ballet

The story of our universal connection to water

For its 25th anniversary season, Ballet Creole presents Agua Como Vida, featuring the modern and contemporary traditions of artistic director Patrick Parson and associate choreographer Gabby Kamino. Kamino’s background in dance, math and figure skating (she was a World Team Choreographer for Canadian National Figure skating Association and Olympic Competitors) influences and informs her present day work. Agua Como Vida tells the story of …

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Vincent Mantsoe’s Journey

“A ferocious and authentic talent.” — Vancouver Sun The NextSteps 2015 season is well under way. Appearing on-stage this week is renowned dancer and choreographer Vincent Sekwati Mantsoe presented by DanceWorks DW 208 NTU/Skwatta. This must-see show expresses the limitless spirituality and realities of his South African homeland. Born in 1971 in the township of Soweto, Mantsoe used dance to deal with …

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Celebrate the holidays with soul

Quincy Jones’ Messiah is a Grammy Award-winning gospel album released in 1992 and performed by an all-star chorus. A reinterpretation of Handel’s 1741 oratorio, Jones’ Messiah was widely praised for the way it wove African-American musical traditions, like spirituals, blues, R&B, hip-hop and ragtime, into faithful recreations of a classical masterpiece. This year, Ballet Creole’s Soulful Messiah returns for a 13th season, November 28 to …

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Roberto Campanella & Guillaume Côté return to NextSteps with ProArteDanza’s Season 2013

ProArteDanza is the second dance company to grace our stage for the the 2013-14 NextSteps Season. The company, which began in 2004 as a collective between Artistic Director Roberto Campanella, Artistic Associate Robert Glumbek, and artist and administrator Joanna Ivey, describe themselves as a contemporary ballet company, with all the dancers and artistic leads having strong classical ballet backgrounds. October 2-5 they will be presenting Season 2013, which is comprised of the premiere of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony – 3rd Movement by Roberto Campanella and Robert Glumbek; Fractals, Guillaume Côté’s Dora Award-nominated choreography; and Shifting Silence, which Robert Glumbek created and premiered in Manheim, Germany.

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