Posts By: Dancing on the Edge

Noam Gagnon tells us about his 30 years with the Festival

    Noam Gagnon | memories from 1988 “My relationship with Dancing on the Edge dates back thirty years to 1988. I have so many amazing memories where magic truly happened between those walls, the audience and myself. If those walls could only speak! I remain extremely grateful for the many opportunities throughout the years… Read more »

Kaija Pepper, Editor of Dance International Magazine, Shares Memories of 1991 Festival

“It was close to 11pm when David Earle walked onto the Firehall stage. He was middle-aged, a little heavy, wearing a rumpled T-shirt and jeans. To a Ray Charles recording of the Beatles’ Yesterday, he danceda section from a larger work made in 1973, a solo filled withwhat I remember as loneliness and regret. I had never… Read more »

Company 605 Share Memories of 2009 Festival

“We’ll never forget Dancing on the Edge 2009, when the festival was willing to take a chance and invite The 605 Collective to present it’s first full-length work, AUDIBLE. Lisa Gelley, Sasha Kozak, Shay Kuebler, Josh Martin and Maiko Miyauchi gave it all and left the floor covered in sweat. We could have never imagined the piece… Read more »

Sponsorship Opportunity

As a longstanding platform for performance we are dedicated to Vancouver’s arts + culture. Created in direct response to the local community’s need for a support place to perform their work,the festival has evolved into an annual event which presents on average thirty performance companies and choreographers from Vancouver and across Canada. As we embarking… Read more »

Announcing New General Manager for Dancing on the Edge Festival Society

Dancing on the Edge Festival Producer, Donna Spencer and Board President, Andrea Rabinovitch are delighted to announce the appointment of Nina Jane Patel to the new position of General Manager for festival. “Nina will bring a fresh perspective to the festival, along with her organizational strengths and impressive management skills,” Spencer said. “Most importantly, she… Read more »

Happy New Year!

  May the New Year hurry up so we can finally get past this holiday season and we can get started with our 30th Anniversary!   Moving Memories To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dancing on the Edge Festival, we invite you to submit your stories from past festivals. We are looking for personal commentary… Read more »

NOTICE OF Annual General Meeting 2018

Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Dancing on the Edge Society to start at 6:30pm (local time) on Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ The Firehall Arts Centre | 280 East Cordova, Vancouver, BC. Members will be asked to consider the following: The audited financial statements of the Society Ratification… Read more »

A message from Andrea, President of DOTE

I love Dancing on the Edge. Back in the day when I was a dance artist, living and working in Edmonton, DOTE presented my work thus offering me an opportunity to showcase in a different city and to mingle amongst artists that I’d never met.   Fast forward a few years, and now as President… Read more »

Edge Ambassador Program

This year we are delighted to introduce this program that exposes emerging dance artists in training programs to new works and connects them to the festival. Our first two ambassadors are Alejandra Miranda and Ileanna Cheladyn. They have generously shared their reactions to the works they have experienced at the festival so far (see below). ALEJANDRA… Read more »