The Dancing on the Edge Festival is Canada’s longest running festival of contemporary dance and is an eagerly anticipated highlight of the Lower Mainland’s Dance Season. This year’s DOTE presents extraordinary dance productions from Canada, Brazil and Korea and takes place from July 4 -13, 2019 at various venues in Vancouver, including DOTE’s home venue, the Firehall Arts Centre.
Dancing on the Edge Festival
This year’s performances offer high calibre, challenging and gorgeous dance delivering innovative and spell-binding work featuring World Premieres, North American and Western Canadian debuts, and works-in-progress from some of the most sought-after contemporary choreographers.
Festival Founder and Producer Donna Spencer is excited to announce that this year’s DOTE showcases over thirty performances involving more than 20 innovative choreographers and companies. Artists from across Canada, and around the globe 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.
This year’s lineup includes:
|Vancouver’s Ziyian Kwan||Jennifer McLeish-Lewis|
|Tara Cheyenne Performance||Dab Dance Project (Korea)|
|Rachel Meyer||Danse Carpe Diem (Montreal)|
|MascallDance||Linnea Swan (Calgary)|
|Kirsten Wicklund||Pamela Tzang (Calgary)|
|Alejandra Miranda Caballero||Isabelle Kirouac & Nayana Fielkov|
|Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien||Soleful Dance/Alexandra Clancy|
|Meredith Kalaman||Shelley Cox and Raven Spirit Dance|
|Helen Walkley||Nasim Lootij/Vâtchik Danse (Montreal)|
|WAREHAUS dance collective||Paulo Lima/Experimentus Cia. De Danca-Ceara (Brazil)|
|Sujit Vaidya||Jolene Bailie/Gearshifting Performance Works (Winnipeg)|
I’m giving away a pair of tickets to Rachel Meyer’s Transverse Orientation on July 4th at Warehouse Space 1490 E Georgia St (Corner of E Georgia and McLean Dr). Dancers include: Stéphanie Cyr, Eowynn Enquist, Livona Ellis, Josh Martin, Rachel Meyer, along with Janna Sailor (on violin).
Transverse Orientation unfolds in the space between two allegories taken from the Moth. On the one hand the idea of radical transformation: Moths undergo metamorphosis, becoming beings that don’t remotely resemble their previous incarnation. On the other hand, the idea of a mysterious source of distant guidance (or distraction); In travel, Moths find their orientation by keeping a fixed angle on a distant source of light.
Here’s how you can enter to win tickets:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Follow Dancing on the Edge on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more festival info.
UPDATE The winner is Jenna!