See free dance this Saturday (and every Saturday in July) afternoon

Laura Zeke Photography

Dances for a Small Stage’s Summer Series features contemporary dance from local artists in downtown Vancouver’s Bute Robson Plaza (800 Bute) every Saturday in the month of July beginning at 4 p.m.

The first in the series was last weekend, but there are three Saturdays left this month—and plenty of dance excitement! See below for more about the Summer Series.

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See free dance this Saturday (and every Saturday in July) afternoon

Six performances to see at this year’s Dancing on the Edge Festival

Isabelle Kirouac & Nayana Fielkov: Habitats. Photo: Willoughby Arevalo.

Dance productions from Canada, Brazil, and Korea are part of this year’s Dancing on the Edge Festival (July 4 -13).

Canada’s longest-running festival of contemporary dance, DOTE  delivers high calibre, challenging and innovative work. World premieres, North American and Western Canadian debuts, and works-in-progress are among the over thirty performances taking place at this year’s 10-day event. Performances take place at various Vancouver venues, including DOTE’s home, the Firehall Arts Centre.

Check out some highlights below.

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Six performances to see at this year’s Dancing on the Edge Festival

Dancing stories of transformation in Matriarchs Uprising

Kahawi Dance Theatre’s Santee Smith. Photo: Ian R Maracle.

A celebration of contemporary dance by Indigenous women, Matriarchs Uprising offers a program of performances, events, and conversations. Works by Australia’s Mariaa Randall, Maura Garcia Dance from the United States, and Canada’s acclaimed Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Jessica McMann and Cheyenne Rain LeGrande from the Prairies, are among the highlights of the three-day event (June 20-22).

See more below.

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Dancing stories of transformation in Matriarchs Uprising

Highlights of this year’s Vancouver International Dance Festival

Dairakudan’s Pseudo human Super Human by Hiroyuki Kawashima.

This year’s Vancouver International Dance Festival features a ton of premieres, as well as the return of audience favourite Dairakudakan.

Taking place March 4 – 30, the nearly month-long program features performances by both internationally revered artists and lauded Vancouver performers. See below for some highlights.

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Highlights of this year’s Vancouver International Dance Festival

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