Cow(s)! by Hari Krishnan By Aparita Bhandari Holy Cow(s)!

Hari Krishnan has always challenged simplistic notions of tradition. His latest work, Holy Cow(s)!, attempts to break up what Krishnan calls “false binaries”, informed by news headlines around the election of Donald Trump and stereotypes that Krishnan has had to deal with all his life.

 
Hari Krishnan, Jay Hirabayashi, Seán Curran, David Brick

Holy Cow(s)!

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
March 16 mars 2017
Contemporary, Bharatanatyam

 
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.

Researching Book of Love

This video captures the research for Book of Love, a new piece of choreography by Kokoro Dance’s Jay Hirabayashi, performed at EDAM Studio Theatre in Vancouver for EDAM’s choreographic series in May, 2015.

 
Peter Bingham, Claire French, Jay Hirabayashi

Footnotes

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
May 20-30 mai 2015
20, 22, 23, 27, 29 & 30 @ 8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary, Contact Improvisation

 
Barbara Bourget, Jay Hirabayashi

Life

Performance | Spectacle

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

 

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.

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