When in doubt, dance it out! Tourism Vancouver, in partnership with the Downtown Vancouver BIA, Robson Street Business Association and the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, has launched a new free outdoor public activation for Vancouver residents to enjoy in a safe and distanced way throughout the month of March.
This new unique passive outdoor experience, #LoveVancouver Dance Bubbles, includes light and dance performances projected and at a distance at various sites around the downtown core. “We’re doing our part to restore vibrancy to our much-loved city,” says Royce Chwin, President and CEO of Tourism Vancouver. “In support of our talented arts and culture partners, we’re creating a safe and physically distanced outdoor art and light experience that we hope will bring smiles to local residents and create another reason for people to get out and enjoy what downtown Vancouver has to offer.”
The exhibitions were created with the intention to spread love around Vancouver and bring some joy to the city after a dark winter. Residents can walk by the outdoor light and dance installation experience this March every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 5pm to 9pm at the following locations:
- Thursdays: Lot 19, 855 W Hastings St. (between W Hastings St. and W Cordova St. at the foot of Hornby St.)
- Fridays: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Courtyard, 1000 Burrard St.
- Saturdays: Bute and Alberni Plaza
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel
Tourism Vancouver has been working with Small Stage to create filmed and live dance performances for this special outdoor exhibit. Performance will showcase a wide diversity of styles, genres and cultures chosen to reflect the depth and breadth of Vancouver’s unique dance community including: Indigenous dance performance and Indigenous futurism, Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, House, Waacking, Voguing, Flamenco, Spanish, Egyptian Oriental Belly Dance, Metis Jig, Chinese Contemporary and Classical and many more.
“We are pleased to partner with Tourism Vancouver, Small Stage and the Downtown Vancouver BIA to bring Dance Bubbles, a unique pop-up installation, to our Bute Street Plazas that people can safety enjoy while visiting downtown,” said Teri Smith, Executive Director, Robson Street Business Association. “Providing innovative outdoor experiences during this challenging time contributes to community and mental wellness, economic recovery, as well as supports our local arts and culture organizations”.
Please adhere to COVID-19 health and safety measures, including proper physical distancing and frequent hand washing, and wearing a mask or face-covering in public indoor and retail spaces. If you are sick, please stay home.
As part of the #LoveVancouver campaign, tourism and hospitality workers can get creative with video submissions of them reading a love letter. Selected submissions will receive a $100 Visa gift card. For entry requirements, visit: https://www.tourismvancouver.com/love/video-submissions