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


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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Jai Govinda

Established in 1999, Mandala Arts and Culture is a Vancouver based company dedicated to producing, developing and presenting bharata natyam. Through the Jai Govinda Dance Academy, Mandala runs a professional bharata natyam training program unequalled in BC ...
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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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South Asian

Sujit Vaidya

Sujit Vaidya is a freelance solo Bharatanatyam performer, based in Vancouver, Canada. After his initial training with Mandala Arts in Vancouver, he now receives advanced training under Guru A. Lakshmanaswamy in Chennai. Sujit has performed extensively, in ...
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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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