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LINK community dance 2013 showcase

March 28 2013

Connecting communities through dance

Dancers from the Continuum Dance Company, photo by Rui Nunes

Jump into your seats at the Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre Studio Theatre while we celebrate connecting communities through dance.

Five community groups link together to share compelling new dances created by:

  • Caroline Liffmann with the Roundhouse Community Dancers
  • Jacci Collins with the Roundhouse Seniorsʼ Dancers
  • Donna Redlick with Continum Dance Company
  • Julie Lebel with Foolish Operations Ensemble
  • Miriam Esquitín & Kristina Lemieux with Polymer Dance

Join us for the showcase

Time: Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 7:30pm

Location: Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre, 7646 Prince Albert St, Vancouver (one block east of Fraser St, at East 60th Avenue)

Admission: by donation, at the door ($5.00 suggested donation)

About LINK

LINK is an annual performance and celebration of community dance in Vancouver. Resident dance groups from various community centers come together to present an array of community dance practices.

Link is presented in partnership by:

  • The Arts, Culture and Environmental Arts Dept., Vancouver Park Board
  • Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre
  • The Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre
  • Creekside Community Recreation Centre
  • Hillcrest Community Centre
  • Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, City of Burnaby

About the participating community dance groups

Roundhouse Community Dancers and Seniors Dance

Now in their 14th year, the Roundhouse Community Dancers and Seniors Dance programs bring together non-professional movers of all ages to explore the processes of dance, working with professionals in a wide range of dance disciplines from classical ballet to contemporary dance, clowning and aerial dance. In addition to weekly classes and the annual LINK performance, both groups regularly perform at different Roundhouse community events and work in different ways to support the many dance company partnerships that come to the Roundhouse each year. In 2013 dancers in these programs worked with Jacci Collins and Caroline Liffmann.

Continuum Dance Company, at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Artistic Director: Donna Redlick

Now in its 15th season, Continuum is the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts community contemporary dance company for adult dancers who have a minimum of three to four years of previous training and who are looking to ʻget back to danceʼ or continue to dance. The goal of the company is to provide mature dancers a space to dance and perform in a supportive and noncompetitive environment while at the same time exposing dancers and audiences to the art of modern dance. Dancers audition in September and commit to two classes a week from the end of September to mid-May.

Foolish Operations Ensemble, at Creekside Community Recreation Centre and Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre

Foolish Operations Ensemble is a group of keen professional and non-professional music and dance artists inspired to integrate their children into their practice. Led by Julie Lebel, the group focuses on adapting contact improvisation, ensemble improvisation strategies, and investigates the relationship between dancing and Parenting. This ensemble currently works out of Creekside Community Recreation Centre and Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre.

Polymer Dance, at Hillcrest Community Centre

Polymer Dance is a contemporary dance performing group and class aimed at non-professional dancers with previous dance experience. Their goal is to offer progressive training with qualified instructors, and choreography led by curiosity, artistry and relevance. The main interest is in movement per se. Polymer currently runs on Sundays at Hillcrest Community Centre.

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