Dancing on the Edge 2018

July 5 - 14, 2018


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.


2017 Performances

Full Programs

Oath-Midnight Rain
Beijing Modern Dance Company
Firehall Arts Centre

Helen Simard
Firehall Arts Centre

EDGE Off 1
ENTRAP  |  Kinesis Dance somatheatro/Paras Terezakis

Brooks Corning (380 West 2nd Ave. #200)

EDGE Off 2
Metamorphose  |  Carnegie Dance Troupe & Karen Jamieson Dance
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre | Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (SFU Woodward’s)

EDGE Off 3
Unwrapping Culture  |  Co.ERASGA and Pichet Klunchun Dance Company
KW Production Studio, Woodward’s Heritage Building, #10 -111 W. Hastings

Mixed Programs

Logarian Rhapsody  |  Alexandra Elliott Dance/Choreography by Tedd Robinson
Weave…part one  |  Yvonne Ng/tiger princess dance projects
Phasmida & Scorpiones  |  Chick Snipper
Firehall Arts Centre

Blessed Unrest  |  Monica Shah/Choreography by Natasha Bakht
Zhōng Xīn  |  Yvonne Ng/tiger princess dance projects
Quartet  |  MascallDance/Jennifer Mascall
Firehall Arts Centre

Messages to an Audience  |  Naomi Brand
It Was/Wasn't All Worth It: This Piece Contains Violence  |  It Burns Hot & Fast/Diego Romero & Ileanna Cheladyn

Firehall Arts Centre

SQUIN  |  Ralph Escamillan/FakeKnot
The Poets  |  Cori Caulfield/coriograph theatre
Compass  |  Olivia C. Davies
Firehall Arts Centre

Self Portrait  |  Julianne Chapple
Sara does a Solo  |  Sara Porter
Firehall Arts Centre

…but some of us are looking at the stars  |  Daelik
"solo"  |  Deanna Peters/Mutable Subject

Firehall Arts Centre

Untitled Distance  |  Emmalena Fredriksson/Arash Khakpour
Contes Cruels (Cruel Tales)  |  Les Productions Figlio/Serge Bennathan
Firehall Arts Centre

Site Work

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?
LINK Dance Foundation
Intersections (various locations)

In Sights
All Bodies Dance Project/Naomi Brand

RV There Yet?
Mile Zero Dance/Gerry Morita |
Tue July 11th @ 10pm - 280 E Cordova Street | Wed July 12th @ 9pm - Spanish Banks | Thur July 13th @ 3pm - Parker Street Studios | Fri July 14th @ 8pm - Firehall Arts Centre

Thunderbird Sharing Ceremony: A community celebration of Coast Salish Culture
Aeriosa Dance/Spakwus Slulem
Stanley Park


Dance Film

EDGE Films: Best of F-O-R-M
Best of Dances on Screen
Firehall Arts Centre

Thank You for an Amazing 29th Year!


Dancing on the Edge 2017 is over.

Applications are now open for 2018.

Thank you to all our audience and performers for an amazing ten days of dance!

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