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WATCH: A skeleton-clad dance group takes over Waterfront Station

WATCH: A skeleton-clad dance group takes over Waterfront Station

Waterfront Station was the site of some scary good dance performances to kick-off to Halloween as local all-female dance group Diamonds in the Rough surprised and delighted passersby with a series of 15-minute choreographed hip-hop routines.

The unique performance involved seven dancers, starting in three separate locations at Waterfront Station, and converging at the Art Moves site in the concourse.

The pop-up performance, which lasted for two hours between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., is part of TransLink’s ongoing Art Moves Program, our music and performance residency series dedicated to bringing vibrancy to the transit system.

Each month features a diverse roster of local, world-class musicians and artists performing at SkyTrain Stations, a bus loop, and onboard SkyTrain and SeaBus.

And on Friday night, the pitter-patter of feet rushing to catch transit was replaced by foot tapping and hand clapping as onlookers kept the beat to cheer on the hip-hop dancers from the group Diamonds in the Rough, a Vancouver-based dance group co-founded by Natasha Gorrie in 2009. Hype-girl Natasha ensured the show flowed as smoothly as the dancers, never missing a beat – even when the music did. Cheering, clapping, and pumping up the crowd, her enthusiasm brought light to a gloomy fall day. Encouraging customers to get out of their comfort zone, connect with each other, and join in with the collective.

“The Vancouver crowd is very interesting. The response has been positive with children’s faces just lit up”, she says.

This sisterhood of powerful women represents more than a dance crew. Their chemistry and lifestyle allow them to support each other, express, create, and motivate.


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