From ballet and contemporary to flamenco and vogue, the annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House is an opportunity to sample a range of exciting dance styles. Participating companies and artists include Flamenco Rosario, Noam Gagnon, Van Vogue Jam, and Bravo Dance Company, and the day culminates in a virtual dance party.
Due to COVID-19, this edition of the Open House will take place online, streaming live from the studios at Scotiabank Dance Centre. “Our building has become a home for dance of all kinds, and this pandemic has highlighted how much we long to share experiences together,” says The Dance Centre’s Executive Director, Mirna Zagar. “We will continue to share dance, support artists and celebrate our creative community to the best of our abilities in these difficult times.”
Wednesday September 9, 5.30-6.15pm
Class: Flamenco with Rosario Ancer, Flamenco Rosario
Thursday September 10, 5.30-6.15pm
Class: Voguing with Van Vogue Jam
Friday September 11, 5.30-6.15pm
Class: Pilates with Noam Gagnon
Saturday September 12, 12 noon-7pm
12 noon Class: AfroBeats with AKS Bison
1pm Studio showing: Voirelia Hub
2pm Class: Salsa with Bravo Dance Company
3pm Studio showing: Justine A Chambers
4pm Class: Ballet with Linda Arkelian
6pm Virtual Dance Party: with DJ Kookum (aka Dene/Cree DJ and filmmaker Cheyanna Kootenhayoo) and special guests. Registration required: visit thedancecentre.ca for details.