glint

Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St., Vancouver, BC

glint is a triple bill with new works by Erika Mitsuhashi, Francesca Frewer and Alexa Mardon. Each piece is in a different stage of completion, and invites the audience into a unique context for experiencing the work.  Mitsuhashi’s work-in-progress, on the cosmic shore, is multi-media installation for human and non-human performers. Frewer’s new solo, When I Think It Has Yet...

$15 – $35

12 Minutes Max Studio Showing

Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St., Vancouver, BC

Justin Calvadores, Marco Esccer, Eliza Regenyi, Sarah U and Sarah Wong share and discuss new works in progress in an informal studio showing. 12 Minutes Max aims to foster experimentation and the development of new dance works, along with critical feedback and community dialogue.

Free

DanceLab Studio Showing: Calle Verde

Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St., Vancouver, BC

Flamenco trio Calle Verde - dancers/choreographers Maria Avila and Michelle Harding and guitarist Peter Mole - explores what happens when light becomes an integral fourth member of the group. Focusing on experimentation, play and process, their aim is to share their learnings and present excerpts of work in progress in this informal showing. Supported through The Dance Centre’s DanceLab interdisciplinary research program.

Free

Matriarchs Uprising Festival 2022

Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St., Vancouver, BC

The fourth edition of Matriarchs Uprising Festival, curated by Olivia C. Davies (Anishinaabe), features Indigenous women sharing stories of transformation through dance. The program presents new contemporary Indigenous dance through live performances, dance films, masterclasses, community workshops and artist conversations. Presented by O.Dela Arts in partnership with The Dance Centre, DanceHouse, Dance West Network, Talking Stick Festival, Training Society of Vancouver, Dumb...

Free

Workshop with Mélanie Demers

Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St., Vancouver, BC

Designed to allow participants to familiarize themselves with the work of Montreal’s Mélanie Demers, this workshop seeks to be an immersion in the MAYDAY universe. Its aim is to provide tools to explore the questions and intuitions that permeate the company’s repertoire, retracing the path that leads from the quivering of an idea to the deployment of a reality. Body work, heart work, voice...

$15 – $30

La Goddam Voie Lactée

Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St., Vancouver, BC

An award-winning choreographer and multidisciplinary artist based in Montreal, Mélanie Demers dives into the political and the poetic with works which aim to fuse dance, theatre, literature and music with explosive effect. La Goddam Voie Lactée is her response to the harshness of the world: a pagan mass, both celebration and challenge, inspired by the constant mourning that marks our current age....

$37

Discover Dance!

Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St., Vancouver, BC

The January edition of The Dance Centre’s Discover Dance! series features the reconnection of music and contemporary dance by Ne. Sans Opera & Dance and artistic director Idan Cohen. Accompanied by pianist/conductor Leslie Dala, this program features the counter-tenor Shane Hanson and Ne. Sans dancers, who will share excerpts of recent works to music by Handel, Bach and Philip Glass.

$13 – $15

Fortress + Four Solos

Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St., Vancouver, BC

Livona Ellis performs her solo Unmoved, a response to the idea of overcoming the limitations we place on ourselves. Rebecca Margolick’s solo Bunker draws on themes of memory and the shared history of previous generations of women. The program also includes two solos revived last season specially for them: Peter Bingham’s 1997 Woman Walking (away), danced by Ellis, and Allen Kaeja’s Trace Elements (2000) performed by...

Aerial Dance Workshop

Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St., Vancouver, BC

This aerial dance workshop will focus on the foundational techniques required to dance in the air using aerial rope. Tailored to dancers, it will focus on techniques for efficiency, how to weave your body around the rope, locks and keys, proper inversion technique, and creative ways to ascend. Offered by Dance Centre Artist-in-Residence company Corporeal Imago, this workshop is taught...

DanceLab Sharing

Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St., Vancouver, BC

Restless Productions is in an early phase of research/creation for a new interdisciplinary work. Their collaborative process involves sound/movement, brown paper (and the sound and movement of brown paper), architecturally informed spatial design, and digital projection. They are exploring contingency, possibility and implication through several disciplines, in an installation-like format.

Free

Open Stage #2

Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St., Vancouver, BC

Open Stage features a program of exciting and varied dance works by Anya Saugstad and artists Lamondance, Linda Hayes, Rachel Maddock and Tomoyo Yamada. Open Stage is a new program initiated by The Dance Centre, offering the opportunity for dance artists to present short works in an uncurated, shared performance.

$20 – $25