Monsters coming to Scotiabank Dance Centre

Something wicked this way comes as Miscellaneous Productions presents Monsters at the Scotiabank Dance Centre October 6th and 7th.

As evenings grow dark and Halloween season creeps upon us, monsters and villains start to lurk and there will be monsters indeed at the premiere performance of “Monsters”, a new transdisciplinary musical theatre work by Miscellaneous Productions, a Vancouver-based non-profit society which uses art as a path for social change and personal transformation in culturally and socially at-risk youth – empowering them to be fully participating citizens. 

The monsters in question are those, real and imagined, encountered by a cast of Vancouver youth as they explore the concept of ‘monsters as found in culturally diverse, historical, pre-modern, Indigenous and traditional storytelling, as well as futuristic monsters in popular culture. “Monsters” integrates these stories with the performers’ personal experiences of bullying or being bullied — the monsters they have encountered, and the monsters they find within themselves.

Loosely based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, but incredibly topical for today’s news headlines, “Monsters” is a strongly anti-bullying, anti-violence, anti-racism play designed for young audiences aged 12 an older, and performed by youth, exploring how and why a community creates and supports a ‘monster’, how collusion functions and how people are often attracted to individuals with loud, brash, forceful or aggressive personalities but are unaware of how incredibly damaging they can be. 

Monsters plays at the Scotiabank Dance Centre’s Faris Family Studio Theatre for two performances only on October 6 and 7, 2017, at 8pm.
Tickets available from brownpapertickets.com

Aeriosa Dance Company

AeriosaHelping to celebrate the Scotiabank Dance Centre’s tenth anniversary, the Aeriosa Dance Company performs a visually stunning piece on the exterior of the seven story building.
Nightly from September 15-17 at 8:30pm grab a spot on the sidewalk and watch as the troupe combines the athleticism of rappelling and rock climbing and the grace and beauty of dance.  Swinging high above the audience, duos, trios and the entire troupe fly through the air like super heroes of dance.
AeriosaIn addition to Aeriosa’s performance, free events will take place at the Centre throughout the weekend, September 17th and 18th.  Participating artists and companies include: Ballet BC, Barbara Bourget, DancAeriosae 4U (salsa), Kinesis Dance, Mandala Arts and Culture, Raven Spirit Dance and Shiamak’s Bollywood Jazz. Visit the Dance Centre’s website for a full list of events.