Davida Monk: Ashes for Beauty

Davida Monk: Ashes for Beauty

Davida Monk: Ashes for Beauty This program celebrates the influential Calgary-based choreographer, dancer and teacher Davida Monk with a program of three works including Ashes for Beauty (Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver, May 23-25)


The Dance Centre presents 12 Minutes Max which showcases six eclectic dance works by some of Vancouver’s most exciting and innovative up-and-coming choreographers: Alexa Mardon, Avery Smith, Eowynn Enquist & Isak Enquist, SAPIENS SAPIENS, Ted Littlemore, and Zahra Shahab. (Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver, May 31)


Swan Lake Back by popular demand, this illustrious and beloved ballet features choreography by Irene Schneider, the beautiful score of Pytor Tchaikovsky and the diverse talents of Coastal City Ballet (Vancouver Playhouse, May 18 + Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, Jun. 15)


Undivided Colours presented by Co.ERASGA Together in an evening-length work, Peter Chin (Toronto), Hari Krishnan (Toronto), William Lau (Ottawa), and Alvin Erasga Tolentino (Vancouver), showcase their varied and rich dance heritages, including Peking Opera and Indian Classical dance, among others (Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver, Jun. 6-7)


Matriarchs Uprising is a celebration of contemporary dance by female Indigenous artists, offering a packed program of performances, events and circle conversations across three days. Curated by The Dance Centre’s Artist-in-Residence Olivia C. Davies, highlights include rich and powerful solo works by Australia’s Mariaa Randall, Maura Garcia from the United States, and Canada’s acclaimed Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, alongside locally-based artists such as Raven Spirit Dance (Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver, Jun. 20-22)



Dancing on the Edge Festival Returns for its 31st Year Canada’s longest running festival of contemporary dance is an eagerly anticipated highlight of the Lower Mainland’s Dance Season. This year’s DOTE presents extraordinary dance productions from Canada, Brazil and Korea offering high calibre, challenging and gorgeous dance delivering innovative and spell-binding work (Firehall Arts Centre, SFU Woodward’s + more, Vancouver, Jul. 4-13) Single Tickets and EDGE Passes on Sale June 1!



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