Projects range from major national and international choreographic research programs, to talks, roundtables, writing, multimedia, exhibitions, and other artist-led initiatives.



Company Erasga Dance Society

Founded by choreographer/dancer Alvin Erasga Tolentino in 2000, Co.ERASGA has a distinguished international reputation of a singular vision of hybrid dance, diversity and collaborations of other artistic practice and multimedia. The contemporary dance company ...
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Contemporary, Multidisciplinary, Multiple Genres

Idan Cohen, Ne. Sans

Established in 2017 by Artistic Director Idan Cohen in Vancouver, Canada Ne. Sans is re-imagining and reconnecting Opera & Dance. In just a few years, Ne. Sans has commissioned new creations, offered workshops and classes, and produced local, national and ...
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Community-Engaged, Contemporary, Indigenous

Olivia C. Davies

Olivia C. Davies is a dance artist, choreographer, community-arts facilitator and emerging curator of Anishinaabe, French-Canadian, Finnish and Welsh heritage whose works often explore the emotional and political relationships between people and places. Her ...
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Space to Fail 2019-2020

Space to Fail is an international residency exchange between The Dance Centre, Hyde Productions (Aoteoroa/New Zealand) and Critical Path (Australia). Its focus is on the dance making process, not product and performance, allowing time and space for artists to simply work without a fear of failure. It invites choreographers to spend time together, without a leader, without an agenda, and to take risks.
Artists Ileanna Cheladyn, Vanessa Goodman (Vancouver); Josie Archer, Alexa Wilson (New Zealand); Tim Darbyshire, Alice Weber (Australia)
Dates Vancouver Nov 19 – 28, 2019 | New Zealand Feb 15 – 23, 2020 | Australia Feb 24 – March 2, 2020
Photo: Alice Weber/Jose Manuel Parimaker

Space to Fail project: Alice Weber/photo by Jose Manuel Parimaker

Yulanda M Faris Choreographers Program 2017-2018

The Yulanda M. Faris Choreographers Program was designed to mentor and support three choreographers who are ready to make a significant leap forward in their work, empowering artists and providing them with the tools to position their careers in a national and international context, through exchanges, networking opportunities, mentoring and professional skills development.

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Participants in the Yulanda M Faris Choreographers Program pose

Migrant Bodies 2013-2015

This project was created through a partnership between The Dance Centre (Vancouver), Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique (Montreal), Comune di Bassano del Grappa (Italy), The Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance (Croatia), and La Briqueterie – Centre de développement chorégraphique du Val-de-Marne (France). Migrant Bodies used artistic and cultural tools to open up a civil reflection on migration in European and Canadian societies.

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Participants of Migrant Bodies sit in a circle in the middle of a conversation

Triptych International Research Project 2010-2012

Triptych was a three-year international choreographic project hosted by the Operaestate Festival Veneto, Italy; Circuit-Est Centre Chorégraphique, Montreal; and The Dance Centre, Vancouver.

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Participants in Triptych International Research Project perform

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