DanceHouse launches its fifth anniversary season at the Vancouver Playhouse with two performances by red-hot New York company Cedar Lake in its Vancouver debut. Shows take place September 28 & 29 at 8pm and begin a four-production season for DanceHouse, based at the Playhouse.

Through their daring, athletic movement and integration of classical technique into contemporary and popular forms, the dancers of Cedar Lake take audiences on a choreographic journey that explores the infinite possibilities of movement and multimedia. The company’s emphasis on commissioning new works from the hottest choreographers on the planet has made it one of the most exciting dance ensembles working today.

These performances include three works: Violet Kid by Hofesh Shechter, and Crystal Pite’s Grace Engine (both choreographers’ work presented by DanceHouse to sold-out houses), and Tuplet by Alexander Ekman, a new artist to DanceHouse. This amazing repertoire shows off the company’s downtown edge and personality as featured in the film The Adjustment Bureau. (Actor Emily Blunt’s character is a Cedar Lake dancer and performs a solo, duet and ensemble installation piece, all choreographed by Company Artistic Director Benoit-Swan Pouffer.)

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