DanceBeat: November 2014

Monday 03rd, November 2014 / 17:52

November offers a variety of dance events that celebrate all skill levels, backgrounds and styles. Here are a few of the best ones to put on your calendar this month.

Year of the Horse: The Completely Fictional Adventures of Josephine Baker
Theatre Junction GRAND
November 7-15

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks is celebrating the life of jazz icon Josephine Baker with Year of the Horse: The Completely Fictional Adventures of Josephine Baker. Featuring eight dancers, three live musicians and eight mechanical horses, this production is sure to be one of the standouts of the season. Read the full preview here.

40th Anniversary Zabava
Polish Canadian Cultural Centre
November 8 

For the uninitiated, a Zabava is a Ukranian party featuring dance, music, and lots and lots of drinking. Though not a traditional dance event, Tryzub’s 40th Anniversary Zabava at the Polish Canadian Cultural Centre will feature performances by the Tryzub Ukrainian Dance Ensemble and Junior Tryzub.

Dance Montage
University Theatre
November 20-22 

Photo: JF Photography

Photo: JF Photography

Dance Montage has been providing creation and performance opportunities for beginner and experienced dance artists for 45 years. Dance Montage brings together members of the community and artists from various dance mediums to meet, create and learn about each other’s work. Their performances feature pieces from across the spectrum of dance, providing a great experience for those who are new to the dance world, as well as dance veterans.

Undressing the Dance Dialogues
Ironwood Stage & Grill
November 23

Between September and March, Dance Action Group members are hosting a series of free public discussions of specific dance works seen in Calgary, or topics of dance aesthetics and creative practice. The November theme is to-be-announced, but past topics include the Annual Alberta Dance Festival and House by L-E-V.

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