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