Langley dancer and choreographer Julianne Chapple is making her premiere with a Vancouver dance company this weekend, on a very tiny stage.
After graduating from the Langley Fine Arts School, Chapple spent a year studying and performing in Europe where she was awarded a residency in Italy, as well as a full scholarship to attend the Tipperary Dance Lab in Ireland.
Upon returning to Canada last November, she was one of six choreographers chosen to participate in the Co:lab project at the Scotiabank Dance Centre in Vancouver.
Now, she is scheduled to premiere a new solo work at Dances for a Small Stage.
The show, hosted Thursday through Saturday at the Ukrainian Centre on East 10th Avenue in Vancouver, will feature a series of young artists performing on a 10 ft. X 13 ft. stage.
"Because of the relaxed nature of Dance for a Small Stage, it's been hugely successful at developing new audiences for contemporary dance," said MovEnt artistic producer Julie-Anne Saroyan.
"By going to casual venues like bars, legions, and now a Ukrainian Centre, Small Stage makes it easy and incredibly fun for people to try contemporary dance on for size," she added, noting it's inspired by a similiar program run in Quebec.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and it is restricted to 19 years or older. Tickets are $20 in advance at small-stage. eventbrite.ca or cash only at the door.
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