Babel 7.16

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DanceHouse, in partnership with Digidance, presents the Canadian digital broadcast of Babel 7.16 from Belgian choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet. Using the biblical story of the Tower of Babel as its jumping off point, this new version of the duo’s critically acclaimed 2010 work, Babel(words), gathers 22 dancers from 15 nations onstage in an exploration of the complexity, chaos and possibilities...

NEXT: New Dance in Development

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NEXT: New Dance in Development is a residency and live stream sharing of works in progress from emerging Canadian choreographers. The live stream portion takes place on Dec. 15 at 4pm PT / 7pm ET. This is a national initiative in support of the Canadian dance community, and the works to be presented by these emerging creatives will give viewers a glimpse...

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Via Kanana

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DanceHouse, in partnership with Digidance, announces the North American premiere of the digital broadcast of South African dance company Via Katlehong and contemporary choreographer Gregory Maqoma’s Via Kanana, streaming in Canada. Eight dancers aim to combine the traditional, high-energy dance form of Pantsula (born out of South African protest) with tap, step and gumboot - a miners' dance based on...

Revisor

Vancouver Playhouse 600 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC

When a sneaky bureaucrat undoes the corrupt officials of a provincial city, out of a heaping trash-pile of bad behaviour — lust, greed, fear and mendacity — emerges a warped yet prescient image of our current state. Revisor's aim is to be a funhouse mirror, a horror show, a comedy that is no longer funny. More than just an excoriating...

$35 – $94

winter guests: Story, story, die.

Vancouver Playhouse 600 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC

The rules of the game are simple. Like and be liked. Kill or be killed. Under the direction of choreographer Alan Lucien Øyen, Norway’s dance/theatre company winter guests attempts to deconstruct contemporary pathologies of need and narcissism.  Taking inspiration from the performer’s real-life experiences, solo work and group dynamics try to lay bare the brutal cost of social rituals. With...

$35 – $94