Vancouver dance collective teams up with German artist for timely show

An award-winning dance collective from Vancouver is teaming up with an internationally renowned choreographer and artist for a series of unique performances next week.

7y98D is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between street dance artists OURO Collective, RubberLegz and other leading artists. The challenging work will be presented at the Roundhouse Performance Center from June 16-18.

According to the Collectif Ouro, the work is inspired by the public art installation The climate clockcreated by artists Gan Golan and Andrew Boyd.

“The clock represents a timer counting down the time remaining to avoid a climate catastrophe,” Ouro explained in a statement. “According to the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5oC, if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current rate, the global average temperature will continue to rise and become irreversible.

Golan and Boyd started the countdown on September 17, 2020, from seven years, 103 days, 15 hours, 40 minutes and seven seconds – OURO woke up to the climate clock as it fell to seven years and 98 days.

Collective OURO/Submitted

7y98D is comprised of a 10-minute short film directed by Dave Ehrenreich and Jeff Hamada, a 60-minute theater piece choreographed by RubberLegz and performed by OURO Collective, and an online art apparel exhibit by Jennifer Latour.

OURO Collective

Collective OURO/Submitted

Vancouver dance fans will want to see OURO’s latest work. The collective was formed in 2014 and has an extensive resume including Shambhala Music Festival, Vancouver International Dance Festival and Dance Victoria’s Chrystal Dance Prize.

OURO Collective

Collective OURO/Submitted

The theatrical performance is also a great opportunity to witness RubberLegz’ famous choreography. The Los Angeles-based director, dancer and visual artist was born and raised in Germany and has worked with clients all over the world.

In 2019, Rubberlegz was recently awarded “Best Dancer” by Danza&Danza Magazine for his “original language” which breaks down barriers between dance genres.

Collective OURO and Rubberlegz – 7y98D

When: June 16 to 18, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Roundhouse Performance Center – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
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