Dance In Vancouver

INFORMATION FOR VISITING PRESENTERS.

Canadian West Coast Dance Platform
13th Edition: November 2021 (dates TBA)

Running since 1997, Dance In Vancouver is 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 the 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 learn about an upcoming new generation of choreographers, and to see established artists who work here. Presenters can meet colleagues from across Canada, build connections with the local dance scene, and explore new possibilities for collaboration. Dance In Vancouver seeks to engage in dialogue around residencies, creativity and community engagement.

REGISTRATION OPENS SPRING 2021

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2019 EDITION SCHEDULE

Performances, studio showings, roundtable discussions, talks and special events offer presenters the opportunity to experience the full scope of Vancouver’s dance scene, and to network with colleagues from across Canada and around the world.
OURO Collective/Jeff Hamada

VIEW 2019 SCHEDULE
OURO Collective dance artists perform in HAKO

2019 PERFORMANCES

Six mainstage presentations feature a diverse range of solo and ensemble works by emerging and established dance artists and companies.
Vision Impure/Erik Zennstrom

DETAILS
Dance artists from Vision Impure perform in Pathways

2019 STUDIO SHOWINGS

See recent works and creations in process up close in our studios, and meet and talk with the artists.
Shay Kuebler Radical System Art/David Cooper

DETAILS
Dance artists from Shay Kuebler Radical System Art pose mid performance

2019 TALKS AND EVENTS

Events include a keynote address, site-specific installations and events, choreography walks, stimulating panel discussions, and IndigeDIV – an examination of the work of West Coast Indigenous artists, presented with our partners Raven Spirit Dance.
battery opera/Trung Dung Nguyen

DETAILS
Lee Su-Feh/battery opera performs in Dance Machine

2019 OFF-DIV

Community talks, showings and events compiled by artists outside of the curated Dance In Vancouver program.
Francesca Frewer & Erika Mitsuhashi’s Dust/Lukas Hyrman

DETAILS
Francesca Frewer in a performance of Dust
Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown Hotel & Suites
Georgia Straight