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Vancouver choreographer Jamie Robinson will present her first full-length creation as part of The Dance Centre’s 2019-2020 season.

Jamie Robinson is this year’s recipient of emerging choreographer award

The Dance Centre has announced Vancouver choreographer Jamie Robinson as the recipient of this year's Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award, the biennial award supporting the...
Vancouver's Raven Spirit Dance presents Gathering Light at the 2019 Vancouver International Dance Festival. Photo courtesy Raven Spirit Dance.

Dance review: Gathering Light is intimate and connected

In Raven Spirit Dance's Gathering Light, choreographer Michelle Olson and her dancers have created a work that is uncomplicated and beautiful. The story is simple:...
Tiffany Tregarthen in Kidd Pivot’s Revisor. Photo by Michael Slobodian.

Revisor explores politics and moral bankruptcy in latest dance/theatre hybrid from Jonathon Young and...

With near rock star status given the massive response to their last collaboration Betroffenheit, the combination of Vancouver choreographer Crystal Pite and actor Jonathon...
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Ying Yun honours a mother

Four years ago, Vancouver-based choreographer Wen Wei Wang lost his mother Ying Yun to ovarian cancer. A significant influence on his becoming an artist, Wang dedicates his...
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Blood on the Dance Floor explores living at the intersection of Aboriginal, queer, and...

When Indigenous Australian artist Jacob Boehme was diagnosed with HIV in 1998, he reached out to his ancestors in search of answers. Those answers became...
Dancer Dennis Alamanos in Chotto Desh. Photo by Richard Haughton

Chotto Desh bridges a divide with its younger audience at the centre

Chotto Desh means “small homeland” in Bengali, but this award-winning multimedia dance-theatre production by Akram Khan Company promises to be anything but small. Of course,...
Hip hop and contemporary dance meets martial arts in Wang Ramirez's Borderline. Photo by Frank Szafinski.

Wang Ramirez’s Borderline crosses genres in gravity-defying work

Every so often an innovation comes to dance that actually pushes its boundaries and creates something new. French dance company Wang Ramirez’s work Borderline...
“VanTap provides the best of both worlds for me: a space to explore artistically and a place to pass on the lessons I've learned from my many mentors." - Andrew Nemr.

Andrew Nemr named as new artistic director of Vancouver Tap Dance Society

In a media release, the Vancouver Tap Dance Society (VanTap) announced Andrew Nemr as its new artistic director. Nemr replaces Sas Selfjord who is retiring as...
“I feel privileged to be presenting a 60 minute solo show at this stage in my career. Exploring new aspects of my physical capabilities while navigating an aging body is a welcome challenge.” - dance artist Joe Lauglin on Joe: A Solo Show. Photo by Michael Slobodian.

Joe: A Solo Show has been years in the making

Since 1995, Vancouver dance artist and choreographer Joe Laughlin has been creating dance for others through his dance company Joe Ink. Today, at age...
Never Still is the starting point for a Firehall Arts Centre season inspired by our challenging and polarized times. Photo by Ben Didier.

Never Still explores our relationship with water

Artistic inspiration can strike anywhere. For Vanessa Goodman, artistic director of Vancouver dance company Action at a Distance, it's late-night news feed scrolling. “I'm an...

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