Other Shows and Events 2018-2019

Upcoming Events

International Dance Day
Monday April 29, 2019

Initiated in 1982 by UNESCO, International Dance Day is marked annually on April 29 across Canada and around the world. Join us for a program of performances and events celebrating the vitality and diversity of dance in Vancouver! 

2019 Events

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.


Past Events

The 17th Annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House
Saturday September 15, 2018

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, one of Canada’s leading dance facilities. 


Presented with the support of


Bellydance class/photo Chris Randle


Katie Duck
Friday September 28, 7pm


Katie Duck photo courtesy of the artist

A pioneer on the international improvisation scene, Katie Duck has inspired generations of performers through her innovative work with dance, text and sound. CAGE is a trenchant feminist analysis of the human condition and the oppression of modern life, which Duck stages in different locations around the world in collaboration with local musicians and performers. For the Vancouver edition, she is joined by musicians Ben Brown, James Meger and Roxanne Nesbitt.

Duration: 50 minutes
This performance includes strong language and mature content


Julianne Chapple
Friday-Saturday October 26-27, 7pm + 9pm

Julianne Chapple photo Ed Spence

Julianne Chapple’s strikingly original work interweaves movement, sound, lighting and film, probing the edges of the body’s mobility to the point of abstraction, and creating surreal imagery. Her first full-length ensemble work, Suffix is an immersive performance combining dance, sculptures and video to explore the physical and spiritual effects of our rapidly changing technological landscape, and touching on our deep-seated urges towards self-enhancement and immortality.

Presented through the Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award
Photo Ed Spence


Olivia C. Davies/O.Dela Arts
CoexisDance Western Edition 1
Saturday December 22, 2018 | 8pm
Pay-what-you-can: suggested $10

CoexisDance is a platform for improvising dancers and improvising musicians to share short (10 min) performances in an hour-long mixed bill of live improvisational duets. Started by the late Colin Anthony in Toronto, circa 2005, with members of Toronto’s association of improvising musicians, the series continues to exist in cities around the world today.


Supported through the Artist-in-Residence program