Winter Guests Story, Story, Die

When and Where June 22 – 23, 2022 at 8pm | Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, 600 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC

Choreography/Text Alan Lucien Oyen Dancers Olivia Tarrish Ancona, Scott David Jennings, Yi-Chi Lee, Waldean Vijay Nelson, Jacob Francis Thoman, Tom Weinberger, Cheng An Wu Set Design Martin Flack Lighting Design Torkel Skjaerven Sound Design Terje Wessel Overland/Gunnar Innvaer

Reviewer Nancie Ottem

DanceHouse brought in a powerful, innovative dance company, Winter Guests for their final offering of the season. Winter Guests fits the mandate of DanceHouse, with its internationally acclaimed repertoire of works that demand the attention of the audience. Story, Story, Die is a case in point. Pushing the boundaries of modern dance, artistic director of Winter Guests, Alan Lucien Oyen, has fashioned a 90 minute program that incorporates theatre, mime, lighting and voice. Full review



Ballet BC
What If

When and Where May 12 – 14, 2022 at 8pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St., Vancouver

Choreographer STRANGE ATTRACTOR: Out Innerspace, David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen | RELIC: Dorotea Saykaly | EVERYTHING WILL BE OK: Felix Landerer Music RELIC: Riku Makinen | EVERYTHING WILL BE OK: Christof Littman

Reviewer Michael Pink

Ballet BC, the acclaimed west coast dance troupe is known for dance that pushes new boundaries and tests dance sensibilities. They did not disappoint in 3 works presented May 12, 13, 14 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. Full review




When and Where May 5 and 6, 2022 at 8pm | Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St, Vancouver

Artistic Director Tina Finkelman Berkett Associate Artistic Director Guzman Rosado Choreography Baye & Asa, The One to Stay With; Matthew Neenan, A Million Voices; Micaela Taylor, SNAP; Alejandro Cerrudo, PACOPEPEPLUTO Music Russian Brass Band, Bela Bartok, Georgy Sviridov, The One to Stay With; Peggy Lee, A Million Voices; James Brown, SCHOCKE SNAP; Dean Martin, PACOPEPEPLUTO Lighting Michael Jarett, The One to Stay With; Burke Wilmore, A Million Voices, SNAP; Matthew Miller, PACOPEPEPLUTO Costumes Oana Botez, The One to Stay With; BODYTRAFFIC, A Million Voices; Kristina Garnett, SNAP

Reviewer Nancie Ottem

BODYTRAFFIC came on stage on Friday night at the Vancouver Playhouse with a bang. Performing four pieces throughout the evening, the Company wowed the audience with their incredible technical ability and the innovation of a choreographic style that alternated within each piece adding an extra layer to the overall effect. Full review



Lamondance Company
Black Feather

When and Where April 29 - 30, 2022, 8pm | Blue Shore Centre for the Performing Arts, Capilano University, North Vancouver

Writer and Director Davi Rodrigues Artistic Director Davi Rodrigues Light Designer Brad Trenaman Costumes Davi Rodrigues Music MacQuayle, Nina Simone, Christopher-Joel Carter, Mikael Karlsson, Clare Maguire Performers Lazaro Silva, Isla Spotswood, Oksana Maslechko, Yuha Tomita, Nancy Li, Rosalie Caron, Ilia Dergousoff, Noah McKimm, Grace Willock, Summer Sturm, Dania Grant, Arianna Elsworth, Mackye

Reviewer Nancie Ottem

The Lamondance Company presented a riveting program on opening night with Black Feather. Artistic director, Davi Rodrigues explained the motivations for his writing saying it was inspired by the election in Brazil, his home country, in 2018. It got him thinking about our ability to give people power and when we do, how is that power used and how do we respond to the results. The black swan in the program symbolizes that power. Full review



Kidd Pivot’s Revisor choreographed and directed by Crystal Pite

When & Where March 30 - April 2, 2022 at 8pm | Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St.

Reviewer Michael Pink

The full length 90 minute virtuoso of dance was created by Jonathon Young, writer as well, and Crystal Pite who served also as choreographer and director. Music was composed by the talented trio of Owen Belton, Alessando Juliani and Meg Roe. Full review



Discover Dance Series
All Bodies Dance Project

When and Where March 24, 2022 at noon | Scotia Dance Centre

The noon hour series, Discover Dance, at the Scotia Dance Centre hosted All Bodies Dance Project today. The Discover Dance Series is a wonderful opportunity for local dance groups to offer their talent to Vancouverites. All Bodies Dance Project is a group that is driven by a strong ethic to promote dance for everyone. Full review