Dance Allsorts: Project 20 & Lesley Telford – Oct 23 & Nov 4

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Dance Allsorts: Project 20 & Lesley Telford – Oct 23 & Nov 4

Dance Allsorts: project20 and Lesley Telford
Contemporary dance

Sunday, October 23, 2016
Performance 2:00pm, followed by a Q&A with the Artists
Free workshop 3:15pm, open to all ages and abilities
Roundhouse Performance Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver

Friday, November 4, 2016
Performance 7:00pm, followed by a Q&A with the Artists
Free workshop 8:15pm, open to all ages and abilities
Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

Pay what you can at the door
Suggested $20 adults, $5 Children under 12.
Advanced tickets for guaranteed seating available online at
Workshop capacity limited to 30 people. Register on-line to secure your spot.

The first event of our 16/17 Dance Allsorts season will feature a mixed program of contemporary dance, showcasing new works by project20 and Lesley Telford.

The Gates of Hell, a new work by Donald Sales for project20, focuses on discovering the beauty, peace, stillness, and love of one’s self despite the distractions we are surrounded by. The work explores simple questions. Who are we? Where are we going to or from? What is our purpose?

Under the direction of dancer and choreographer Donald Sales, project20 is a platform for dancers to speak their truths. The company’s work is based on a release of genuine feelings and real-time emotions with the ability to speak boldly and freely. project20 tours regularly in and outside of Canada.

Only who is left, by Lesley Telford explores those daily efforts that turn into heroic feats. How are strength and power used to hide one’s vulnerable side? When is the fight pointless? As Bertrand Russell said, ‘War does not determine who is right, only who is left’.

Lesley Telford is a Vancouver-based choreographer and teacher, who has choreographed for dance companies in North America and Europe. As a dancer she worked with Netherlands Dans Theater 1, Compañia Nacional de Danza and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens.

Dance Allsorts is held with gratitude and respect on unceded Coast Salish Territory. The October/November edition of this performance and workshop series is presented by New Works with the support of the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre and the Evergreen Cultural Centre.

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.


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Images: Project20, top: Yvonne Chew, bottom: Michael Slobodian