A VANGUARD IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF DANCE PERFORMANCE AND EDUCATION
Sophisticated, dedicated, and inspired, the Arts Umbrella Dance Company is a pre-professional repertory company whose membership springs from the Arts Umbrella professional training and post-secondary programs. Artistic Director Artemis Gordon developed the company to offer students an opportunity to train, rehearse, and perform at a professional level in preparation for a career in dance or further dance education.
AUDC dancers have collaborated with Ballet BC and Nederlands Dans Theater, and performed works by Crystal Pite, Sharon Eyal, Mats Ek, and Aszure Barton, among others. They have also performed with companies worldwide and participated in exchanges, tours, festivals, and collaborations in Amsterdam, Rome, New York, Montreal, and Japan.
“What is most extraordinary about AUDC is the roster of international choreographers that come to Vancouver to create new works with our dancers,” says Gordon. “This insight—of the work being done on the international stage—is rare, even for most professional companies.”
The 2017–18 season includes the Sunday Performance Series, in which AUDC performs new and innovative works- in-progress by leading Canadian choreographers, Mixed Nuts, AUDC’s modern retelling of the beloved classic, The Nutcracker, and Season Finale, presenting works by renowned international choreographers.
December 8–10, 2017 Vancouver Playhouse
SUNDAY PERFORMANCE SERIES #1
January 14, 2018
SUNDAY PERFORMANCE SERIES #2
February 11, 2018
SUNDAY PERFORMANCE SERIES #3
March 4, 2018
SUNDAY PERFORMANCE SERIES #4
April 15, 2018
May 24–26, 2018