May 10: Film Noir Finale

Move to the beat of a telltale heart while struggling to decipher the butler’s notes and finally discover, whodunit? You’ll need all of your monkey paws to save you from the eyes watching you through the paintings of your long deceased great-aunt, and be sure to keep an eye on your coattails and ruffles, because you never know who might be lurking in the shadows, coming behind you with the lead pipe in the library. Dress in your finest and stay vigilant. Survival comes to those who scrutinize.

With an ever changing sound and an always fluid rhythm, the duo Chobobo is now kind of into jazzy stuff. They are self proclaimed Neo-Revivalist 3rd-wave Doha Postmodern Industrial Ironic Jazz prophets. We are tuff giz.
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FreeStyle Dance’s Blackbird
FreeStyle Dance Centre proudly presents their competition modern team. This group of fourteen aspiring dancers train intensively in ballet, jazz, classical modern and contemporary. Choreographed by Dawn Braun Crawford, this piece was inspired by the song’s vocalist, the incredibly talented Bobby McFerrin. Dawn would like to thank the dancers for their commitment and passion during the development of this piece and willingness to approach new and explorative movement.

JPNSGRLS — pronounced “Japanese Girls” — formed in Vancouver in 2010 with a lineup that includes Charlie Kerr, Oliver Mann, Chris McClelland _ Graham Serl. The band made their debut with The Sharkweek EP in 2013, on Light Organ Records. For their debut LP, Circulation, due in the summer of 2014, also on Light Organ, the outfit hunkered down in Vancouver’s Greenhouse Studios with producer Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat, Mounties). The twelve songs were tracked in just seven days and mix straight-out-of-the-garage noisiness with earworm hooks and genre-jumping eclecticism. Circulation, mastered by world-renowned engineer Greg Calbi (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, MGMT), along with their whirlwind live show, honed on support tours for July Talk _ Mounties, presents JPNSGRLS as a force to be reckoned with.
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Rhythm Room
This group of tappers from The Rhythm Room have been dancing together under the instruction of Peggy Giesbrecht for the last few years. They each have such diverse backgrounds and interests ranging from songwriting to dragon boat racing and everything in between. They performed last year at IGNITE! and also at “Solemates” at The Metro Theatre and they are excited for the opportunity to join the roster of talent for this year’s show.

Roan Shankaruk
The great thing about being seventeen is that you don’t have to have it all figured out yet. There’s lots of time to explore all kinds of music and that’s what I’ve been doing my whole life. I’ve performed in musicals, operas, classical choirs and even learned some jazz last summer. The past couple of years I’ve been busking with my ukulele and that has taught me so much about performance and telling musical stories. Life is a wonderland - enjoy it.

Switch to Black
Switch to Black is a high energy rock trio playing anything between grunge and punk. They’ve played at the Surrey youth fest and the sea festival in White Rock. The band contains bassist, Slade Brown, Drummer, Adam Keane and guitarist and singer, Curtis Heimburger.