22.04.16 by Jeff

Tentacle Tribe Choreographing “Kaleido” for Ouro Collective

Vancouver-based OURO Collective have been generating a lot of buzz in our city with a very unique approach to storytelling which utilizes street and contemporary dance. They spent the past year creating a new work called “PACE” and commissioned acclaimed Montreal choreographers Tentacle Tribe (Emmanuelle LêPhan and Elon Höglund) to create a second work for them, called “Kaleido”.

Both works will be presented at each of their performances, May 5th to 8th. The clip above offers a small peek at Tentacle Tribe working with OURO Collective on “Kaleido”.

Contemporary dance can sometimes be a little inaccessible (at least for me), and what makes OURO unique is their desire to bring new audiences, of all ages, to the theatre. Cristina Bucci, a member of the group, says “We’re interested in producing content that extends beyond our immediate social circles or individual dance communities. We intend to honour the true spirit of street dance as an art form that brings together people regardless of their background or dance experience.”

I highly recommend checking out their show. Whether you’re super knowledgable about dance or clueless (like me), you’ll leave inspired! Just a heads up, their last show sold out and people were turned away at the door. Advance tickets are available here.

 

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22.03.16 by Jeff

Projection-Mapped Dance: Levitation

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Sila Sveta doing what they do best – projection mapping! All the effects in this dance performance are happening real-time! Watch “Levitation” over on Booooooom TV.

14.09.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Karla Ortiz

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Watch artist Karla Ortiz draw the image above from start to finish. See video below.

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27.07.15 by Staff

Dance of the Day: Fred Astaire with a stomach full of Corn Chips and Valium

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If this is what happens when two (extremely talented) people get up in the wee hours of the morning and decide to create something, then everyone needs to be doing this.

No permits. 3 takes. Watch Nathan Mitchell dance it up in Phillip Lopez’s “Fred Astaire with a stomach full of Corn Chips and Valium,” below!

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