CHOREOGRAPHIC PROJECTS

SUPPORTING DIVERSE ARTISTIC INITIATIVES.

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

CURRENT SEASON ARTISTS

Contemporary

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

Francesca Frewer

Francesca Frewer is a contemporary dance artist, currently dividing her creative efforts between performing, making work, and teaching. She has performed at home and internationally in works by Daina Ashbee, Company 605, Emmalena Fredriksson, Company Saint ...
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Community-Engaged, Contemporary, Indigenous

Olivia Davies

Davies is a Vancouver-based performer, choreographer, and community-arts facilitator of Anishinaabe, French-Canadian, and Welsh heritage. Her practice has intrinsic ties to feminist politics and justice. Davies’ works often explore the emotional and ...
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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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INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

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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