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Announcing Our 2020-2021 Season

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The Dance Centre’s 2020-21 season will feature a diverse range of dance from different genres, in a program of digital and small-scale live events adapted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fall events including the annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House and Discover Dance! series will be online, with live events for small audiences resuming in November complemented by digital streams. Residencies and research programs will run throughout the season with digital streams of showings and discussions, along with other specially curated digital content

“The pandemic has been especially challenging for dance, an art form which requires bodies and spaces to work in,” says our Executive Director, Mirna Zagar, “and like all arts organizations we have seen a major impact on our revenues. However we are committed to supporting artists and connecting audiences to dance to the best of our ability in these difficult times. We have been re-opening our building Scotiabank Dance Centre gradually with thorough safety protocols, and artists have been adapting their projects to follow public health guidelines. By proceeding cautiously, staying flexible, and fundraising vigorously, we hope to have a full – if somewhat different – season, which will nurture the art of dance.”

Tickets will go on sale approximately two months prior to each show. Most performances will also be filmed and streamed online for a limited time. Full details TBA.

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Global Dance Connections series

November 19-21 Mary-Louise Albert
December 3-5 Arash Khakpour & Emmalena Fredriksson CANCELLED
February 11-13 Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY
April 22-24 Hillel Kogan
May 13-15 Alexa Mardon | Erika Mitsuhashi | Francesca Frewer

Discover Dance! series

September 24 Shot of Scotch Vancouver (online only)
October 15 Sujit Vaidya (online only)
November 26 TomoeArts (online only)
March 25 Mozaico Flamenco
May 20 Goh Ballet


September 12 Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House: Virtual Edition
April 29 International Dance Day
May 3 Open Stage #2
May 28-29 TWObigsteps Collective: Marissa Wong/Katie Cassady
June 4 12 Minutes Max
June 19-21 V’ni Dansi

Residencies and Projects

Alana Gerecke
Idan Cohen/Ne.Sans
Jeanette Kotowich
Naomi Brand/All Bodies Dance Project
Paras Terezakis/Kinesis Dance somatheatro
Shay Kuebler/Radical System Art
Ziyian Kwan/dumb instrument Dance

Arno Kamolika
Josh Martin & Lisa Gelley/Company 605
Lee Su-Feh
Rachel Meyer
Ralph Escamillan/FakeKnot
Susan Nase/Shot of Scotch

Carolina Bergonzoni
Colleen Lanki/TomoeArts
Michelle Olson/Raven Spirit Dance
P. Megan Andrews

Special thanks to our sponsors and supporters:
Official hotel sponsor: The Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown Hotel & Suites.


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Photos: Arash Khakpour & Emmalena Fredriksson/Yvonne Chew, Mozaico Flamenco/Sanka Dee