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BLOOM #1 2018:
Wine tasting, Comedy and Choreographic Pursuits

5:30PM  Tuesday Feb 20 and 27th, 2018,  1130 Jervis, $10 only.

February 7, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – MascallDance’s BLOOM

West End dance series features special guest sommelier Lisa Haley on February 20th and 27th 2018!

Twice annually in the West End twilight, historic St Paul’s Church Hall comes alive at cocktail hour.

On two consecutive Tuesdays, local dance company MascallDance throws open its doors for an unusual kind of “tasting.” Audiences join up-and-coming dancers and choreographers to sample unique pairings of dances and wines with a comedy chaser.

This year BLOOM is thrilled to announce the participation of Lisa Haley, a young sommelier currently taking the town by storm. Restaurant & Wine Director of Gastown's award-winning L'Abattoir Restaurant and recipient of Vancouver Magazine's 2017 Sommelier of the Year, Haley joins the dance crew to pair wine selections with the flavour and mood of each creation. Well-known local comedian, playwright, poet and actor Jenn Griffin tops off the show (February 20) and Christine Lippa joins the action (February 27), sharing the mic with Haley with short comic commentaries on each dance.

For audiences, it’s a light-hearted way to wind down after work and support the next generation of Vancouver’s best and brightest. For artists, it’s the culmination of a six week residency offering them the rare opportunity to focus on their art with MascallDance resources and consult with Artistic Director, Jennifer Mascall, whose decades of outstanding invention need no introduction locally or nationally.

Don’t miss this opportunity to catch dance creators Luciana Freire D’Ancinciação, Lara Amalie Abadir, Eowynn Enquist, Isak Enquist, Levana Irena, Clay Nikiforuk, Stefan Smulovitz and Marissa Wong as they share a taste of their choreographies in progress.

TICKETS $10 includes wine tasters.


About Jennifer Mascall

Jennifer Mascall is a dance choreographer, teacher, mentor and an advocate for the art form. Mascall and her nearly 200 choreographies have received the Clifford E. Lee Choreographic Award, the Jacqueline Lemieux Prize, Dora Mavor Moore and Jessie awards for her work in theatre, the Isadora Award, the Canada 125 Confederation Commemorative Medal, the International Woman’s Day Award, the Ann O’Connor Award, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Best Performers Award (The Brutal Telling). Mascall has trained extensively with theatre teacher Linda Putnam, as a teacher of Integral Hatha Yoga, and is a Body-Mind Centering ® practitioner who participates annually in Eight Days.

About MascallDance

Situated in Vancouver’s West End, MascallDance is a hub for creation, guerrilla improvisation and somatic practice. Jennifer Mascall is at the core, creating and working in many forms. The company’s production The Three Cornered Hat was recently featured in the Vancouver Biennale, and its’ kamikaze improvisation unit The Nijinsky Gibber Jazz Club opened the Vancouver International Dance Festival.

MascallDance is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council, The City of Vancouver, The McLean Foundation, The British Columbia Gaming Commission and viewers like you.

BLOOM: February 20th and 27th , 2018 limited seating!

$10 Tickets at the door

Contact: Eowynn Enquist and Susan McKenzie
(604) 669-9337





BLOOM 1 (in session) shows: Tuesday Feb 20, Tuesday Feb 27, 5:30PM 

BLOOM 2 June 11 - July 17, 2018 (for somatic creators)

MascallDance studio, 1130 Jervis, in  Vancouver's beautiful West End, Canada




Questions? Email  or call (604) 669 9337

Need accomodation during BLOOM? Let us know - MascallDance will put out a Facebook call for accommodation.   

BLOOM is a context to gain tools, try ideas, have space, time, and  to have courage to examine what you make, and grow.   BLOOM provides free studio time, choreographic toolkit sessions, editing sessions with Jennifer Mascall, informal showings of work with salon audiences, and access to video of work.  You are encouraged to bring any collaborators, who participate in BLOOM free of charge.  Let us know if you are needing dancers, as we can sometimes provide them.  No solos, please.