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.
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:
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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!