Company 605


Method Dance Society


OURO Collective




Clala Dance Project


Tiger Princess Dance Projects


Jacqueline Ethier and Sarah Hopkin



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The 2024 Dancing on the Edge Festival runs June 13 – 22
Over 30 Innovative Performances Featuring Artists from Across Canada

Single tickets starting at $25 and Festival 4-Packs for only $109 on sale now!

One of the most eagerly anticipated events in British Columbia’s contemporary dance scene, DOTE is a significant contributor to the Canadian arts and culture community for both artists and audiences. This year’s Festival will once again deliver high caliber, exhilarating, innovative, and spell-binding dance works. Featuring over 30 performances across 10 days, DOTE audiences will be witness to world premieres, Western Canadian debuts, and works-in-progress from some of the most sought-after contemporary Canadian choreographers. This year’s lineup showcases the diversity of dance across Canada, reflecting its rich tapestry of cultural influences and contributing further to the evolution of this multifaceted art form.

The 36th annual Festival kicks off with the world premiere of Company 605’s latest work, lossy, co-presented with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs; and features OURO Collective’s 7y98D; the world premiere of EDAM’s Dead Weighting; Kelly McInnes’ Late Stage Remedy; the Western Canadian premiere of Gorgeous Tongue by Lara Kramer Danse (Montreal); the B.C. premiere of Wéi 成为 by tiger princess dance projects (Toronto); the Vancouver premieres of Method Dance Society’s Behind Veiled Eyes (Prince George) as well as Lasterday, with choreography by Hanna Kiel/Kaeja d’Dance (Toronto); Calder White’s Nowing; Simran Sachar’s Act Twenty Five; the world premiere of Clala Dance Project’s Uchi うち; the Western Canadian premieres of FakeKnot’s Croquis as well as since then, with choreography by Peggy Baker (Toronto); the world premiere of Helen Walkley’s blocking; Belle Spirale Dance Projects’ assemble; the Canadian premiere of Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY’s SALT; Cristina Bucci's Sisu; and the world premiere of Furious Grace Dance Theatre’s Gravity in Your Eyes.

DOTE’s Artistic Producer Donna Spencer says, “Dancing on the Edge is recognized nationally for the kinesthetic ripples and blasts of energetic waves brought to the stage each year by a wide range of artistic visions and experiences. This year, we are pleased to honour one of Canada's great dance and contact improvisation creators, Peter Bingham, and share his work with the presentation of EDAM's Dead Weighting. Peter’s body of work has had such an impactful ripple on many of the artists participating in this year's festival. We are also excited to offer what was a work-in-progress at last year's festival as a world premiere this year with Company 605's lossy; and to bring new choreographic voices such as Anya Saugstad, Clala Dance Project, and Simran Sachar to the festival. Stirring things up is in DOTE’s DNA, and we can’t wait for audiences to experience this year’s lineup.”