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We Gon Be Alright aims to highlight the resilience of queer black womxn and queer non binary folks. The performance is hosted and curated by Mel Vee an artistic activist and spoken word artist and it includes poetry, dance and music. The event is free and is recommended for audience members 16 years and older. Photograph courtesy of Arts Commons.Find out more »
Woezo Africa Music & Dance Theatre Inc. presents this dance program at The Grand on February 22. The all-Calgarian team of dancers will be tackling five very different styles of dance with connections to African as well as the rest of the globe: Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Cuban, hip hop, step and tap. Two shows take place inside the venue's Flanagan Theatre (at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.) and there will also be a Black History Month exhibition and market taking place in…Find out more »
This free celebration of Black History Month takes place over the course of two days at the Calgary Central Library on February 28 and 29. There will be a wide array of performances from both contemporary and traditional musicians and dancers whose influences span from throughout Africa to the Caribbean and beyond, as well as notable guest speakers such as Miss Jully Black (pictured), Olunike Adeliyi, Hon. Kaycee Madu, Chima Nkemdirim and more. While both days are free to attend,…Find out more »
Enjoy an evening full of contemporary dance at The Grand from March 5 to 7. Project InTandem features choreography and performances by two local Calgary artists, Sylvie Moquin and Meghann Michalsky, and performances by featured dancers Valentia Dimitriou, Kaili Che, Brenna Heer, Chantal Wall, Katherine Semchuk and Kyra Newton. The project aims to provide emerging Alberta dancers with a platform to express their talents. The show on March 5 will feature an opening night reception and on March 6 there…Find out more »
Girls on Decks, DnB Girls and So So Fresh Productions are celebrating International Women's Day with a massive dance party on Friday, March 6. The lineup includes headliners SHORTEE from Los Angeles, Calif., (pictured) and Jodie B from Kelowna, B.C., plus 10 other female DJs and musicians. There will also be live dance performances and art installed by Big Kitty. A portion of proceeds will go to New Beginnings, a company that helps move women out of dangerous and violent…Find out more »
Enjoy a fabulous night with the Youth Singers of Calgary at the Hyatt Regency for the 10th annual Hearts Out Gala. The evening includes dinner, live entertainment, prizes, auctions, games of chance, dancing and drinks. Funds raised go towards Youth Singers programming and the operation of its home venue, the Performing Arts Youth Centre. You can save $200 by booking a table of eight for $1400. Photograph courtesy of Youth Singers of Calgary.Find out more »
There's an underwater-themed burlesque show coming to The Plaza Theatre on Saturday, March 7. Sponsored by Strut Fitness & Dance and Late Night at the Plaza, the 18+ event will feature the otherworldly talents of the Sanguine Sirens alongside students from Strut. Tickets are $28 for general admission or $40 for the "splash zone," a.k.a. the two front rows. Photograph courtesy of the Sanguine Sirens.Find out more »
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks' annual fundraiser returns on March 14. Come dressed in black or white (or both) and prepare for an evening of dancing at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel. As well as the dancing and live music, the event includes a silent auction. Photograph courtesy of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.Find out more »
For those looking to enjoy a ballet with the family, look no further than Peter Pan. Created in 2001 by Septime Webre for the Washington Ballet, this beloved take on Peter Pan will be the first to ever be performed by Alberta Ballet. You can expect classic characters like Peter, Wendy, Tink and Captain Hook, plus less human bit parts like Tick-Tock Croc. Photograph courtesy of Alberta Ballet.Find out more »
This "groove-informed" new work from Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD) runs from April 23 to May 10 in Calgary. With choreography, direction and concept by Kimberley Cooper and musical direction by Rubim Toledo, DJD's latest original will feature 11 dancers, five musicians and one vocalist. Special tickets are available for the opening night celebration and Mother's Day brunch. Photograph courtesy of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.Find out more »
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