The first half was intense; the second's individualistic focus somehow prevented the piece from transcending four simultaneous solos.
Looking like a kind of glam, interstellar Blue Man on his small, wooden platform, Ralph Escamillan turns limbs to liquid at Dancing on the Edge fest.
Oath-Midnight Rain's Buddhist-symbolic characters like Flower, Grass, and Insect are not at all what you'd expect.
If you’re familiar with Ohad Naharin's witty, fourth-wall-busting creation, you know about the treat that Ballet BC had in store for audience members in the last piece.
That Telford could take such heavy concepts--even quantum physics--and interpret them through dance speaks to her abilities to put poetry in motion.
With equal amounts of sass and technique, these innovative ice skaters tear up the sheet of ice. Pity Britannia’s Zamboni driver.
Alienation, yearning, a sense of limbo, and tons of fog flood a work that takes an avant-garde, multimedia look at Hong Kong's final handover to Chinese rule
The all-male troupe effortlessly pulls off back flips, top spins, hand stands, and cartwheels, but always as part of Koubi's sculptural formations
“Movement, in its purest form, is above gender.”
It's the main subject of all of the Montreal choreographer's pieces.
Ensemble passages that resembled the time-lapse unfurling of a flower found seveveral dancers operating as a single entity.
The Chutzpah Festival has brought in a unique American voice in dance, one that considers history, race, and human relations, with nuanced complexity
The unforgettable Vancouver International Dance Festival show, a nightmare hallucination of screaming, ghostlike forms, serpent creatures with flicking tongues, and grinning roller skaters, drew a wild standing O
Mauro Astolfi's sophisticated movement plays as much with lust as it does with the set's furniture
In a show to mark Kinesis Dance somatheatro's 30th anniversary, the deadpan performers seem to be suspended in some kind of dreamlike purgatory.
Beyond the big themes, there is also the sheer thrill of watching dancers push themselves so far past their physical limits.
Mindy Parfitt and Amber Funk Barton bare their souls--and show you how to line dance.
Choreographer Shay Kuebler smartly fuses forms like hip-hop, martial arts, and contemporary, sculpting the breathlessly fast movement to the nth degree, but never losing the raw, loose feel that his street-smart style. demands.
Story of fast-rising star Sergei Polunin is a moving account of sacrifice and a talent pushed too hard and too young.
Jan Martens's look at the love connection finds its dancers holding on tight, throughout the whimsical work at the PuSh festival
It's really the quieter numbers, and the more character-driven pieces that still please the crowds.
Wildly physical partnering meets truly surreal dance-theatre imagery in the latest bold work from Company 605.
Resident choreographer Cayetano Soto serves up a mixed program that's challenging, sophisticated, and more than a little unsettling, showcasing the dancers like never before.
The American choreographer's beautiful, balletic movement and abstract images are not something you see much of in these parts.
Before the theatre doors open, audience members are each invited to write an anonymous wish on a slip of paper.