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The Dance Centre

BRITISH COLUMBIA’S CENTRE FOR DANCE

From cutting edge contemporary works to the rich traditions of dances from diverse cultures, The Dance Centre is dedicated to the development of the art of dance in British Columbia in all its expressions and forms. The scope of our work is unparalleled in Canadian dance, encompassing resources and programs that support the professional development of dance creators, as well as public performances and events that inspire, stimulate, and entertain audiences. Our beautiful building, Scotiabank Dance Centre, is regarded as Canada’s flagship dance facility and is a hub of activity, drawing thousands of people every year.

In our 2016–17 season, the Global Dance Connections series features boundary-busting contemporary dance from local and international companies. Innovative Vancouver choreographers including Noam Gagnon, Lesley Telford, and Wen Wei Wang premiere new works, and Tara Cheyenne Performance’s exciting collaboration with Italian performer Silvia Gribaudi is co-presented with the Chutzpah! Festival. Kinesis Dance somatheatro celebrates its 30th anniversary with a creation presented as part of the Vancouver International Dance Festival. From overseas, Belgium’s Jan Martens and Italy’s Alessandro Sciarroni are featured with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, in addition to Montreal’s contemporary African dance pioneer Zab Maboungou/Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata.

The popular Discover Dance! noon hour series presents dance from many cultures in a fun and accessible format, with a lineup including flamenco, Bollywood, aerial, ballet, and more; and our annual Open House and International Dance Day events offer further opportunities to explore and experience dance.

 

GLOBAL DANCE CONNECTIONS
CONTEMPORARY DANCE

NOAM GAGNON | VISION IMPURE
October 20–22, 2016

JAN MARTENS
January 18–20, 2017

ALESSANDRO SCIARRONI
February 2–4, 2017

TARA CHEYENNE PERFORMANCE
& SILVIA GRIBAUDI
February 16–18, 2017

KINESIS DANCE SOMATHEATRO
March 1–4, 2017

ZAB MABOUNGOU |
COMPAGNIE DANSE NYATA NYATA
April 6–8, 2017

LESLEY TELFORD
April 20–22, 2017

WEN WEI DANCE
May 25–27, 2017

DISCOVER DANCE!
NOON HOUR SERIES
SEPTEMBER 2016–APRIL 2017
Shiamak’s Bollywood Jazz, Kasandra Flamenco Ensemble, the response., Grupo America, Aeriosa, Goh Ballet

EVENTS
SCOTIABANK DANCE CENTRE
OPEN HOUSE
SEPTEMBER 10, 2016

INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY
APRIL 29, 2017

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