Dancing on the Edge 2018

July 5 - 14, 2018

The Dancing on the Edge Festival Returns for its landmark 30th Anniversary

Vancouver, BC –The Dancing on the Edge Festival is Canada’s longest running festival of contemporary dance, taking place July 5 -14, 2018 at various venues in Vancouver.
With nearly 30 performances from more than 20 companies and choreographers from across Canada, in full and mixed programs as well as site-specific works, the 30th annual Dancing on the Edge Festival is bringing dance in all shapes and forms to Vancouver audiences.
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.


HUGE #thanks to all that made our 30th anniversary so fantastic! Artists, staff, Board, audience, co-producers, social media sharers. AD Donna Spencer & GM Nina Patel did a fab job & we look forward to 30 more! ~ Board President Andrea Rabinovitch



2018 Performances

Full Programs

OW  |  MascallDance
St. Paul's (1130 Jervis St)

Against (work-in-progress)  |  Kinesis Dance somatheatro
Brooks Corning Showroom (380 West 2nd Ave)

SOLO 70: a dance by a man with a long dance history
Fortier Danse-Création
Scotiabank Dance Centre

Liz Kinoshita
Firehall Arts Centre

Lara Kramer Danse
Firehall Arts Centre

Mixed Programs

BOMBERMAN (excerpt)  |  Hoyeon Kim/Dab Dance Project
Loop, Lull (working title)  |  Company 605
Firehall Arts Centre

IF  |  Lesley Telford/Inverso Productions
Ying Yun (英云)(excerpt from a work-in-progress)  |  Wen Wei Dance
For You, For Me  |  Amber Funk Barton/the response.
Firehall Arts Centre

EDGE Three
Ho.Me  |  Carolina Bergonzoni/All Bodies Dance Project
Viewer Discretion  |  Jennifer Aoki
Gotta Go Church  |  Company Vice Versa
Firehall Arts Centre

Rematriate  |  Olivia C. Davies/O.Dela Arts
The Sun and the Moon  |  Holly Bright/Crimson Coast Dance

Firehall Arts Centre

8bitself  |  Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien
Isolated Studies  |  Hilary Maxwell
Firehall Arts Centre

Passages and Rhythms (excerpt of a work-in-progress)  |  Co.ERASGA
For as long as I can remember  |  Meredith Kalaman
Here and Now  |  Alexandra Elliott Dance
Firehall Arts Centre

EDGE Seven
Real Time Composition Study  |  Rob Kitsos & Yves Candau & Martin Gotfrit
Pathways  |  Noam Gagnon/Vision Impure
Firehall Arts Centre

Site Work

Crosswalk Hustle
Gail Lotenberg/LINK Dance Foundation
Davie and Bute (July 7) & Commercial Drive & E. 1st Ave (July 8)

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

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

Download the 2018 Brochure Now


Click here for a copy of the 2018 DOTE Festival Brochure.


Tickets and Passes for the 2018 Dancing on the Edge Festival are now available.

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