Hello, EC students! As spring approaches, there are lots of festivals that will take place here in Vancouver. The 2015 Vancouver International Dance Festival, which runs from on March 8th to 28th, is one extraordinary festival here. This month-long festival began in 1998 as a Butoh Festival, produced by Kokoro Dance Theatre Society, and then it became the Vancouver International Dance Festival in the following year.
It aims to increase public appreciation for culturally diverse contemporary dance. Contemporary dance was developed in the 20th century and it has been growing as one of dance’s performance genres. It is performed by trained dancers and you will see their characteristic technique borrowing from modern dance and ballet. Contemporary dance utilizes kinetically exciting body movement, unpredictable changes in rhythm and direction in its choreography.
For this festival, high-quality international performers, including Japanese, Hungarian and local Canadian dance teams, are coming to the city. Also workshops, art and photography exhibitions and free drawing sessions are held during the festival. The festival offers some student discounts for the admission tickets and some dance performances offer free entrance. Online tickets are on sale now. Visit the official website to get more information.