Dance In Vancouver Presenter Page

Dance In Vancouver November 22-26, 2017

Canadian West Coast Dance Platform: 11th Edition
Performances | studio showings | events | dialogues | networking + more

INFORMATION FOR VISITING PRESENTERS

This biennial event began in 1997 and has established itself as the leading opportunity for presenters from across North America and around the world to view one of the most vibrant dance scenes in Canada - the eclectic contemporary dance of Canada's West Coast.

Dance In Vancouver offers a carefully structured and intensive program with:
• mainstage performances and studio presentations;
• moderated discussions where presenters and artists can network and exchange information;
• specially curated interactive events.

This is a forum in which to explore the potential for future collaboration, to learn about an upcoming new generation of choreographers, and to see established artists who work here. Dance In Vancouver seeks to engage in dialogue around residencies, creativity and community engagement.

Dance In Vancouver is based at Scotiabank Dance Centre, Canada's flagship dance facility, in the heart of downtown Vancouver, and this edition will also feature a number of off-site events.

This edition's curator is New Zealand-based producer Adam Hayward. We will also be welcoming the Alliance of Canadian Dance Networks, offering a great opportunity to connect with presenters from across Canada.

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REGISTRATION AND ACCOMMODATION

REGISTER NOW   Registration deadline: September 18, 2017.

A limited number of hotel rooms will be available courtesy of our hotel sponsor the Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown: first come, first served! Priority will be given to presenters visiting from outside of BC.

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SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

As at August 14, 2017: check back for new events and updates!

IndigeDIV is an Indigenous-led dance and conversation series hosted by Raven Spirit Dance in association with Dance In Vancouver. Amidst a groundswell of interest in Aboriginal performance in Canada, conversations around meaningful engagement, Indigenous process and values are vital.  IndigeDIV claims space for Aboriginal artistic practice to be shared and discussed, acknowledging its importance to the fabric of our Canadian society.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 22

10am-5pm Studio showings/Discussions
Scotiabank Dance Centre

7-8pm Dance Histories Project lobby animation
Scotiabank Dance Centre

 8-9.30pm Performance: Wen Wei Dance Dialogue
Scotiabank Dance Centre

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 23

10am-2pm Studio showings/Discussions
Scotiabank Dance Centre

3-4pm IndigeDIV Keynote: Tanya Lukin-Linklater
Vancouver International Film Centre

4-5pm IndigeDIV Circle Conversation: Meaningful Engagement – Bone Deep Change
Vancouver International Film Centre

7-8pm Dance Histories Project lobby animation
Scotiabank Dance Centre

8-9.15pm Performance: Double Bill
Meredith Kalaman Femme Fatales (excerpt)
Ziyian Kwan | dumb instrument Dance Kwan Yin
Scotiabank Dance Centre

8pm Satellite Performance:
Company 605
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

8pm Satellite Performance:
Vanessa Goodman/Action at a Distance Wells Hill
SFU Woodwards

10pm-late Satellite Event:
plastic orchid factory Digital Folk
Left of Main

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24

10am-3pm Studio showings/Discussions
Scotiabank Dance Centre

4-5.30pm IndigeDIV Confluence: Film + Circle Conversation
Vancouver International Film Centre

7-8pm Dance Histories Project lobby animation
Scotiabank Dance Centre

8pm Performance: Double Bill
Karen Jamieson/Karen Jamieson Dance & Margaret Grenier/Dancers of Damelahamid light breaking broken
Lesley Telford/inverso Spooky Action at a Distance (Phase One)
Scotiabank Dance Centre

8pm Satellite Performance:
Company 605
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

8pm Satellite Performance:
Vanessa Goodman/Action at a Distance Wells Hill
SFU Woodwards

10pm-late Satellite Event:
plastic orchid factory Digital Folk
Left of Main

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25

10am-12 noon Studio Showings
Scotiabank Dance Centre

1-2pm Performance: Mixed Program
Julianne Chapple + Catherine Murray + Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien + Marissa Wong
Scotiabank Dance Centre

3-4pm IndigeDIV Studio Showing: Olivia C. Davies, Starr Muranko, Raven Spirit Dance
KW Studios

4-5.30pm IndigeDIV Circle Conversation: Creative Process as Indigenous Artists
KW Studios

8-9.15pm Performance Double Bill
Aeriosa Second Nature (excerpt)
Co.ERASGA Tracing Malong
Scotiabank Dance Centre

8pm Satellite Performance
Company 605
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

8pm Satellite Performance:
Vanessa Goodman/Action at a Distance Wells Hill
SFU Woodwards

9.30pm-late closing party
Scotiabank Dance Centre

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 26

10am-1pm Individual meetings and studio viewings
Scotiabank Dance Centre

2pm Satellite Performance:
Vanessa Goodman/Action at a Distance Wells Hill
SFU Woodwards

 

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MAINSTAGE PERFORMANCES

Wen Wei Dance photo Chris Randle

Wen Wei Dance Dialogue
Wednesday November 22, 8pm

Communication and the human need to connect inspire Dialogue, created by Wen Wei Wang for six powerful and expressive male dancers. Based on his personal experience as a non-English speaking immigrant to Canada, the work expresses our basic desire to be understood, and the loneliness when connections with others are not achieved. Wang combines sophisticated and highly physical choreography with striking design and compelling music, in an enthralling and deeply emotional performance.

Ziyian Kwan/dumb instrument Dance photo David Cooper

DOUBLE BILL
Meredith Kalaman Femme Fatales (excerpt)
Ziyian Kwan | dumb instrument Dance Kwan Yin
Thursday November 23, 8pm

 
Contemplative and entrancing, Kwan Yin is danced by choreographer Ziyian Kwan with her 78-year-old father Lihuen Kwan, and features live music by cellist Peggy Lee. The piece is rooted in Buddhist thought and philosophy, and provides a poignant reflection on the love and compassion between a parent and child.
Meredith Kalaman’s Femme Fatales takes a poetic and thought-provoking look at gender socialization, tracing historically gender-defined roles as far back as the witch-hunts of the past, to question their impact on inherited behaviours today. The work is eloquently performed by three versatile female dancers, with a commissioned score by Stefan Smulovitz.

Lesley Telford/Inverso photo Cara Tench

DOUBLE BILL
Karen Jamieson | Karen Jamieson Dance & Margaret Grenier | Dancers of Damelahamid
light breaking broken
Lesley Telford | Inverso Spooky Action at a Distance (Phase One)
Friday November 24, 8pm

Karen Jamieson and Margaret Grenier’s intimate light breaking broken is a personal journey by two artists reconnecting with language, culture, and identity. With different perspectives and individual histories, they use their distinct dance styles to push each other’s boundaries and forge a luminous path to understanding.
Spooky Action at a Distance is inspired by Einstein’s famous phrase referring to particles that are so closely linked, they share the same existence. Lesley Telford’s imaginative collaboration with poet Barbara Adler blends spoken word and intricately beautiful choreography, to extend the theory to human connections in our phenomenally interconnected world.

Julianne Chapple/photo Andi McLeish

MIXED PROGRAM
Julianne Chapple + Catherine Murray + Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien + Marissa Wong
Saturday November 25, 1pm

Julianne Chapple’s trio Self Portrait is a complex and subtle study of identity and female self-image, drawing on depictions of women in art and the relationship with the spectator.
/vərˈbādəm/ originates in interviews that choreographer Catherine Murray conducted with teenage mothers: three dancers grapple with concepts of language, translation, empathy, and social justice.
Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien’s duet 8bitself meditates on abstract gesture. The performers move with hypnotic precision through a series of sculptural movements, punctuated by vivid sound and projections by multimedia artist Remy Siu.
A collaboration with musician Jamie Bradbury, Marissa Wong/TWObigsteps collective’s Surrendurance investigates social behaviour as a series of complex patterns, and themes of spontaneity versus control, in a fluent and elegant work for five dancers.

CoERASGA photo Yasuhiro Okada

DOUBLE BILL
Aeriosa Second Nature (excerpt)
Co.ERASGA Tracing Malong
Saturday November 25, 8pm

Renowned for thrilling aerial dance works which blend art, environment and adventure, Aeriosa’s latest creation is inspired by bamboo, both as a substance and a metaphor. Second Nature brings together a cast of fearless dancers and an original score by Jordan Nobles, tracing a path through shifting perspectives.
Co.ERASGA's Alvin Erasga Tolentino pays homage to his Filipino roots in Tracing Malong. A traditional fabric with many uses in daily life, the malong is at the heart of this dreamlike ensemble work, which explores multi-layered themes of history, culture, identity, and the relationship between tradition and the contemporary world.