Studio showing at Scotiabank Dance Centre/photo Chris Randle

Talks, Workshops, Studio Showings

Admission is free unless stated otherwise: all welcome.

May 2017

Artist-in-Residence program: Wen Wei Dance
Open rehearsal: informal sharing of excerpts from Dialogue, plus a Q&A with the artists.
Thursday May 4, 2017 at 5pm, Birmingham Studio

Artist-in-Residence program: Wen Wei Dance
Designed for emerging choreographers and dance artists, this session will include an open rehearsal followed by a discussion about the creative process, collaborating with dancers, and more.
Tuesday May 9, 2017 at 5pm, Jandali Studio

Intercultural Dance Seminar with Eury Chang: This seminar is geared towards dancers/choreographers and research-based artists interested in exploring the nature of intercultural creation and collaboration. The seminar examines current arts-based research that explores the processes, challenges and techniques engaged by performers as they actively negotiate through and across cultural, gendered, and aesthetic differences. The seminar will include a group discussion on two assigned readings, and an audio-visual presentation on Intercultural (Asian Canadian) dance aesthetics, closing with reflections and thoughts from the participants. Part roundtable, part lecture, this boardroom gathering will spur participants into progressive discourse and thinking about the creative potential and complexity of intercultural dance practice.
There is no cost to attend but participants must register in advance. Please send a biography and short letter (250 words each) stating your interest in the topics, and how your practice/research engages intercultural creation and collaboration, to: eury[dot]chang[at]
Registration deadline: April 28, 2017
Saturday May 13, 2017 2-4pm

The Talking, Thinking, Dancing Body: a facilitated conversation about aesthetics, context and artistic process led by Artist-in-Residence Justine A. Chambers and Sadira Rodrigues. Details
Tuesday May 16, 2017, 5-7pm Faris Family Studio 


Artist Workshops

Business of Dance Information Sessions 2017

These informative group sessions are designed for artists and others working in the dance sector to ask Dance Centre staff questions about specific topics ranging from grant writing, career development, marketing, Dance Centre programs, and more.

Dates & topics
January 25:     Budgeting Skills for the Working Artist
                        Mirna Zagar Executive Director with Elyn Dobbs Arts Accountant

February 8:      Promoting Your Show
                        Heather Bray Marketing Manager

March 8:          Grant Writing 101
                        Mirna Zagar Executive Director

April 5:             Engaging with The Dance Centre through Dance In Vancouver
                        Raquel Alvaro Programming Coordinator

May 3:             Incorporate or not to Incorporate?
                        Mirna Zagar Executive Director

Time: 4-5pm.
Location: Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver.
To register: email or call member services at 604.606.6416 no later than 3pm on Monday the week of the info session.
All info sessions: Dance Centre members FREE / Non-members $10


Photo: Chris Randle