Vancouver’s 605 Collective is like a working laboratory, constantly pushing itself with new collaborations.
It is refreshing to see these kinds of risks being taken in a funding-crunched era where caution seems to rule.
French choreographic sensation Mourad Merzouki has had no trouble explaining what attracted him to the Brazilian dancers who set Vancouver on fire last night.
Those who have followed Serge Bennathan’s career will be fascinated by some of his revelations here as he tells his story, mostly seated at centre stage in front of a laptop.
Where do you start talking about Ballet British Columbia’s latest program?
“Better than LSD!” one viewer enthused on his way out of the Playhouse.
Maybe you had to be there.
The double bill, inspired by two historic French-speaking artists, met with a standing O and is an early contender for dance show of the year.
Vanessa Goodman staged a studied, carefully orchestrated ode to the theories of Marshall McLuhan and Glenn Gould. Meanwhile, Idan Sharabi threw it all against the wall in a virtuosically spastic exploration of home, politics, and identity.