New Works 15/16 Season Launch

New Works celebrates nineteen years of bringing dance to Vancouver by launching its 15/16 season with OURO Collective and the response. on Friday, September 18th, 7pm at the Orpheum Annex.

September marks the first full year of creation for OURO Collective, making this the perfect occasion to share the stage with Amber Funk Barton of the response. who has been a mentor and great supporter of this up-and-coming dance collective that has taken Vancouver by storm.

OURO Collective brings together Cristina Bucci, Dean Placzek, Maiko Miyauchi, Rina Pellerin and Mark Siller, artists who use urban dance vocabulary (dance, hip hop, popping, waacking, and breaking) along with contemporary dance for the creation and production of their work. OURO will present an expanded 40-minute version of their debut piece “M-Sessions”, a work that draws inspiration from photography by Jourdan Tymkow.

Amber Funk Barton of the response. explores the universe that exists outside and within in “Vast”, a solo work-in-progress inspired by observations of properties and elements that are found within the human body, which are also present in the stars. the response. is a project-based contemporary dance company dedicated to challenging how contemporary dance is made, shown and perceived, its work focuses on the articulation of contemporary technique with the athleticism, dynamics and energy of urban dance and culture.

Get ready for an evening of dance that breaks boundaries, that moves and transforms!

New Works 15/16 Season Launch
Friday, September 18, 2015. Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
Orpheum Annex, 823 Seymour St. Vancouver
Tickets $20 available at