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Redefining the Contemporary: a roundtable discussion

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The Dance Centre

677 Davie Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6

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Join five members of Vancouver's diverse performance community in a discussion about the "traditional" and "contemporary" in dance.

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Featuring: Rosario Ancer, Margaret Grenier, Colleen Lanki, Lesley Telford and Sujit Vaidya

Moderated by: Scheherazaad Cooper

  • 5-7PM: short presentations & audience-panel discussion
  • 7PM: casual talk + small reception with cash bar

Each artist involved works in a form of dance that uses a specific physical language and has a lineage of transmission which marks that form as "traditional," yet each artist creates "contemporary" performances incorporating those forms.

We are investigating the following questions:

  • How is the "contemporary" expressed and perceived in a dance form normally labelled as "traditional" or "classical"?
  • Can we expand those perceptions and if so how?
  • Do we need new vocabulary for a different way to frame our work?
  • How can curation and programming expand to include more dance forms (particularly those not immediately labelled "Western"or (big C) "Contemporary" dance?

Each artist will present or demonstrate a specific idea or viewpoint. We will then open our discussion to you all, with hopes of broadening the scope of what "contemporary" means. Come add your voice!

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677 Davie Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6

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