Here’s the World Umbrella Dance Official Video featuring Shiamak Vancouver, Tetsu Taiko and hundreds of umbrella dancers. The dance took place on Saturday April 13 2013 at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
The World Umbrella Dance took place April 13, 2013, at the Vancouver Art Gallery as part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. It featured hundreds of people dancing to the music of Shabop! with Shiamak Vancouver and the beat of Tetsu Taiko.
This video features the second wave of dancers.
The World Umbrella Dance took place at Vancouver Art Gallery on April 13, 2013.
Hundreds of people had a great time dancing to the music of Shabop!
First, a warm up with Shiamak Vancouver.
Then, the official dance.
Tetsu Taiko was drumming to the beat of the music. A great combination!
Two umbrellas getting cosy after the dance. Beautiful design by Anthony Redpath.
Saturday April 13, 2013, the World Umbrella Dance will feature performances by Shiamak Dancers, Tetsu Taiko and our Umbrella Dancers at 12:50pm, 1:20pm, 1:50pm at the Vancouver Art Gallery plaza .
It’s not too late to join the World Umbrella Dance We have two rehearsal dates left:
- Monday April 8th 6.45pm-7.45pm at the Roundhouse (Tonight)
- April 12 in Kitsilano
In case you were wondering: yes, it’s possible to learn the choreography in one hour. I am the living proof! Before I headed to the rehearsal at Nikkei Centre last month, I had looked at the video on youtube but didn’t practice much. And I was still able to learn the dance in one hour!
Come to Roundhouse tonight 6.45pm-7.45pm and join the dance (you can buy your umbrella on site or online).
Saturday, April 13, hundreds and hundreds of dancing umbrellas will perform to “Shabop” on the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza accompanied by Tetsu Taiko.
Yep, it’s back to rainy weather, Vancouver. But it doesn’t mean that you should stay at home. You can still take beautiful pictures of cherry blossoms under the rain. This was taken at Burrard station on April 4th during Cherry Jam.
As a new cherry scout, there are three tools I find indispensable: my camera, the guide Ornamental cherries in Vancouver by Douglas Justice (to identify cherry trees) and my Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2013 designer umbrella!
Did you know? You can purchase the umbrella by itself to support the festival. (You don’t have to join the dance if you don’t want to).
It’s not too late to join the World Umbrella Dance. There are still two rehearsals dates: Monday April 8 at the Roundhouse and Friday April 12 at Kitsilano. The dance will take place at the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza on Saturday April 13 2013.
Join the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival World Umbrella Dance. It’s easy!
Buy an umbrella, learn the steps and let the umbrella do the dance.
Since there are no blossoms yet at the Burrard skytrain station, you can do your cherry blossom viewing at this beautiful window display at Urban Tea Merchant (1070 West Georgia Street), just a block behind the Burrard station.
Urban Tea Merchant always have nice store displays but this one really won me over with its origami cherry blossoms.
And, since you’re there, you might as well go in! Here are some things you can do at Urban Tea Merchant:
1) You can buy (or pick up) your pop-art umbrella to participate in the World Umbrella Dance. (If you paid online, bring your paypal receipt).
2) you can buy or sample cherry blossom tea. White Spring is a white tea with a hint of a cherry blossoms, but my favorite is called Sakura! Sakura! It’s a green tea with cherry blossoms in it. It’s sweet and delicious.
3) pick up one of their beautiful color postcards featuring their Sakura! Sakura! tea.
On the back of the postcard, there’s a space where you can practice writing your haiku for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational:
Submit your haiku to the VCBF Haiku invitational before June 3rd.