Professional dancers are taking over the Vancouver Public Library on Sunday

Mar 17 2018, 1:01 am

See dance as poetry in motion when performers pop up in unusual spaces at the Vancouver Public Library (VPL) central branch in downtown this Sunday, March 18.

New Works, a non-profit organization that promotes accessible dance performances all around Vancouver, will be hosting one of their five-part dance series called Pop Up Dances and everyone is free to come check it out.

This year’s event will showcase dance performances and interpret works of local poets in honour of World Poetry Day.

Kim Sato, the founder and director of Project Soul, a Vancouver-based street dance crew with professionally experienced dancers, said the dance group is excited to showcase new choreography as one of the performers at the event, collaborating with poet, Rupert Common.

“We’ve been working with New Works for the past I would say nine years, eight years,” said Sato. “So we’ve had a very good working relationship with New Works in many different aspects.”

Sato also noted she found the event listing on New Works’ website a little bit humorous, as their poet is also a dance member of Project Soul.

“It’s just kind of funny that they labelled him that way,” said Sato. “He’s one of my main artists, actually.”

Pop Up Dances: World Poetry Day at the VPL

When: Sunday, March 18, 2018

Time: Event starts at 1 pm

Where: Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch – 350 W Georgia Street, Vancouver

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