Friday, June 2, 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4, 12:00 to 1:30 PM
Exhibition Park, 81 London Rd W
Friday rain location: Royal City Mission Church- 50 Quebec St
Saturday and Sunday rain location: Old Quebec St Shoppes- 55 Wyndham St N
Five virtuosic dancers perform excerpts of HAKO, an exhilarating work that touches people on visceral levels, reframes our modern relationship to technology, joyfully re-ignites our innate desire to play, and awakens our sense of curiosity.
OURO Collective creates and produces new dance works on the unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh Nations. The collective was formed in 2014 to advance the public’s appreciation of street dance culture, and amalgamates hip-hop, waacking, breaking, popping, and contemporary dance techniques to create artistically innovative, socially accessible and community-minded performances that explore the full range of possibilities and identities the group represents. OURO sees collaboration as a catalyst for dialogue and is united around the common goal of pushing the boundaries of how street dance-based works are created and presented.
OURO made their debut in 2014 and their work has since been presented in Seattle, Guelph, Yukon, Kumamoto, Tokyo, and across British Columbia. They have been profiled by CBC’s Exhibitionists, Dance International, and were featured in the Lululemon x Team Canada 2022 Winter Olympic campaign. OURO is the 2019 recipient of the Chrystal Dance Prize which allowed them to create, 7y98D, a short film in collaboration with Rauf ‘RubberLegz’ Yasit, Jeff Hamada, and Dave Ehrenreich. The film premiered on NOWNESS and was presented on BOOOOOOM, Cinedans Short Film Festival (Amsterdam), and was premiered as a live full-length work in 2022.