Dance Central has been in existence almost as long as The Dance Centre itself! From its beginnings as a newsletter for our membership of dance professionals, it has now developed into a bimonthly in-depth examination of contemporary currents in dancemaking, edited by Andreas Kahre. The current edition includes conversations with Indian classical dance exponent Jai Govinda and choreographer/performer Amber Funk Barton, and an examination of CO:LAB, The Dance Centre's collaboration with the Canadian Music Centre last fall. Read online
Dance Writing Series
Over the 2011-12 and 2012-13 season we have produced four booklets of writing about different aspects of dance, edited by author and critic Kaija Pepper. You can pick up free print copies in our main lobby, or read them online.
NEW Dance Aesthetics: The Significance of Space examines the relationship between dance and space, through a series of essays by choreographers, designers and architects.
What They Said: Dance at the Centre. A collection of dance writing covering performances that took place at Scotiabank Dance Centre over its first decade, with contributions from the Georgia Straight, The Vancouver Sun, The Globe and Mail and the Dance Current.
Dance Aesthetics: Nine Views from Vancouver. Artists' statements and three longer essays from Vancouver dance professionals including Peter Bingham, Karen Jamieson, Su-Feh Lee, Crystal Pite, and Susan Elliott.
Ten Seasons, Ten Stories: Dance Central 2001-2011 features articles written by artists for the Dance Centre members' publication Dance Central over the last decade.
The BC Dance Directory 2013-14
The eighth edition of the BC Dance Directory is now available. Published by The Dance Centre every two years, the BC Dance Directory is a valuable reference guide to BC's dance scene. It lists artists, companies, schools, cultural groups, support organizations and suppliers around British Columbia.
Read the Directory online or pick up a free print copy in our main lobby.
Outside In/Inside Out: The Vancouver Dance Aesthetic
The Dance Centre's biennial showcase of contemporary dance, Dance In Vancouver, took place in November 2007 at Scotiabank Dance Centre and featured a packed program of performances, studio presentations, roundtables and events. One of the highlights was the panel discussion Outside In/Inside Out: The Vancouver Dance Aesthetic, with guest panelists including Dena Davida (Tangente, Montreal), Paula Citron (The Globe and Mail) and Brian Webb (Canada Dance Festival) and moderator Stephen White (Dance Victoria).