Dancing on the Edge festival returns for 30th anniversary

The Dancing on the Edge Festival is Canada’s longest running festival of contemporary dance, taking place July 5 -14, 2018 at various venues in Vancouver.

Festival Founder and Producer Donna Spencer is excited to announce that this year’s DOTE showcases over thirty performances involving more than thirty innovative choreographers. Artists from across Canada, from Belgium and South Korea will dance on stages and in the streets during the ten-day festival, in full length and mixed bill programs, as well as site-specific works.  The 30th annual Dancing on the Edge Festival will bring dance in all shapes and forms to Vancouver audiences.

This year’s lineup includes: Montreal’s Paul-André Fortier/Fortier Danse-Création performs his final solo creation; Liz Kinoshita’s Belgium-based company shares her work Volcano; South Korea’s Dab Dance Project makes their first appearance at DOTE with support from Suddenly Dance Theatre in Victoria and the Korean Government; Montreal’s Lara Kramer Danse returns; and Toronto’s Valerie Calam (Company Vice Versa) Dora Award-Winning Gotta Go Church set on Vancouver’s Kate Franklin.

BC choreographers performing a mix of new works and audience favourites include; Wen Wei Dance, Company 605, Lesley Telford/Inverso Productions, Co.ERASGA/Kasandra Lea in a collaboration where contemporary and Flamenco dance collide, MascallDance, Noam Gagnon/Vision Impure, Amber Funk Barton’s the response., Kinesis Dance somatheatro, O.Dela Arts/Olivia C. Davies, Yves Candau/Rob Kitsos/Martin Gotfrit, Hilary Maxwell, Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien, Alexandra Eliiott Dance, Crimson Coast Dance, All Bodies Dance Project, Jennifer Aoki, Holly Bright, and more – with over 30 performances.

Outdoor site-specific work includes; Gail Lotenberg of LINK Dance Foundation’s choreography Crosswalk Hustle, a new installation in “The Intersections Series” where pedestrians and vehicle traffic meet in a choreographed routine (performances at Davie & Bute and Commercial Drive & 1st Ave); From tap to hip hop, from contemporary to flamenco, Dancing on the Edge brings four short works to Granville Island as part of Dances for a Small Stage Summer Series; and Kokoro Dance’s Wreck Beach Butoh, a unique site-specific dance performance that has been performed annually since 1996 with lighting, sound, and setting by Mother Nature.

For more information on the Dancing on the Edge Festival, visit dancingontheedge.org or call 604.689.0926.

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