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2019-2020 Season

Welcome to The Dance Centre’s 2019/2020 season! We are excited to announce a varied and stimulating series of dance experiences, featuring exceptional work by both local and international dance makers.

  • Our Global Dance Connections contemporary dance series includes work by local artists plus choreographers from Toronto and Montreal, and as far afield as Australia, Israel and Brazil.
  • The popular Discover Dance! series lineup covers Bollywood, Iranian, tap, street dance, Highland and classical Indian dance genres.
  • The 12th biennial Dance In Vancouver showcases BC’s contemporary dance scene in November.
  • Free community events include the annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House in September, and International Dance Day celebrations in April.

We aim to entertain and inspire you through opportunities to engage with artistic visions from different traditions and genres. And behind the scenes, choreographic ideas are explored through our residency and research programs: there will be free studio showings and talks throughout the season.

Tickets and subscriptions are on sale now. Join us for a season of dance!

Global Dance Connections Contemporary dance series

October 2-4 Focus Cia De Dança
October 16-17 Lucy Guerin Inc
December 11-14 Out Innerspace Dance Theatre
January 31-Feb 2 Wen Wei Dance + Turning Point Ensemble
February 6-8 Dana Michel
March 12-14 Bill Coleman
April 23-25 Hillel Kogan

Discover Dance! series

Thursday September 19 Shiamak’s Bollywood Jazz
Thursday October 10 Vancouver Pars National Ballet
Thursday November 14 Vancouver Tap Dance Society
Thursday March 5 Immigrant Lessons
Thursday April 16 Shot of Scotch Vancouver
Thursday May 14 Sujit Vaidya


September 14 Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House
November 20-24 Dance In Vancouver
December 19 CoexisDance
April 29 International Dance Day
May 22-23 Marissa Wong/TWObigsteps Collective
June 12 12 Minutes Max
June 19-21 V’ni Dansi

Residencies and Projects


Arash Khakpour and Emmalena Fredriksson
Les Productions Figlio
Out Innerspace Dance Theatre
Raven Spirit Dance
V’ni Dansi
Wen Wei Dance


Amber Funk Barton/the response. (music)
Anouk Froidevaux (film)
Lee Su-Feh (visual art, mask making)
Paras Terezakis/Kinesis Dance somatheatro (theatre)
Tasha Faye Evans (visual art, mask making)
Zahra Shahab (visual art, mask making, costume design)


Eury Chang
Hyde Productions (New Zealand)
Megan Andrews
Olivia C. Davies/O.Dela Arts
Sweetshop Revolution (UK)

Special thanks to our sponsors and supporters:

Official hotel sponsor: The Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown Hotel & Suites.

Media sponsors:

The Georgia Straight (Global Dance Connections series, Dance In Vancouver)
The Vancouver Courier, OMNI Diversity Television, City TV (Discover Dance! series)

Focus Cia De Danca/Fernanda Vallois | Hillel Kogan/Maria Grazia | Shiamak’s Bollywood Jazz courtesy of the company | Arash Khakpour and Emmalena Fredriksson/Yvonne Chew