Accelerate 5.0


Sat Jan 29 2022 at 08:00 pm to Sun Jan 30 2022 at 05:30 pm


The Dance Centre | Vancouver, BC

Accelerate 5.0
A contemporary dance show featuring The Happening Dance Company along with professional working dance artists in our city!
About this Event

We are producing our annual show Accelerate 5.0 @ The Scotiabank Dance Centre Saturday January 29 8:00 PM and Sunday January 30 2022 4:00 PM. The two shows will be a much anticipated live performance with 50% capacity and option for live streaming is now available to watch it from the comfort of your own home. We will be following the COVID-19 protocols that are in place at The Scotiabank Dance Centre. Masks are Mandatory in the building and in the theatre and proof of vaccination (ages 12+) is required along with a piece of photo of ID to attend.

This year we are featuring our three competitive showcase teams: Junior, Intermediate, and Senior along with solos performed by Ella Wong-Rollins and Wendy Cleaversmith, and a duet performance by Sage Boyland and Daisy Brown. Choreography by: Kimberly Stevenson and Alyssa Favero

We are also featuring four professional works this season:

1- Kate Franklin

Description of Work: Kate Franklin creates a work in collaboration with the Senior Showcase students and featuring an original score by composer Jeremy O'Neill, Beam is a collection of as many different ways to fall that we could think of - including (and especially) - upward.

2- Sarah Hutton & Aiden Cass

Description of Work: Sarah & Aiden are exploring everyday behaviours to source movement to create the choreography of this new work. The behaviours they are interested in collecting are types of physical contact people use in their relationships. Specifically, behaviours that we inherit, subconsciously develop, or that communicate complex emotions.

3- Eric Cheung

Description of Work: Re:1974 is a re:embodiment of my Father's immigration story from Hong Kong to Canada in 1974 to the present day. From his son's perspective, recollecting, remembering and reliving the struggles and tribulations that he went through to start this new life for us, and observing how his experiences have affected his physical and emotional health in pursuit of stability.

4- Novel Movement

Missy Reyes, Mickee Reyes, Mekaela Reyes, Marlowe Reyes.

Novel Movement is an emerging collective of creatives who explore dance in an experimental and open environment. Most members started their dance journey as part of Hip Hop competitive teams, creating a deeper chemistry over the years and allowing them to build this creative space now. With a focus on Contemporary, Street Dance influences and Theatre, each dancer has honed in on their own unique strengths which they use to share their stories. Novel believes that the possibilities are endless and that movement should constantly be explored as it continues to evolve.

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Where is it happening?

The Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver, Canada

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


CAD 30.00

Kimberly Stevenson

Host or Publisher Kimberly Stevenson

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