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The Dance Centre presents the 12th biennial Dance In Vancouver

The Dance Centre presents the 12th biennial Dance In Vancouver

The Dance Centre 

The 12th biennial
Dance In Vancouver
Scotiabank Dance Centre
677 Davie St, Vancouver BC V6B 2G6

The Dance Centre’s biennial Dance In Vancouver provides a great opportunity to experience the ideas and creativity of dance generated by a diverse community of local artists. The 2019 edition features performances by Amber Funk Barton/the response., Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY, OURO Collective, Raven Spirit Dance, and Vision Impure; plus free events and talks.

Free Events

DIV Opening
Wednesday November 20 | 4.30-11pm
Free talks and events including a keynote address by Karyn Recollet, Associate Professor at the University of Toronto’s Women & Gender Studies Institute; Alexa Mardon and Erika Mitsuhashi’s site-specific Tour in the main lobby; a studio presentation of Kinesis Dance somatheatro’s multi-disciplinary Against; and battery opera performance’s innovative kinetic sculpture installation, the Dance Machine. Full details at

Vision Impure
Thursday November 21 | 8pm
Noam Gagnon's latest work Pathways explores the intricate push and pull of relationships impacted by urban living. Ten extraordinary dancers draw on all their strength, speed and agility to power through the explosive choreography, striving to find moments of emotional connection amidst the visceral intensity. Pathways questions our ability or inability to connect with one another and what makes us react more strongly to some than to others.
Duration: 70 mins + intermission

Amber Funk Barton/the response.
Friday November 22 | 8pm
Inspired by personal travels and the universe, Amber Funk Barton’s atmospheric solo VAST is an ode to the explorer that resides in all of us, the traveler and the dreamer who wonders what resides beyond the edge. The choreography fuses seamlessly with lighting, sound and set design to create an evocative meditation on our limitations as human beings, and how despite these limitations we still desire to propel ourselves forward into unknown territory.
Duration: 45 mins
Raven Spirit Dance
Gathering Light
Saturday November 23 | 2pm
Gathering Light follows the journey of seed to flower, beginning with the stirrings of consciousness to the full embrace of transformation. This luminous quartet choreographed by Artistic Director Michelle Olson delves into the impulses rooted in our bodies that travel through us to find the light, while revealing the ceremonies that support our full bloom. Performed in the round, the work creates a distinctive sense of ritual where transformation is an experience we share with the performers.
Duration: 55 mins 

Saturday November 23 | 8pm
Sunday November 24 | 6pm & 8pm
Saudade investigates loss, memory, and the deep longing for something unattainable. Six outstanding male dancers merge elegant balletic lines with street-style dynamism and drive, conjuring up fleeting intimacies in a series of ghostly solos, duets, and group passages, accompanied by a hauntingly beautiful cello score. Joshua Beamish brings together an ensemble whose collective credits include leading companies such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Martha Graham Dance Company and Stephen Petronio.
Duration: 60 mins

OURO Collective
Sunday November 24 | 2pm
Known for imaginative and original works based on hip hop, waacking, breaking, popping and contemporary dance, OURO Collective teams up with experiential design studio Tangible for HAKO, a multidisciplinary dance experience. Using inventive interactive installations, striking visual effects and exhilarating movement for an ensemble of five virtuosic dancers, the work reframes our relationship to technology, and joyfully re-ignites our capacity for curiosity and play.
Duration: 50 mins


$34 regular
$25 students, seniors
$25 wheelchair-accessible seating + up to 1 companion
$25 CADA members (code required)
$21 Dance Centre members (code required)

Book for any 2 shows for $50

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