Title: HAKO (Digital Version available)

Description: Known for imaginative and original works based on hip hop, waacking, breaking, popping and contemporary dance, OURO Collective teams up with experiential design studio Tangible for HAKO, a multidisciplinary dance experience.

Using inventive interactive installations, striking visual effects and exhilarating movement for an ensemble of five virtuosic dancers, the work reframes our relationship to technology, and joyfully re-ignites our capacity for curiosity and play.

Running time: 45 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 (Dance in Vancouver), Taylor Janzen (Digital)

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.

Digital version supported by: City of Vancouver, BC Arts Council, Government of BC, Arts Revelstoke, New Works, The Dance Centre, New Works, The Dance Centre, Stoke Youth Network, Made in BC

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 (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
May 29-31 2020 – Guelph Dance Festival (10 min excerpt) Guelph, Ontario (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

Digital Performances:

March 26, 2021 Arts Revelstoke, Revelstoke, BC (included youth residency program)


May 28-30, 2021 OURO Collective self presentation (online), Vancouver, BC

June 26, 2021 Smithers, BC (Digital/residency)