Short and Sweet
We love the easily digestible format of 12 Minutes Max, the program of short, innovative dance works that’s been mixing it up for more than a decade. But this week, the dance “tapas” take on a decidedly global flavour, with flamenco, bharata natyam, and South American folk on the menu alongside bold contemporary fare. Alejandra Miranda and Juan Villegas (shown here) recast traditional Latin American folk dances in the duet within; Jhoely Triana’s flamenco-inspired solo Mi Piel explores a homemade wedding dress; and Katie Cassady’s Two Chapters tackles climate change.
12 Minutes Max is at the Scotiabank Dance Centre on Friday (June 15).
High five: Five events you just can’t miss this week
The Superdad Show
June 17 at the Improv Centre
Laugh your way through Father’s Day with this bounty of dad jokes.
David Milne: Modern Painting
June 16 to September 9 at the Vancouver Art Gallery
A master’s show comes here straight from London.
June 15 to 24 at the Russian Hall
A climate-change conference where animals are at the table? We’re in.
To September 13 at the BMO Mainstage
Bard on the Beach’s blood-spattered heavy hitter.
Bill Reid Gallery 10th Anniversary
June 16 and 17
The facility unveils a new reno with free admission and artful activities.