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July 5, 2020 to July 11, 2020
Dancing on the Edge Festival
An eagerly anticipated highlight of the Lower Mainland’s dance season each July is Canada’s longest-running contemporary dance festival, Dancing on the Edge. For the 2020 festival, we are happy to announce that we aren’t cancelling but excited to be presenting a reimagined EDGE. This year, during this global pandemic, things will be different, working around the limitations on public gatherings, so the EDGE has adjusted its look and vision in response.
“We are very disappointed that Dancing on the Edge Festival 2020, which was scheduled from July 2-11, will not be moving forward as originally planned. The festival would have included a presentation of over thirty live performances featuring international artists from India, the USA, Quebec, Alberta, Ontario and from across BC,” says festival producer Donna Spencer.
“We know our audiences and artists look forward to the festival every year so we will be offering instead some specially curated digital programming with live-streamed performances, premieres of dance films, dance discussions, four outdoor live performances in the Firehall’s Courtyard and one dynamic theatre performance at the Firehall Arts Centre Theatre (all live performances for very limited audiences with safety precautions in place). Dancing on the Edge has run uninterrupted for thirty-one years, and we did not want to stop that momentum, so we are hoping everyone will enjoy this one time only (we hope) reimagined version of the festival. We also wanted to ensure our community of dance artists continued to be supported during this difficult time.”
“In addition, we are announcing five commission projects the COVID Commissions. Artists will be invited to submit their proposals with commissions ranging from $5,000-$10,000, dependent on the project,” continues Spencer. “These new works will be premiered at the 2021 Dancing on the Edge Festival. We are thrilled to be offering this incentive in the hopes that these commissions will enable artists to keep creating new work during this difficult time for all. Now more than ever, we need our artists, and we need to keep moving, so the EDGE is working to support and encourage both.”
Be sure to check the Dancing on the Edge website for the complete listing of events.
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