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MIXED PROGRAM, Dance In Vancouver Festival

MIXED PROGRAM, Dance In Vancouver Festival

MIXED PROGRAM
Julianne Chapple + Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien + Marissa Wong + Shay Kuebler/Radical System Art

Scotiabank Dance Centre
677 Davie Street
Vancouver BC V6B 2G6
Saturday November 25, 1pm
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Julianne Chapple's trio Self Portrait is a complex and subtle study of identity and female self-image, drawing on depictions of women in art and the relationship with the spectator.
Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien's duet 8bitself meditates on abstract gesture. The performers move with hypnotic precision through a series of sculptural movements, punctuated by vivid sound and projections by multimedia artist Remy Siu.
A collaboration with musician Jamie Bradbury, Marissa Wong/TWObigsteps collective's Surrendurance investigates social behaviour as a series of complex patterns, and themes of spontaneity versus control, in a fluent and elegant work for five dancers.
Shay Kuebler/Radical System Art's solo Feasting on Famine (excerpt) traces one man’s journey through the extremes of bodybuilding and health fitness, exploring the symmetry between the human body, the corporation, and the excesses of capitalism.

The Saddest Girl At The Party

The Saddest Girl At The Party

SEASON LAUNCH | NEW WORKS AT NIGHT

September 21, 2017

Doors 7:30pm | Peformance 8:00pm

Annex, 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver

New Works is proud to launch our 20th season by featuring three duets by six talented, emerging female dance artists: Zhara Shahab and Katie Lowen; Erika Mitsuhashi and Francesca Frewer; Jessica Wilke and Laura Avery. This evening of performances is curated by local and nationally renowned choreographer and artist Justine A. Chambers.

Blue Crush by Katie Lowen and Zahra Shahab – An investigation of organic and plastic skins, and the ability to engulf, reveal, and conceal. Blue Crush explores the subversion of desire, the power of imitation, and the body in flux.

The Saddest Girl At The Party, by Francesca Frewer and Erika Mitsuhashi – An ode to the attempt and a lament for that which is given up on. Movement crafted into games and absurd scenarios composes this duet, that lies somewhere between playful and heartbreaking; but falling (maybe, almost) just shy of each.

i think you might be spilling, by Jessica Wilke and Laura Avery – An inquiry into tenderness as resilience, into labours of loving, and into our love affairs with our house plants and our moss gardens. The work attempts to stumble up against varying forms of intimacy-“romantic” and otherwise- that defy easy categorization and that sustain us.

Photo: Cara Tench

New Works at Night is an expansion of our Dance Allsorts program, and offers mixed programs of longer and full-length works at The Annex, through the support from the Pacific Theatre Grants Program. They are opportunities to present pieces that explore deeper themes and dance experiences that are important creative works to support and disseminate.

L I L A C, Romp Festival 2017

L I L A C, Romp Festival 2017

Farouche Collective brings Mahahila Patterson-O'Brien's work L I L A C to Suddenly Dance Theatre's  Romp Festival this July! 

MIXED INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM - IN THE MELTING POT

When: SATURDAY, JULY 15, 2017

Venue: Metro Studio Theatre (1411 Quadra Street)

Time: 7:30pm (doors open 7:00)

Duration: 75 minutes

  

Choreography by

DAVID EARLE (Guelph, ONT)

NAMJIN KIM (South Korea)

HOYEON KIM (South Korea)

MAHAILA PATTERSON-O'BRIEN (Vancouver, BC)

followed by

CAKE ON THE STAGE with THE MILLIES

 

L I L A C

Dancer: Felicia Lau

Sound: Remy Siu, Alex Mah

Original Projection Design: Remy Siu

Performed by: Erika Mitsuhashi 

Text: Jasmine O’Brien

L I L A C is a collaborative, interdisciplinary piece combining movement, text, sound and projection to explore the experience of a single sensory memory over time.

The lilacs

are beginning.

Begin again.

The story you tell

yourself.

Repeat it until it 

is only story

as if told by someone else.

Your scent is only a memory.

 

Biography:

Choreographer Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien is an emerging choreographer in Vancouver, BC. She studied at SFU School for the Contemporary Arts receiving her BFA (Hons). As a choreographer her work has been presented at multiple venues inside and out of SFU, this includes Project CPR, 12 Minutes Max, Dance Allsorts, Romp Festival 2015 (Victoria, BC), ASCENSION 2013 and 2014, SFU Dance Student Mainstage, Launch! Festival 2014, and Ignite Youth Festival 2013.

Working Class

Working Class

Contemporary Technique for Working Class, Training Society of Vancouver

When: July 5 and 7 10-11:30am

Location: Scotiabank Dance Centre 

Class Description:

For working class, I have structured a class that is an amalgamation of different training I have taken over the years. A “best of” different dance and movement techniques that provide dancers with a way of moving with strength and ease. We will systematically wake up our proprioception, beginning with some shaking and joint mobilization. As we warm into moving, we will work through floor, standing and travelling phrases all with a sensitivity to exploring different sequential possibilities of the body by utilizing weight, breath, release, engagement and a happy pelvis moving through space. We will work with guided improvisations with specific movement qualities as a way to observe muscular effort and embodiment.

I am curious about how each of our bodies carries so much movement history and how transference of information through the body affects each of us. I approach technique as a continuously growing library of information and I look forward to sharing my collection through TSV.

http://www.trainingsocietyofvancouver.ca/2017/05/30/erika-mitsuhashi/

ARTS ASSEMBLY: ACT 1 

ARTS ASSEMBLY: ACT 1 

 


April 27 / VIVO / 8:30pm-1:30am
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$15 entry / $25 entry + AA membership + 5 raffle tickets / $40 entry + AA membership + AA tote bag + 5 raffle tickets

First annual fundraiser for our summer programming of a week long event with Crazy Dames and installation by Jacob Gleeson

Performances by: Waters / Anybodys / JP Carter+Peggy Lee / Crotch

DJ sets by Minimal Violence / Nancy Dru

Dance Performances by Alexa Mardon+ Erika Mitsuhashi / Emmalena Fredriksson+Arash Khakpour

Raffle Prizes from Big Joy Barber & Salon / Evann Siebens / Priory / Herschel & more

Sound/Music Curated by Elisa Ferrari / John Brennan

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ARTS ASSEMBLY is a not for profit community-centric arts organization that emphasizes artistic collaboration. With a focus on social practices and research, we aim to foster relationships between the community and professional artists. We hope to expand the notion of what art can be and do, and provide a high caliber of diverse and inclusive arts programming.

We seek to fairly compensate artists for their work and research, and acknowledge female leadership in the creative community.

We encourage work that doesn’t necessarily end in a product to be sold, but rather builds relationships between communities, allows for in-depth research, and creates unique experiences.

www.artsassembly.ca

Dancers Playing Basketball

Dancers Playing Basketball

2017 Vancouver International Dance Festival

March 5, 12, 19 2pm @ Woodwards Atrium, Free

producer: Deanna Peters/Mutable Subject
created & played by Katie Lowen & Deanna Peters
in collaboration with players Natalie Gan, Walter Kubanek, Erika Mitsuhashi, Alex Tam & Blake Worthey

ReFuse

ReFuse

ReFuse @ the Vancouver Art Gallery

March 10 8pm to 12am

Semi-precious: the faceting of a gemstone only appears complete and critical

choreography: Justine Chambers

performers: Elissa Hanson, Billy Marchenski, Alison Denham, Kate Franklin, Ileanna Cheladyn, Erika Mitsuhashi

The Vancouver Art Gallery transforms into THE place for art, music and live performance in the city. Since its inception in July 2005, thousands of FUSE–goers have converged at the Gallery for this unique adult event. Live performances in the Gallery spaces, DJs and unexpected surprises make FUSE Vancouver's favourite art party—a place to see some of the best in local performance art, theatre, contemporary dance and music, plus take in the FUSE lounge.  

#fusenight   @vanartgallery 
 

FEATURED SPECIAL GUESTS: Audio: Julian Hou with You’re Me | Hospitality: Elaine (Derya Akay & Anne Low) Dance: Justine Chambers | Performance: Ron Tran | Curated by Jesse McKee, supported by 221A and produced by MediaLab