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In Situ, a FREE Vertical Dance Performance at Library Square

DH Vancouver Staff Mar 17, 2010 3:15 pm

I’m sure some of you walking by Library Square might have noticed the acrobatics propelling from the roof of the Vancouver Public Library the past few days. The dancers were rehearsing for In Situ a FREE vertical dance performance that begins tonight at the atrium of the Library and then moves to the outside. There will be FOUR FREE shows, the first one starts tonight at 10 pm. Something you definitely want to check out as you would pay a lot of money to see this otherwise.
Cost: Free
Location: Library Square/VPL (350 Georgia Street)
Time: 10pm (March 17 and March 18)
          8 pm (March 19 and 20)

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In Situ starts indoors and unfolds in the seven-story concourse of Vancouver’s Central Library, setting the scene for dynamic interaction between the dancers, musicians and Moshe Safdie’s striking architectural design. Artists from Aeriosa and the Vertical Orchestra (Redshift Music Society) work three-dimensionally, presenting suspended spectacular dance and original spatial music throughout the venue at various heights. The audience will be encouraged to flow through the building, led by the artists and guides who will interact with them along the way, eventually ending outdoors in the serene grandeur of Library Square.

Aeriosa has commissioned an outstanding team of diverse artists under the direction of artistic director Julia Taffe to create a full-length interdisciplinary site-specific work: choreographer Amelia Rudolph, founding artistic director of the internationally renowned vertical dance company Project Bandaloop, and BC composers Jocelyn Morlock and Jordan Nobles. In Situ is inspired by physical expression, engagement with the environment and societal contrasts — themes that permeate Vancouver’s cultural landscape and shape urban life on the West Coast.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to witness this free, public event combining the celebrated Vertical Orchestra and the breathtaking grace of the dance artists from Aeriosa.

Photos: Susan Gittins from the Vancity Buzz Flickr Pool 

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