Dancing on the Edge Festival


Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 — 5:27am PST
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The 30th annual Dancing on the Edge Festival, Canada’s longest running festival of contemporary dance, is taking over Vancouver July 5-14, 2018. Artists from across Canada, from Belgium and South Korea will dance on stages and in the streets during the ten-day festival, in full length and mixed bill programs, as well as site-specific works.

Dancing on the Edge Festival

Where: Firehall Arts Centre & various venues
When: July 5 to 14, 2018
Tickets: Individual tickets and festival passes, including 4 or 6 show Edge Packs, are available now online or by calling the Firehall Arts Centre Box Office at (604) 689-0926.

Dancing on the Edge 2018
Co.ERASGA. Alvin Erasga Tolentino and Kasandra Lea. Photo credit: Yasuhiro Okada.

This year’s lineup includes: Montreal’s Paul-André Fortier/Fortier Danse-Création performs his final solo creation; Liz Kinoshita‘s Belgium-based company shares her work Volcano; South Korea’s Dab Dance Project makes their first appearance at DOTE with support from Suddenly Dance Theatre in Victoria and the Korean Government; Montreal’s Lara Kramer Danse returns; and Toronto’s Valerie Calam’s (Company Vice Versa) Dora Award winning Gotta Go Church set on Kate Franklin. BC choreographers performing a mix of new works and audience favourites include; Wen Wei Dance, Company 605, Lesley Telford/Inverso Productions, Co.ERASGA/Kasandra Lea in a collaboration where contemporary and Flamenco dance collide, MascallDance, Noam Gagnon/Vision Impure, Amber Funk Barton’s the response., Kinesis Dance somatheatro, O.Dela Arts/Olivia C. Davies, Yves Candau/Rob Kitsos/Martin Gotfrit, Hilary Maxwell, Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien, Alexandra Eliiott Dance, Crimson Coast Dance, All Bodies Dance Project, Jennifer Aoki, Holly Bright, and more – with over 30 performances. Outdoor site-specific work includes; Gail Lotenberg of LINK Dance Foundation’s choreography Crosswalk Hustle, a new installation in “The Intersections Series” where pedestrians and vehicle traffic meet in a choreographed routine (performances at Davie & Bute and Commercial Drive & 1st Ave); From tap to hip hop, from contemporary to flamenco, Dancing on the Edge brings four short works to Granville Island as part of Dances for a Small Stage Summer Series; and Kokoro Dance’s Wreck Beach Butoh, a unique site-specific dance performance that has been performed annually since 1996 with lighting, sound, and setting by Mother Nature.

30 Years of Dance in Canada

The Festival has a lot to celebrate. Not only does this anniversary serve as a platform to generate greater awareness of our festival’s values, but it will serve as a powerful reminder of the contributions of dance, as an art-form and demonstrates how 30 years of artistic pursuit can continue to pave the way for the future. The festival has accumulated 30 stories of the past 30 years of artists who have been presented by Dancing on the Edge Festival.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to EDGE SIX at the Firehall Arts Centre on July 12, 2018 at 7:00pm.

  • Passages and Rhythms (excerpt of a work-in-progress)
    Co.ERASGA | Vancouver
    Flamenco and Contemporary dance collide in this transcultural amalgamation of movement and tradition.
    Choreographers: Alvin Erasga Tolentino & Kasandra Lea

  • For as long as I can remember
    Meredith Kalaman | Vancouver
    A heartwarming and eloquent duet providing a window into what it’s like to meet your younger/older self in the now.
    Choreographer: Meredith Kalaman
    Performers: Ellie Bishop, Meredith Kalaman
  • Here and Now
    Alexandra Elliott Dance | Winnipeg | Western Canadian Premiere

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, July 6, 2018.

Update The winner is Ray!

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9 comments

  1. Ray says:

    Yes please.

  2. Louis Luzuka says:

    I love dancing more than I love breathing

  3. Mark Nicolas says:

    Love to see this kind of performance

  4. Jason B says:

    Great.

  5. Cheuk Lau says:

    I could have dance all night

  6. Carolyn says:

    Thank you

  7. Amanda says:

    I would love to take my husband to see the dance performances! 😊

  8. bjh says:

    I’ve never been and would love to attend!

  9. Raihan says:

    Sounds fabulous! I would like to take my wife to see the show! 😊

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