A selection of work by Edmonton-born, Vancouver-based artist George Vergette. More images below.
If you’re not that familiar with what’s happening right now in the Canadian music scene (even if you are) you should definitely listen to this Canadian mix by Kutcorners for Artgang Montreal. He’s my favourite dj in Vancouver and a criminally underrated producer; big things on the horizon for him for sure. Check out the mix below – good vibes if you’re working in your studio today!
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 Salon, Spotlight Dance Centre and Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts.
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.
Every week I try to send out some interesting links to our Booooooom Secret Email Club and if you’re one of the subscribers you saw the insane video of Spencer Seabrooke walking a highline (without a harness) 64m long and 291m high in Squamish, British Columbia. I live about an hour from this spot; it’s called The Chief. I’ve hiked the peaks many times, and it’s unfathomable to me that someone would stand at the top and consider doing this.
This new video below will give you much better context for the record-breaking feat. Filmmaker Levi Allen put together a fascinating portrait of the slacklining and highlining community in Vancouver, and documented Spencer as he worked his way up to breaking the free solo highline record. It’s also worth noting that Levi made this film while living out of his van, without any outside funding.
Watch the video “Untethered” below.