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Performance | Global Dance Connections series

Bill Coleman

In Dollhouse, Canadian contemporary dance master and choreographer Bill Coleman portrays a figure whose whole world is literally falling in around him. Inhabiting a cluttered room which collapses and breaks at his every touch, he shares the stage with sound artist Gordon Monahan, whose unique score accompanies the descent into theatrical disintegration. Coleman resembles a modern fakir, as he suffers through painful yet comical situations on his way to sonic and visual chaos. Wildly original and virtually unclassifiable, Dollhouse encompasses tap dancing, performance art and sound installation, using mechanical and electronic objects, both handmade and found, to deliver surprising and dazzling images and rhythms.

Post-show talkback March 13

  • Thursday-Saturday March 12-14, 2020 | 8pm

  • Scotiabank Dance Centre


  • $35 regular | $27 seniors | $22 students

  • 60 minutes

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About the series:

The Global Dance Connections series features exciting contemporary dance from BC, across Canada and around the world. Our 2019-2020 season includes Brazil’s dynamic Focus Cia de Dança and Australia’s Lucy Guerin Inc; a world premiere from Vancouver’s Out Innerspace Dance Theatre, and a new collaboration between Wen Wei Dance and Turning Point Ensemble; the latest work from Montreal’s Dana Michel; Bill Coleman from Toronto; and Israeli choreographer Hillel Kogan.


Subscriptions have now closed. Single tickets for most shows are available through Tickets Tonight: click on the links below to buy online or call 1.866.480.0457 to purchase by phone (a $5 per order additional fee applies to telephone bookings).
Single tickets for Hillel Kogan are sold through Theatre La Seizieme.
Bringing a group of 8+? call 604.606.6412 or email marketing@thedancecentre.ca.



Cast + Production Credits

Concept, dance, performance – Bill Coleman

Music, sound, visuals –  Gordon Monahan

Additional design – Pierre Lavoie & David Gaucher

Photos – Daniel Paquet, Paul-Antoine Taillefer

Our Partners and Sponsors

Presented with:

Global Dance Connections series media sponsor