Dance In Vancouver

INFORMATION FOR PRESENTERS.

Biennial Canadian West Coast Dance Platform
November 24-28, 2021: Digital Edition

Online content streaming for presenters through December 4

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.

The 13th biennial Dance In Vancouver will be a gathering of curated conversations, provocations and dance encounters featuring Vancouver’s vibrant contemporary dance community. This edition fully embraces the times that we are in and allows for innovative experimentation and inquiry into how we create, view and disseminate dance in a digital world. Dance in Vancouver includes IndigeDIV which is co-produced in partnership with Raven Spirit Dance and celebrates the unique worldview and perspective that Indigenous artists bring to the global conversation.

Guest International Curator: Angela Conquet, Melbourne, Australia
Guest Co-Curator: Michelle Olson, Raven Spirit Dance, Vancouver, Canada
Guest Co-Curator: Starr Muranko, Raven Spirit Dance, Vancouver, Canada

Digital/In-Person

The Dance In Vancouver presenter program will be delivered digitally through an online platform. For one set price you can join us for a stimulating and varied selection of conversations, artist provocations, digital creations and streams! All content will be available online until December 4, 2021 so no matter where you are in the world, you can catch up with (and re-watch) DIV events.

Local presenters who wish to attend in-person events may purchase tickets at a discounted rate: contact us for details. Please note that in order to keep everyone as safe as possible, we are not hosting any networking or social gatherings for this edition.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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