DanceHouse is delighted to announce the launch of their 2018/19 season with France’s Company Wang Ramirez in the Canadian premiere of their potent and profound work, Borderline, October 26 & 27, 2018 in Vancouver.
DanceHouse Presents Company Wang Ramirez: Borderline
Where: The Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St, Vancouver)
When: October 26 & 27, 2018 at 8:00pm
Tickets: From $35, available online or call (604) 801-6225.
Performed to layered rhythms and spoken word by composer Jean-Philippe Barrios, best known as LACRYMOBOY, acclaimed choreographic duo Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang will join their company of artists to combine hip hop and contemporary dance with the soaring movement of martial arts in a timely and urgent exploration of democracy, immigration, manipulation, and the place of individuals in society.
Choreographed in 2013, Borderline consists of several thoughts, ideas, and moments that question the meaning of democracy. Hailed as an “ingenious show by stunning performers” (The Evening Standard), five dancers attached to cables perform a series of 11 intimate vignettes that explore the liminal spaces of human relationships. Social and physical boundaries are evoked by the innovative rigging system that renders gravity optional. The rigger acts in concert with and against the dancers, working alternately as a liberator and a manipulator; a capricious force that upends the story, drags lovers apart, and sends bodies tumbling in space.
Wang and Ramirez will be joined on stage by fellow dancers Louis Becker, Johanna Faye, and Saïdo Lehlouh, along with aerial rigger Alister Mazzotti. Each performer is integral to the creation process, bringing their considerable talents as artists and personal experiences with immigration and cultural dissonance to the work. During the performance, they draw inspiration from their own biographies, as well as stories passed on by their loved ones.
Win a DanceHouse Date Night
I have a pair of tickets for a lucky winner and guest to attend the opening night of DanceHouse presents Company Wang Ramirez: Borderline on Friday, October 26 at 8:00pm at the Vancouver Playhouse AND a $75 Gift Certificate for dinner for two at Nuba. Nuba’s Gastown location is only a five minute walk from the Vancouver Playhouse so this would make a perfect date night!
Here’s how you can enter to win:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, October 22, 2018.
Update The winner is Debbie!