Vancouver's Ouro Collective channel inner-city pressure into breaking and popping dance moves

Vancouver's Ouro collective with in sync choreography showcases hip-hop, breaking, popping and waacking dance styles in its newest performance called 'Pace,' about life in an urban setting.

Group's new show 'Pace' sends a message about urban existence

Vancouver dancers OURO popping and breaking in 'Pace'

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OURO's in sync choreography showcases hip-hop and street-dance-based styles in their newest performance called 'Pace,' about life in an urban setting.

With its unique fusion of hip-hop and other forms of street dance, this Vancouver collective developed its newest show to reflect real-life stresses.

The show is called "Pace," and is about the pressures of living in a city, from its speed to the loneliness and anxiety that can come with the environment.

Dancer and choreographer Cristina Bucci says each of the five dancers in Ouro Collective brought a unique style of choreography and then the challenge was to communicate it to the rest of the group.

The result in this short documentary by Gian Paolo Mendoza is a message about the pace of life through the synergy of the dancers.

But really, you have to see this to appreciate it.

Dance Allsorts: OURO Collective and Heather Laura Gray. Sun, Feb. 28. Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright, Granville Island, Vancouver. 2pm. $15; $5 children. 3:15pm all-ages workshop, free.

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