Our 2021-2022 season will mark the 20th anniversary of our building, Scotiabank Dance Centre, with special programming including exhibits, publications and a film, in addition to residencies, performances, and a special edition of the annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House.
ANNIVERSARY PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
“It has been immensely rewarding to see how Scotiabank Dance Centre, which began as a dream so many years ago, has contributed to the arts scene in our city and the growth of BC’s dance community! As a hub for dance, it provides high quality studio space, but it is much more than just a building: we have nurtured a stimulating environment that is supportive of the creative potential of dance artists, contributing to a thriving synergy within the arts sector in Canada. Scotiabank Dance Centre is a place where people from all walks of life come together around dance. Today it is also an established participant in a cultural network connecting BC to organizations around the world, and facilitating national and international cultural exchanges – even throughout the pandemic as we kept the facility operational and accessible to artists, helping to sustain careers in dance.”
– Mirna Zagar, Executive Director
SCOTIABANK DANCE CENTRE AT A GLANCE
450+ studio renters
792 classes and workshops 128 performances, presentations and special events
By supporting dance in all its forms and offering incredible programs and workshops, The Dance Centre has helped us to connect to the fabric of the Vancouver dance experience. The deep respect and insight of the staff have played a huge role in how we, as a Ukrainian Folk-Stage dance ensemble, perceive our own contributions and potential in the world of dance. Membership of The Dance Centre has provided amazing opportunities to present our art form to a broader audience and has been a catalyst for new choreography and collaboration.
The Dance Centre has been instrumental in the development of our company since its very beginnings - from a group of young artists eager to learn about the contemporary dance world, to a formalized collective creating its first short works, to the full-time company structure we now operate within, which has afforded us the opportunity to share our work across Canada and internationally. At all phases of our growth as artists, and as an organization, The Dance Centre has played a crucial supporting role.
The Dance Centre exists as the core of our community, allowing artists of all mediums to come together with the public and experience dance on a wealth of levels. My term as a Resident Artist allowed the opportunity to work with four transitioned local dance artists to bring back works that may have never seen another life. The staff have always been supportive of my development and the access to the organization's resources, guidance, space and community, has forever impacted my artistic evolution.
Thank you very much for providing the venue for our Drum Auction Event. The Faris Family Studio looked stunning with the drums installed and the auction was a success. Thanks also to your technical staff for all their hard work and assistance.