2016 / 2017 SEASON

 
 
 
 
B-boy. B-girl. Be Bold. Dance! 
 
Performance - April 2
7:30pm | The Port Theatre
 

11th ANNUAL BODY TALK FINALE PERFORMANCE
with OURO Collective

OURO Collective performs PACE as part of the 11th Annual Body Talk Dance Finale

 
Tickets are available through The Port Theatre Box office:
250.754.8550 or


This year’s culminating performance of the Body Talk Spring Break workshop features artists of OURO Collective in a work of their own, PACE.

Working within the themes of human connection/disconnection and living in a dense urban environment, PACE is OURO Collective’s second creation. PACE is a unique hybrid of breaking, waacking, hip hop, popping ad contemporary dance which explores each collective member’s personal relationship with anxiety, competition, suppression and isolation.

OURO is an eclectic, Vancouver-based dance collective that uses hip hop, waacking, breaking, popping and contemporary dance as the foundation for the creation and production of new work. As individual artists coming from diverse cultural and dance backgrounds, OURO sees collaboration as a catalyst for dialogue, creative innovation, and community building. United around the common goal of pushing the boundaries of how street dance-based works are created and presented, OURO is dedicated to creating performances that explore the full range of possibilities and identities the group represents.

Local participants in the Body Talk Spring Break Workshop and the team of organizing youth. The Body Talk Cru, also perform dances they learned from a week of classes with OURO Collective.
 
ABOUT OURO Collective
The name OURO comes from the Greek word ouroboros, which often symbolizes self-reflexivity or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself. In the context of the arts, this is the ultimate goal: infinite creation. OURO is an eclectic, Vancouver-based dance collective that uses hip-hop, waacking, breaking, popping and contemporary dance as the foundation for the creation and production of new work. As individual artists coming from diverse cultural and dance backgrounds, OURO sees collaboration as a catalyst for dialogue, creative innovation, and community building. United around the common goal of pushing the boundaries of how street dance-based works are created and presented, OURO is dedicated to creating performances that explore the full range of possibilities and identities the group represents. OURO company artists are: Cristina Bucci, Dean Placzek, Maiko Miyauchi, Mark Siller, Antonio Somera Jr, Rina Pellerin.
 
 
Water is personal. Water is political. Water is essential. Water has always connected this country.
 
May 15-20,2017 | Creative Residency TIMES & LOCATIONS TBA
May 20, 2017 | Performances TIMES & OUTDOOR LOCATIONS TBA
 

BODY OF WATER PROJECT
Springboard Performance

 
Join Nicole Mion of Springboard Performance (Calgary), Danielea Castell, Genevieve Martin and Holly Bright in a week long creative process to develop a movement based performance that explores the value of water to our community, our person and our lives.Body of Water, a creative stream of exchange, is an imaginative ode to the environment that has taken place at specific sites in Whitehorse, Calgary, St. Johns and now Nanaimo.

From May 15 to the 20th registrants will plunge into an artistic exploration of the everyday importance of water. Local artists, directed by guest Nicole Mion, guide registered participants to develop, together, an artistic, performative, commentary on the convergence and collective experience of the waters that intersect to shape Nanaimo. An outdoor, public presentation takes place May 20. The performance piece will continue to develop and be presented July 9 at InFrinGinG Dance Festival.

The goal of the project is to find shared roots in this place we call home, to build community and inspire Water stewardship through creativity.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Artist, curator, NICOLE MION, creates for the stage and screen. She is a sought-after director and contemporary choreographer, known for her highly physical and theatrical style. She specializes in contemporary performance, new media, dance, and installation. She is Artistic Director for Springboard Performance and Co-Artistic Director for Road Pictures.

DANIELEA CASTELL is the founder of the Water Gratitude Project whose goal is to help communities develop a relationship with their local bodies of Water through collaborative ceremony and creative forms of gratitude. 
 
 
CRIMSON COAST DANCE SOCIETY
Mailing Address: #5-150 Commercial Street Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5G6
Office Address: CIBC Nanaimo Arts Centre - 60 Wharf Street, Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5G6
PHONE: 250-716-3230
 
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