DANCEBEAT – MARCH 2014

Whether March comes in like a lion or not, there are some fierce dance performances happening around town to hail the beginning of spring.

Dancebeat---MercyMercy
Presented by Corps Bara Dance Theatre
Leacock Theatre at MRU
March 14-15

This is a performance from Corps Bara’s youth company and will be a great chance to support emerging Calgary dancers. The artists range in age from nine to 18 years old and are encouraged to explore the intersections of their spirituality and the movement of dance. Details are limited right now, but stay tuned to their website for more information.

Giselle
Presented by Alberta Ballet
SAIT Jubilee
March 20-22

The world-class Alberta Ballet stages their first full version of this classic ballet. A peer to Swan Lake, this is one for seasoned dance aficionados and novice audiences alike. Giselle is a peasant girl who dies of a broken heart when she finds out her lover is betrothed to another woman. She is summoned from the grave by The Wilis, supernatural women who take revenge on men by dancing them to their death. When her former lover stumbles into the wrong part of the forest, Giselle has a choice: seek vengeance, or protect the man she loves. Click here to read our feature on this classic.

Mainstage Dance
Presented by the U of C School of Creative and Performing Arts
March 20-22

Taking place at the University Theatre on the U of C campus, this is a unique opportunity for student artists to work with world-renowned choreographers to develop their craft and scope of artistry. Each evening will feature a variety of dancers and choreography, providing audiences with a wide range of entertainment for the evening.

By Genevieve Dale

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