Dancing on the Edge

DANCING ON THE EDGE 2019 – COMING SOON!

The Dancing on the Edge Festival Returns for its 31st Year

Festival of Contemporary Dance takes centre stage July 4 to 13

Vancouver, BC –The Dancing on the Edge Festival is Canada’s longest running festival of contemporary dance, taking place July 4 -13, 2019 at various venues in Vancouver, including DOTE’s home venue, the Firehall Arts Centre.

Festival Founder and Producer Donna Spencer is excited to announce that this year’s DOTE showcases over thirty performances involving more than thirty innovative choreographers. 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.  The 31st annual Dancing on the Edge Festival will bring dance in all shapes and forms to Vancouver audiences.

This year’s lineup includes: Vancouver’s Ziyian Kwan/dumb Instrument Dance, Tara Cheyenne Performance, Rachel Meyer, Mascall Dance, and Raven Spirit Dance, Paulo Lima (Brazil), Danse Carpe Diem (Montreal), Nasim Lootis (Montreal), Stacey Horton (Victoria), Helen Walkley and more.

Artistic Mission:
The Dancing on the Edge Festival Society strives to create a place where contemporary dance artists are supported in the creation, development and presentation of artistically exciting choreography and where audiences discover and enjoy dance in both traditional and non-traditional settings.

Mandate:    
• To produce a contemporary dance festival that provides affordable public performances by local, national, and international dance artists for the benefit of the general public
• To increase public appreciation and understanding of contemporary dance through performances, workshops, classes, lectures and the like
• To provide a means for professional dance artists and dance administrators to develop their skills through presentations, workshops, residencies, commissions and dialogues.

Festival History:
In 2018, the Festival celebrated its 30th annual festival making it the longest running professional dance festival in Canada.   The organization has a solid history to build on given its thirty year history. The festival is recognized nationally as a valued presenter of contemporary dance and has proven itself as an important partner and supporter of British Columbia dance artists.

2018 Performances

Full Programs

EDGE OFF One
St. Paul's (1130 Jervis St)

EDGE OFF Two
Brooks Corning Showroom (380 West 2nd Ave)

SOLO 70: a dance by a man with a long dance history
Scotiabank Dance Centre

VOLCANO
Firehall Arts Centre

WINDIGO
Firehall Arts Centre

Mixed Programs

EDGE One
Firehall Arts Centre

EDGE Two
Firehall Arts Centre

EDGE Three
Firehall Arts Centre

EDGE Four
Firehall Arts Centre

EDGE Five
Firehall Arts Centre

EDGE Six
Firehall Arts Centre

EDGE Seven
Firehall Arts Centre

Site Work

Crosswalk Hustle
Davie and Bute (July 7) & Commercial Drive & E. 1st Ave (July 8)

Dancing on the Edge Presents Small Stage Summer Series @ Granville Island

Wreck Beach Butoh 2018
Wreck Breach (foot of the #4 Trail west of UBC MOA)

2019 Applications Now Closed

1924
Thank you to our audience, volunteers and participating artists for our #DOTE18 30th anniversary! Details on #DOTE19 coming soon!
<strong>DANCING ON THE EDGE 2019 - COMING SOON!</strong><strong>The Dancing on the Edge Festival Returns for its 31<sup>st</sup> Year</strong><strong>Festival of Contemporary Dance takes centre stage July 4 to 13</strong>Vancouver, BC –The Dancing on the Edge Festival is Canada’s longest running festival of contemporary dance, taking place <strong>July 4 -13, 2019 </strong>at various venues in Vancouver, including DOTE’s home venue, the <strong>Firehall Arts Centre</strong>.Festival Founder and Producer <strong>Donna Spencer</strong> is excited to announce that this year’s DOTE showcases over thirty performances involving more than thirty innovative choreographers. 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.  The 31<sup>st</sup> annual Dancing on the Edge Festival will bring dance in all shapes and forms to Vancouver audiences.This year's lineup includes: Vancouver’s Ziyian Kwan/dumb Instrument Dance, Tara Cheyenne Performance, Rachel Meyer, Mascall Dance, and Raven Spirit Dance, Paulo Lima (Brazil), Danse Carpe Diem (Montreal), Nasim Lootis (Montreal), Stacey Horton (Victoria), Helen Walkley and more.<strong>Artistic Mission:</strong><br /> The Dancing on the Edge Festival Society strives to create a place where contemporary dance artists are supported in the creation, development and presentation of artistically exciting choreography and where audiences discover and enjoy dance in both traditional and non-traditional settings.<strong>Mandate:    </strong><br /> • To produce a contemporary dance festival that provides affordable public performances by local, national, and international dance artists for the benefit of the general public<br /> • To increase public appreciation and understanding of contemporary dance through performances, workshops, classes, lectures and the like<br /> • To provide a means for professional dance artists and dance administrators to develop their skills through presentations, workshops, residencies, commissions and dialogues.<strong>Festival History:</strong><br /> In 2018, the Festival celebrated its 30th annual festival making it the longest running professional dance festival in Canada.   The organization has a solid history to build on given its thirty year history. The festival is recognized nationally as a valued presenter of contemporary dance and has proven itself as an important partner and supporter of British Columbia dance artists. View More