October 27 & 28, 2017, 8pm
Speaking of Dance Pre-show Talk 7:15PM each night in the Vancouver Playhouse Upper Lobby.
Guest: Tero Saarinen. Host: Janet Smith.
Post-show Social after the performance on Friday night in the Playhouse Salons.BUY TICKETS
In the spirit of Finland’s centennial, DanceHouse is pleased to present the acclaimed work of celebrated Finnish choreographer Tero Saarinen. In Morphed, seven male dancers seduce, challenge, demand and swagger, borrowing from casual street dance, Gene Kelly musicals, classical 19th century and modern dance. Saarinen masterfully crafts a fresh exploration of masculinity undaunted by the extremes of sensitivity and heroism, and all that lies between.
“A seldom-seen, wondrous combination of hardness and softness brings out the potential of dance.” – Dance Magazine
“…beautiful choreographies, oscillating between contemporary dance, Butoh and classical ballet. Vigorous jumps are contrasted with equally touching, troubled motions…Roaring applause for an unusual, individual, fascinating performance.” – Neues Volksblatt
“A breathtaking total audiovisual experience that touches us deeply, powerfully, and enduringly.” – Turun Sanomat
While in Vancouver, the company will offer a community masterclass. Check out the Masterclass page HERE for more detail as it becomes available.
Top photo: Mikki Kunttu.
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