October 21, 2015
DEZZA DANCE PRESENTS
November 20 & 21, 2015 at 8pm
Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, 7646 Prince Albert St, Vancouver
Reserve tickets at www.dezzadance.com
Created by Desirée Dunbar
Desirée Dunbar has made her mark in Vancouver’s Contemporary dance scene as principle dancer with Dancers Dancing, originator and director of celebrated community dance projects and continues to blaze a trail as creator the Catalyst Dance Mentorship Program and Dezza Dance Lab Project. She received her MFA in choreography while on scholarship at University of Arizona and is now based in Vancouver where she is Artistic Director of Dezza Dance.
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
Six dancers move through awkwardly beautiful shapes- cascading across the stage like fractured ice sculptures. Dunbar draws inspiration from winters in British Columbia’s remote wilderness - a frozen-glassy lake, rugged peaks and the inevitable inertia in this fresh offering of Contemporary dance.
Dezza Dance aims to inspire. Through residency with the City of Vancouver (Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, Trout Lake Community Centre and West Point Grey Aberthau) Dezza Dance offers dance classes to all ages and abilities, workshops/coaching to emerging professional dancers, and concert performances.
The Catalyst Dance Mentorship Program offers the best cutting edge strategies in technique/ performance, personal development, athletic conditioning and nutrition. Catalyst helps dancers enhance self-worth and promote themselves authentically as they enter professional careers as dance artists, teachers, studio owners and more.
Catalyst Dancers: Larissa Duff-Grant, Jenna-Lee Hay, Leigh Machnee, Melissa Panetta, Carly Penner, Samantha Priya Wright
Lighting James Kokol
Contact: Desirée Dunbar
March 9, 2015
Building on the previous success of the Connecting Community Dance Series
with Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre
Dezza Dance is pleased to bring you the inaugural edition of
The Dance Lab Project - LAUNCH
“Connecting Community Dance Series displayed a fresh, unrestrained vitality.”
- Laura Murray Georgia Straight June 2004
New work and performances by Desirée Dunbar,
Warehaus Dance Collective & OURO Collective
Friday, April 10th, 2015 at 8PM &
Saturday, April 11th, 2015 at 2PM & 8PM
Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, Vancouver, BC
Advance tickets $20 at dezzadance.com
Box office opens half-hour before show time Length: 60 min plus post-show chat
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
Desirée Dunbar’s new contemporary dance work Unveiled aims to get at the inner layers of masking that urge us to dig deeper and to keep questioning, "who or what in me is awake?"
Warehaus Dance Collective members Akeisha de Baat, Megan Hunter and Sofija Polovina, recent graduates of the School or Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University, are the first participants of The Dance Lab Project and chosen for their artistic excellence and promising talent. This exciting new addition to the dance community premieres VITA, a trio quest to balance personal purpose and drive with the connecting pulse of humanity.
OURO Collective is pushing the boundaries on how street dance work is being created and presented. In M. Sessions the group incorporates hip hop, breaking, popping, locking, waacking and contemporary movement. This fresh crew is guided my their mentor, Amber Funk-Barton.
About Desirée Dunbar, Artistic Director Dezza Dance
Desirée Dunbar, MFA is acclaimed Canadian dancer and Artistic director of Dezza Dance. She gives emerging dancers a leg up through Catalyst and The Dance Lab projects. Dezza Dance is committed to the presentation of energetic new dance works that explore the mysterious nature of existence and bring revelation to the Self and soul.
About the Dance Lab Project
Emerging choreographers are supported in the research and development of new work to create a strong foundation in artistry and career development.
In partnership with Community Centres Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, Trout Lake, West Point Grey and Creekside
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