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36th Annual Festival of Contemporary Dance Returns to the Lower Mainland

June 13 - June 22

June 13-22, 2024

June 13 June 22

One of the most eagerly anticipated events in British Columbia’s contemporary dance scene, Dancing on the Edge Festival is a significant contributor to the Canadian arts and culture community for both artists and audiences. This year’s Festival will once again deliver high caliber, exhilarating, innovative, and spell-binding dance works. Featuring over 30 performances across 10 days, Dancing on the Edge audiences will be witness to world premieres, Western Canadian debuts, and works-in-progress from some of the most sought-after contemporary Canadian choreographers. This year’s lineup showcases the diversity of dance across Canada, reflecting its rich tapestry of cultural influences and contributing further to the evolution of this multifaceted art form.

The 36th annual Festival kicks off with the world premiere of Company 605’s latest work, lossy, co-presented with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs; and features OURO Collective’s 7y98D; the world premiere of EDAM’s Dead Weighting; Kelly McInnes’ Late Stage Remedy; the Western Canadian premiere of Gorgeous Tongue by Lara Kramer Danse (Montreal); the B.C. premiere of Wéi 成为 by tiger princess dance projects (Toronto); the Vancouver premieres of Method Dance Society’s Behind Veiled Eyes (Prince George) as well as Lasterday, with choreography by Hanna Kiel/Kaeja d’Dance (Toronto); Calder White’s Nowing; Simran Sachar’s Act Twenty Five; the world premiere of Clala Dance Project’s Uchi うち; the Western Canadian premieres of FakeKnot’s Croquis as well as since then, with choreography by Peggy Baker (Toronto); the world premiere of Helen Walkley’s blocking; Belle Spirale Dance Projects’ assemble; Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY’s SALT; Cristina Bucci’s Sisu; and the world premiere of Furious Grace Dance Theatre’s Gravity in Your Eyes.

Tickets available online at www.dancingontheedge.org or by phone at 604.689.0926

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