Heather Bray (Vancouver, Scotiabank Dance Centre)
The Dance Centre presents Discover Dance!
The Dovbush Dancers
Thursday March 27 at 12 noon, 2014
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St (at Granville), Vancouver
Tickets $12/$10 students, seniors and children from Tickets Tonight 604.684.2787 Buy tickets online
Info: tel. 604.606.6400 Website: www.thedancecentre.ca
The exuberance, brilliant virtuosity and colourful costumes of Ukrainian dance are featured in the March edition of The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance! noon hour series, with a performance by the Dovbush Dancers.
This ebullient young ensemble will perform a diverse repertoire of dances from different regions of the Ukraine (including the famous high-energy Hopak), exploring the cultural and geographic influences that have shaped the evolution of Ukrainian dance, and highlighting its deep connections to classical ballet and character dance techniques.
The “Discover Dance!” series has been running since 2002 and each show features a different style of dance: over the years they have featured flamenco, ballet, Chinese, Korean, Irish, Middle Eastern, bhangra and many other genres, but this is actually the first time they have featured Ukrainian dance. The shows are high-energy, informative and fun, and attract a diverse audience of all ages.