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Bodies of Water: A Night of Movement & Music

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Bodies of Water: A Night of Movement & Music

Time: March 21, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Roundhouse Community Centre
Street: 181 Roundhouse Mews
City/Town: Vancouver
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Phone: 604.653.4006
Event Neighbourhood and Type: dance, and, workshop
Organized By: Rita Wong
Latest Activity: Mar 17, 2012

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Event Description

You are invited to an evening of dance, creativity, music, and imagining presented by Asava Dance as the opening event for World Water Week. Former Vancouverite Seonagh Odhiambo, now a professor of dance at CSULA, and the Asava dancers offer a stunning performance with live music. The premiere of jazz legend Bennie Maupin’s original composition is performed live by world renowned percussionist Angel Luis Figueroa.

The Bodies of Water project draws inspiration from movement and stories of people across diverse shores and rivers. Odhiambo has choreographed site-specific performances across both coasts from New York to Salt Spring Island. Karolle Wall and Florence James (Puneluxulth’) also offer insight through a short film, ‘imush q’uyatl’un, that helped inspire some of the dance movement. Odhiambo will lead audience members in a movement workshop (optional) with her dancer-collaborators. The audience is invited to contribute stories about water to the creative process. Reception to follow with the artists.

Asava Dance is a Los Angeles-based ensemble that has riveted audiences in Canada and the US for the last year. The company presents site-specific works and dances for the concert stage. The Bodies of Water project is reaching audiences from Toronto to Los Angeles. Canadian dance legend Elizabeth Langley called it “Dance that retains its humanity while thrilling us with its energy.” Canadian choreographer Seonagh Odhiambo, composer Bennie Maupin, percussionist Angel Luis Figueroa, and the dancers Bria Milan Cameron, Mariah Murray, Megan Ryan, and Kimberley Michelle Smith, explore energy, flow and reflection around questions of social and environmental significance.

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