Dancing on the Edge

Festival of Contemporary Dance

Dancing on the Edge



For our French-speaking audiences:

Radio Canda chats with Isabelle Kirouac who is performing in Habitats as part of the Courtyard Works at the Dancing on the Edge Festival 2019!

Radio Canada chats with Nasim Lootij of Moi-Men-Man playing as part of EDGE TWO at the Dancing on the Edge Festival 2019 (scroll down to 8 h 43).


The Dancing on the Edge Board of Directors are organizing a silent auction in support of the festival to help with it’s production, growth and future.


Items on offer include:

Cook Culture Cooking Classes + DanceHouse Tickets valued at $350

Dinner for two at Hawksworth Restaurant + see a show at Ballet BC valued at $300

Private Tap Lesson at Rhythm Room Private Lessons + Chan Centre Tickets valued at $275

Van Vogue Jam Sports Kiki Ball + Google Home Mini valued at $200

Tap Classes at Vancouver Tap Dance Society + Plush Floral Studio Gift Certificate valued at $125



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Ziyian Kwan Chats to Creators Vancouver

“The Odd Volume is part of Edge Six, a shared program at Dancing On The Edge that also features work by Kirsten Wicklund. We are womxn artists from across generations and our work has very different sensibilities. It’s a dynamic pairing and I’m curious about how our two solos will compliment and juxtapose.” – Ziyian Kwan.

Check out the latest interview with Ziyian Kwan on Creators Vancouver.

Ziyian is performing in #DOTE2019 as part of our EDGE SIX Program with Kirsten Wicklund.

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Ziyian Kwan


Tara Friedenberg & Alexandra Clancy Chat #DOTE 2019 with the Jewish Independent!

“In the studio, I have been mining my own complicated and unhealthy relationship with my body as a #dancer in a #female body with the help of my amazing collaborators/performers. The process so far has involved exploring how the forms of stand-up #comedy and #dance can express this difficult, and often absurd, story of struggling with body image that many of us share.” – Tara Friedenberg.


The Body Project | Tara Cheyenne Performance

“Throughout the rehearsal process, there would be a back and forth of ideas; sometimes I would have a rhythmical phrase of tap dance and Mike would then create a melody over top, and sometimes Mike would compose a phrase of the melody and I would choreograph specifically to that part of the tune. After some give and take between our prospective instruments and ideas, we solidified a melody and then decided upon the structure of the tune. Some of the tune is improvised, some is a conversation, and some is very set and predetermined. We both enjoyed the collaborative process and found a harmonious way to create music and dance together.” – Alexandra Clancy


Where the Music Begins | Soleful Dance

The Jewish Independent chats with local Jewish Community Members Tara Friedenberg from Tara Cheyenne Performance and Alexandra Clancy from Soleful Dance about their work in Dancing on the Edge 2019!

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Exploring music, dance, self

Rachel Meyer talks to Creators Vancouver

Rachel Meyer’s production Transverse Orientation is part of Dancing on the Edge 2019! Tickets on Sale Now!

Rachel Meyer +

#DOTE2019 Trailer Out Now!

Our Dancing on the Edge 2019 Festival Trailer is out now! Featuring Danse Carpe Diem / Emmanuel Jouthe (ECOUTE POUR VOIR), Kirsten Wicklund (EDGE SIX: Afloat amidst the steam of my combustion), Jolene Bailie/Gearshifting Performance Works (Schemas, 1-5), Rachel Meyer (Transverse Orientation), Isabelle Kirouac & Nayana Fielkov (COURTYARD WORKS: Habitats), Sujit Vaidya (EDGE FOUR: OFF CENTRE), Nasim Lootij & Kiasa Nazeran / Vâtchik Danse (EDGE TWO: Moi-Me-Man), Linnea Swan (EDGE ONE: Yes) and Ziyian Kwan (EDGE SIX: The Odd Volume)! See the work of these artists and many more at Dancing on the Edge 2019! Tickets on Sale Now!!

Trailer: Ildiko Susany

Music: Alistair Wallace

Kirsten Wicklund talks to Creators Vancouver

Kirsten Wicklund is part of our EDGE SIX Program. Tickets on sale now!

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Dancing on the Edge Festival 2019 is #1 on Vancouver Presents #FRIDAYFIVE! Check it out and Happy Friday!

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Win Tickets to the 31st Annual Dancing on the Edge Festival!

Win Tickets to Schemas, 1-5 with The Georgia Straight!

Jolene Bailie/Gearshifting Performance Works (Winnipeg): BC Premiere of Schemas 1-5.

July 6 at 7pm at the Firehall Arts Centre.

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COURTYARD WORK (Free Event): July 5 & 6 @ 8.15pm.
EDGE ONE: July 5 @ 7pm & July 6 @ 9pm.
EDGE FIVE: July 11 @ 9pm & July 13 @ 7pm
FULL LENGTH WORK: July 4 @ 10pm & July 5 & 6 @ 11pm
Warehouse Space: 1490 E Georgia St, Vancouver
EDGE FIVE: July 11 @ 9pm & July 13 @ 7pm
EDGE SIX: July 12 @ 7pm & July 13 @ 9pm
Edge Six: Ziyian Kwan & Kirsten Wicklund
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