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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14.04.16 by Jeff

OURO Collective Presents “PACE” and “Kaleido”

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Heads up for anyone in the Vancouver area, our friends OURO Collective are presenting their new show featuring two works “PACE” (choreographed by OURO) and “Kaleido” (choreographed by Tentacle Tribe). Their work combines street and contemporary dance in a really unique way, and I’m excited to see this show. I’ve shot a couple of their rehearsals and have been planning a project with them in the future!

This is an event for anybody (all ages), and I especially recommend it if you’re a creative person – seeing a lot more dance shows in the past couple years has really inspired the things I’m working on in unexpected ways.

There are 3 evening shows May 5th-7th @ 7:30pm, and 1 matinee show May 8th @ 1:30pm. Advance tickets are available online here.

FYI tickets are slightly cheaper online vs at the door, and their previous show sold out and people were turned away at the door. The show has been kindly sponsored by Converse, with on-going support from Craft Academy SalonSpotlight Dance Centre and Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts.

 

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.

27.01.16 by Jeff

Ouro Collective Brings Tentacle Tribe to Vancouver

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Ouro Collective (Above) / Tentacle Tribe (Below)

 

This is a heads up for any dancers in Vancouver, Ouro Collective is bringing acclaimed choreographer duo, Tentacle Tribe to Vancouver for a series of workshops next week (Feb 2nd, 3rd, 4th). The classes are open to all types of dancers, anyone who wants to learn something new! Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the workshops, you can get more info here: Tentacle Tribe Workshops.

We’re planning a video project with Ouro Collective, and really excited to see all the cool things they’re doing in our city. Watch a little Tentacle Tribe video below!

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25.01.16 by Staff

Music Video of the Day: The Chemical Brothers “Wide Open” (feat. Beck)

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Transformative new video for The Chemical Brothers’ track “Wide Open” (featuring Beck). Kinda has an Ex Machina vibe to it! Fabulous job by directing duo Dom & Nic (aka Nic Goffey and Dominic Hawley) and dancer Sonoya Mizuno. Watch it now on Booooooom TV!

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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01.05.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Phantoms “Voyeur”

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This is one of my favourite videos of the year so far. Ace Norton’s marvelous black and white video for Phantoms is a masterpiece. Hats off to choreographers Tracy Phillips and Dominic Carbone, and the director of photography, Alexander Alexandrov. Watch “Voyeur” below.

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01.05.15 by Jeff

“Edifice” by Rogerio Silva

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A beautiful dance choreographed and performed by Carmine De Amicis and Harriet Waghorn, and directed by Rogerio Silva. Watch “Edifice” below.

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27.04.15 by Jeff

Event: Vancouver-Based Dance Collective OURO

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Heads up Vancouver, 7pm this Friday and Saturday (May 1st and 2nd) the creative dance collective known as OURO is hosting an evening of contemporary and street dance, and will be premiering a 20-minute piece that they’ve been developing over the last six months. Both nights will feature several performances, visual arts, and yummy drinks courtesy of the folks at The Juice Truck. No tickets to purchase, it’s by donation at the door.

Full disclosure, my girlfriend is one of the dancers in the show. I’ll be there both nights helping setup, so if you come out please say hello! I know nothing about contemporary dance but I’ve seen OURO perform twice and their work is really fun and accessible – you’ll enjoy it.

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