Dec 19

High Performance Rodeo 2013 Preview

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One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo is just around the corner. For those of us who want to hibernate until May, here is a little incentive to get out of the house:

The Dybbuk – La Caravan Dance Theatre

Based on the 19th Century folk tale of the same name, La Caravan Dance Theatre’s newest work is premiering at High Performance Rodeo this year. From the Hebrew word meaning ‘Glue’ or ‘Attachment’, the Dybbuk has been crafted from the mind of Israeli-born artistic director Maya Lewandowsky and features music from composer Steven Gellman.

The story goes: a young woman is given to an older business man as a bride and her true love dies as a result of a broken heart. On their wedding day the dead lover’s spirit enters her body.

This ‘Dance Opera’ combines the technical grace of ballet with contemporary movements and features interactive digital projections to make this a performance you don’t want to miss.  Watch the trailer here.

Ponydance – Anybody Waitin?

This comedic dance troupe is based in Ireland, but they are bringing their hilarious work to the streets of downtown Calgary. The troupe won Best Dance at the Adelaide Fringe Festival (the second largest Fringe Fest in the world) and will now bring their laugh-out-loud comedy to our fair downtown.

Be on the lookout for these award winning dancers who will be bringing a comedic twist to disco favourites and other chart-topping tunes.

Year of the Snake +15 Art Parade

Last year’s parade brought some much needed mirth and mayhem to the Plus 15 system, with some multicultural flair. This year’s parade celebrates the year of the snake, and starts in Banker’s Hall and makes it’s way to Sun Life Plaza. Downtown workers, their families and other urbanites are invited to come down and participate in the parade. The event starts at 1:30pm and is completely free of charge!

I hope this gives our dear readers a glimpse of what great stuff downtown has to offer in 2013. Be sure to keep up with our blog, website, Twitter and Facebook page to keep your finger on the pulse of everything going on in Downtown Calgary.

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