Join us on November 5th for Synesthesia! It’s a sensory experience to feed the body and soul. Experience what it means to remove one sense and heighten the others or to interpret one sense as another. Get ready to feel your way through good vibrations, and tune your eyes to the movements of stunning performances.
In collaboration with Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion, In the House Festival brings you The Performance Series. A night of art, music, and amazing performance all in the comfort and intimacy of someone’s home! Living rooms all over Burnaby will be bursting with community and culture!
Tickets: Adults $18 / Kids $15
For tickets visit: http://performanceseries.brownpapertickets.com/ or call 604-874-9325
**Please note: This Performance Series event location is not wheelchair accessible. Check our website for event locations that are wheelchair accessible www.inthehousefestival.com
Paula Skimin: Paula is a multifaceted dancer, choreographer, adjudicator and dance educator trained in jazz, ballet and tap. She founded the Toronto based tap dance company Turn On The Tap in 1997. As artistic director Paula produced many productions featuring original scores, collaborating with various mediums fusing her art form making her a progressive performance artist. Her teaching has reached dancers throughout Canada and the US. She has worked as a Principal Artist with Learning Through The Arts, an education program associated with the Royal Conservatory of Music, a ten year faculty member at Sheridan College in the Musical Theatre Program, with SERC a research centre for creative aging, and taught workshops at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education associated with the University of Toronto. Paula now lives in Vancouver BC and can currently be found teaching at The Rhythm Room.
Sacha Levin + Ron Stelting: Sacha Levin is a percussionist who has shared the stage with artists such as Julian Marley, Ron Sexsmith, Sal Fererras, Pepe Danza, and many more. Sacha is in demand as a gigging and recording musician, works with some of Vancouver’s top musicians, and has toured and performed at festivals and concerts throughout Canada and the U.S. Some of the groups she has worked with include the action drumming group SWARM, Language Of Rhythm, Drum Cafe BC and Kathara (with whom she recently received the Distinguished Dance Group Award from Writers International Network of Canada). When not performing with acts like these, she freelances as a dance accompanist and instructor, working for organizations such as Arts Umbrella and the Shadbolt Centre. Ron Stelting continues to facilitate rhythm events, play all kinds of great gigs and accompany contemporary and African dance class. He has been accompanying dance classes for over 20 years and is on staff at Simon Fraser University. He has been facilitating rhythm events since 1997. Ron is one of the founders of Vancouver Rhythm and Dance. Some highlights from the last year include the Deepak Chopra drum circle in Whistler, World Urban Fest and The Winter Solstice procession. www.sachalevin.com, www.yogadrum.ca
Dianna David: This self-taught dancer expresses her genius through movement storytelling, creating one-acts, full length solo shows and customized pieces with underlying messages for self-empowerment and delight. Whether it’s performing or teaching, she promotes the “Yes, I can too” attitude. She has become a well recognizable artist in Vancouver’s entertainment industry, pushing the limits of innovative performance that can reach a universal audience in a unique and creative way by fusing traditional techniques with simple modern technology. Her style is “Classically Quirky with an Urban Twist”. She has seamlessly embodied the humility of her Filipino upbringing, the explosive moves from her Hip Hop dance, the exquisite control of mime traditions, and the connective vulnerability of clown. Her style sleeks impact through simplicity, expressing messages that allow the audience to take home new perspectives of life like “Save the last dance…for you”, or “To Think is to Create”, or “Take a Closer Look”. She has been invited to perform for the Performance Mix Festival in New York, Toronto’s Lunacy Cabaret, Edmonton Street Performers Festival as well as local events such as Cirque du Soleil’s Opening Gala, Tomorrow Collective’s Brief Encounters 9 and 11; the lead clown for several company productions such as Inner Ring Circus’ touring show BOUNCE; as well as commissioned acts Cirque du Chocolat for Microsoft, and performances on the Giant Piano for Telus World of Science’s Disney exhibit. Dianna is a 5 year veteran improviser at The Bobbers weekly Improv show Tops and Bottoms, successfully enthralling the audience with her physical comedy. www.diannadavid.ca
Starsha Battrick: Starsha is a painter, photographer, and performer rolled into one squishy jack of all trades. She loves to learn new creative activities, and is always in the process of picking up new skills and expanding the ones she’s already got.