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International Dance Day Events

International Dance Day Events April 29, 2014
Events are free admission except where stated.

10am-2pm AeriosaRefugia: V4. The latest instalment of aerial dance company Aeriosa’s Refugia series. Bungee-lines provide literal tension for dancers to explore horizontal and vertical air space while negotiating the boundaries of common ground. Open rehearsal 10am-1pm, performances 1-1.15pm and 1.45-2pm. Woodward’s Atrium, 111 West Hastings

12.30-1pm SOULdiers perform a program of dynamic street dance styles including locking, popping, breaking, hip hop and house and show their individuality and versatility through freestyle movement. This performance will be fun, high energy and interactive. Main Concourse, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St.

3-4.15pm Dancing in the Dark: Michael van den Bos on the Movies' Greatest Dance Numbers. VIFF and The Dance Centre present a special movie mix-tape featuring the greatest dance numbers ever committed to celluloid. Curated and presented by film scholar Michael van den Bos, this will be an exhilarating waltz through the history of movie musicals, celebrating the interplay between choreography and camera moves, and featuring legends from Hollywood, Bollywood and beyond, including Busby Berkeley, Bob Fosse, Gene Kelly and Baz Luhrmann. VanCity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre, 1181 Seymour Street.

4.30-6pm BLOOM: Mascall Dance presents an informal studio showing of six short dances, interpreted by a comedienne and paired with wines. Doors 4.30, show 5.15pm. Suggested donation $10. Mascall Dance Studio, 1140 Jervis

7-8pm Studio Showing - new contemporary dance works in development: what belongs to you by Vanessa Goodman, featuring dancers Lisa Gelley, Josh Martin, Erika Mitsuhashi, Jane Osborne and Bevin Poole; an excerpt from a slow awkward by Ziyian Kwan, created and danced in collaboration with James Gnam; and Itch, a solo created by Dance Centre Artist in Residence Deanna Peters with performer Ashley Whitehead. Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie