San Francisco’s Alonzo King LINES Ballet & Japan’s Dairakudakan to Headline 2017 Vancouver International Dance Festival

  Internationally Acclaimed Artists Return to Vancouver for Anticipated Annual Event of Diverse Dance Performances, Workshops, and Public Education. Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) kicks off its 17th year of connecting Vancouver audiences with the power and breadth of contemporary dance in a four-week line-up that showcases world-renowned artists from the United States, Japan, and…

Vancouver International Dance Festival Announces  2017 Roundhouse Series: Featuring Enthralling Works by Canadian and International Artists 

  Multicultural lineup of dancers & choreographers showcase boundary pushing contemporary expression and exploration of the human condition.   Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) is thrilled to announce the 2017 lineup of ground-breaking Canadian and international dance artists as part of the intimate Roundhouse Series. 8pm shows at the Roundhouse Performance Centre include Toronto’s Kaeja d’Dance…

Internationally Lauded Butoh Ensemble, Dairakudakan, Returns to VIDF with Canadian Premiere of Paradise 

  Latest Work from Japan’s Longest-Standing Butoh Troupe is a Fever Dream of Surreal & Spectacular Visions    Following their Canadian premiere at Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) in 2015, Japan-based ensemble, Dairakudakan, returns with their newest work – Paradise – on March 10 & 11, 2017 at 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. Proudly presented…

GIVEAWAY – Win 2 tickets to the #VIDF performance of your choice

  GIVEAWAY a Rafflecopter giveaway See below for performances still available: The highly successful Vancouver International Dance Festival running March 8 – 28 including these “not to miss” performances. 1) Matthew Romantini – Toronto Title:Crumbling Location/Dates: Woodwards Production Studio, March 9-11, 5pm   Show Info: The human desire to transcend the mundane permeates Crumbling, choreographed by Barbara Bourget for Matthew…

The “not to miss” performances of the Vancouver International Dance Festival

  The highly successful Vancouver International Dance Festival running March 8 – 28 including these “not to miss” performances.   1)  Yayoi Theatre Movement (Japan) Title: OKUNI – Mother of Kabuki Location/Dates: Studio 1398, March 1-10, 8pm   Show Info: OKUNI – Mother of Kabuki is Yayoi Theatre Movement Society’s new 70-minute production, choreographed and performed by local artistic director, Yayoi…

Internationally Lauded Butoh Ensemble, Dairakudakan, Returns to VIDF with Canadian Premiere of Paradise

   Latest Work from Japan’s Longest-Standing Butoh Troupe is a Fever Dream of Surreal & Spectacular Visions   Following their Canadian premiere at Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) in 2015, Japan-based ensemble, Dairakudakan, returns with their newest work – Paradise – on March 10 & 11, 2017 at 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. Proudly presented as part of…

San Francisco’s Alonzo King LINES Ballet & Japan’s Dairakudakan to Headline 2017 Vancouver International Dance Festival  

Internationally Acclaimed Artists Return to Vancouver for Anticipated Annual Event of Diverse Dance Performances, Workshops, and Public Education   Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) kicks off its 17th year of connecting Vancouver audiences with the power and breadth of contemporary dance in a four-week line-up that showcases world-renowned artists from the United States, Japan, and Denmark alongside seasoned…

#FridayFavourites for January 13 to January 20 (#dovf starts)

  Here is our list of favourite things to do January 13 to 20 as well as upcoming events you need to get moving on buying your tickets or making reservations. So what are you waiting for? #dovf starts January 20   DINE OUT VANCOUVER CELEBRATES 15 YEARS OF EXCEPTIONAL FOOD AND DRINK:   WildTale plunges…

#FridayFavourites from December 2 to New Year’s Eve

David Sedaris’ The SantaLand Diaries   Our #FridayFavourites cover a bit more than usual so you don’t miss out on upcoming fun things to do for the holidays.   East Meets West : Vancouver Collaborative Feast   LUMIERE TO ILLUMINATE WEST END’S PUBLIC SPACES: ANNUAL EVENT RETURNS TO JIM DEVA PLAZA AND MORTON PARK   …

#FridayFavourites what’s happening this week November 24 – December 2

We’re publishing our list a day early this week because we don’t want you to miss a thing that’s happening this week:     7th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market to Make Days Merry & Bright at New Seaside Site   The Butcher & Bullock Beer Club presents the Angry Jäger Ale Cask Night   FlyOver…

Vancouver International Dance Festival

  Vancouver International Dance Festival proudly announces its captivating 2017 program, showcasing the magnificent diversity of the contemporary dance canon with four weeks of endlessly enriching performances, workshops, and dance activities from March 1- 25, 2017, at various venues throughout Vancouver. The stellar festival lineup includes anticipated performances by San Francisco’s internationally-lauded company Alonzo King…

#FridayFavourites November 18 – 25

    She’s Baaaaack! VTSL presents Christmas Queen 3 – The Bachelorette Edition   West Coast Christmas Show Launches this Friday featuring Pokemon Sun & Pokemon Moon   Smash + Tess collaborates with charity partner on the launch of new additions to their dreamwear collection for the holidays   Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria partners with Mealshare to…

Vancouver International Dance Festival Announces 2017 Playhouse Presentations: Alonzo King LINES Ballet & Dairakudakan

  Returning Audience Favourites Form Centrepiece of 2017 Festival Celebration   Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) proudly announces two captivating highlight presentations as part of the 2017 line up: San Francisco’s Alonzo King LINES Ballet (March 3 & 4, 2017) and Japan’s Dairakudakan (March 10 & 11, 2017), at the Vancouver Playhouse. Both internationally-lauded companies…

#FridayFavourites – what to do this weekend and the week ahead

  East Side Beer Fest 2016   Take a Walk on the Road to Dublin starting March 1   UVA WINE & COCKTAIL BAR LAUNCHES NEW  WORLD CLASS HAPPY HOUR     Rich Cultural Traditions Through Transcendent Performance Line-Up   VIDF – Provocatively Sensuous Foutrement   Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra’s   International Artists – Local Dance…

Memory Wax and Danza Teatro Retazos

VIDF Presents Hotly Anticipated Canadian Premiere of Two Action-Packed Works born from Swedish/Cuban Cultural Exchange  Visionary co-productions from Sweden’s Memory Wax and Cuba’s Danza Teatro Retazos challenge perception of time, space, and belonging The 2016 Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) presents the highly anticipated Canadian premiere of two illuminating, richly complex works, co-produced by international collaborators Sweden’s…

VIDF – Provocatively Sensuous Foutrement

Compagnie Virginie Brunelle Makes West Coast Premiere at VIDF with Provocatively Sensuous Foutrement   Physically Complex Work Explores Perilous Pitfalls of Love and Infidelity as Three Dancers Journey Through Seduction, Temptation & Disillusionment    The Vancouver International Dance Festival ( VIDF ) presents Compagnie Virginie Brunelle’s primal Foutrement from March 3-5, 2016 at 8pm at Roundhouse Performance…

Japan’s Longest-Standing Butoh Ensemble  Makes Canadian Debut at VIDF

Dairakudakan performs otherworldly spectacle in Canadian premiere of  Mushi no Hoshi – Space Insect In an otherworldly fusion of butoh and theatre, the Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) proudly presents the Canadian premiere of renowned Japanese ensemble Dairakudakan in Mushi no Hoshi – Space Insect, on stage March 20 & 21, 2015 at 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. Under the direction of award-winning Choreographer Akaji Maro,…