Win the Ultimate Vancouver International Dance Festival VIP Prize Pack

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The Vancouver International Dance Festival (“VIDF”) proudly presents its breathtaking 2019 festival season, showcasing a month-long program replete with exhilarating performances by both internationally revered artists and lauded Vancouver performers, engaging workshops, and a plethora of interactive dance activities, March 4 to 30, 2019, at various venues throughout Vancouver.

Vision Impure’s Pathways by Erik Zennström
Vision Impure’s Pathways by Erik Zennström

The 2019 VIDF will showcase Canadian premieres from Japan’s sensational Dairakudakan — a VIDF audience favourite — as well as Taiwan’s Tjimur Dance Theatre, appearing in Vancouver for the very first time; three world premieres from Vancouver’s own Vision Impure, Olivia C. Davies, and Lesley Telford; and three West Coast premieres from East Coast artists Daina Ashbee (Montreal), Manuel Roque (Montreal), and 10 Gates Dancing (Ottawa), among many others.

Vancouver International Dance Festival

When: March 4 to 30, 2019
Venues & Ticketing: Available online or by calling (604) 662-4966.

  • Vancouver Playhouse: Adults $70, Seniors/Students $60, Groups of 10 or more $50 (please call VIDF box office at 604-662-4966 for group sales).
  • Roundhouse Performance Centre: Adults $35, Seniors/Students $30, and Groups of 10 or more $25. On Wednesday nights, every patron that buys two ADULT tickets will get one of these for free.
  • KW Production Studio: Adults $20, Seniors/Students $15, and $10 for groups of 10 or more. On Wednesday nights, every patron that buys two ADULT tickets will get one of these for free.
  • Roundhouse Exhibition Hall: Free with VIDF Membership ($5); Woodwards Atrium: Free

VIDF Free Performances

V’ni Dansi – March 10 & 17, 2019 @ 2pm; March 24, 2019 @ 2pm & 3pm
Harbour Dance ITP & Platform – March 10 & 17, 2019 @ 3pm
All free performances are held at Woodward’s Atrium

Win a Prize Pack

I have a pair of tickets to give away to each of the following performances and one lucky winner will be able to attend them all:

Dairakudakan (Japan)
Pseudo human/Super human
Vancouver Playhouse, March 8 & 9, 8pm*
VIDF welcomes the highly provocative Japan-based butoh ensemble Dairakudakan, who return with the explosive Canadian premiere of Pseudo human/Super human.

Raven Spirit Dance (Vancouver)
Gathering Light
KW Production Studio, March 13-16, 5pm*
An intimate journey from seed to flower, Gathering Light is an evocative meditation on the deeply seated impulses within ourselves to seek and embark upon transformation, helping us to find the light and reveal the barriers to our full blooming.

Manuel Roque (Montreal)
bang bang
Roundhouse Performance Centre, March 13-16, 8pm*
A celebrated dance virtuoso, soloist Manuel Roque presents the West Coast premiere of his highly acclaimed bang bang — an electrifying, visceral ode to the physical demands of the body.

Kelly McInnes (Vancouver)
SHINY
KW Production Studio, March 20-23, 5pm*
A confronting and compelling multidisciplinary performance, SHINY explores and challenges the impossible beauty standards that women are measured against through mass media.

Vision Impure (Vancouver)
Pathways
Roundhouse Performance Centre, March 20-23, 8pm*
Choreographed by Noam Gagnon, Vision Impure presents the world premiere of their latest work, Pathways — an illumination of the stories we share in relationship to one another, complicated and intensified by urban living.

10 Gates Dancing (Ottawa)
Trust
Roundhouse Performance Centre, March 27-30, 8pm*
The West Coast premiere of Trust is a thought-provoking duet created and performed by choreographer Tedd Robinson and composer Charles Quevillon.

Daina Ashbee (Montreal)
Serpentine
KW Production Studio, March 27-30, 5pm*
A powerful installation performance, Serpentine is a bold exploration of the impact of repetitive movement to evoke a strong reaction from its audiences, allowing the performer to fully occupy not only the physical space, but also the time and attention of her viewers.

Tjimur Dance Theatre (Taiwan)
Varhung – Heart to Heart
Vancouver Playhouse, March 29 & 30, 8pm*
Taiwan’s esteemed indigenous dance-theatre company, Tjimur Dance, performs the Canadian premiere of Varhung – Heart to Heart — a lyrical and vulnerable exploration of the complexities of the human heart.

*The winner will be able to select their preferred individual show date for each of these performances.

To top it off, the contest will will also receive $150 to dine at Minami Yaletown to enjoy their Minami Shokai: A four course tasting menu from our kitchen, raw bar, and sushi chefs; the perfect introduction to Minami’s signature cuisine.

Minami's signature Aburi sushi
Minami’s signature Aburi sushi

Minami is a modern Japanese restaurant located in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbour. Offering a combination of Japanese and West Coast cuisine in a comfortable, rustic atmosphere, Minami presents the Aburi “flame-seared” take on red meats and seafood dishes to go with a selection of handcrafted cocktails, sakes, and wine.

Here’s how you can enter to win the ticket pack and dinner at Minami:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. UPDATE: The winner is Nicole!

128 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Mary yuWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 8:59am PST

    Would love to win

  2. BridgetWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 9:01am PST

    Sounds great!

  3. JaclynWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 9:03am PST

    I didn’t even know there were these kinds festivals. Looks pretty sweet

  4. colleen tsoukalasWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 9:12am PST

    Would love to go!

  5. Tabby72Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 9:14am PST

    I’d love to see more dance performances. Thanks for the chance to win this!

  6. CallyWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 9:17am PST

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    Would love to win these tickets. My son is crazy about this and would love to go see them all.

  11. Tara RegehrWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 9:30am PST

    I’d love to take my daughter who loves to dance! And loves sushi!

  12. Cheryl GWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 9:35am PST

    Would love to take my daughter! She danced for 10 years and moved on to other things. This may get her back to dancing!

  13. RosemarieWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 9:40am PST

    I would love to bring the whole family to watch the show

  14. GloriaWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 9:49am PST

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  16. LyndaWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 9:51am PST

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  18. Kirsten FisherWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 10:21am PST

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  19. JammieWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 10:27am PST

    This sounds amazing, I love watching dance as I am always amazed at how fluidity and graceful athletic dancers move! Thanks for this amazing chance and would love to check out VIDF and a great night out at Minami Restaurant which has the best aburi sushi, best service in Japanese cuisine, and my fav in sushi restaurant Vancouver. Liked and Following on FB, tweeted @jammie604

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  25. KateWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 11:05am PST

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  26. DebbieWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 11:12am PST

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  27. NicoleWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 11:16am PST

    This would be the perfect way to help entertain a guest and fellow dancer coming to town!

  28. AnnaWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 11:16am PST

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  35. Christine WilliamsWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 11:57am PST

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  36. Lester CWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 12:04pm PST

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  37. MaryWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 12:06pm PST

    This would be a lovely date night with my hubby if we can find child care for our little one!

  38. LCWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 12:12pm PST

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  39. Nicole SWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 12:20pm PST

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  40. TaniaWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 12:24pm PST

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    I’ve never been to a dance festival before – this would be so fun!

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  49. LindaWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 3:03pm PST

    This has got to be my favourite festival in Vancouver. I would love to win!

  50. Christina KosiancicWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 3:29pm PST

    Wow what a great experience, dance & dinner! I will try to check out some of those free shows for sure!

  51. Esther AllardWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 3:32pm PST

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  52. KatieWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 4:25pm PST

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  55. ScottWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 5:24pm PST

    I have a niece that is HUGE into dance and this would be a great early (really late?) b-day gift for her ;o)

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  57. ErinWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 5:59pm PST

    This would make my daughter sooooo happy!!!

  58. Stella PanagiotidisWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 6:20pm PST

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  59. Paulette TWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 6:29pm PST

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  60. Andy dWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 7:09pm PST

    I would love to bring my tiny dancer to see all these amazing dancers!! Minami is one of my favourite restaurants too so that’s a major bonus! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  62. Rache LoWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 7:48pm PST

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  63. Paul YWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 8:35pm PST

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  64. Christine ThompsonWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 8:55pm PST

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  65. AimieWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 10:09pm PST

    Wow Rebecca this is awesome! I’ve been dying to attend the performances but was never able to do so this year! Would be awesome to win this and share it with others! Thanks for this opportunity Rebecca! =)

  66. Trish LamWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 10:47pm PST

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  69. ConradWednesday, February 27th, 2019 — 10:55pm PST

    Dance is life.

  70. MireilleThursday, February 28th, 2019 — 12:58am PST

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  71. Paige StrandThursday, February 28th, 2019 — 7:48am PST

    My friend and I would love to attend!

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  75. OliviaThursday, February 28th, 2019 — 11:21am PST

    I’d love to see these performances.

  76. wenThursday, February 28th, 2019 — 11:31am PST

    This looks like a great festival! Thanks!

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  78. Jason BThursday, February 28th, 2019 — 1:36pm PST

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  79. Pam AtnikovThursday, February 28th, 2019 — 1:51pm PST

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  80. CheukThursday, February 28th, 2019 — 2:10pm PST

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  81. SeasonThursday, February 28th, 2019 — 2:11pm PST

    love to surprise my hubby.

  82. GLEN LAPTHORNEThursday, February 28th, 2019 — 2:28pm PST

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  83. Danielle GouldThursday, February 28th, 2019 — 3:42pm PST

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  84. Jose TrinidadThursday, February 28th, 2019 — 3:53pm PST

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  85. Jennifer GGThursday, February 28th, 2019 — 7:26pm PST

    The more dance in Vancouver the better. Thanks to festival organizers for all of your efforts to bring a variety of dance companies and performers to our city.

  86. TammyThursday, February 28th, 2019 — 8:33pm PST

    Fantastic! Would love to go!

  87. RebeccaThursday, February 28th, 2019 — 9:04pm PST

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  88. RachelThursday, February 28th, 2019 — 9:23pm PST

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  92. LAinVAnFriday, March 1st, 2019 — 9:37am PST

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  93. ChristineFriday, March 1st, 2019 — 10:43am PST

    I have always wanted to see live dance!

  94. RejinaFriday, March 1st, 2019 — 11:56am PST

    I <3 VIDF ~! Hope everyone enjoys & celebrates the spring with dance!!!

  95. SamanthaFriday, March 1st, 2019 — 1:38pm PST

    Amazing prize!

  96. EdFriday, March 1st, 2019 — 3:55pm PST

    Would love to go!

  97. KristyFriday, March 1st, 2019 — 6:16pm PST

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  98. JeanneFriday, March 1st, 2019 — 7:53pm PST

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  99. Katherine Jenna CassidyFriday, March 1st, 2019 — 8:28pm PST

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  100. E PFriday, March 1st, 2019 — 8:33pm PST

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  101. Andrew FSaturday, March 2nd, 2019 — 12:12am PST

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  102. Jessica Roberts-FarinaSaturday, March 2nd, 2019 — 12:39am PST

    I would love to see Tjimur Dance Theatre!

  103. Francine E.Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 — 9:50am PST

    I would love to see this amazing collection of dance😊

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  105. IanSaturday, March 2nd, 2019 — 11:09am PST

    I love dance, especially contemporary dance.

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  110. Gregory MillerSaturday, March 2nd, 2019 — 10:04pm PST

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  111. CorrySunday, March 3rd, 2019 — 2:18am PST

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  113. Sherry FraserSunday, March 3rd, 2019 — 12:39pm PST

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  114. Emily TSunday, March 3rd, 2019 — 5:13pm PST

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  115. Michelle WSunday, March 3rd, 2019 — 6:18pm PST

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  116. KeneiSunday, March 3rd, 2019 — 9:02pm PST

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  120. Adam SteeleMonday, March 4th, 2019 — 9:43pm PST

    thx for the contest

  121. LoriMonday, March 4th, 2019 — 10:02pm PST

    Take Solo Jazz and Lindy Hop a few times a week, also do Modern Jive…..so would love to broaden my dance horizons!

  122. Virginia diackTuesday, March 5th, 2019 — 9:36am PST

    Would love to win this. I love dancing!

  123. sandraTuesday, March 5th, 2019 — 2:40pm PST

    will be dancin’ the night away!

  124. bonnie lamWednesday, March 6th, 2019 — 6:36am PST

    Good luck. Huggies.

  125. Sharon ParkerWednesday, March 6th, 2019 — 11:57am PST

    What a night out this would be!

  126. SusanThursday, March 7th, 2019 — 9:27pm PST

    What an awesome date night!

  127. BobFriday, March 8th, 2019 — 10:51pm PST

    I love this Restaurant and Dance!

    I really hope I win to take my wifey!

  128. ChristineFriday, March 15th, 2019 — 10:32pm PDT

    Never been to anything like this, would be a great experience for my bf and i’s 8 year anniversary!

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