Posts By: Dancing on the Edge

Thank you

To our audiences, artists, volunteers and staff. Thank you. Our 30th Festival was a success and we could not have done it without YOU! We want to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for your support. We are proud to be Canada’s longest running Contemporary Dance Festival.This festival belongs to us all and we endeavour… Read more »

Performance, Place and Politics

Since our inception, we have been dedicated to supporting artists seeking new perspectives, new points of view in what we call dance.  We seek to share new ideas with our audiences.  Peter Dickinson shares his thoughts in his blog post. “Framing that scene aesthetically on stage, Kramer forces us to sit with what we might… Read more »

Win tickets to the 30th Anniversary Dancing on the Edge – Festival of Contemporary Dance presentation of Lara Kramer Danse’s WINDIGO (Montreal) at the Firehall Arts Centre (July 6 & 8).

Fierce and visceral, Windigo resonates in us like a cry, echoing a long history of human violation of the land and culture.  A Nordic epic with a post-apocalyptic stroll, Windigo exorcises the demons and the waves of violence perpetrated against the Amerindian people. Choreographer, scenic design and costumes: Lara Kramer Collaborators and Performers: Jassem Hindi… Read more »

Paul-André Fortier at The Scotiabank Dance Centre

We are so pleased to present the Western Canada Premiere of Paul-André Fortier Danse-Création’s SOLO 70: a dance by a man with a long dance history at The Dance Centre   July 7th and 8th @8pm  A co-commission of the Candance Creation Fund, Festival Trans-Amerique, National Arts Centre, Agora de la danse, Dancing on the Edge Festival and… Read more »

Meredith Kalaman Shares Favorite DOTE Memory

We’re excited to have Meredith Kalaman join us for Dancing on the Edge this year as a part of the EDGE Six performances on July 12th and 14th! Tickets available at the link below: https://tickets.firehallartscentre.ca/TheatreManager/1/login?event=781 I recall coming to Dancing on the Edge with my dad one summer. I was a young dancer, unsure of… Read more »

Dancing on the Edge 2018 introduces new intern

Helping us out with the festival this year is our lovely intern Athena Lewis! Originally from the United States, Athena completed most of her dance training at a CityDance conservatory where she gained exposure to artists such as Ronen Koresh, Rob Priore, Ronald K. Brown, Maleek Washington, and many more. She has also attended many… Read more »

Olivia C. Davies | 28th Festival

  Dancing on the Edge presented my work, “Open Fire” in the Firehall Arts Centre as part of the 28th edition of the festival. This contemporary dance work based on the short story by Carmen Aguirre is accompanied by live reading of the story by the author, original score by Canadian composer Sky Shaver, and… Read more »

Vanessa Goodman | Dancing on the Edge 2014

Vanessa made the cover of the Georgia Straight July 3-10 2014 and embarked on a new journey that year… “Rising Vancouver choreographer Vanessa Goodman has created a piece where, as she puts it, “the space dances as much as the performers.” The young dance artist, who won the local Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award in… Read more »