Arts Umbrella follows its theatre & music department’s 2019 Expressions Theatre Festival with the Dance Company’s season finale BE MOVED.
Arts Umbrella Dance Company’s (AUDC) BE MOVED, is the company’s season finale and a chance for audiences to see creations by acclaimed international, Canadian, and local Vancouver choreographers.
In four shows over three days, May 23 – 25, BE MOVED offers audiences the chance to see work that is rarely performed in Canada. Each performances features the contributions of over a dozen international dance artists, including luminaries such as Johan Inger (The Netherlands), Marts Ek (Sweden), and Crystal Pite (Vancouver).
“What is most extraordinary about our performances is the roster of international choreographers that come to Vancouver to create new works and set existing repertoire on our dancers,” AUDC Artistic Director Artemis Gordon said. “The quality of the work being performed is exceptional, and these performances offer Vancouver audiences a glimpse into the international stage.”
An outstanding, must-see event in the Vancouver arts calendar, this end-of-year presentation represents the culmination of months of exploration and rehearsal for AUDC students.
“BE MOVED offers audience-goers incomparable access to view works by international choreographers, many of which have never been previously performed on Vancouver stages,” Gordon said. “These extraordinary performances provide a glimpse into the future of international dance through the artistry of a dynamic group of emerging artists.”
Arts Umbrella Dance Company Season Finale BE MOVED runs at Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton Street, on May 23-25, at 7:30pm nightly, plus 2:30pm Saturday matinee. Tickets are on sale now at artsumbrella.com