The Holy Body Tattoo's monumental will blow you away (photos)

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      One of Vancouver's most revered dance troupes will hit the stage once again tomorrow (January 28) for monumental, a performance that seeks to express the madness of urban life.

      Resurrected from the last show the group performed before coming out of a 10-year hiatus for this year's PuSh Fest, monumental sees dancers performing as human figures, mounted on pedestals. It's described as violent, beautiful, and cathartic.

      The Holy Body Tattoo's mind-blowing contemporary dance is choreographed to the orchestral post-rock of Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The live accompaniment makes for a show that pulls and pushes audience members in every direction.

      The Straight caught a preview of the show earlier today. Surf through the images in the gallery above. 

      The Holy Body Tattoo's monumental plays on Thursday (January 28) at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Find tickets here