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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...
Linda Arkelian will lead a ballet class as part of this year's open house. Photo by Erik Zennstrom.

Dance Centre opens its doors for dance sampler

On Saturday, September 15, The Dance Centre will throw open its doors for another a year, offering visitors a chance to sample a host...

plastic orchid factory celebrates ten years with a retrospective about nothing

When was the last time you really did nothing? What does that even look like? Maybe it looks something like plastic orchid factory’s tenth anniversary...
Julia Taffe (left) takes this year's Isadora Award, while Justine A Chambers (right) is the recipient of the Lola Award.

Julia Taffe & Justine A Chambers recipients of this year’s dance awards

The artistic director of high-flying Vancouver dance company, and Vancouver dance artist have been named recipients of this year's BC Dance Awards. Receiving the 2018...
“I think my primary responsibility is to be the spark so all of these wonderful people who are a part of Ballet BC can communicate, share, and collaborate around their passion and their love for the art form, and what it can do for our society." - Emily Molnar. Photo by Michael Slobodian.

2018/2019 season will mark 10th for Ballet BC’s Emily Molnar

Ballet BC's 2018-2019 is the 33rd for the company, and 10th for its artistic director, Emily Molnar. "Entering my 10th year as artistic director, we...

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