Title: HAKO

Description: In this innovative and exciting new work OURO Collective and Tangible Interaction collaborate to create a multidisciplinary dance experience. The show aims to engage the public and to break down the separation between performers and audience by creating an interactive and playful environment. HAKO will equally and simultaneously highlight the movement vocabulary and the interactive installations, working to seamlessly bring both art forms together. The show challenges our relationship to technology and brings back the lost sense of play and curiosity.

Running time: 50 minutes (20 minute excerpt available)
Choreography: OURO Collective
Collaborator: Alex Beim (Tangible Interaction) Installation artist
Number of dancers/tech: 5 dancers and one technician

Lighting Designer: Andie Llyod

Costumes: Jean Okada
Residency: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Supported by: BC Arts Council, Government of BC, Canada Council for the Arts, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Leannie Aalgaard (Blue Egg Studios), The Happening, Spotlight Dance Centre,  lululemon lab, XBa Dance Co, Paperblanks, and Bridge and Enrich Society.

Performance History:
May 22 2019 to May 25 2019 – Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby, BC
August 04 2019 – Vancouver Street Dance Festival (5 min excerpt) Vancouver, BC
August 10 2019 – Shambhala Music Festival (15 min excerpt) Salmo, BC
September 21 2019 – Blend Fest (10 min excerpt) Vancouver, BC
November 24 2019 – Dance in Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
March 22 2020 – Sauga Street Dance Summit, Livings Arts Centre, Mississauga, Ontario
May 29-31 2020 – Guelph Dance Festival (10 min excerpt) Guelph, Ontario

Upcoming Performances:  August 2019: Shambhala Music Festival, Salmo, BC  September 2019: Blend Animation Conference, Vancouver, BC November 2019: Dance in Vancouver, Vancouver, BC