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Reinvention of Disco show brings disco into the modern era

A tribute show to honour music legend Donna Summer comes to Vancouver

A tribute show to honour music legend Donna Summer comes to Vancouver

Leandro Mendez shows Gloria some moves in the upcoming show 2:49

A tribute show to the "Queen of Disco" Donna Summer is coming to Vancouver — and those behind Reinvention of Disco say the show is bringing disco to the modern era. 

"The show is about expression, love, art and freedom. It is an empowering disco dance show that actually represents a lot of Donna Summer's greatest hits," said Leandro Mendez, the writer, director and choreographer of the show.

"It is reinventing disco. We're bringing it now to 2016. It's a dance show, it's a singing show and it has everything that people will love," he said.

Disco started in the late '60s and lasted until the early '80s, but Mendez said it never fully disappeared.

"It's just now called different names — house music [or] dance, but really it never left and people didn't really realize that," he said.

Reinvention of Disco is being performed May 28 at the Edgewater Casino in downtown Vancouver.

In the video above, Mendez shows Our Vancouver host Gloria Macarenko some disco dance moves and talks about his show Reinvention of Disco.

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