Open Stage features contemporary, flamenco, Irish dance Feb 11

From contemporary and flamenco to tap and Irish dance, Open Stage features five dance works spanning a varied range of styles and approaches by Adelynne Addington, Ana Sosa, Anouk Froidevaux, Jhoely Triana Flamenco,and Tomoyo Yamada/Clala Dance Project.

Out Innerspace Dance Theatre’s new work Bygones, December 11-14

The company has built a strong reputation for works which are both innovative and accessible, and combines intricate choreography with an exciting sense of visual magic. Its first full-length work in three years, Bygones premieres in Bulgaria and tours to Germany and Quebec prior to the Vancouver performances.

Discover Dance! Shiamak’s Bollywood Jazz Sept 19

The Shiamak Vancouver Dance Team has performed at major events including the Opening Ceremony of the World Police and Fire Games, the celebration ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics, the We Day event at Rogers Arena in 2012, and the Times of India Film Awards at BC Place in 2013 alongside the biggest stars of Bollywood.

Ashes for Beauty celebrates the work of Davida Monk May 23-25

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series Davida Monk Ashes for Beauty Three varied and beautiful contemporary dance works celebrate the work of the influential Calgary-based choreographer, performer and teacher Davida Monk, in a program which draws inspiration from myth, literature, and the natural environment. Her Ashes for Beauty (2017) traces the profound … Read more Ashes for Beauty celebrates the work of Davida Monk May 23-25

Vancouver celebrates International Dance Day – free events April 28-29

Initiated in 1982 by UNESCO, International Dance Day is marked annually on April 29 with events across Canada and around the world. The date commemorates the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), regarded as the founder of modern ballet.