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


Contemporary, Mixed Ability, Community-Engaged

Carolina Bergonzoni

Carolina is a Vancouver-based Italian dance artist, yoga teacher, and Philosophy scholar.Carolina is a Vancouver-based Italian dance artist, yoga teacher, and Philosophy scholar. She holds a BA and an MA in Philosophy, as well as an MA in Comparative Media ...
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Community-Engaged, Contemporary

P. Megan Andrews

I’m a settler dance artist/scholar, educator and writer/editor. My artistic/research queries the relation of ethics and aesthetics through practices of movement, voice and perception. I’ve danced with choreographers across Canada, published in books and ...
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Raven Spirit Dance Company

The artistic vision of Raven Spirit Dance (RSD) is to share stories from an Aboriginal worldview. Our medium is contemporary dance; and, we incorporate other expressions such as traditional dance, theatre, puppetry and multi-media to tell these stories. RSD ...
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Contemporary, East Asian, Japanese

TomoeArts Society

TomoeArts (pronounced toh-moh-ay) promotes and performs nihon buyoh (Japanese classical dance), and creates performances incorporating Japanese forms and aesthetics. We have produced traditional dances in parks, contemporary dance-theatre in art galleries, ...
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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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