Joe Ink, one of many exciting dance artists showcased at DiV.
Photo credit: Michael Slobodian
Vancouver is known across Canada as a hotbed of contemporary dance with sophisticated audiences to prove it. In celebration of that, Dance in Vancouver, a biennial event providing the public and presenters from across Canada the unique opportunity to experience local artists, is showcasing eight companies performing excerpts of new works and recent hits in four mixed programs. As well, free showings and discussions where the artistic process is demystified and deconstructed will give audiences a greater ability to enjoy what they are experiencing.
“Dance in Vancouver offers a platform for artists to tour across the country and to have their work seen outside of Vancouver, “ enthused Jeanne Holmes, curator of this year’s Dance in Vancouver November 20-23. “This is a collision of the industry and the public so I wanted to include a mix of all-in-one shows to get a sense of the landscape of Vancouver artists. They will feature excerpts of longer works.”