Viva Momix showcases the best of Momix's innovative repertoire


Viva Momix | Momix | DanceHouse | Vancouver Playhouse April 12 – 13, 2019

Impressive acrobatics, innovative props, and a playful sense of humour make Moses Pendleton’s Viva Momix a spectacular show that goes from strength to strength. While there is no narrative or theme connecting all the acts, the pace, variety, and virtuosity of this “best of” collection of 17 numbers, covering more than three decades of work, was enough to keep the audience mesmerized.  

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Marie Chouinard brings Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights to life in all its surreal, macabre glory


Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights | Compagnie Marie Chouinard | DanceHouse | Vancouver Playhouse | March 15-16, 2019

If there’s any dance company in the world that Hieronymus Bosch’s 500-year-old painting was made for, it’s Compagnie Marie Chouinard. Chouinard’s trademark nude forms have earned her a reputation as a bold choreographer whose works range from idyllic to sinister.

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Revisor explores the relationship between movement and meaning


Revisor | Kidd Pivot | DanceHouse | Vancouver Playhouse | February 20 – 23, 2019 | Canadian tour: Ottawa, Feb 27 – March 2, NAC Theatre; Toronto, March 7 – 10, 13 – 16, Canadian Stage; Montreal, April 3 – 6, Dance Danse

There are many standout lines in Revisor, Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young’s innovative dance-theatre hybrid, but the one that has stuck with me is also an apt summation of its theme: “I’m here to move a comma.”

In this tale of mistaken identity, corruption, and abuse of power based on Nikolai Gogol’s The Inspector General (Revizor in the original Russian), a commoner is mistaken as the “Revisor” (Tiffany Tregarthen) who has been sent “from head office” to investigate a political leader.

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Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba's Cuba Vibra! is a fusion of the rhythms, sounds and culture of Cuba


Cuba Vibra! | Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba | Massey Theatre | March 8, 2019

Vibrant colours; live music; and the rhythms and passion of Cuba. Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba fills the stage with dynamic energy and soulful music. Their enthusiasm is infectious, and the colourful, ever-changing costumes added to the effusive personalities on stage.

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