The 21st Annual Dancing on the Edge Festival is scheduled from July 9 – 18 when it will continue its legacy of presenting innovative dance at innovative sites.
Featuring new works by our vibrant British Columbia dance artists and innovative companies from across the country, the festival artists always push the envelope, taking their art to the edge. Performances will take place in venues throughout the city – from the Firehall Arts Centre, the Scotia Dance Centre, the Vancouver Playhouse, to innovative sites like the Roundhouse Turntable and The Chapel.
This year’s festival begins with an innovative pre-festival performance starting on June 19 through July 18 with Montreal’s Paul André Fortier performing “Solo 30×30”, site-specific 30-minute performance. The solo piece is presented outside each day at the same place and at the same time – it is 900 minutes of an environmental encounter with a dancing man.
A range of companies are bringing their artistry to the stage from renowned BC company, Wen Wei Dance, performing “Three Sixty Five” at the Vancouver Playhouse, to performances by The 605 Collective’s premiere of “Audible” at the Firehall Arts Centre. Montreal’s Deborah Dunn’s Trial and Eros company premieres her new solo work, “Four Quartets” and Company Erasga takes over the Roundhouse Turntable. Josh Beamish’s Move:the company; Victoria’s Suddenly Dance Theatre; Toronto’s Chartier Danse and Velvet Princess Productions will mix it up in the festival favorites – the EDGE performances. Saskatchewan’s Robin Poitras debut’s a new Paul-Andre Fortier choreography when she takes to the stage at the Chapel Arts Centre with a musical bed spring.
For further information and complete schedule, please visit www.dancingontheedge.org or call 604-689-0926.