New Works at Night: OURO Collective – May 25 & 26, 2017

Thursday May 25 and Friday May 26,  2017
The Annex, 823 Seymour Street – 2nd floor, Vancouver
Advanced tickets for guaranteed seating available for purchase online
Online: $20; At the Door: $25

OURO is an eclectic, Vancouver-based dance collective that uses hip-hop, waacking, breaking, popping and contemporary dance as the foundation for the creation and production of new work. As individual artists coming from diverse cultural and dance backgrounds, OURO sees their collaboration as a catalyst for dialogue, creative innovation, and community building. United around the common goal of pushing the boundaries of how street dance-based works are created and presented, OURO is dedicated to creating performances that explore the full range of possibilities and identities they represent.

The name OURO comes from the Greek word ouroboros, which often symbolizes self-reflexivity or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself. In the context of the arts, this is the ultimate goal: infinite creation.

This season, OURO Collective expands on their research over the past two years to create their first full-length work, TANGENT. Through their process of self-questioning and dialogue, OURO translates, through movement, private and public behaviour of self-absorption and extreme individualism. The work features and at times amalgamates, the collective’s diverse genres to mirror the individual’s and the community’s struggle and resolve in finding solutions for connection.

New Works at Night is held with gratitude and respect on unceded First Nations Territory.

New Works gratefully acknowledges the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, City of Vancouver, Province of British Columbia, British Columbia Arts Council, and our media sponsor: The Georgia Straight.

Photo by Teppei Tanabe