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Nov
22
Wed
The 11th Biennial Dance in Vancouver — The Dance Centre
Nov 22 all-day

The 11th biennial Dance In Vancouver celebrates the energy and innovation of our contemporary dance scene: join us for four days of performances, showcasing some of British Columbia’s most exciting companies and artists.

Featured artists and companies include:

Aeriosa
Co.ERASGA
Julianne Chapple
Lesley Telford | Inverso
Margaret Grenier & Karen Jamieson
Meredith Kalaman
Nicole Mion
Wen Wei Dance
Ziyian Kwan | dumb instrument Dance

Full details to be announced.

Curator: Adam Hayward, Hyde Productions (New Zealand)

 

In Circulation (Company 605) — Shadbolt Centre for the Arts @ Studio Theatre
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm

Photo by David Cooper.

Led by artistic co-directors Lisa Gelley and Josh Martin, Company 605 is dedicated to producing new dance work through a shared creative process. Company 605 remains an ongoing exchange between separate people, bodies, and ideas—celebrating the tension created through their attempts to co-exist. Each project explores new paths and creative methods to build powerful and engaging performances, juxtaposing raw with precision, and highlighting effort, risk, and interconnection.

Through constant collaboration with all the involved artists and performers, Company 605 continues to push into new territory and awaken a fresh and ever-evolving aesthetic to build a highly athletic art form derived from the human experience.

 

 

Nov
23
Thu
The 11th Biennial Dance in Vancouver — The Dance Centre
Nov 23 all-day

The 11th biennial Dance In Vancouver celebrates the energy and innovation of our contemporary dance scene: join us for four days of performances, showcasing some of British Columbia’s most exciting companies and artists.

Featured artists and companies include:

Aeriosa
Co.ERASGA
Julianne Chapple
Lesley Telford | Inverso
Margaret Grenier & Karen Jamieson
Meredith Kalaman
Nicole Mion
Wen Wei Dance
Ziyian Kwan | dumb instrument Dance

Full details to be announced.

Curator: Adam Hayward, Hyde Productions (New Zealand)

 

Action at a Distance: Wells Hill — DanceHouse @ Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm

A special Celebrate Canada 150+ event

Three years in the making, Vancouver’s Vanessa Goodman brings the world premiere of Wells Hill to the DanceHouse stage. Seven exceptional dancers splice themes of technology and communication into this smart, vibrant new work based on the sweeping philosophies of Marshall McLuhan and Glenn Gould. These two Canadian luminaries altered how we consume art and information, and their prescient ideas provide an engaging framework for an exciting, immersive performance that is both visceral and cerebral.

Co-presented with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs and SFU School for the Contemporary Arts.

In Circulation (Company 605) — Shadbolt Centre for the Arts @ Studio Theatre
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm

Photo by David Cooper.

Led by artistic co-directors Lisa Gelley and Josh Martin, Company 605 is dedicated to producing new dance work through a shared creative process. Company 605 remains an ongoing exchange between separate people, bodies, and ideas—celebrating the tension created through their attempts to co-exist. Each project explores new paths and creative methods to build powerful and engaging performances, juxtaposing raw with precision, and highlighting effort, risk, and interconnection.

Through constant collaboration with all the involved artists and performers, Company 605 continues to push into new territory and awaken a fresh and ever-evolving aesthetic to build a highly athletic art form derived from the human experience.

 

 

Nov
24
Fri
The 11th Biennial Dance in Vancouver — The Dance Centre
Nov 24 all-day

The 11th biennial Dance In Vancouver celebrates the energy and innovation of our contemporary dance scene: join us for four days of performances, showcasing some of British Columbia’s most exciting companies and artists.

Featured artists and companies include:

Aeriosa
Co.ERASGA
Julianne Chapple
Lesley Telford | Inverso
Margaret Grenier & Karen Jamieson
Meredith Kalaman
Nicole Mion
Wen Wei Dance
Ziyian Kwan | dumb instrument Dance

Full details to be announced.

Curator: Adam Hayward, Hyde Productions (New Zealand)

 

Action at a Distance: Wells Hill — DanceHouse @ Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm

A special Celebrate Canada 150+ event

Three years in the making, Vancouver’s Vanessa Goodman brings the world premiere of Wells Hill to the DanceHouse stage. Seven exceptional dancers splice themes of technology and communication into this smart, vibrant new work based on the sweeping philosophies of Marshall McLuhan and Glenn Gould. These two Canadian luminaries altered how we consume art and information, and their prescient ideas provide an engaging framework for an exciting, immersive performance that is both visceral and cerebral.

Co-presented with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs and SFU School for the Contemporary Arts.

In Circulation (Company 605) — Shadbolt Centre for the Arts @ Studio Theatre
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm

Photo by David Cooper.

Led by artistic co-directors Lisa Gelley and Josh Martin, Company 605 is dedicated to producing new dance work through a shared creative process. Company 605 remains an ongoing exchange between separate people, bodies, and ideas—celebrating the tension created through their attempts to co-exist. Each project explores new paths and creative methods to build powerful and engaging performances, juxtaposing raw with precision, and highlighting effort, risk, and interconnection.

Through constant collaboration with all the involved artists and performers, Company 605 continues to push into new territory and awaken a fresh and ever-evolving aesthetic to build a highly athletic art form derived from the human experience.

 

 

Nov
25
Sat
The 11th Biennial Dance in Vancouver — The Dance Centre
Nov 25 all-day

The 11th biennial Dance In Vancouver celebrates the energy and innovation of our contemporary dance scene: join us for four days of performances, showcasing some of British Columbia’s most exciting companies and artists.

Featured artists and companies include:

Aeriosa
Co.ERASGA
Julianne Chapple
Lesley Telford | Inverso
Margaret Grenier & Karen Jamieson
Meredith Kalaman
Nicole Mion
Wen Wei Dance
Ziyian Kwan | dumb instrument Dance

Full details to be announced.

Curator: Adam Hayward, Hyde Productions (New Zealand)

 

Action at a Distance: Wells Hill — DanceHouse @ Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm

A special Celebrate Canada 150+ event

Three years in the making, Vancouver’s Vanessa Goodman brings the world premiere of Wells Hill to the DanceHouse stage. Seven exceptional dancers splice themes of technology and communication into this smart, vibrant new work based on the sweeping philosophies of Marshall McLuhan and Glenn Gould. These two Canadian luminaries altered how we consume art and information, and their prescient ideas provide an engaging framework for an exciting, immersive performance that is both visceral and cerebral.

Co-presented with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs and SFU School for the Contemporary Arts.

In Circulation (Company 605) — Shadbolt Centre for the Arts @ Studio Theatre
Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm

Photo by David Cooper.

Led by artistic co-directors Lisa Gelley and Josh Martin, Company 605 is dedicated to producing new dance work through a shared creative process. Company 605 remains an ongoing exchange between separate people, bodies, and ideas—celebrating the tension created through their attempts to co-exist. Each project explores new paths and creative methods to build powerful and engaging performances, juxtaposing raw with precision, and highlighting effort, risk, and interconnection.

Through constant collaboration with all the involved artists and performers, Company 605 continues to push into new territory and awaken a fresh and ever-evolving aesthetic to build a highly athletic art form derived from the human experience.

 

 

Nov
26
Sun
Action at a Distance: Wells Hill — DanceHouse @ Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm

A special Celebrate Canada 150+ event

Three years in the making, Vancouver’s Vanessa Goodman brings the world premiere of Wells Hill to the DanceHouse stage. Seven exceptional dancers splice themes of technology and communication into this smart, vibrant new work based on the sweeping philosophies of Marshall McLuhan and Glenn Gould. These two Canadian luminaries altered how we consume art and information, and their prescient ideas provide an engaging framework for an exciting, immersive performance that is both visceral and cerebral.

Co-presented with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs and SFU School for the Contemporary Arts.

Nov
30
Thu
Discover Dance! Flamenco Rosario — The Dance Centre @ Scotiabank Dance Centre
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm

Photo by David Cooper.

A mainstay of Vancouver’s flamenco scene for over 25 years, Flamenco Rosario honours the authentic traditions of flamenco while nurturing the evolution of the art form through artistic experimentation, crossing boundaries of history and cultures. Celebrated Artistic Director Rosario Ancer and Musical Director Victor Kolstee lead a flamenco performance that is full of emotional power, technical brilliance and stirring music and singing.

 

 

 

Dec
1
Fri
The Nutcracker: Alberta Ballet with Victoria Symphony — Dance Victoria @ Royal Theatre
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm

Choreography: Edmund Stripe

Extravagant bejewelled sets and gorgeous costumes created by Emmy-Award winner Zack Brown create a ballet that looks like a wonderfully illustrated children’s book. Be transported back to 19th century Russia with the captivating magic of this beloved holiday classic.

“There’s a magic and whimsy to it that bewitches the children in all of us.” – GEORGIA STRAIGHT

Pandora’s Vox & Espiritu Vocal Ensemble: Only Joy Aloud — CatchingART @ Kay Meek Centre
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm
Dec
2
Sat
Pandora’s Vox & Espiritu Vocal Ensemble: Only Joy Aloud — CatchingART @ Kay Meek Centre
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm
The Nutcracker: Alberta Ballet with Victoria Symphony — Dance Victoria @ Royal Theatre
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm

Choreography: Edmund Stripe

Extravagant bejeweled sets and gorgeous costumes created by Emmy-Award winner Zack Brown create a ballet that looks like a wonderfully illustrated children’s book. Be transported back to 19th century Russia with the captivating magic of this beloved holiday classic.

“There’s a magic and whimsy to it that bewitches the children in all of us.”GEORGIA STRAIGHT

Pandora’s Vox & Espiritu Vocal Ensemble: Only Joy Aloud — CatchingART @ Kay Meek Centre
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm
The Nutcracker: Alberta Ballet with Victoria Symphony — Dance Victoria @ Royal Theatre
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm

Choreography: Edmund Stripe

Extravagant bejewelled sets and gorgeous costumes created by Emmy-Award winner Zack Brown create a ballet that looks like a wonderfully illustrated children’s book. Be transported back to 19th century Russia with the captivating magic of this beloved holiday classic.

“There’s a magic and whimsy to it that bewitches the children in all of us.” – GEORGIA STRAIGHT

Dec
3
Sun
The Nutcracker: Alberta Ballet with Victoria Symphony — Dance Victoria @ Royal Theatre
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm

Choreography: Edmund Stripe

Extravagant bejeweled sets and gorgeous costumes created by Emmy-Award winner Zack Brown create a ballet that looks like a wonderfully illustrated children’s book. Be transported back to 19th century Russia with the captivating magic of this beloved holiday classic.

“There’s a magic and whimsy to it that bewitches the children in all of us.”GEORGIA STRAIGHT

Dec
8
Fri
Mixed Nuts — Arts Umbrella Dance Company @ Vancouver Playhouse
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm
Dec
9
Sat
Mixed Nuts — Arts Umbrella Dance Company @ Vancouver Playhouse
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm
Dec
10
Sun
Mixed Nuts — Arts Umbrella Dance Company @ Vancouver Playhouse
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm
Dec
23
Sat
Royal City Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker — Massey Theatre @ Massey Theatre
Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm
Royal City Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker — Massey Theatre @ Massey Theatre
Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm
Dec
28
Thu
Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker — Ballet BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm

Choreography
Edmund Stripe
Composer
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

It wouldn’t be the holidays without the Nutcracker. Alberta Ballet’s production with choreography by Edmund Stripe and sets and costumes designed by Emmy Awardwinning designer Zack Brown, “sparkles like a Fabergé egg…” says the Vancouver Sun.

Whether you’re beginning a new holiday tradition, or revisiting an old favourite, you’ll be enthralled by Clara’s escapades with her Nutcracker Prince. When Clara’s Christmas gift comes to life and defeats the evil Mouse King, she’s whisked away to a magical kingdom, where the Sugar Plum Fairy reigns.

Set in turn-of-the-century Imperial Russia, an era noted for its opulent grandeur, this extravagant production displays more than a million dollars in stunning sets and costumes; including children from local dance schools, mice dressed as Cossack soldiers and snowflakes dressed as Russian princesses. This spectacular production offers a perfect complement to Tchaikovsky’s glorious musical score played live by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Treat your family to the joy, excitement and unforgettable adventure of the Nutcracker this festive season!

 

Dec
29
Fri
Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker — Ballet BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm

Choreography
Edmund Stripe
Composer
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

It wouldn’t be the holidays without the Nutcracker. Alberta Ballet’s production with choreography by Edmund Stripe and sets and costumes designed by Emmy Awardwinning designer Zack Brown, “sparkles like a Fabergé egg…” says the Vancouver Sun.

Whether you’re beginning a new holiday tradition, or revisiting an old favourite, you’ll be enthralled by Clara’s escapades with her Nutcracker Prince. When Clara’s Christmas gift comes to life and defeats the evil Mouse King, she’s whisked away to a magical kingdom, where the Sugar Plum Fairy reigns.

Set in turn-of-the-century Imperial Russia, an era noted for its opulent grandeur, this extravagant production displays more than a million dollars in stunning sets and costumes; including children from local dance schools, mice dressed as Cossack soldiers and snowflakes dressed as Russian princesses. This spectacular production offers a perfect complement to Tchaikovsky’s glorious musical score played live by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Treat your family to the joy, excitement and unforgettable adventure of the Nutcracker this festive season!

 

Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker — Ballet BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm

Choreography
Edmund Stripe
Composer
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

It wouldn’t be the holidays without the Nutcracker. Alberta Ballet’s production with choreography by Edmund Stripe and sets and costumes designed by Emmy Awardwinning designer Zack Brown, “sparkles like a Fabergé egg…” says the Vancouver Sun.

Whether you’re beginning a new holiday tradition, or revisiting an old favourite, you’ll be enthralled by Clara’s escapades with her Nutcracker Prince. When Clara’s Christmas gift comes to life and defeats the evil Mouse King, she’s whisked away to a magical kingdom, where the Sugar Plum Fairy reigns.

Set in turn-of-the-century Imperial Russia, an era noted for its opulent grandeur, this extravagant production displays more than a million dollars in stunning sets and costumes; including children from local dance schools, mice dressed as Cossack soldiers and snowflakes dressed as Russian princesses. This spectacular production offers a perfect complement to Tchaikovsky’s glorious musical score played live by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Treat your family to the joy, excitement and unforgettable adventure of the Nutcracker this festive season!

 

Dec
30
Sat
Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker — Ballet BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Dec 30 @ 2:00 pm

Choreography
Edmund Stripe
Composer
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

It wouldn’t be the holidays without the Nutcracker. Alberta Ballet’s production with choreography by Edmund Stripe and sets and costumes designed by Emmy Awardwinning designer Zack Brown, “sparkles like a Fabergé egg…” says the Vancouver Sun.

Whether you’re beginning a new holiday tradition, or revisiting an old favourite, you’ll be enthralled by Clara’s escapades with her Nutcracker Prince. When Clara’s Christmas gift comes to life and defeats the evil Mouse King, she’s whisked away to a magical kingdom, where the Sugar Plum Fairy reigns.

Set in turn-of-the-century Imperial Russia, an era noted for its opulent grandeur, this extravagant production displays more than a million dollars in stunning sets and costumes; including children from local dance schools, mice dressed as Cossack soldiers and snowflakes dressed as Russian princesses. This spectacular production offers a perfect complement to Tchaikovsky’s glorious musical score played live by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Treat your family to the joy, excitement and unforgettable adventure of the Nutcracker this festive season!

 

Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker — Ballet BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm

Choreography
Edmund Stripe
Composer
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

It wouldn’t be the holidays without the Nutcracker. Alberta Ballet’s production with choreography by Edmund Stripe and sets and costumes designed by Emmy Awardwinning designer Zack Brown, “sparkles like a Fabergé egg…” says the Vancouver Sun.

Whether you’re beginning a new holiday tradition, or revisiting an old favourite, you’ll be enthralled by Clara’s escapades with her Nutcracker Prince. When Clara’s Christmas gift comes to life and defeats the evil Mouse King, she’s whisked away to a magical kingdom, where the Sugar Plum Fairy reigns.

Set in turn-of-the-century Imperial Russia, an era noted for its opulent grandeur, this extravagant production displays more than a million dollars in stunning sets and costumes; including children from local dance schools, mice dressed as Cossack soldiers and snowflakes dressed as Russian princesses. This spectacular production offers a perfect complement to Tchaikovsky’s glorious musical score played live by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Treat your family to the joy, excitement and unforgettable adventure of the Nutcracker this festive season!

 

Jan
17
Wed
Nicola Gunn — The Dance Centre @ Scotiabank Dance Centre
Jan 17 @ 8:00 pm

Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster is a provocative muse on peace and conflict, moral relativism and the very function of art, inspired by an incident where a woman saw a man throwing stones at a sitting duck, and she yelled at him. The result is a gloriously off-kilter dissection of the excruciating realms of human behaviour, and a navigation of the moral and ethical complexities of intervention. Australia’s Nicola Gunn is an irresistible performer, delivering a dizzyingly witty text littered with anecdotes, digressions, and philosophical theory, at the same time performing non-stop choreography that shifts from the comically incongruous to the strangely affecting.

Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.

Jan
18
Thu
Nicola Gunn — The Dance Centre @ Scotiabank Dance Centre
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm

Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster is a provocative muse on peace and conflict, moral relativism and the very function of art, inspired by an incident where a woman saw a man throwing stones at a sitting duck, and she yelled at him. The result is a gloriously off-kilter dissection of the excruciating realms of human behaviour, and a navigation of the moral and ethical complexities of intervention. Australia’s Nicola Gunn is an irresistible performer, delivering a dizzyingly witty text littered with anecdotes, digressions, and philosophical theory, at the same time performing non-stop choreography that shifts from the comically incongruous to the strangely affecting.

Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.

Jan
19
Fri
Dancers of Damelahamid: Flicker — Dance Victoria @ McPherson Playhouse
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm

Choreography: Margaret Grenier

Composition: Andrew Grenier

Media Design: Andy Moro

Shortly after the potlatch ban was lifted in 1951, Ken and Margaret Harris founded Dancers of Damelahamid to preserve the Gitxsan peoples’ traditional songs and dances. Now, five decades later, the company is under the artistic direction of their daughter, Margret Grenier, whose works redefine and characterize traditional practices to be accessible for new generations. Flicker incorporates multimedia technology in a story about a young man who discovers his potential.

* ONE NIGHT ONLY *

Nicola Gunn — The Dance Centre @ Scotiabank Dance Centre
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm

Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster is a provocative muse on peace and conflict, moral relativism and the very function of art, inspired by an incident where a woman saw a man throwing stones at a sitting duck, and she yelled at him. The result is a gloriously off-kilter dissection of the excruciating realms of human behaviour, and a navigation of the moral and ethical complexities of intervention. Australia’s Nicola Gunn is an irresistible performer, delivering a dizzyingly witty text littered with anecdotes, digressions, and philosophical theory, at the same time performing non-stop choreography that shifts from the comically incongruous to the strangely affecting.

Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.

Jan
27
Sat
Lions Gate Sinfonia: Mozart’s Birthday! — CatchingART @ Centennial Theatre
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm
Feb
1
Thu
Daina Ashbee — The Dance Centre @ Scotiabank Dance Centre
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm

A dark and devastating solo, Pour explores the vulnerability and strength of women, using the taboo subject of the menstrual cycle as a departure point and turning it into an object of painful beauty steeped in symbolism. The piece applies imagery from the seal hunt to boldly tackle complex questions about femininity, blood, and the loss of control, deploying the body and voice in an unflinching depiction of suffering and catharsis. Daina Ashbee has quickly become a prolific and prominent Canadian choreographer, whose work is rooted in her relation to the land, the environment, and her ancestors. A BC native of Cree, Métis and Dutch heritage, she is now based in Montreal.

Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.

Feb
2
Fri
ODC/Dance: Double Bill — Dance Victoria @ Royal Theatre
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm

What we carry What we keep

Dead Reckoning

Choreography: Brenda Way, KT Nelson

San Francisco’s ODC/Dance has stepped into the spotlight in recent years, touring extensively to impressive venues across the continent. This program of two works by the company’s co-artistic directors has substance and emotional texture combined with strong production values and even stronger dancers.

“ODC/Dance is an impressive company whose choreography is at once fluid and powerful, intricate and dynamic…not to be missed.” ‪- Merli V. Guerra, FJORD REVIEW

Daina Ashbee — The Dance Centre @ Scotiabank Dance Centre
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm

A dark and devastating solo, Pour explores the vulnerability and strength of women, using the taboo subject of the menstrual cycle as a departure point and turning it into an object of painful beauty steeped in symbolism. The piece applies imagery from the seal hunt to boldly tackle complex questions about femininity, blood, and the loss of control, deploying the body and voice in an unflinching depiction of suffering and catharsis. Daina Ashbee has quickly become a prolific and prominent Canadian choreographer, whose work is rooted in her relation to the land, the environment, and her ancestors. A BC native of Cree, Métis and Dutch heritage, she is now based in Montreal.

Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.

Feb
3
Sat
ODC/Dance: Double Bill — Dance Victoria @ Royal Theatre
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm

What we carry What we keep

Dead Reckoning

Choreography: Brenda Way, KT Nelson

San Francisco’s ODC/Dance has stepped into the spotlight in recent years, touring extensively to impressive venues across the continent. This program of two works by the company’s co-artistic directors has substance and emotional texture combined with strong production values and even stronger dancers.

“ODC/Dance is an impressive company whose choreography is at once fluid and powerful, intricate and dynamic…not to be missed.” ‪- Merli V. Guerra, FJORD REVIEW

Daina Ashbee — The Dance Centre @ Scotiabank Dance Centre
Feb 3 @ 8:00 pm

A dark and devastating solo, Pour explores the vulnerability and strength of women, using the taboo subject of the menstrual cycle as a departure point and turning it into an object of painful beauty steeped in symbolism. The piece applies imagery from the seal hunt to boldly tackle complex questions about femininity, blood, and the loss of control, deploying the body and voice in an unflinching depiction of suffering and catharsis. Daina Ashbee has quickly become a prolific and prominent Canadian choreographer, whose work is rooted in her relation to the land, the environment, and her ancestors. A BC native of Cree, Métis and Dutch heritage, she is now based in Montreal.

Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.

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