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The Dance Centre’s 2022-2023 season presents a program of exciting performances and events by artists working across a wide range of genres. The Global Dance Connections contemporary dance series features Canadian and international choreographers, and the popular Discover Dance! series presents dance from diverse cultural backgrounds. Other highlights include the annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House, Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award recipient Shion Skye Carter, and residencies and research labs throughout the season.
“Throughout the pandemic we have remained passionately committed to supporting artists, sharing dance with audiences, and operating our building as a vibrant and safe creative hub,” says Mirna Zagar, The Dance Centre’s Executive Director. “As we move forward with hope and determination, I am so grateful to our resilient and creative artistic community, and to the audience members, donors, volunteers and partners who have been steadfast in their support for our work and the art of dance.”
For an up-to-date listing of our events head here
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Events take place at Scotiabank Dance Centre except where stated otherwise.
Sept 30-Oct 1 Jeanette Kotowich
Oct 13-14 Justine A. Chambers and Laurie Young
Oct 20-22 Compagnie d’Autres Cordes – Franck Vigroux
Nov 17-19 Corporeal Imago
Dec 8-10 Arash Khakpour and Emmalena Fredriksson
Jan 19-21 Smaïl Kanouté/Compagnie Vivons!
April 13-15 Hillel Kogan
May 4-6 FakeKnot
Oct 27 VanVogueJam + Friends
Nov 23 Karen Flamenco Dance Company
Mar 30 Dancers of Damelahamid
April 20 Lamondance
May 18 Aeriosa
Sept 17 Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House
Nov 4-5 Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award: Shion Skye Carter
April 29 International Dance Day
Lee Su-Feh/Battery Opera
Marissa Wong/The Falling Company
Olivia C Davies/O.Dela Arts
Virginia Duivenvoorden and Kay Huang/VDCM
DanceLab Interdisciplinary Research:
Sammy Chien and Caroline MacCaull/Chimerik 似不像
Special Projects and Partnerships:
Anusha Fernando/Shakti Dance Society
Damarise Ste Marie
Katie Van Buskirk DeVries
Kristen Lewis/Gull Cry Dance
Lesley Telford/Inverso Productions
Mandala Arts and Culture
Matriarchs Uprising/O.Dela Arts
Raven Spirit Dance
Special thanks to our sponsors and supporters:
Official hotel sponsor: The Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown Hotel & Suites
Media sponsors: Stir, the Georgia Straight
Discover Dance! series media sponsors: City TV and OMNI Television
Please consider making a donation to support The Dance Centre’s programming.
Photos: L VanVogueJam by Matt Korinek, R Corporeal Imago by Darryl Ahye