DanceHouse has announced that Dada Masilo’s The Sacrifice performances have been cancelled.
As DanceHouse announces its 2023-2024 season including six exciting performance, it readies for the final presentation in its 15th Anniversary season.
DanceHouse presents the exhilarating North American premiere of Dada Masilo’s The Sacrifice, May 5 and 6, 2023 at 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. Inspired by Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite Of Spring, South Africa’s award-winning choreographer Masilo roots her powerful rendition in the rituals, rhythms, and sounds of Botswana. Together, the cast of ten dancers and four musicians interacts to explore the intricate symbiosis of community, sacrifice, and renewal in a riveting fusion of Tswana, the traditional dance of Botswana, and contemporary dance performed to a live original score.
“We’re thrilled to introduce Vancouver audiences to Dada Masilo’s innovative and intoxicating vision in The Sacrifice,” says Jim Smith, Artistic and Executive Director of DanceHouse. “Masilo combines the European heritage of The Rite of Spring with the uniquely rhythmic and expressive movements of Tswana to examine the universal cry of sacrifice for the greater good, and the need to give back to help something grow. It is a timely call to all of us.”
Vancouver is the first North American stop in the highly acclaimed international tour of The Sacrifice. Following its DanceHouse performances, the production continues to Ottawa, Toronto, and the United States.
Subscriptions for the DanceHouse 2023/24 Season are also now available. The season offers six productions as part of the 2023/24 subscription, plus one special add-on presentation in July.
The season includes:
September 27-30, 2023: Compañía Rocío Molina (Spain), Fallen from Heaven (Caída del Cielo)at 8pm at the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Co-presented with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programming and Vancouver International Flamenco Festival.
October 25-28, 2023: Kidd Pivot (Vancouver), New Work by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young at 8pm [Preview on October 25 & World Premiere on October 26] at Vancouver Playhouse
January 25-27, 2024: Gravity and Other Myths (Australia), The Mirror at 8pm at Vancouver Playhouse
Co-presented with The Cultch
February 23 & 24, 2024: Elle Sofe Sara (Norway), Vástádus eana – The answer is land at 8pm at
Co-presented with Dancers of Damelahamid
March 22 & 23, 2024: Côté Danse (Toronto), X (Dix) at 8pm at Vancouver Playhouse
April 19 & 20, 2024: Dorrance Dance (US), SOUNDspace at 8pm at Vancouver Playhouse
July 14 & 15, 2023: Nova Dance (Toronto), Sv?h?! at 8pm at Vancouver Playhouse
Co-presented with Indian Summer Festival and SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs
Nova Dance can can be added to a season subscription, or single tickets are available now online at dancehouse.ca