Dance Allsorts: Warehaus Dance Collective
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Roundhouse Performance Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
2pm Performance, followed by a Q&A with the Artists
3:15pm Free workshop, open to all ages and abilities
Energy and power, intricate sounds and carefully crafted images are brought to the forefront by Warehaus Dance Collective. Founded by Akeisha de Baat, Megan Hunter and Sofija Polovina, a group of graduates from Simon Fraser University’s School of Contemporary Arts, the collective explores interdisciplinary styles of dancing and collaborating. The January 2016 edition of Dance Allsorts will feature the collective’s debut work VITA, and the premiere of their second work Doe.The program will also include a new work by guest-artist Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien titled For the Time Being.
VITA establishes the divide between individuals as their lives unfold on the same path, leaning on each other for support and fighting the simplicity of falling into order. This piece displays the colourful encounters of women breaking out and realizing what isolation and “uniqueness” really means.
Doe is a formal and personal presentation of oneself in all the fragments that make one whole. A dance with three women unveils the personality beneath the pattern. Full of spirit and vibrance, Jane introduces the audience to unknown identities through an entertaining, yet ambiguous, collection of movement.
Dance Allsorts is a dynamic and inspiring performance and workshop series presented by New Works and held with gratitude on unceded Coast Salish Territory. New Works gratefully acknowledges the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, The Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Vancouver, the Province of British Columbia, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, and our media sponsor: The Georgia Straight.
The January edition of Dance Allsorts is co-presented by New Works and the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.
Images: Andrew Fearman