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Announcing our 2021-2022 Season

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The Dance Centre will present a full program of performances and events featuring a diverse range of artists for the 2021-2022 season. This season also celebrates the 20th anniversary of the opening of Scotiabank Dance Centre, which will be marked with special programming during the year.

All performances and events will be presented with COVID-19 protocols in line with public health advisories, to keep audiences, artists, staff and volunteers as safe as possible. Tickets will go on sale closer to the time of each performance.

“This is a very special season for us, not just because we hope to see our audiences in person, but also because we celebrate the 20th anniversary of our home for dance, Scotiabank Dance Centre, as we focus on the future,” says Mirna Zagar, The Dance Centre’s Executive Director. “What began as a dream so long ago is now a vibrant arts hub. It has had such a tremendous impact on our city, on BC, and on Canadian dance. We are looking forward so much to sharing dance with our audiences, in our beautiful building, once again.”

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Global Dance Connections series

February 4-6 MAYDAY
March 9-12 Daina Ashbee
May 12-14  Dumb Instrument Dance
May 26-28 Radical System Art
June 24-25 Maria Nurmela & Ville Oinonen

Discover Dance! series

October 28 Arno Kamolika
November 18 V’ni Dansi’s Louis Riel Métis Dancers
January 27 Ne. Sans Opera & Dance
February 17 Lamondance
March 24 All Bodies Dance Project


October 2 Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House
November 24-28 Dance In Vancouver
December 17-18 Livona Ellis & Rebecca Margolick
January 9 Open Stage #2
February 19 Matriarchs Uprising
April 29 International Dance Day
June 19-21 V’ni Dansi
June 30 12 Minutes Max

Residencies and Projects


Alana Gerecke
Danny Nielsen
Gabrielle Martin, Jeremiah Hughes/Company Ci
Jeanette Kotowich
Kirsten Wicklund
Ralph Escamillan/FakeKnot
Tasha Faye Evans
Ziyian Kwan/Dumb Instrument Dance


Maria Avila, Michelle Harding, Peter Mole/Calle Verde
Restless Productions
Virginia Duivenvoorden/Crossmaneuver

Special Projects

Idan Cohen/Ne Sans Opera & Dance
Jai Govinda/Mandala Arts and Culture
Megan Andrews
Sujit Vaidya

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


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Photos: Livona Ellis/courtesy of the artist; Lamondance/Miles Clark; Dumb Instrument Dance/David Cooper