House Mix – Dance Series

House Mix – Dance Series
Toronto Dance Theatre
Saturday, March 3 2018 – 7:30pm
Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
Tickets available through Ticket Seller at 250-549-SHOW (7469) or
$38 Adult – $35 Senior – $33 Student
Discounts available for members of the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre proudly presents Toronto Dance Theatre’s House Mix on Saturday, March 3 2018 at 7:30pm. House Mix is the fourth show in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society’s 2017/18 Dance series.

Named Canada’s “most enduringly inventive choreographer” by the National Post, House Mix showcases the best of Christopher House’s award-winning contributions to Canadian dance. Featuring six masterworks from his career, this touring program celebrates the high caliber choreographic invention of Christopher House and the Toronto Dance Theatre.

Choreographer Christopher House joined the Toronto Dance Theatre as a dancer in 1979, became Resident Choreographer in 1981 and finally Artistic Director in 1994. Under his direction, the company has collaborated with international artists and brought stimulating new perspectives to the scene, influencing dancers and choreographers across the country. House Mix commemorates the past, present, and future of House’s career.

The 90-minute program includes Martingales, Fjeld duet, Fjeld trio, Thirteen, Echo Dark, and the kinetic classicVena Cava. Titled after the veins that carry blood into the heart, the closing number Vena Cava features flowing, bold red costumes and stunning ensemble movements, reminiscent of the inner workings of the human body.

Come early for a pre-show performance by emerging choreographer Damarise Ste Marie, as she presents “HEARTBEATS”. Five performers meld drumming, body percussion, and movement to create an exciting fusion performance inspired by contemporary, flamenco, and Gumboot dance. The artists move as a collective, each finding their own way within the group. The dancers construct and deconstruct shapes in the space by manipulating wooden boxes, which also act as musical instruments. Audience members are invited to participate in the performance by providing pulse and rhythm; a collection of Heart-Beats. “HEARTBEATS” will start at 7pm in the Marie Flemming Hall.

In lead up to House Mix, The Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre Society is pleased to host the event Looking Back, Looking Forward | Artists in Conversation; a panel discussion of local artists celebrating over 30 years of successful artistic careers, hosted by Morning Star Arts Editor Parker Crook. Join us on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:00pm as Vernon’s best, including John Lent (author), Imant Raminsh (composer) and Julie Oakes (visual artist), share insights on life as working artists, and what’s to come in their future works. Celebrate Vernon’s own local artists and their contributions to our community! This event is free and open to the public.

Tickets for House Mix on Saturday, March 3 are $38 for adults, $35 for seniors and $33 for students and are on sale now through the Ticket Seller Box Office by calling 250-549-SHOW (7469) or online at

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society thanks the following sponsors for their generous support:

The Vernon Morning Star, Okanagan Advertiser, Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy, Regional District of the North Okanagan, British Columbia Arts Council, Province of British Columbia, Government of Canada

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For more information or to arrange an interview please contact:
Keyanna Burgher
Audience Development
Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
3800 – 33rd Street
Vernon, British Columbia
V1T 5T6
p. 250-542-9355

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