Dancing on the Edge 2014

July 3 - 12, 2014

Dancing on the Edge AGM & Community Forum
Monday February 17, 2014
Where: Firehall Arts Centre
280 East Cordova Street
Vancouver, BC  V6A 1L3
Time: 6:30PM
Light refreshments will be served

Following the AGM, please join us for the first in a series of Community Forums focusing on the future of the Dancing on the Edge Festival. We hope to see you there!


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.

We invite you to join us for the 25th annual Dancing on the Edge Festival as we push forward on another journey to create, inspire, and enthrall our audiences through dance.


2013 Performances

Full Programs

Delia Brett & Daelik | MACHiNENOiSY
Scotiabank Dance Centre

of good moral character
Lara Kramer | Lara Kramer Dance
Firehall Arts Centre

The Cube
W&M Physical Theatre
Firehall Arts Centre

The Most Together We’ve Ever Been
Ame Henderson & Matija Ferlin | Public Recordings
Scotiabank Dance Centre

Mixed Programs

Spill 4  |  Constance Cooke
Leftovers  |  Josh Martin
The Bounce  |  Edmond Kilpatrick | Karen Jamieson
Firehall Arts Centre

Hybrid Human  |  Jolene Bailie | Gearshifting Performance Works
When that I Was  |  Nigel Charnock | Vision Impure
Firehall Arts Centre

EDGE Three
The Art of Stealing (excerpt)  |  Amber Funk Barton | the response
Down Goes Fraser  |  Vanessa Goodman
Inhabitation  |  Tomomi Morimoto
Firehall Arts Centre

Remember When  |  James Gnam | Plastic Orchid Factory
The Righteous Floater  |  Arash & Aryo Khakpour
How To Become A Star  |  Meredith Kalaman & Sophie Yendole
Firehall Arts Centre

Made In China  |  Wen Wei Dance
Firehall Arts Centre

Hereafter  |  Tania Alvarado
The Nijinsky Gibber Jazz Club  |  Jennifer Mascall | Mascall Dance
The Box I Came In  |  Pamela Tzeng
Firehall Arts Centre

Site Work

wobble tops
Sandra Botnen
SFU Woodwards Atrium

25 Gestures for Dancing on the Edge
Site-Specific - Gastown Historic Steam Clock

Hosted by  |  Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg
Onward Ho, My Love  |  Julia Aplin w/ Tiger Princess Dance Projects
Watermark: lost at sea  |  Eury Chang
May I Join You?  |  Carmen Romero
Incandescent  |  Kate Franklin | Meredith Thompson
Vancouver's Carnival Band
CRAB/Portside Park

EN3: Community Circles
Colleen Lanki | TomoeArts
Chinatown Night Market
Keefer & Main St


Field House Ensemble presents Joe Ink’s Move It…(Slowly)
Joe Ink
Strathcona Field House 857 Malkin Avenue (at Hawks)

2014 Applications Now Available


Join us for the 2014 Dancing on the Edge Festival.

Application Deadline: Sept 30, 2013

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