One of the most eagerly anticipated events in British Columbia’s contemporary dance scene, the 34th annual Dancing on the Edge Festival will kick off on July 7th. Festival Producer, Donna Spencer, is delighted that Canada’s oldest and longest running contemporary dance festival, will host live performances both indoor and outdoor for eagerly awaiting audiences. This year’s DOTE will once again deliver high calibre, challenging and gorgeous dance delivering innovative and spell-binding works featuring World Premieres, North American and Western Canadian debuts, and works-in-progress from some of the most sought-after contemporary choreographers.
In celebration of our 34thAnnual DOTE, the festival will include a presentation of over thirty extraordinary dance productions featuring both online and live stage performances showcasing artists from across Canada. On offer will be premieres of dance films, dance discussions, in studio performance at the Firehall Studio, theatre performances at the Firehall Arts Centre Theatre and Scotiabank Dance Centre and off-site performances at various Vancouver locations.
DOTE will bring dance in all shapes and forms to Vancouver audiences. The festival will present works from acclaimed Canadian artists including: Zab Maboungou/Compagnie Danse NYATA NYATA (Montreal) Alexandra ‘Spicey’ Landé/Ebnflōh Dance Company (Montreal), and some of Vancouver’s most acclaimed companies including: Olivia C Davies/O.Dela Arts/Peppers Ghost New Media Collective, Vanessa Goodman/Action at a Distance, Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg/Tara Cheyenne Performance, Michelle Olson & Starr Muranko/Raven Spirit Dance, Alvin Erasga Tolentino/Co.ERASGA, James Gnam/Plastic Orchid Factory, Calder White, Rebecca Margolick, Kate Franklin & Jeremy O’Neill, an in studio presentation feat. Isak Enquist, and in partnership with The Dance Centre, a mixed bill presentation featuring works by Alexa Mardon, Francesca Frewer & Erika Mitsuhashi in various locations throughout the Scotiabank Dance Centre (theatre, studio and patio).