Description: PACE was created during the collective’s second season and is a hybrid of breaking, waacking, hip hop, and contemporary dance. The work explores each collective member’s personal relationship with living in a dense urban environment with themes of anxiety, competition, suppression, and isolation emerging through the creation. These were contrasted with desires, such as wanting to break free from structure in both life and the craft of dance. These themes informed the movement vocabulary and aesthetics of the piece.

Running time: 24 minutes, 15 minutes excerpt available
Choreography: OURO Collective
Number of dancers: 5
Mentor: Amber Funk Barton
Costumes: Jean Okada
Residency: Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts, Spotlight Dance Centre

Supported by: BC Arts Council

Performance History:

June 2018: Seattle International Dance Festival, Seattle, WA, USA
April 2018: oFuro Tour, Kumamoto, Japan
June 2017: Guelph Dance Festival Guelph, ON,
March 2017: Body Talk Project, Nanaimo, BC
March 2017: Vancouver International Dance Festival, Vancouver, BC
February 2017: ATL Fest, Maple Ridge, BC
July 2016: CypherFest International Street Dance Festival, Whitehorse, YK,
May 2016: Studio 1398, Vancouver, BC
February 2016: Performance Works (New Works: Dance Allsorts), Vancouver, BC,
September 2015: Orpheum Annex (New Works Season Launch ), Vancouver, BC – excerpt