Calendar of events
Nov16RewrittenTIME 8:00PMLOCATION DJD Dance CentreEVENT DETAILSBUY TICKETS
What creates us? What joys and sorrows reveal the culture and people we are presently? Join us as we dive deeply into issues of sex, relationships, racism, colonialism, and a hope to be rewritten.
November 16 & 17
Nov18Dance Class MarathonTIMELOCATIONEVENT DETAILSBUY TICKETS
Our dance class marathon has deep roots. Join us November 18th.
Now for the history lesson:
Dance marathons are events in which people dance or walk to music for an extended period of time. Dance marathons, endurance movement contests, and derbies can be traced back to London in 1364. They started as dance contests in the 1920s and developed into entertainment events during the Great Depression in the 1930s. Before the development of “reality shows”, dance marathons blurred the line between theatre and reality. Also known as endurance contests, dance marathons attracted people to compete as a way to achieve fame or win monetary prizes.
Nov22Ignite: Burn BrighterTIME 8amLOCATION DJD Dance CentreEVENT DETAILSBUY TICKETS
Tricon Solutions is excited to once again host Ignite: Burn Brighter, and this time we’re shining light on the amazing female business leaders in our community.
Ignite won’t just be about the motivation, these success stories are sure to inspire. You don’t need us to spark your passion. You’re already brining the fire. Determined, intelligent leaders like you inspire us every day.
Instead, we’re digging deeper to connect you with experts who can give you the tools and resources needed to propel you forward – past the obstacles that challenge even the smart, savvy and successful.
In our work as business transformation experts, we get to see the inner workings of countless businesses. Financial hurdles, HR issues and managing time and productivity are the challenges we encounter most often; we’ve even experienced them ourselves.
That’s why Ignite: Burn Brighter 2018 is all about the Pennies, Personalities and Productivity.
We’ve curated a dream team of presenters with in-depth knowledge on these topics and they’re ready to help you burn brighter.
Nov24November 24: Community ConcertTIMELOCATIONEVENT DETAILSBUY TICKETS
DJD is committed to bringing community together in our beautiful facility. Join us for our 3rd annual YYC Dance Community Concert featuring dance artists from across disciplines and at many different points in their Careers. Come and experience the vibrancy and energy that lives and breathes within Calgary’s dance community.
November 24, 2018
DJD Dance Centre
Nov25Altra Volta // 20TIME 4:00PMLOCATION DJD Dance CentreEVENT DETAILSBUY TICKETS
Altra Volta turned TWENTY this year!! Time to CELEBRATE!!
Join us for an unforgettable 20th Anniversary A Cappella Concert Experience as we take you on an intimate journey through the past 20 years, bringing back some of your FAVOURITE iconic AV pieces, which helped to shape the Altra Volta that stands before you today…
But that’s not all!!
In our second half, you’ll encounter “Present Day” Altra Volta, as we perform never-before-heard pieces—our newest, and freshest arrangements—and we are beyond excited to get a chance to share them with you!
Altra Volta is a 7-voice a cappella vocal ensemble founded in 1998. Comprised of talented singers in the Calgary music community, the group’s diverse repertoire includes classical choral, vocal jazz and pop music. In recent years the group has gone from performing published choral works to also creating arrangements of their own, exploring the many facets of the human voice to emulate various musical instruments.
Altra Volta has won a number of awards, including first place finishes at the Kiwanis Music Festivals in Calgary and Camrose, the Norman Kennedy Award for Outstanding Vocal Ensemble, as well as Audience Favourite and Best Original Song at the 2018 Harmony Sweepstakes Regionals in Olympia, WA.
In addition to their own concerts, Altra Volta has performed for weddings and other special events around the city, including the True Patriot Love Tribute Gala and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Night of Honour.
The group has released three studio albums: Primo (2005), Either Way (2008), and a Christmas album, Snowfall (2011).
Nov30ADT PRESENTS THE LEAGUE OF MONSTERSTIMELOCATION DJD Dance CentreEVENT DETAILSBUY TICKETS
In “The League of Monsters”, a secret society of Collectors has dedicated their lives to defending humanity from the monsters of the world. They’ve captured Trolls, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Blob, The Kraken Kelpies, and several more. So when Gladys shows up claiming she’s captured the WORST monster of all time, the Collectors want proof. They have to know if her monster is as dangerous as Gladys claims. In a crazy time of misunderstandings and fear of difference, who’s to say who the real monsters are? Exploring themes of acceptance and sustainability, Alberta Dance Theatre brings youth and adults another thought-provoking show, appropriate for all ages.
Novemeber 30th – 7pm
December 1 – 1pm & 4pm
December 2 – 11am & 2pm
Dec13CALGARY MEN'S CHORUS - CHRISTMAS AT THE MOVIESTIMELOCATION DJD Dance CentreEVENT DETAILSBUY TICKETS
A fun and festive journey through some of our favourite songs taken from or inspired by Christmas movie soundtracks.
Thursday, December 13 – 7:30pm
Friday, December 14 – 7:30pm
Dec15LET IT SHOW!TIMELOCATION DJD Dance CentreEVENT DETAILSBUY TICKETS
The SHOW proudly presents, their 3rd annual, Let It SHOW!
Now in it’s third year, Let It SHOW is Calgary’s newest December tradition! Brighten up your season with The SHOW, and very special guest artist, Hello Moth.
Let It SHOW, is a highly entertaining Calgary holiday must-do event! Incredible dancing, stunning vocals, plus an overload of joy, heart-touching magic, and spirit of the season are the main ingredients – all performed by the highly-skilled, talented artists of Calgary performing arts company, The SHOW.
This year’s Let It SHOW also includes appearances by none-other than Santa Claus himself, who will be recounting tales of some past compelling experiences. This high-energy, family-friendly, date-worthy show will be a pleasure for the eyes and ears. Don’t miss seeing The SHOW in a full spectacle of sound and movement at their annual Christmas celebration, Let It SHOW!
Saturday, December 15
7:00 PM Evening Show
Sunday, December 16
1:00 PM Matinee
7:00 PM Evening Show
Jan10Better Get Hit in Your Soul (High Performance Rodeo) – DJD CompanyTIME JANUARY 10 – 20, 2019LOCATION The DJD Dance CentreEVENT DETAILSBUY TICKETS
Dances inspired by the music, life and times of Charles Mingus
As a part of the High Performance Rodeo
In 2013 DJD premiered a piece about the wild short life of Charles Mingus—a virtuoso bass player, accomplished pianist, bandleader and composer. Known as the ‘Angry Man of Jazz’ Mingus was a brilliant, mercurial and bodacious character. Back by popular demand, Better Get Hit in Your Soul gives audiences an ear and eye into the music of one of the most important figures in 20th century American music. Join us as we explore his music and some of the lighter and darker sides of his dramatic life.
CREATED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY KIMBERLEY COOPER
DANCED BY THE DJD COMPANY
FEATURING LIVE AND RECORDED MUSIC BY CHARLES MINGUS
MUSIC DIRECTION BY RUBIM DE TOLEDO
Mar16March 16: The Black and White BallTIMELOCATIONEVENT DETAILS
Apr25Double Bill – Premieres by Montreal’s La Otra Orilla and DJD CompanyTIME APRIL 25 – MAY 12, 2019LOCATION The DJD Dance CentreEVENT DETAILSBUY TICKETS
Premieres by Montreal’s La Otra Orilla and DJD, both featuring live music
An Arctic flamenco tale by La Otra Orilla
In this new offering, the iconoclastic duo assembles a visual environment, sound references and elegant, passionate colours, continuing a journey they began 10 years ago. A flamenco story
on an ice floe—the senses collide in an original and poetic piece.
CONCEPT, DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY BY
MYRIAM ALLARD AND HEDI GRAJA
MUSIC BY GAËL LANE-LÉPINE, MIGUEL MEDINA,
VIVALDI AND SCARLATTI
A fiery love tale by DJD
DJD presents a new piece, hot to the cool of Magnetikae. Lovestruck follows Cupid’s arrow through a path of myth, love, fantasy, and desire, featuring live music by the Rubim de Toledo Ensemble.
CONCEPT, DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY BY KIMBERLEY COOPER