July 6 to 15, 2023

We are now officially accepting submissions for Dancing on the Edge’s 35th season!

Click HERE to access our submission form.

James Gnam of Plastic Orchid Factory credit David Cooper

In 2023, the Dancing on the Edge Festival will be celebrating its 35th season, making the annual festival the longest-running professional dance festival in Canada.

Our call for submissions is now open for DOTE’s 35th season, running from July 6th to July 15th, 2023.

The deadline to submit is March 1st, 2023, inclusive of supporting documents.

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For any questions or help with submitting, please email us at

2022 Performances

Full-length works

Action at a Distance
Core/Us  |  Action at a Distance
Firehall Arts Centre Theatre

Compagnie Danse NYATA NYATA
Wamunzo  |  Compagnie Danse NYATA NYATA
Firehall Arts Centre Theatre

Isak Enquist
There Will Be No Recordings  |  Isak Enquist
Firehall Arts Centre Studio

plastic orchid factory
entre chien et loup [between dog and wolf]  |  plastic orchid factory
Firehall Arts Centre Theatre

Raven Spirit Dance
Confluence  |  Raven Spirit Dance
Firehall Arts Centre Theatre

The Ebnflōh Dance Company
In-Ward  |  The Ebnflōh Dance Company
Firehall Arts Centre Theatre

Mixed Programs - EDGES

O.Dela Arts/Peppers Ghost New Media Collective/Co.ERASGA
Maamawi: Together Through The Fire  |  O.Dela Arts/Peppers Ghost New Media Collective
folding&unfolding  |  Co.ERASGA
Firehall Arts Centre Theatre

Rebecca Margolick/Kate Franklin & Jeremy O’Neill
Bunker + Vault  |  Rebecca Margolick
Foam  |  Kate Franklin & Jeremy O'Neill
Firehall Arts Centre Theatre

Calder White/Tara Cheyenne Performance
BABY  |  Calder White
Pants  |  Tara Cheyenne
Firehall Arts Centre Theatre


Glint Triple Bill
When I think It Has Yet To Begin  |  Francesca Frewer
a crisis/a party  |  Alexa Mardon
on the cosmic shore  |  Erika Mitsuhashi
Scotiabank Dance Centre

Pam Tzeng
SHED/knowing each other as different and the same  |  Pam Tzeng
Left of Main

Outdoor Works

Dose of Pleasure  |  Co.ERASGA
MacLean Park

The Ebnflōh Dance Company
In-Beauty  |  The Ebnflōh Dance Company
šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn (formerly the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza)

Festival Film Package

Festival Film Package
Paper Mountains (of Memory)  |  Anya Saugstad
Papillon (L’envolee)  |  Helen Simard/We All Fall Down
UNLEASHED  |  Little Pear Garden Dance Company
The Kiln Project  |  Shion Skye Carter
Just a Swipe  |  Collab Art Creations

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About Dancing on the Edge Festival Society

The Dancing on the Edge Festival Society strives to stimulate the development of high quality contemporary Canadian dance artists and choreography through the presentation of work from emerging and established local, regional, national and international dance artists and companies. Each year the Festival provides a catalyst for discussion about dance, either through forums, roundtable discussions, or talkbacks. The Festival also acts as a facilitator for new dance creations, through commissions, residencies, and co-productions.

Significance of the Festival

Many of BC’s eminent choreographers have been presented by the Dancing on the Edge Festival including: Crystal Pite, Emily Molnar, Serge Bennathan, Wen Wei Wang, Aeriosa Dance. In addition to national companies such as Compagnie Marie Chouinard, Brian Webb Dance Company, Paul-André Fortier, plus thousands of performing dance artists from across Canada.  It’s important to note, with many festivals, such as the Canada Dance Festival and Magnetic North Festival re-configuring itself after a hiatus, it is significant that Dancing on the Edge Festival continues its work for the Canadian arts + culture community, not only artists, but even more importantly for our audiences.

The Dancing on the Edge Festival operates on the stolen territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.