Posts Categorized: Updates

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 »

Alvin Erasga Tolentino 2013 Memory – Site Specific Duet

  In 2013- 25 minutes to mark 25 years. In celebration of Dancing on the Edge Festival’s 25th anniversary, Co.ERASGA’s Alvin Erasga Tolentino tackles a site-specific duet with critically acclaimed dancer Alison Denham. Composed of 25 gestures, Vancouver’s historic steam clock in Gastown comes alive with dance. Every noon for 12 consecutive days the two… Read more »

Happy International Dance Day! April 29, 2018

We are dedicated to developing contemporary dance artists and endeavour to continue our 30 years of engaging audiences and artists. 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… Read more »

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 »