Next week, the O2 Dance Company will present their newest dance show….and I need you to see it.

Truthfully, I don’t go to a lot of dance shows, but I always go to an O2 show. The first time I went, it was because some of my friends were helping to organize it and I probably got sucked into saying yes, likely because I always make them support the blog by donating to some campaign or voting in some competition. But after, I’d say, twenty minutes of the first show, I was totally hooked. Why?  Well, because I understood it.  Because there aren’t really words or a script, dance shows and I haven’t always gotten along.  “What is happening? “What is the point?” and “Did any of you even practice?” those are the thoughts that often go through my head.  But these shows, which are choreographed by the non-profit’s artistic director Sarah Dolan is the closest thing to a play that I’ve seen.  Likely because of Sarah’s experience as assistant to Sean Cheesman on So You Think You Can Dance Canada, she’s perfected the ability to make a show that is both interesting for fans of dance and for fans of TV shows and the short attention spans that come with years of me wasting time in front of the television.

As some one who likes to dabble in fiction writing, (maybe I’ll let you read something sometime,) I have a huge appreciation for how Dolan is able to pull stories from songs, likely in a way that even the people who wrote  them never even thought. Love, heartbreak, anger and everything in between are perfectly on display for all to see and yes, understand.   Seriously, I never understand dance shows. That’s why I love O2’s shows so much!

Watch the video above and tell me you aren’t instantly in love.

O2′s Brand New Fall 2013 Show – ANSWERS runs NOV 7, 8, & 9 at Theatre Junction GRAND.
Ticket details available here. 
Contest:
So I don’t want you to just take my word for it, I want you to see the show for yourself.   I’ve got two tickets to giveaway.  To enter, just leave a comment about the above video. Tell me you love it, you’re intrigued, curious, happy, sad, whatever you want!  The contest is open until Tuesday, November 5th at 11:59pm.   Good luck!


Mike Morrison

15 Comments

  1. Inspired!! Truly beautiful-especially when you have 3 dancers in the family!! Watching this shows why we put all the hours, money and commitment into something our children love!!! Hopefully one day we will see them on the stage in O2 🙂
    CHEERS

  2. So inspiring! It makes me want to jump through my computer screen, and get up on that stage to dance with them!

  3. That was breathtaking. I loved how the dancers told a story without any real effort and how it was so fluid and put together. Really pulls at the heart strings 🙂

  4. I know a few of the dancers in this and am so excited to see it! Very intriguing and exciting that this is the level of performance we can see right in calgary!

  5. Brilliant & brought to tears! If we think of legacies, what better than reading a moving book, hearing a poignant song, and experiencing a heartfelt interpretation of a story told through dance. The power, passion and execution of the dancers is inspiring. Creativity and artistry are essential in life!

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