Mesmerizing "dance bubbles" are popping up at the Vancouver Art Gallery tomorrow

Mar 24 2021, 4:30 pm

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Throughout the month of March, a stunning art and performance installation has taken over downtown 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.

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dance bubble vancouver

And on Thursday evening, they’ll be popping up in the heart of downtown Vancouver, at šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square, also known as the North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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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.

This weekend marks the last few performances in Vancouver. They’ll be taking place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 5 to 9 pm at the following locations:

  • Thursday: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery)
  • Friday: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Courtyard (1000 Burrard Street)
  • Saturday: Bute and Alberni Plaza

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.

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Livona Ellis/Tourism Vancouver

#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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