with Sebastien Touache
Graf artist GSULF and his friends are on another level. A selection of street paintings below.
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.
Photo by Jourdan Tymkow
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.
Lisbon-based Portuguese street artist Odeith has been playing with perspective in his anamorphic artworks for over a decade now. These incredible pieces could easily be achieved with 3D software but there is just enough imperfection to reveal the artist’s hand and give the paintings an incredible energy. Love to come across one of these in person.
Lots more images below.
Hans Eijkelboom would hang around areas with lots of pedestrians, often near malls, and look for recurring elements. These could be things like men carrying purses, or couples walking arm in arm, band t-shirts, or gelled hair. He would shoot for anywhere from half an hour to several hours, using a camera hung around his neck and a trigger in his pocket. Later, in his Amsterdam studio he’d arrange the images into grids that he called ‘Photo Notes’.
The book represents two decades of these fascinating studies. It’s hard to look at these images and not chuckle at the idea of individualism. The work is definitely funny but also sort of profoundly sad. Take a look at lots more below!