Joe Ink and the Dance Centre present Retrospective: 25 Years from March 6 to 9 at 8 p.m. at the Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie Street).
The retrospective celebrates the work of Joe Laughlin and revisits his most beloved pieces, including Harold, Billy, Stan and Jack, Left, and dusk.
Harold, Billy, Stan and Jack is a 1997 work inspired by French writer Jean Genet. The piece features four female dancers dressed as males, and is athletic as it explores themes of masculinity. Left is a pas de deux created in 2003. The piece originally danced by Laughlin is a meditation on a man coming to terms with his life. Dusk is Laughlin’s most recent work. Created in 2011, dusk is moody and dark and based on the choreographer’s personal experiences.
Tickets for Retrospective: 25 Years can be purchased through the Vancouver International Dance Festival box office.