The Dance Centre’s 2020-21 season features a program of digital and small-scale live events adapted to suit COVID-19 safety protocols. The popular Discover Dance! series is moving online this fall with performances available for viewing for a limited time.
Discover Dance! kicks off, September 24th with the skill and precision of Highland dance in an online presentation by Shot of Scotch Vancouver. According to legend, the roots of Highland dance go back centuries, with warriors imitating epic deeds from Scottish folklore. Dancers from Shot of Scotch Vancouver will demonstrate the athleticism and artistry this form requires, emphasizing precise footwork, timing and technique, and talk about its history, traditions, and ongoing evolution.
Shot of Scotch Vancouver was formed in 2013 as a non-profit society dedicated to promoting, encouraging and fostering highland dancing as a performing art. Under the Artistic Direction of Susan Nase, Shot of Scotch Vancouver creates new contemporary pieces while maintaining a high standard of technique, and remaining true to the deep Scottish roots of the centuries-old art form of highland dance. The company has performed at the BC Highland Games, CelticFest, the BC Government Multicultural Awards, SFU Diwali, The Rogue Folk Club, and numerous ceilidhs, festivals, and Robbie Burns events. Shot of Scotch Vancouver has also performed internationally, and has collaborated with the Royal Academy of Bhangra, the Vancouver Police Pipe Band, the Seaforth Highlanders, RCMP Division “E” Pipes and Drums, the popular Celtic band Blackthorn, Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra, and many other pipers, fiddlers and renowned musicians.
The remainder of the 2020-2021 Discover Dance! season includes:
Fall Streaming Online at thedancecentre.ca :
September 24 – Shot of Scotch Vancouver
October 15 – Sujit Vaidya
November 26 – TomoeArts
Spring In-theatre (small physically distanced audiences):
March 25 – Mozaico Flamenco
May 20 – Goh Ballet
Tickets for Spring in-person performances will go on sale in Spring 2021, with the performances also filmed for future online streaming. Visit thedancecentre.ca for more details on viewing and tickets.