DIV 2019 Performances

Dance In Vancouver 2019

Mainstage Performances

Information for visiting presenters

All take place at Scotiabank Dance Centre except where stated.

Dancers of Damelahamid photo Derek Dix

Dancers of Damelahamid Mînowin
Wednesday November 20 | 7.30pm
The Cultch

The Dancers of Damelahamid draw from Indigenous foundational stories to explore and redefine contemporary reflections of Indigenous identity. Mînowin integrates narrative, movement, song, and projections in a work about rebirth and transformation.

Vision Impure photo Erik Zennstrom

Vision Impure
Thursday November 21 | 8pm

Noam Gagnon comprised one half of internationally-acclaimed duo The Holy Body Tattoo before forming his own company Vision Impure in 2006. Pathways is his latest work, a dynamic and powerful creation for 10 explosive performers.

Amber Funk Barton/the response. photo Clancy Dennehy

Amber Funk Barton/the response.
Friday November 22 | 8pm

Inspired by personal travels and the universe, Amber Funk Barton’s atmospheric solo VAST premiered at the Vancouver International Dance Festival. It's an ode to the explorer that resides in all of us, and fuses movement, lighting, sound and set design.

Raven Spirit Dance photo Chris Randle

Raven Spirit Dance
Gathering Light
Saturday November 23 | 2pm

Now in its 14th season, Raven Spirit Dance shares stories from an Indigenous worldview through contemporary dance. Gathering Light follows the journey of seed to flower, creating a sense of ritual and transformation. The work premiered at the Canada Dance Festival and has been presented across the country.

Joshua Beamish/MOVEthecompany photo Craig Foster

Saturday November 23 | 8pm

Joshua Beamish’s international career includes work for The Royal Ballet, Cape Town Opera, New York City Ballet principals Wendy Whelan and Ashley Bouder, Compania Nacional de Danza de Mexico, Cape Dance Company/South Africa, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and many more. Saudade is his emotional and highly personal work for six outstanding male dancers.

OURO Collective photo Jeff Hamada

OURO Collective
Sunday November 24 | 2pm

This exciting young collective uses hip-hop, waacking, breaking, popping, and contemporary dance as the foundation for new works. HAKO creates an interactive and immersive environment to watch, touch, and play in, challenging our relationship to technology.

Photo credits top to bottom: Derek Dix, Erik Zennstrom; Clancy Dennehy; Chris Randle; Craig Foster; Jeff Hamada.