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Andrea Rabinovitch

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Andrea Rabinovitch, an active member of the Edmonton arts scene before moving to Salt Spring Island in 2003 and then Vancouver in 2008, has made her living in dance and theatre as an arts reporter, educator, choreographer,  performer, publicist and administrator for over thirty years. Having been an arts reporter for Vue Magazine, See Magazine, and The Edmonton Journal, in Edmonton; for Aqua Magazine and Driftwood Publishing including the weekly column Arts Beat on the Rock on Salt Spring Island and in Vancouver, she writes for the Vancouver Observer and is excited to be writing for The Dance Current.

Andrea Rabinovitch 's Work

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.

 

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.

Building Dance in Vancouver

Four Vancouver artists weigh in By Andrea Rabinovitch

Four artists participating in The Dance Centre’s Dance In Vancouver showcase gathered recently to discuss the role of formal presentation and the current state of the dance community in Vancouver.

 

Living, Breathing, Sensing: 605 Collective

The Sensationalists By Andrea Rabinovitch The Sensationalists

Forget the fourth wall. In the world premiere of The Sensationalists, a collaboration between 605 Collective and Theatre Replacement, the first, second and third wall is also up for grabs. The seventy-five-minute piece explores the relationship between performer and audience, using dance, physical theatre and text while exploring every configuration that a proscenium stage with a lobby can provide.

 

Mixed Pairs

Dance and music collaborations challenge performers at Small Stage point 5 By Andrea Rabinovitch Small Stage point 5

Over the Valentine’s Day weekend, soggy Vancouverites entered the Emerald Supper Club and Cocktail Lounge in Chinatown for Small Stage point 5, a MovEnt production. The younger sister of Dances for a Small Stage, which started in 2002, Small Stage point 5 is Artistic Producer Julie-anne Saroyan’s way of bringing it back down to a small scale and creating collaborations between music and dance in a non-traditional sense.

 

Dancers Dwelling

By Andrea Rabinovitch Things Near and Far

Cohorts in the Vancouver dance scene, Anne Cooper, Ziyian Kwan and Ron Stewart have known and worked with each other for thirty years. But creating a concert together, things near & far at the Firehall Arts Centre, was a first. Choreographers Josh Martin and Tedd Robinson brought Dwelling, the title of both pieces, to fruition.

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