International Dance Day 2010

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Today is International Dance Day and the Scotiabank Dance Centre is making sure Vancouverites can take part in some festivities.

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Launched by UNESCO in 1982, International Dance Day celebrates the art of dance every April 29 with events worldwide

Free programs offered today include:

  • Vancouver Ballet Society Library will be open for visitors from 12:00pm – 5:00pm. Browse dance books, magazines and other materials.
  • Choreographic Traces Footprints taking place in and around Scotiabank Dance Centre from 12:00pm. Trace choreographic sequences created by leading Canadian artists, courtesy of Le Regroupement québécois de la danse, Montreal.
  • Co. ERASGA gives a studio showing of Alvin Erasga Tolentino’s OrienTik/Portrait, performed by Tolentino and Andrea Nann, with musicians Alison Nishihara and Jorden Riley. From 3:00pm – 4:00pm.
  • Spanish Passion Productions presents a demonstration/discussion of the Arte Nuevo Project followed by an open flamenco class with Artistic Director Eleonora Acuña. Demonstration/discussion 4:00pm – 6:00pm, class 6:00 – 7:00pm.
  • No Hitting Collective presents a studio practice of live improvisation in performance 5:00pm – 6:00pm.
  • Dance 4U Latin dance specialist Corey Solomon teachers a beginners class in salsa and merengue. All levels welcome, 5:00pm – 6:00pm.
  • SVS Style hosts an open hip hop class. All levels welcome 6:00pm – 7:00pm.
  • Pixie Hoops presents Hoopdance Momentum. Hula hooping fuses dance, exercise and play, keeping spirits high and bodies engaged. All levels welcome including beginners; hoops will be provided 7:00pm – 8:00pm.
  • Follow the Dance Centre downtown on Twitter for more information and updates.

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