Dancing on the Edge 2017

July 6 - 15, 2017

Stay tuned for information on Dancing on the Edge 2017


Dancing on the Edge 2016
July 7 – 16, 2016

Tickets and passes for the 2016 Dancing on the Edge Festival are now on sale!

CLICK HERE to be directed to purchase tickets

Here on the edge of Canada on the edge of the Pacific the Edge strives to bring to our audiences dance performances that are not predictable, that challenge the art form and that through virtuosity and strength entertain and stimulate.

In this our 28th year of producing the festival we are grateful for all of those who have made this longest running professional dance festival in Canada continue. Contemporary dance in B.C. is more vibrant than ever because of your support and we appreciate your commitment to the art form.

Enjoy the festival and keep dancing!

Donna Spencer
Festival Producer


Dance for Everyone and Everyone for Dance!

Founded in 1988 by the Firehall Theatre Society, the Dancing on the Edge Festival incorporated in 1998 as its own society. Created in direct response to the local dance communities’ need for a supported place to perform their work, the festival has evolved into an annual event which presents on average thirty performances in mixed programs and full length works from over twenty different dance companies and choreographers from across Canada each festival. The festival is recognized for its support of new works through its presentations, commissions and residencies programs. Artists such as Paul Andre Fortier, Wen Wei Dance, the 605 Collective, Serge Bennethan, Peter Bingham, Amber Funk Barton, Lola MacLaughlin, Joe Laughlin, Karen Jamieson, Kokoro Dance, Chick Snipper, Alvin Tolentino and Brian Webb, and Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, to name just a few, have all benefitted from the Festival’s commitment to dance and to bringing dance in all shapes and forms to our audiences.


2016 Performances

Full Programs

The Outliner: an evening of solos  |  MascallDance | Jennifer Mascall
St. Paul's (1130 Jervis St.)

the edges of things are ill defined  |  Julianne Chapple
Wags Alternate  |  Thoenn Glover
Scotiabank Dance Centre

THUS SPOKE...  |  Frédérick Gravel and Étienne Lepage
Firehall Arts Centre

Douce tourmente
DORSALE danse | Sylvie Desrosiers

Mixed Programs

Here on the Ground  |  Body Narratives Collective | Sarah Chase
Isaac y Diola (excerpt)  |  German Jauregui & Antia Diaz
"new work"  |  Move: the company | Ame Henderson & Joshua Beamish
Firehall Arts Centre

Lost Object/ive  |  John Ottmann
Kaleido  |  OURO Collective
Dialogue  |  Wen Wei Dance | Wen Wei Wang
Firehall Arts Centre

EDGE Three
Helmeat  |  The Biting School | Arash & Aryo Khakpour
I can't remember the word for I can't remember  |  Tara Cheyenne Performance | Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg in collaboration with John Murphy
the neck to fall  |  dumb instrument Dance | Ziyian Kwan
Firehall Arts Centre

Open Fire  |  Olivia C. Davies
fighting chance  |  Joshua Beamish/Move: the company | Vision Impure/Noam Gagnon
Mettle  |  Out Innerspace Dance Theatre | David Raymond & Tiffany Tregarthen
Firehall Arts Centre

Altar'd  |  Alexis Fletcher
Sable Island  |  Mocean Dance | Serge Bennathan
Firehall Arts Centre

Sick Fish  |  Rob Kitsos
Spine of the Mother  |  Raven Spirit Dance/Starrwind Dance Projects | Starr Muranko
Village  |  the response. | Amber Funk Barton
Firehall Arts Centre

EDGE Seven
the edge of now  |  adelheid/Heidi Strauss | Ginette Laurin
Braced 4  |  Constance Cooke
Firehall Arts Centre

Site Work

Pseudotsuga – Earth to Sky
Aeriosa Dance Society | Julia Taffe
Stanley Park

En Route
All Bodies Dance Project | Naomi Brand
SFU Woodward's Inner Courtyard

Edge Passes On Sale


Join us for the 2016 Dancing on the Edge Festival – tickets and passes on sale now!

You can purchase them online at tickets.firehallartscentre.ca (just click the ‘Passes/GCs’ tab), or call us at 604-689-0926.

With so many incredible shows to choose from, a pass is the best way to truly experience the festival!

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