Mesmerizing "dance bubbles" installed across downtown Vancouver

Mar 5 2021, 10:19 pm

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A stunning art and performance installation is taking over downtown Vancouver throughout the month of March.

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(Jennifer Aoki/Tourism Vancouver)

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(Livona Ellis/Tourism Vancouver)

More than a dozen “dance bubbles” have been placed across the city’s downtown core as part of #lovevancouver — a partnership with Tourism Vancouver, Downtown BIA, Robson BIA, the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, and Small Stage, a local dance and production company.

The goal of the outdoor activity is to “bring some joy to the city” amidst a dark winter. The dance bubbles include light and dance performances projected at a distance and can be safely enjoyed by residents. Best of all, they’re free of charge.

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(Livona Ellis/Tourism Vancouver)

Performances will take place every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 5 to 9 pm at the following locations:

  • Thursday: Lot 19, 855 W Hastings Street (at the foot of Hornby Street)
  • Friday: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Courtyard (1000 Burrard Street)
  • Saturday: Bute and Alberni Plaza

Royce Chwin, President and CEO of Tourism Vancouver, says that they want to do their part to “restore vibrancy to our much-loved city.”

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“We’re creating a safe and physically distanced outdoor art and light experience that we hope will bring smiles to local residents and create another reason for people to get out and enjoy what downtown Vancouver has to offer.”

There are five dance bubbles at every site, and each location will host different filmed and live dance performances in a variety of styles. This includes Indigenous dance, Indigenous futurism, ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, hip-hop, house, waacking, and many others.

#lovevancouver Dance Bubbles

When: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays over the month of March

Time: 5 to 9 pm nightly

Where: Various locations in downtown Vancouver

Cost: Free of charge

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