DanceHouse gears up for another season of world class international dance from six companies and four continents

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DanceHouse 2019/2020 season | Vancouver Playhouse and Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | October 2019 - May 2020

Collaborative partnerships, genre fusions, and diversity highlight the 2019-2020 DanceHouse season, which is set to open with Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Spirit October 25-26. Bangarra, one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander dance companies, will present a selection of works from their 30-year history. Bangarra Dance Theatre is presented in partnership with Dancers of Damelahamid.

As Jim Smith, DanceHouse Artistic and Executive Director, explains, “We strive to present works with a unique and compelling perspective that simultaneously entertain and challenge our preconceptions. Vancouver audiences will be inspired by the artists’ athleticism, artistry, diversity of styles, and dedication to inclusiveness.”

Along with Bangarra, DanceHouse audiences will be introduced to three other new companies: Montreal-based collective The 7 Fingers, in collaboration with Artcirq of Igloolik and Taqqut Productions of Iqaluit, bring their innovative work Unikkaaqtuat, combining ancestral Inuit practices with circus arts (co-presented with The Cultch); Montreal’s RUBBERBANDance Group will inspire audiences with their fusion of break-dancing, ballet, and dance theatre in Ever So Slightly; and, in a co-presentation with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs & in partnership with Vancouver International Flamenco Festival, Spain’s Compañía Rocío Molina will show off their contemporary Flamenco flair in Fallen from Heaven (Caída del Cielo).

Returning to DanceHouse after two previous stunning appearances, Brazil’s Grupo Corpo will showcase their athletic, Afro-Brazilian style in a mixed program including Gira, described as an “homage to dance as a conduit to the divine.” Also returning after their DanceHouse debut in 2018 is New York tap powerhouse company Dorrance Dance, presented in partnership with the Vancouver Tap Dance Society. ETM: Double Down is a celebration of ETM (Electronic Tap Music) which uses electronic tap boards to turn the entire stage into an instrument to be played by the feet.  

Full details and dates can be found at DanceHouse.ca.

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