Aeriosa Returns to the Theatrical Stage with a New Full-Length Show
A Full Evening Work Of Vertical Dance Thursday-Saturday May 24-26, 8pm Post-show artist talk-back Friday May 25 Faris Theatre, Scotiabank Dance Centre
677 Davie St. Vancouver
Performing in the Theatre is a Rare Occasion for this Company
Over the last sixteen years Aeriosa has danced on The Stawamus Chief Mountain in Squamish, Tapei City Hall, at Sha Tin New Town Centre in Hong Kong, on the sides of the Vancouver Library Square, Banff Centre, Toronto's L Tower, Scotiabank Dance Centre....and the last five years have been spent dancing with and in the trees along BC’s West Coast.
Reflective of our own human adaptability and journey in life, Second Nature explores the versatile attributes of bamboo and contemplates it's capacity for transformation. Our diverse reliance on this grass is portrayed throughout the piece with unique visuals and inventive interaction. Experience dancers flying though the air-space in interconnected suspension, a set that transforms, innovative rigging, original composition and poetic edgy lighting.
There will be an artist / audience talk-back immediately following Friday's show.
Special Offer for New and Renewing Members
Pay the $5 online membership fee by May 24th and receive a $12 DISCOUNT CODE applicable for Second Nature ticket purchases from Tickets Tonight.
Aeriosa Provided Opening NightEntertainment For Ted Talks April 10-14, 2018
Vancouver Hosted This Year’s World-Renowned TED Talks
The theme….THE AGE OF AMAZEMENT. Over 100 speakers ranging from Scientists, Inventors, Behavioural Psychologists, Physicians, Adventures, Activists and Artists gave educational inspiring talks over a 4-day period.
Inside The Vancouver Convention Centre the decor was modern and inviting. The gathering spaces encouraged conversation, collaboration and flow. Areas plentiful with food, healthy snacks and beverages were provided next to open spaces with modern seating and warm ambient lighting. Everything needed to network - including printing, scanning and photocopy equipment was provided for the attendees.
Speaking ofAmazing Artists….Aeriosa Dance Company provided the opening night’s entertainment. In preparation, Aeriosa rehearsed over a 3-day period leading up to the show, animating public spaces above the Seawall for passers by. On opening day the VIP lounge, situated on the third level with floor to ceiling windows, provided gorgeous daytime views of Vancouver’s glistening towers, Canada Place Sails and the harbour for conference attendees. By night it transformed into a cocktail lounge and theatre. At the scheduled 8pm showtime, dancers lowered into position directly outside the windows. The drapes on the inside were drawn and as the music commenced they slowly opened revealing 7 aerial dancers suspended in two duos and a trio. Powerful ground lights illuminated the silver-white costumes and the dancers moved in perfect harmony with the music. Magical….? Yes. Certainly a fitting dance company to compliment this year’s theme.
Aeriosa is Pleased to Announce
Vancouver International Vertical Dance Summit
June 10-14, 2019
VIVDS is a five-day professional conference offering vertical dance training workshops and seminars for performers and technicians. Public interested in the art form are invited to attend inspiring film screenings, artist talks and networking events scheduled throughout the week.
VIVDS is presented by Aeriosa with support from the Canada Council of the Arts, The Province of British Columbia and the Vertical Dance Forum Project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
WHEN An official program of activities and events will be released in June, 2018 with online registration opening July 15, 2018.