Sereka Dance Co. are a local contemporary belly dance group, and produce the “Night at the Caravanserai” dance show each year at The Rockhouse, which you all voted as one of the Top 5 Dance Events in our Best Of St. John’s issue.
They’re next Caravanserai show is happening this Saturday night at The Rockhouse. “We try to create the show as an avenue for artists to come together, share their current work and enjoy being artists,” says artistic director Vanessa Elizabeth, “because it’s just plain fun!
As the website boasts, “The magnificent Phil Goodridge will be your master of ceremonies, guiding you from act to act with his wit and charm throughout this evening of vaudevillian variety. It’s one night only, not to be missed!”
Each year, the dance company comes up with a theme for the show, and try to create as many pieces as possible over a 2-3 month time frame that would help support the idea.
“It’s a time to push our own creative boundaries and limits. We usually get a piece of work from each of the dancers in the troupe, plus a few solos and a collaboration with other artists.”
This year they’re working with a ye olde vaudeville variety theme, and are “ambitiously” working on eight new pieces for the show. They’re calling it their biggest undertaking yet.
So don’t miss it, and hey — maybe even get in for free. Use this form to enter to win a pair of tickets. The lucky winner will be notified by email by 5 pm on Friday. Your tickets will be on the door.[gravityform id=”5″ name=”giveaway” title=”false” description=”false”]
They say they’ve also invited some crowd-favourite dancers, performers, and entertainers to get a little creative and push their boundaries too.
“The lineup this year is tremendous, and we’re very excited. We have tribal fusion dancer Kristine Jennes flying all the way from Vancouver BC, we have renowned pole and aerialists Danielle Aubut and Lisa Woolgar, and we also have James Burke, the Island Belles, Evelyn Osborne, and Phil Goodridge – that’s just a few of the great people.”
Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. Advanced tickets are on sale now through Seraka Dance Company, or at Rosie the Rebel (254 Water Street).