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The Dance Centre presents the Discover Dance! series

2020/11/04 (Wednesday)

Mozaico Flamenco

Thursday March 25, 2021 at 12 noon

Scotiabank Dance Centre 

Tickets and info: www.thedancecentre.ca

A vibrant celebration, Viñetas del Mozaico is a series of brilliant vignettes demonstrating the diverse cultural, musical and aesthetic influences of flamenco. Led by Artistic Director Kasandra ‘La China’, the dancers use Spanish castanets, Chinese fans, Sevillan silk shawls, bata de cola and flamenco’s famous rapid-fire footwork, in a showcase of technical virtuosity, passion and rhythms.

In theatre, for small physically distanced audiences

Tickets go on sale spring 2021.

Performances will be filmed for future online streaming.

Goh Ballet

Thursday May 20, 2021 12 noon

Tickets and info: www.thedancecentre.ca


The elegance and precision of ballet comes to life with a performance featuring the award-winning dancers of the Goh Ballet Youth Company and Goh Ballet Academy. Recognized as one of the world’s finest training institutes, the Academy produces graduates who go on to dance with major companies across North America, Europe and Asia. The dancers will perform a selection of solos and duets ranging from the classical repertoire to contemporary works.


Tickets go on sale spring 2021. Performances will be filmed for future online streaming.

The Dance Centre presents the Discover Dance! series

Japanese Dances with TomoeArts

Thursday November 26, 2020 at 12 noon PST: streaming online until 1pm on December 10, 2020

Tickets: $0/$10/$20 sliding scale

Tickets and info: www.thedancecentre.ca


Vancouver’s TomoeArts joins forces with Burnaby’s Satsuki-kai for an illuminating online presentation of nihon buyoh, or Japanese classical and traditional dance. Ranging from theatrical kabuki to joyful folk-derived pieces and shin-buyoh or ‘new’ dances to popular music, they will share some of the styles of nihon buyoh, its rich history and culture, and its distinctive tradition of training, with knowledge handed down from teacher to disciple.


The Dance Centre’s 2020-21 season features a program of digital and small-scale live events adapted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Discover Dance! series will be online in the fall with performances available for viewing for a limited time, with live events for small audiences resuming in the spring, complemented by digital streams.


TomoeArts promotes and performs nihon buyoh (Japanese classical dance), and creates performances incorporating Japanese forms and aesthetics. The company has produced traditional dances in parks, contemporary dance-theatre in art galleries, festival-dance inspired performance with hand-held projectors in rainy city streets, and kabuki dance concerts featuring master artists from Japan. 


Satsuki kai was formed in May 2011 by Nishikawa Kayo of the Nishikawa School of Japanese classical dance to give people an opportunity to enjoy learning Japanese dance. The group participates in many events, especially at Nikkei Place, and works hard to showcase Japanese culture through dance.  Past events include the annual Powell Street Festival, kimono fashion shows, performances at seniors’ residences and other multicultural events. 


For more information on the event please check out The Dance Centre website linked below.



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