Dancing on the Edge Festival is proud to be the oldest and longest running professional contemporary dance festival in Canada – and we did it here in British Columbia! Each year, DOTE is an eagerly anticipated highlight of the Lower Mainland’s Dance Season.
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.
• 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.
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.