Contest! Dances for a Small Stage 29 – September 12 – 14, 2013
Vancouverâ€™s dauntless dance series returns this fall for its 29th installment, featuring three evenings of exquisite and gutsy performances on yet another small stage in East Vancouver. Dances for a Small Stage 29 makes its debut installation at the Ukrainian Centre on E. 10th at Main St. from Sept. 12-14, 2013.
In addition to presenting some of Vancouverâ€™s hottest young artists on its landmark 10 x 13 foot stage, Small Stage 29 marks the beginning of a sister series in QuÃ©bec City. Inspired by Small Stageâ€™s innovative presentation model, La Rotonde â€“ QuÃ©becâ€™s renowned centre for contemporary dance – will send up-and-coming choreographer Jean-FranÃ§ois Duke to not only perform but to return home with a Small Stage template for QuÃ©bec audiences.
â€œBecause of the relaxed nature of Dances for a Small Stage, itâ€™s been hugely successful at developing new audiences for contemporary dance,â€ says MovEnt Artistic Producer Julie-anne Saroyan. â€œBy going to casual venues like bars, legions and now a Ukrainian Centre, Small Stage makes it easy and incredibly fun for people to try contemporary dance on for size. Iâ€™m thrilled that La Rotonde sees the value of bringing it to QuÃ©bec and canâ€™t wait to see what they do.â€
In addition to a premiere performance by Duke, this Septemberâ€™s three-show run will feature some of Vancouverâ€™s most electric dancers and choreographers, including both fan favourites and Small Stage first-timers. With dance backgrounds in ballet, contemporary, jazz, and tap, performancesinclude premieres by Kirsten Wicklund, Karissa Barry, Julianne Chapple, Daelik / MACHiNENOiSY, Farley Johansson / Science Friction, Dayna Szyndrowski, and the plastic orchid factoryâ€™s remount of _post.
The evening performances, co-curated by Saroyan and Barry, will be emceed with poetic grace by Vancouverâ€™s own James Fagan Tait. Tait will provide lyrical segues between performances with some of the worldâ€™s greatest poems about dance, including the works of Oscar Wilde.
This upcoming installation introduces two exciting initiatives, which will undoubtedly please devout Small Stage fans:
- Attendees can now avoid long pre-show lineups by purchasing advance ticketsÂ at www.small-stage.eventbrite.ca;
- In celebration of the new venue, Dances for a Small Stage 29 has partnered withÂ the Ukrainian Centre (famous for its Friday Night Suppers) to sell their artisanalÂ perogies and sausages.
Dances for a Small Stage 29
Date: September 12-14, 2013
Doors open at 7pm, Show at 8pm
Ticket prices: $20
Address: Ukrainian Centre
154 East 10th Avenue at Main Street
Box Office: Advance tickets now available at:
At door on performance night (cash only)
Audience members must be 19+ for admission.
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