DanceHouse In Partnership with Vancouver Tap Dance Society
Dorrance Dance (US) Soundspace

When & Where April 19 & 20, 2024; 8pm | Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St.

Artistic Director Michelle Dorrance Local Guest Dancer Jeffrey Dawson Musician Gregory Richardson Chorography Michele Dorrance with solo improvisation by the dancers Original Music Gregory Richardson Lighting Design Kathy Kaufmann Costume Design MishayPetronelli, Michelle Dorrance, Byron Tittle

Performers Christopher Broughton, Elizabeth Burke, Warren Craft, Luke Hickey, Addi Loving, Claudia Rahardjanoto, Leonardo Sandoval

Reviewer Nancie Ottem

Soundspace soared through the audience at The Playhouse on Friday night. The Canadian premiere of the mesmerizing foot tapping choreography by American artistic director of Dorrance Dance, Michelle Dorrance,ended too soon for the audience. Full review



The Dance Centre
Arno Schuitemaker: If You Could See Me Now

When & Where Thurs –Sat , March 14-16, 2024 at 8pm | Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver

Conception Arno Schuitemaker Dramaturgy Guy Cools Music composition Wim Selles Lighting design Vinny Jones

Performers Mark Christoph Klee, Ivan Ugrin & Stein Fluijt

Reviewer Shakeela Begum

The dynamism of the dancers was incredibly inspiring. Their movements, fluid as water yet sometimes mechanical and abrupt, was mesmerizing. This fascinating dichotomy of flow and sudden change showcased not only their physical endurance but also the emotional depth they brought to their performance. Full review



DanceHouse and Dancers of Damelahamid
Elle Sofe Sara’s Vástádus eana – The answer is land

When & Where February 23 & 24, 2024 at 8pm | Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St.

Choreography Elle Sofe Sara & Alexandra Wingate Dramaturge Thomas Schaupp Costume Design Elle Sofe Sara and Ramona Salo Set Design Elin Melberg Lighting Design Øystein Heitmann

Performers Nora Svenning, Julie Moviken, Viija Tjemsland Kwasney, Sara Marielle Gaup Beaska, Olga-LiseHomen, Greta Daling, Emma Elliane Oskal Valkeapáá

Reviewer John Jane

Elle Sofe Sara’s spiritually-centred new work Vástádus eana is part dance, part singing and part celebration, but also a cultural commentary on reclamation and ethnic Identity. The audience watches the performance for the first twenty minutes standing outside on the adjacent plaza. Full review



DanceHouse and The Cultch

Gravity & Other Myths’ The Mirror

When & Where January 24 - 27, 2024 at 8pm | Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St.

Director Darcy Grant Set & Lighting Design Matt Adey Costume Design Renate Henschke Sound Design Mik La Vage Original Music Composition Ekrem Eli Phoenix

Performers Emily Gare, Hamish McCourtey,Isabell Estrella, Jack Manson, Jordan Hart, Josh Strachan, Lewis Rankin, Maya Tregonning, Megan Giesbrecht & (vocalist) Megan Drury

Reviewer John Jane

Ten performers –five men and five women including Megan Drury who supplies the off-kilter vocals throughout the show take to the Vancouver Playhouse stage. The troupe has already performed this production at Sydney’s famous Opera House and at the Chamäleon Theater in Berlin, Germany. Full review