Local dancers and musicians team up for CoexisDance this Saturday

Julia Carr. Kevin McCormack photo.

The days leading up to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day can be pretty quiet when it comes to the arts. But at least 12 local dancers and musicians aren’t letting the holiday rush stop them from putting on a show.

Presented by Olivia C. Davies/O.Dela Arts, CoexisDance (Western Edition 1) takes place Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. at Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St.). The pay-what-you-can event (suggested donation: $10) features an evening of live improvisational duets between local dancers and musicians.

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Local dancers and musicians team up for CoexisDance this Saturday

Five shows to see at the 2019 PuSh Performing Arts Festival in Vancouver!

Attractor. Gregory Lorenzutti photo.

Is it too soon to be thinking about experimental theatre and performance art in 2019?

The 2019 edition of the annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, now in its 15th year, opens Jan. 17 2019, and runs until Feb. 3. As usual, it features a potpourri of world premieres, Canadian premieres, and more. See below for some highlights from the schedule of 26 works, representing 13 countries.

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Five shows to see at the 2019 PuSh Performing Arts Festival in Vancouver!

Where to see dance in Vancouver this fall

Public and Private_Hayley Gawthrop and Erika Mitsuhashi. David Cooper Photography.

The Fall Arts season is upon us, so we thought we’d turn the spotlight on some local dance extravaganzas. We’ve got a local legend, a daring company from France and a provocative work by a European choreographer that will haunt your dreams. Read on.

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Where to see dance in Vancouver this fall

Dancing on the Edge celebrates 30 years of contemporary dance in Vancouver

Vancouver choreographer Meredith Kalaman presents Doppelganger, a duet providing a window into what it’s like to meet your younger/older self, at this year’s Dancing on the Edge Festival. Curtis Stodgel photo.

This year’s Dancing on the Edge showcases over 30 performances. From July 5-14, more than 30 choreographers, and dozens of artists from across Canada, from Belgium and South Korea, will dance on Vancouver stages and in the streets. Programs are full-length and mixed-bill, and some are site-specific works.

This is the 30th annual edition of the festival. See below for more info on some of the performers coming to the event.

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Dancing on the Edge celebrates 30 years of contemporary dance in Vancouver

Local choreographers strut their (new) stuff at 12 Minutes Max this Friday

Sujit Vaidya. Chris Randle photo.

12 Minutes Max showcases five eclectic dance works by some of Vancouver’s most exciting and innovative up-and-coming choreographers.

First launched in Vancouver in 1994, the showcase supports the development of new works throughout the season. The 42nd edition takes place June 15, beginning at 8 p.m. See below for more info on what to expect from this exciting dance showcase at Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St.).

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Local choreographers strut their (new) stuff at 12 Minutes Max this Friday

Toronto Dance Theatre brings eclectic, career-spanning program to Vancouver

Vena Cava. Guntar Kravis photo.

Toronto Dance Theatre is one of Canada’s foremost dance companies. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Vancouver’s DanceHouse is bringing a showcase of the company’s work to the Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St.) on Feb. 23 and 24 (details below).

The program draws on three decades to present five works by TDT Artistic Director and choreographer Christopher House. Here are brief descriptions of the pieces.

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Toronto Dance Theatre brings eclectic, career-spanning program to Vancouver

Dance students, instructors showcase their work this Sunday in White Raven Revue

Luciterra students. FUBAFOTO photo.

The students of Luciterra Dance Company are putting on a show.

The East Vancouver-based school’s annual winter student showcase, The White Raven Revue, takes place this Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Rickshaw Theatre (254 E. Hastings St.). The students have been working on their routines for the past four months.

We asked co-director Nikki Mae to tell us more about the show and the company.

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Dance students, instructors showcase their work this Sunday in White Raven Revue