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The Dance Centre presents Discover Dance! 2017/2018

  • September 21 - April 26
  • Scotiabank Dance Centre
  • 677 Davie St
    Vancouver, BC 6B 2G6
  • Admission: $14 Regular/$12 Student, Senior, Children, CADA Members / $10 Dance Centre Members
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The Dance Centre presents the Discover Dance! series
2017-2018 season

The Dance Centre’s Discover Dance! noon hour series is a great opportunity to sample the diversity of BC’s dance scene. Entertaining, informative and suitable for all ages, each show combines performance with artist talkbacks.

Performances take place on Thursdays at 12 noon at Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver.
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Historical Performance Ensemble
Thursday September 21 2017 12 noon
Experience the elegance, courtly manners and discreet wit of dance from centuries past. Historical Performance Ensemble presents authentically recreated social and theatrical European Baroque dances, incorporating beautifully constructed costumes, and entrancing music played onstage by specialists on reproductions of period instruments. The performers will demonstrate some of the intricate dances that preceded the development of ballet, from an era which was formative to the modern world.

Vancouver Tap Dance Society
Thursday October 12 2017 at 12 noon
Get set for VanTap Romp, a percussive extravaganza with a troupe of accomplished and entertaining dancers! Featuring guest artist Terry Brock and friends, this exhilarating program showcases the infectious rhythms, technical skill and musicality of tap, tracing its vibrant history and its contemporary innovations. The dancers will ‘lay down some iron’ and create a rhythmic conversation full of zest and charm.

Flamenco Rosario
Thursday November 30 2017 at 12 noon
A mainstay of Vancouver’s flamenco scene for over 25 years, Flamenco Rosario honours the authentic traditions of flamenco while nurturing the evolution of the art form through artistic experimentation, crossing boundaries of history and cultures. Celebrated Artistic Director Rosario Ancer and Musical Director Victor Kolstee lead a flamenco performance that is full of emotional power, technical brilliance and stirring music and singing.

OURO Collective
Thursday February 22 2018 at 12 noon
OURO Collective is fast gaining a reputation for its cool hybrid movement, fusing hip hop, waacking, breaking and contemporary dance. Its dynamic dancers hail from diverse backgrounds, and bring the drive and energy of street dance to the stage. The company will perform excerpts from TANGENT, which explores themes of private and public behaviour, self-absorption, and extreme individualism.

Mandala Arts and Culture
Thursday March 15 2018 at 12 noon
Classical Indian dance is famed for its beauty and complexity, and Mandala’s Artistic Director Jai Govinda has pioneered its growth and development in Canada. Govinda hosts this inspiring and informative presentation of bharata natyam, featuring leading dancers from his company, and highlighting the principal elements of the style: bha (bhava) emotion, ra (raga) melody, ta (tala) rhythm, and natyam (dancing).

Arts Umbrella Dance Company
Thursday April 26 2018 at 12 noon
The exceptional young dancers of the Arts Umbrella Dance Company represent the energy and skill of a new generation. Trained through Arts Umbrella’s renowned dance program, these talented dancers, many of whom will go on to dance professionally, will perform contemporary ballets created by choreographers from across Canada and around the world.

Discover Dance! tickets

Subscribe to all six shows for just $55.

Single tickets
$14 regular
$12 students, seniors, children
$12 CADA members (code required)
$10 Dance Centre members (code required)

Duration of each show: 60 minutes including artist talkback

Order by phone:
604.684.2787 x2 or toll-free 1.877.840.0457
Call Centre Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Call Centre is closed Good Friday March 30th
Additional $5 per order

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