Holiday Seasonal Fundraiser - Supporting the future
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Dear Friends & Families

Welcome to the LAMONDANCE Holiday Seasonal Fundraiser

By DeVry Greenhouses & the “Growing Smiles Fundraising Campaign”

www.lamondance.growingsmilesfundraising.com

Shop Early - Ordering just takes a few minutes!!

Invite your family and friends to join in!

This winter we are selling beautiful, locally grown 6.5” Premium Poinsettias, Mixed Wreaths and Holiday Tropical Planters to help raise money for our programs. When purchasing any one of these items, not only will you be spreading holiday cheer, you will also be supporting an amazing cause. We could not do this without you!

Thank you so much for your support!

Sincerely,

LAMONDANCE

Davi Rodrigues, Artistic Director & his fundraising team


HERE’S HOW TO ORDER

ONLINE

OR

PAPER FORM for Cheque or Cash Payments

  • Please fill out the attached paper order form or access the order form on www.lamondance.growingsmilesfundraising.com

  • Cheque: Return the order form to RNB (Mtn. Hwy) together with a cheque payable to RNB Dance / Lamondance in a sealed clearly marked envelope saying DeVry Fundraiser

  • Cash: Return with the order form to RNB (Mtn. Hwy) in a sealed clearly marked envelope saying DeVry Fundraiser

Deadlines & Pickup

DEADLINE: Monday - November 19th Online & Paper orders

PICK-UP: Friday - November 30th pick up at RNB (Mountain Hwy) during regular office hours 11:00 – 6:00


Everybody loves Chocolate

We would like to ask you all for your support to help RNB Dance and Theatre. This year RNB will continue to do our annual Purdys Chocolatier Fundraiser.

www.purdysgpp.com

Order Deadline: November 19th, 2018

Purdys Pick Up: November 28th, 2018 

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS FUNDRAISER & we hope you have a wonderful holiday season!


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Meet our new Company members

We would like to welcome our LMD Season 10 Dancers!

 Alumni Dancer | Kayla Malanfant - Season 9  Photo by Miles Clark

Alumni Dancer | Kayla Malanfant - Season 9

Photo by Miles Clark

These dancers will spend countless hours working hard to perfect their craft in the studio training, rehearsing, creating and around the community at workshops and other events.

Get to know more about them.

Click here to learn more about the dancers

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Ten years of WOW!

Ten years of WOW!

We just started our season, and we would love to invite you all to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. A milestone of dance, development, research, education, creation, transitions, community engagement, training, collaboration, and many more accomplishments achieved here in Vancouver and around the globe. As we mark a decade of writing beautiful stories and marking our artistic identity join us in celebrating ten years of success with three distinct shows and other events.

 

DO YOU REMEMBER?

Remember how amazing your Lamondance experience was the first time around? We are excited to launch our new series "Do you remember?”. This will be a series of videos that will take us on a journey back, remembering our creative process, choreographers and all of the shows in the ten years of WOW!

 

Stay tuned for more show details and re-live the WOW of our

10th Anniversary Season.

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Dancers Giovanni Rizzo | Season 9 Oksana Maslechko | Apprentice Company Photo by Miles Clark

NEW BEGINNINGS

With celebrations we bring new beginnings, we are excited to announce the start of our Apprentice Company, a pilot project that will prepare Lamondance for the launch of its Professional Company. We cannot wait to share more information with you!

# HASTAG US

#Lamondance  #10yearsofWOW  #LMDS10 #celebration  #VIVA #wow

Marbled - Show Reviews
 Foto by Charlie Dixon | Ubuntu I Am Because We Are

Foto by Charlie Dixon | Ubuntu I Am Because We Are

Because we genuinely think that sharing is a valuable thing we would like to share all the show reviews with you.

From all of us at Lamondance, we'd like to thank you for watching our show. It was an honour to perform for you. 
Lamondance season 9 was a memorable season.

“A show that will Evoke all the senses taking the audience on an unforgettable journey.” This company has a promising future ahead."

Nancie Ottem from reviewVancouver -  Read More


"Such a beautiful range of styles and musical scores, with powerful and magnificently crafted choreography, exquisite stage lighting, and incredible dancers! Their pure talent, power and level of professionalism was en par with any major dance production I’ve seen."

— Joanne White | @joannewhiteart  Read More


Passionate. Strong. Joyful. Well trained dancers. Wonderful choreography. Varied program. Thank you all.

— Erik Zennstrom | @erikzennstromphotography  Read More


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|| Tickets are on sale for the Show Marbled ||
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Lamondance Show "MARBLED" - Life has been thrown into motion, and there’s no stopping it.

Begins June 1st and 2nd, 2018  | BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University.

Tickets:  $25 at Lamondance.com

Lamondance presents new contemporary dance works another razzle-dazzle dance show that will conclude season 9. 

MARBLED is about transformation. The show unveils concepts as such as memories, liberation, energy, empowerment, relationship, and life change. It celebrates freedom as a movement form.

Marbled presents cutting-edge choreography from Lara Barclay, Heather Dotto, Heather Laura Gray and Artistic Director Davi Rodrigues; The show also brings an exciting collaboration in between Lamondance and the Emmy-nominated composer and conductor Hal Beckett.

With an eye-catching-signature and being committed to creating high-quality shows, Lamondance launches "Marbled" following the company's vision to find new ways to create a show that can resonate with the audience; Shows that will Evoque all the senses taking the audiences on an unforgettable Journey.

|| AUDITION 2018 / 2019 Season 10 ||
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Your place is here!

For those who are graduating from school and looking for post-secondary options, Lamondance offers a two-year contemporary based training program, perfect for anyone interested in refining their skills and developing the knowledge for a successful career in the dance industry. An excellent opportunity to immerse themselves in original choreography and to experience the concept of working with a professional dance company. 

The artistic director, instructors, and choreographers will bring their unique international experience and passion together to guide students towards a career in dance; As well as nurturing young Canadian talent, Lamondance also invites select Brazilian Dance students to join the program to share their experience and knowledge in dance; This allows for a beautiful cultural exchange between Canadian and Brazilian dancers.  

Former dancers have gone on to work with international companies such as “São Paulo CIA de dança” (Brazil), “Divinadança” (Brazil), “Nordhausen ballet” (Germany), “Theater Osnabrück” (Germany), “Halle Opera House” (Germany), “Grazer Oper” (Austria), “Tanzkompanie Der Oper Graz” (Germany), Dresden Frankfurt Dance company, “Wen Wei Dance” (Canada) and Gainesville Ballet (USA), "Batsheva Dance Company" (Tel Aviv, Israel) ‎among others.


Lamondance is  auditioning on two dates in Vancouver:

1st AUDITION

APRIL 28TH, 2018

TIME: 2 pm

WHERE: The Dance Centre 

Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St #6, Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6


2nd AUDITION

MAY 26TH, 2018

TIME: 2 pm

WHERE: The Dance Centre 

Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St #6, Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6


Don’t miss this great opportunity to be part of Lamondance Season 10.

Space is limited for the 2018/2019 Season 10! 

Don't miss your chance!

For dancers 17+ 

NO Audition fee required.

For questions and to schedule your audtion email us at audition@lamondance.com 

 

 

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|| A night to appreciate the ephemerality and beauty of nature ||

Last Saturday (April 14th, 2018) we celebrated the arrival of the spring at the Spring Lights, a local celebration in Vancouver, presented by the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.

We were delighted to be invited by choreographer Heather Laura Gray to participate in the event created by Hfour which did a fantastic work illuminating Queen Elizabeth Park with vibrant projections and a new walkthrough experience. As in previous years, the illumination was set up for unobstructed views ideal for photography! It’s the first event of it’s kind in the world. 

With the design of the lights + Heather's choreography, our lamondancers enchanted the audience creating a unique and unforgettable experience welcoming the spring. To make the celebration even more special, we had the mother nature sending us drops of rain to make the magic complete all under a canopy of cherry blossoms. It was a night to appreciate the ephemerality and beauty of nature.

Sincere thanks to the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and our guest choreographer Heather Laura Gray for inviting us to participate and share dance in this celebration of Nature.

Spring Lights it is part of the VCBV supported by www.vcbf.ca

for more info: http://springlights.ca

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|| Audition Season 10 - 2018/19 ||
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Are you a serious and committed Dancer that wants to be part of an authentic, challenging and unique dance program? 

Lamondance Program is a demanding two-year contemporary based training program that will provide you with a high-quality training, performance skills and an unforgettable experience necessary to work in a professional dance company.

Check out our FAQ's about our audition process.


 

Don’t miss this great opportunity to be part of Lamondance Season 10.

Space is limited for the 2018/2019 Season 10! 

Don't miss your chance! For dancers 17+ 

For questions and to schedule your audtion email us at audition@lamondance.com 


1st AUDITION 

APRIL 28TH, 2018

TIME: 2pm

WHERE: The Dance Centre 

Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St #6, Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6

 

2nd AUDITION 

MAY 26TH, 2018

TIME: 2pm

WHERE: The Dance Centre 

Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St #6, Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6


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|| The best way to welcome spring ||
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Photo Hfour Studio

We are delighted to share that Lamondancers will be dancing at the Spring Lights Celebration of the arrival of the spring in Vancouver. 


Our guest choreographer for the show "Marbled" Heather Laura Gray, invited the company to take part in the celebration. Our dancers are thrilled with the opportunity to once again, be working with such inspiring choreographer.

 

We would like to invite you all to celebrate with us the arrival of the spring, here in Vancouver.

Spring Lights Illumination

FREE Event - April 14, 2018 Dusk-10:00pm
Queen Elizabeth Park @ W 33rd Ave and Cambie

Parking is limited, please TravelSmart!


About the celebration: 

Spring Lights is a local celebration of the arrival of spring in Vancouver, created by Hfour and presented by the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.

After a long winter, we invite you to experience illuminations, performance, and community; all under a canopy of cherry blossoms. This is a time to appreciate the ephemerality and beauty of nature.

Hfour has been projecting on cherry blossoms in Vancouver for five years. It’s the first event of it’s kind in the world. This year, we will be illuminating a city park in Vancouver with vibrant projections, lighting, and light sculptures.

2018 will feature light art installations by Hfour, Ari Laser, Tim Rolls, Leó Stefánsson, and Samm Z Cooper, dance performances choreographed by Heather Laura Gray, with the participation of our dancers from Lamondance Season 9 and a musical soundscape by Adham Shaikh, the Tacofino food truck, and more!

Best of all: it’s free to attend!

Event date and venue subject to change, pending on peak bloom and weather.

Check out springlights.ca for more info!

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|| Masterclass with Dorrance Dance (USA) ||
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DanceHouse, in partnership with Lamondance Training and Performing Company  is happy to offer a unique Masterclass opportunity with  Dorrance Dance (USA).

Dorrance Dance Masterclass

When: Thursday, April 12th 2018

Time:  10am to 11:30am

Where: Lamondance -  3355 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver, BC, V7K 2H4 

Investment: $20 (Cash)

Space is limited

To reserve your space and for more information please email: info[at]lamondance.com

Subject: Dorrance Dance masterclass

Photo credit: Matthew Murphy

Myelination, dancers: Ephrat Asherie-Matthew West

 

Class Description:

 

The class will cover some of the fundamentals of house, including aspects of footwork, floorwork and the importance of a freestyle approach to the form.  The cultural context in which this dance was created and where it continues to thrive will be discussed and underscored in the movement. 

Teachers: Ephrat Asherie and Matthew West.

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|| International Women's day ||

On this beautiful day where we celebrate International Women's day - We share this beautiful photo of "Get it out." In the photo, our female dancers take over the stage performing a creation from our guest choreographer Heather Laura Gray, one of the female choreographic voices composing our show "MARBLED."

To all the women around the globe, you make our world a better place. May we celebrate it every day. Happy International women's day.

 Photo by Olga Kouts

Photo by Olga Kouts

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|| Community engagement ||

We are delighted to announce that Lamondance will be performing excerpts of our newest show "MARBLED"

on Sunday, March 11th, at the Genesis Theatre - Delta Secondary School, Ladner 3 pm,

in a show presented by Deas Island Dance.

The proceeds to benefit the Genesis Theatre.

Tickets available at the door.

The show represents the soal of what a healthy community is on developing a sense of support and give back.  Lamondance believes in giving back and helping out in the community and the world.

Opportunities like that presented by Deas Island Dance should happen more often, it creates opportunities, refreshes the environment and allows the art of dance to reach all places in BC.

The practice of giving back creates a virtuous cycle that makes everyone more successful.

Thank you Deas Island for creating opportunities like that and engaging the community. We can't wait to share the stage with you.

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|| Marbled ||

Check out a sneak peek of "MARBLED" a new creation by our Artistic Director Davi Rodrigues for our new production that will take place at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University, from June 1st - 2nd, 2018.

An excerpt of "Marbled" will also be presented at our LMDF Dance Gala on February 24, 2018, at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University.

“Arriving in a foreign land for the first time was the biggest challenge in my life thus far. The ground was continually flowing beneath me, not allowing for a moment of hesitation, regret or starting over." Davi Rodrigues

Music by Bill Ryan & Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble

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|| Mapping Memory ||

"Mapping memory" is the newest Lamondance creation by our resident choreographer Lara Barclay for the show "MARBLED" that will take place at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University, from June 1st - 2nd, 2018.

"Lara has been an important voice at Lamondance; I describe her work as an organic approach to movement and its possibilities." Davi Rodrigues

Music by Sebastian Knauer 

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|| Get it out ||

"Get it out" is the newest Lamondance creation by our guest choreographer Heather Laura Gray for the show "MARBLED" that will take place at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University, from June 1st - 2nd, 2018.

"Having artists from our community collaborating with us in a show, just reinforces the strength and power we have within." Davi Rodrigues

Music by Murcof.

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|| Lamondance reveals the title of its new show ||

We are happy to announce the name of our 2017/2018 new production that will take place at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University - North Vancouver on June 1st and 2nd, 2018.

At Lamondance we are always looking for new ways to create a show that can resonate with the audience. We are not only a dance program but a dance company that is committed to creating high-quality shows; Shows that will Evoque all the senses taking the audiences on an unforgettable Journey.

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MARBLED

Premiere at BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University - North Vancouver on June 1st and 2nd, 2018.

Vancouver, February 19, 2018 - Lamondance unveiled today a sneak peek of "Get it out" a piece part of the show Marbled

Marbled - The great solution to all human problems is individual inner transformation.

Marbled is Lamondance's 9th show, a mix collaboration of artists from Vancouver's arts community presenting dancers from 3 different nationalities, a collaboration from Multiple voices in a show that will Evoque all the senses taking the audiences on an unforgettable Journey.

MARBLED is about transformation. The show unveils concepts as such as memories, liberation, energy, empowerment, relationship, and life change. It celebrates freedom as a movement form.

We can't wait to share more information with you about the show.

Check out the incredible team of creators behind Marble.

Learn more

 

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|| Masterclass with Toronto Dance Theatre ||
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DanceHouse, in partnership with Lamondance Training and Performing Company, is happy to offer a unique masterclass opportunity with Toronto Dance Theatre.Toronto Dance Theatre Masterclass with Nicole Rose and Roberto Soria. 

When: Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Time:  11:00 am to 12:30pm

Where: Lamondance -  3355 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver, BC, V7K 2H4 

Investment: $20 (Cash)

Space is limited

To reserve your space and for more information please email: info[at]lamondance.com

Subject: TDT's Masterclass

 

About the TDT

 

TORONTO DANCE THEATRE

Toronto Dance Theatre is one of Canada’s leading dance companies, recognized for the intelligent vision of its choreography, the beauty of its productions and the exceptional artistry of its dancers. Founded in 1968 by Peter Randazzo, Patricia Beatty and David Earle, and under the artistic direction of Christopher House since 1994, TDT has produced a remarkable body of original Canadian choreography.

Christopher House is one of Canada’s “most enduringly inventive choreographers” (National Post). His works are acclaimed for their movement invention, musicality and deft handling of multiple layers of meaning. TDT’s dancers are passionate artists who play an essential role in the creative process, celebrated for their physicality, imaginative daring, and sensitive, playful ensemble work.

This year is TDT 50th Anniversary season.

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|| Kidd Pivot’s workshop ||

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special #workshop today at @lamondance with Cindy Salgado from Kidd Pivot.

A fantastic opportunity provided by DanceHouse, in partnership with Lamondance Training and Performing Company.

Thank you to all the dancers that attended the workshop. 

#Lamondance #DanceHouse #Workshop #LMDS9

#Dance  #Contemporarydance #Trainingprogram #Vancity #kiddpivot

#collaboration #dancecommunity

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|| Workshop with Kidd Pivot ||

DanceHouse, in partnership with Lamondance Training and Performing Company  is happy to offer a unique Workshop opportunity with Kidd Pivot

 Photo – Michael Slobodian.

Photo – Michael Slobodian.

Kidd Pivot Workshop with Cindy Salgado, Company member.

When: Sunday, January 28 2017

Time:  1:30pm to 3:00pm

Where: Lamondance -  3355 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver, BC, V7K 2H4 

Investment: $20 (Cash)

Space is limited

To reserve your space and for more information please email: info[at]lamondance.com

Subject: Kidd Pivot Workshop

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|| LMDF 2018 Vol.6 ||

At Lamondance we believe in the power of sharing, we are all different, and because of that, we complement each other.

We are happy and excited to have our VI edition of Lamondance and Friends. A night to celebrate Vancouver’s extraordinary dance community with our Unstoppable Conni Smudge as a Show Hostess.

When: February, 24th, 2018

Time: Silent auction 6:00pm / Showtime 7:00pm

Where: BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University.

Bring your family and celebrate with us!

Tickets are on Sale now. 

Tickets online: Lamondance.com

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