Summer Series 2018
Small Stage is finding new ways to connect dance to our city.
In July 2018, Small Stage kicked off the Summer Series with an Urban Dance Alley Party on Robson Street for Canada Day, and continued with the Summer Series for 12 show's throughout the month of July. During the month, we had almost 13,000 live audience members and our social media campaign captured over 990,000 total (paid and organic) impressions, 3,051 event responses, and 3,547 total (paid and organic) clicks to our website.
Small Stage had shows in Robson Square, at Bute Robson Plaza and on Granville Island at Chain and Forge.
Each Small Stage show was a diverse collection of 5-7 minute dances, from Contemporary to Hip Hop, Bhangra to Scottish Highland, Japanese and Chinese to Tap and Flamenco, and designed to be accessible, diverse and entertaining.
Bring together dance artists of all cultures, styles and traditions living within our community.
Hold shows in a public places making dance accessible to all ages, income groups and abilities.
Check out what Janet Smith said about the Summer Series in the Georgia Straight.
Small Stage was honoured to be part of the 30th Anniversary Edition of Dancing on the Edge @ Chain & Forge Performance Area Granville Island.
DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH
All Female Hip Hop Crew
Choreographers: Natasha Gorrie, Roberta Bierman, Hannah Henney; Dancers: Natasha Gorrie, Roberta Bierman/Helen Dang, Hannah Henney/Sarah Corrigan
Music: Missy Elliott: Sock it 2 me Kaytranada remix, Anderson Paak: Bubblin’; Nick Grant: Get Down
Choreographer: Ashley Sweett
Dancers: Marisa Christegeorge, Devan Genereux, Megan Hunter, Brooke Williamson
Music: Security Ballet by Rolfe Kent, Sirenes - Tabla by Jon Brion, Jasmines by Jai Paul
Urban Tap Fusion
Choreographer + Dancer: Hannah Henney;
Music: Gene Kelly: Singing in the rain; Missy Elliott: The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
Choreographer + Dancer: Susan Nase
Musician: Owen Reid (Bagpipes)
Choreographer + Dancer: Hardeep Sahota
Musician: Ravi Ustaad (Dhol)
Bhangra + Highland Fusion
Choreographers + Dancers: Susan Nase, Hardeep Sahota
Musicians: Owen Reid (Bagpipes) + . Ravi Ustaad (Dhol)
Choreographer + Dancer: Karen Flamenco
Musician: Gerardo Alcala - flamenco guitar
Urban Street - Freestyle
Choreographer + Dancer: Natasha Gorrie
The Composition of a Cliche Love Story
Dancers/Choreographers: Sarah Formosa and Russell Lee
Music: Typewriter Noises, Path by Zoe Keating
Dancing Through Time
Choreographer + Dancer: Alexandra Clancy
Musician: Mike Allen
Burn Beneath the Water (excerpt)
Choreographer + Dancer: Andrea Williams
Musicians: Singer: Farnaz Ohadi; Percussion: Susana Abreu
Choreographer + Dancer: Jeanette Kotowich
Music: Métis Fiddler: JJ Lavallee
Classical Chinese dance in Han Tang style
Choreography: Kong De Xin;
Dancers: Emma Lee, Sherry Han, Regina Fang
Contemporary Chinese dance
Choreography: Chengxin Wei
Dancers: Emma Lee, Joseph Lee
Creators: Vanessa Goodman/ Action at a Distance, with performers Bynh Ho and Stéphanie Cyr; Performers: Bynh Ho, Stéphanie Cyr
Music Credits: Bach + Not Waving
Conquering the solitude
Choreographer: Sandrine Cassini
Dancer: Andrew Bartee
Music: Peder Mannerfelt - Lines Describing A Circle
Traditional Japanese classical dance. Fujima School.
Dancer: Colleen Lanki
Music: Nagauta. Traditional; Performed by: Lan Tung, Peggy Lee, Jonathan Bernard)
Weaver Woman in a Window
Choreographer + Dancer: Colleen Lanki
Music: Xiao He Tang Shui (Little Stream); Traditional Chinese folk song, arr. Lan Tung; performed by the Orchid Ensemble (Lan Tung, Yuchen Wang, Jonathan Bernard)