Jojo Zolina is a household name for Vancouverites and dancers. He’s known for his voguing and waacking, as well as incorporating elements from the east (Bhangra, Thai), with African dances to create a one-of-a-kind performances with his House La Douche.
Zolina and Mary G Productions are collaborating with other dance companies for a dynamic dance show titled 604 Delite Showcase: Dance Company Edition to kick off the new year. Here is the overview of the other Vancouver dance companies that will take part in the event.
Founded in 1997 with just 9 dancers, Praise T.E.A.M. now boasts over 200 performers who unite under one goal: to “evangelize through performing arts.” The group’s dedication has taken them to many places including the Kiwanis Music Festival, University of Washington, and the Paralympics Olympics Opening Ceremony.
SOULdiers is a semi-professional dance company directed by Kim Sato and her production company, Project Soul Productions. Sato started SOULdiers after realizing that the historical roots of hip hop were often being forgotten. The group also aims to create a more positive public image of hip hop and counter the negative stereotype of hip hop in mainstream media. The 34 members of the group specialize in hip hop movement and its history — funk styles with a focus on locking and popping.
Make Your Mark / Endangered Species
Make Your Mark and Endangered Species are dance companies sponsored by Harbour Dance Centre and is directred by Adam McKinnon. Make Your Mark focuses on hip hop styles — the team has performed in various venues including a Coca Cola Commercial, and Street Dance 3D: The Movie.
Endangered Species is a female dance company, directed by choreographer Jenny Duffy. The group promises to deliver “sexy, provocative numbers” that are “fun and tasteful.”
This show is presented by Harbour Dance Theatre and Vogue Theatre.
Sunday, January 16, 2011, 7-8:30 pm at Vogue Theatre (918 Granville Street, Vancouver)
Tickets are $20, on sale at Harbour Dance Centre, Vogue Theatre, and Urban Dance Company