Other Shows and Events 2019-2020

Upcoming Events

The 18th Annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House
Saturday September 14, 2019
Free admission

Open House Negma bellydance photo Chris Randle

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.

Featured artists include Mozaico Flamenco, Ralph Escamillan, Carolina Bergonzoni, Isabelle Kirouac, and more. Full details TBA.

The 12th biennial
Dance In Vancouver
November 20-24, 2019

Vision Impure photo Erik Zennstrom

The 12th biennial Dance In Vancouver celebrates the energy and innovation of our contemporary dance scene: join us for five days of performances, studio showings and events, showcasing some of British Columbia’s most exciting companies and artists.

Featured artists and companies include:
Andrea Catania/Alex Catona - battery opera performance - Company Vice Versa/Valerie Calam in collaboration with Kate Franklin - Joe Ink - Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY - Kinesis Dance somatheatro - Mardon + Mitsuhashi - OURO Collective - Raven Spirit Dance - Vision Impure

Curator: Dieter Jaenicke, tanzmesse nrw (Germany)

Tickets go on sale in September.

Olivia C. Davies/O.Dela Arts
CoexisDance: Western Edition #2
Thursday December 19, 2019 | 8pm

Dance and music meet on stage in CoexisDance, curated by Olivia C. Davies, Artistic Director of O.Dela Arts. Dance artists and musicians share short improvised works in an intimate evening of live duets, culminating in a group jam.

Tickets: suggested donation $10 at the door

Presented with O.Dela Arts

International Dance Day
Wednesday April 29, 2020

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! 

Details TBA

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.

Marissa Wong/TWObigsteps Collective
May 22-23 | 8pm

Marissa Wong/photo Albert Normandin

Co-founder of the innovative emerging collective TWObigsteps, Marissa Wong examines the impact of trauma in her new solo, reclaiming courage and fortitude through dance. The program also includes a collaboration between her fellow collective members Katie Cassady and Stéphanie Cyr.

Presented with TWObigsteps Collective

V’ni Dansi
June 19-21

V'ni Dansi photo Chris Randle

Led by Artistic Director Yvonne Chartrand, V’ni Dansi (‘Come and Dance’ in Michif) is dedicated to sharing the stories and culture of the Métis, through both traditional and contemporary dance. Michif Medicines is a new Indigenous contemporary dance work created through an international collaboration with Santa Fe’s Dancing Earth. 

Details TBA

Presented with V'ni Dansi and supported through the Artist-in-Residence program