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Welcome to The Dance Centre's 2018/2019 season! We are excited to announce a varied and stimulating series of dance experiences, featuring exceptional work by both local and international dance makers.

  • Our Global Dance Connections contemporary dance series includes work by Canadian artists as well as choreographers from as far afield as Austria, Taiwan and Australia.
  • The always-popular Discover Dance! series lineup covers bhangra, ballet, Indigenous, African, contemporary and Thai dance genres.
  • Other highlights include Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award recipient Julianne Chapple and improvisation pioneer Katie Duck.
  • Free community events include the annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House in September, and International Dance Day celebrations in April.

We aim to entertain and inspire through opportunities to engage with artistic visions from different traditions and genres. And behind the scenes, choreographic ideas are explored through our residency and research programs: there will be free studio showings and talks throughout the season.

Tickets and subscriptions are on sale now. Join us for a season of dance!

Ann Van den Broek the dance centre global dance connections

Global Dance Connections Contemporary dance series

November 6-8 WArd/waRD-Ann Van den Broek
January 21-22, 28-29 Company 605
January 24-26 Kuan-Hsiang Liu
January 31-Feb 2 Victoria Hunt
April 4-6 Simon Mayer
May 23-25 Davida Monk

Thai Dance co The Dance Centre Discover Dance

Discover Dance! series

September 20 Thai Dance Company
October 4 Company 605
November 22 Dancers of Damelahamid
March 14 South Asian Arts
April 18 Ballet BC
May 16 Jacky Essombe


September 15 Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House
September 28 Katie Duck
October 26-27 Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award: Julianne Chapple
April 29 International Dance Day
May 31 12 Minutes Max

Residencies and Projects

2018-2019 Artists-in-Residence

Company 605
Dancers of Damelahamid
Joe Ink
O.Dela Arts/Olivia C. Davies
The Biting School

2018-2019 DanceLab

Byron Chief-Moon/Consequence Collective (film, projection mapping technology)
Sujit Vaidya (lighting design)
Thoenn Glover (immersive dance-theatre)
TWObigsteps collective (movement and technology installation)


Body Narratives Collective
Danse Carpe Diem/Emmanuelle Jouthe
Eury Chang
Karen Jamieson Dance
Walter Kubanek

Special thanks to our sponsors and supporters:

Official hotel sponsor: The Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown Hotel & Suites.

Media sponsors:
The Georgia Straight (Global Dance Connections series)
The Vancouver Courier, OMNI Diversity Television, City TV (Discover Dance! series)

Company 605/ David Cooper
WArd/waRD/Maarten Vanden Abeele
Thai Dance Co./Alan Smith
JoeINK/Michael Slobodian