Other Shows and Events 2017-2018

Upcoming Events

The 16th Annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House
Saturday September 16, 2017
Free events 11am-5pm

Our annual Open House offers a chance to experience a host of different dance styles in a day of free classes, workshops, studio showings and events at Scotiabank Dance Centre, Canada’s flagship dance facility.

Details to be announced.

The Open House is presented with the support of


Deanna Peters | Mutable Subject
Friday-Saturday October 27-28, 8pm


META/image Natalie Purschwitz with Deanna Peters

META proposes that our body is not one thing, but that we are fluid, messy and protean. Created and performed by Deanna Peters in collaboration with performers Justine A. Chambers and Kim Sato, with costumes and set design by Natalie Purschwitz, this new work dismantles expectations of what a body can be, generating a richly imaginative and engaging experience.

Presented through the Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award
Duration: 50 minutes
Image by Natalie Purschwitz with Deanna Peters


International Dance Day
Sunday April 29, 2018

A day of performances and events celebrating the vitality and diversity of dance!

Details to be announced.


In 2015 The Dance Centre commissioned Vancouver filmmaker Jason Karman to create a video celebrating the vibrant diversity of dance in our community, and its capacity to bring people together.
Dancers: Baldeep Dulay (bhangra), Tony Giroux (hip hop), Arash Khakpour (contemporary) and Veronica Stewart (flamenco).
Conceived and directed by Jason Karman; Director of photography – Tyler McGrath; Producers – Steve Menchions and Brad Harder; Music – Joe Marcel Berry. Special thanks to the University of British Columbia, the Cineworks Play It Forward program and Telus.


In 1982 the Dance Committee of UNESCO's International Theatre Institute founded International Dance Day, to be celebrated every year on April 29, the anniversary of the birth of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810) who is regarded as the creator of modern ballet. Its goal is to celebrate dance around the world, to revel in the universality of this art form, to cross political, cultural and ethnic barriers and to bring people together with a common language - dance.


Saturday May 12 8pm

Tickets go on sale in fall 2017

TomoeArts photo Trevan Wong

TomoeArts is BC’s leading exponent of nihon buyō (Japanese classical dance), presenting traditional and contemporary dance theatre works that are steeped in Japanese forms and aesthetics. Yūko-kai (‘a gathering for Yūko’) celebrates the late, great dancer and teacher Fujima Yūko, who trained and inspired Tomoe’s Artistic Director, Colleen Lanki. This illuminating presentation features performers from Japan and Canada in a selection of classical dances from Yūko’s repertoire.

Presented through the Artist-in-Residence program
Duration: approximately 60 minutes
Photo: Trevan Wong

12 Minutes Max
Edition #42
Friday June 8, 8pm

Lineup and tickets coming in spring 2018.

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