Win Tickets to the Vancouver International Dance Festival

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The Vancouver International Dance Festival (“VIDF”) is set to present a dynamic showcase from local, Canadian, and international artists from March 8th to March 28th at venues across Vancouver. Curated by long-standing producers Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi, this year’s festival will engage, intrigue, and inspire audiences through diverse, thought-provoking works.


Vancouver International Dance Festival

Festival highlights include legendary Japanese butoh performance group Dairakudakan, Montréal’s experimental and in-demand contemporary dance company Par B.L.eux, and Hungarian dancer-choreographer Ferenc Fehér, among many others.

VIDF 2015 will also include a series of free-for-member performances (membership fee: $3) at the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall, in addition to free site-specific works from Kokoro Dance at the Woodwards Atrium. Information on these performances and all festival events can be found online. Tickets range from free to $50 for VIDF shows, and a festival pass is $98.

Win Tickets

I have the exclusive opportunity to give away a three-pack of tickets to three highly-anticipated VIDF shows:

VIDF-1 VIDF-Response

Mushi no Hoshi – Space Insect
Vancouver Playhouse: March 20th and March 21st at 8:00pm
With 22 surreal, shape-shifting dancers, other-worldly costumes and body-paint, and a spectacular set, Dairakudakan exemplifies the transformative power of butoh through its imaginative blend of theatre and dance.

The Response (Vancouver):
Orbits: a movement study
Roundhouse Exhibition Hall: March 26th to March 28th at 7:00pm
This instalment, a duet, finds two atomic beings moving through space in relentless unison with moments of irregularity and reaction, the bodies of the dancers striving to portray the sense of chemical reactions we find internally and externally in our universe.

Par B.L.eux:
Roundhouse Performance Centre: March 12th to March 14th at 8:00pm
This solo (actually a ‘fake’ solo, because he is accompanied on stage by dancer Daniele Albanese and musician / multi-instrumentalist Hahn Rowe), offers the choreographer the opportunity to point sharpen the strong lines of his work and reposition his approach in the present.

The winner will receive a pair of tickets to Par B.L.eux Snakeskins (March 12th at 8:00pm); Dairakudakan (March 20th at 8:00pm); and The Response (March 26th at 7:00pm). Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win tickets to 3 @VIDF shows from @Miss604

Follow the VIDF on Facebook and Twitter for more performance, artist and schedule information. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, March 6, 2015.

Update The winner is Kathleen!

20 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. janMonday, March 2nd, 2015 — 10:58am PST

    would really look forward to The Response

  2. StephanieMonday, March 2nd, 2015 — 1:14pm PST

    Sounds like a great prize!

  3. susannahMonday, March 2nd, 2015 — 2:20pm PST

    What an awesome opportunity to see live dance. I used to know some people in the Kyoto dance scene when I lived there and I saw some very cool shows. Would love to check this out!

  4. Leanne ScherpMonday, March 2nd, 2015 — 2:24pm PST

    what a visually awesome experience that would be!

  5. SanazMonday, March 2nd, 2015 — 2:52pm PST

    I’d love to check out any of these performances!

  6. WinstonMonday, March 2nd, 2015 — 2:54pm PST

    Looks like a wonderful festival. The Dairakudakan performance looks especially interesting.

  7. Mary RoseMonday, March 2nd, 2015 — 4:22pm PST

    this sounds like a great experience!

  8. HollyMonday, March 2nd, 2015 — 7:23pm PST

    Sounds like a wonderful event.

  9. JanetMonday, March 2nd, 2015 — 7:32pm PST

    Looks like it would be a great show.

  10. kath graceMonday, March 2nd, 2015 — 7:58pm PST

    Great prize! I’d love to take my niece to a performance!

  11. AngelaMonday, March 2nd, 2015 — 8:50pm PST

    I would really love to go! I love dance!

  12. BernadetteTuesday, March 3rd, 2015 — 2:56pm PST

    would love to win and watch these performances…love dance and everything that it encompasses!

  13. LucTuesday, March 3rd, 2015 — 6:24pm PST

    I want to dance!

  14. ChrisTuesday, March 3rd, 2015 — 8:13pm PST

    Definitely interested…

  15. TracyWednesday, March 4th, 2015 — 11:02pm PST

    These all look like fantastic shows!

  16. AjdaThursday, March 5th, 2015 — 10:07am PST

    kudos to talented performers, would really enjoy to experience some of their work

  17. Chad NehringThursday, March 5th, 2015 — 1:52pm PST

    Yes please

  18. ClareFriday, March 6th, 2015 — 9:49am PST

    Yowza! This festival is DA BEST! Would love love love tiks!

  19. AngelaSaturday, March 7th, 2015 — 9:11pm PST

    Would love to watch these performances!

  20. BettyMonday, March 9th, 2015 — 10:14am PDT

    I would love to go!

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