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Vancouver International Dance Festival

Kokoro Dance at VAG’s Offsite

In this video, Canada’s pioneering butoh company, Kokoro Dance, perform a site-specific work as part of the 2013 Vancouver International Dance Festival.

Vancouver International Dance Festival

Vancouver International Dance Festival

Festival | Festival

BC
March 7-29 mars 2014
Various

 

Butoh and Beyond

By Kaija Pepper Vancouver International Dance Festival

The roots of the thirteen-year-old Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF), produced by Kokoro Dance, are in butoh. Review by Kaija Pepper.

VIDF presents new Choreographic Award

The Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) recently announced its inaugural Choreographic Award, which recognizes (biennially) outstanding artistic achievement in choreography.

 

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a VIDF Dancer! 

By Mary Theresa Kelly Vancouver International Dance Festival  Vancouver International Dance Festival 

Although Peter Bingham has never been spotted changing disguise in a telephone booth, the mild-mannered choreographer of the mixed bill titled Life Sentences continues to fight for the truth of contact dance, creating work that is faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, with dancers who appear able to leap over tall buildings in a single bound.

 

A Month of Dance in Vancouver 

By Rob Kitsos, Kaija Pepper Vancouver International Dance Festival  Vancouver International Dance Festival 

“Looking back over the month-long Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF), produced by Kokoro Dance Artistic Directors Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi, my strongest memory is of having a lot of fun,” says Kaija Pepper. 

Points of View (unsolicited) 

By Alana Gerecke, Andrea Downie Vancouver International Dance Festival 2007  Vancouver International Dance Festival

Among the many performances at the Vancouver International Dance Festival, two programs – by senior artists Jay Hirabayashi and Barbara Bourget, and by Karen Jamieson – inspired emerging writers to capture their experiences in words. 

 

A Butoh Classic 

By Kaija Pepper “Sunyata” Kokoro Dance, Vancouver International Dance Festival

Who knew it would last? When Jay Hirabayashi and Barbara Bourget of Kokoro Dance launched the Vancouver International Dance Festival in 1998, it was a showcase for international butoh artists. For the first few years, attendance was dismal. Some of the shows were good, some appalling; but looked at in hindsight, audiences were getting a fantastic grounding in the art of butoh.  

 
pataSola Dance

RIFT - a crack, split, or break in something...

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
March 22-24 mars 2018
5:00 | 17:00
Butoh, Flamenco

 
Lucie Grégoire Danse

Les Choses Dernières

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
March 20-22 mars 2018
8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary

 
White Wave - Young Soon Kim Dance Company

iyouuswe

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
March 15-17 mars 2018
8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary

 
EDAM (Experimental Dance And Music)

Hindsight - Sinking suZi - Engage the Feeling Arms

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
March 8-10 mars 2018
8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary

 
Shen Wei Dance Arts

Folding & Rite of Spring

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
March 2-3 mars 2018
8:00 | 20:00
Modern

 
The Response

VAST

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
March 1-3 mars 2018
8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary

 
Various Artists

Vancouver International Dance Festival

Festival | Festival

Vancouver BC
March 1-24 mars 2018
Various Times
Modern, Contemporary, Various

Image provided by presenter
 

Vancouver International Dance Festival 2017

Festival | Festival

Vancouver BC
March 1-25 mars 2017
Various

 
Kaeja d'Dance

lifeDUETs

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
March 9-11 mars 2017
8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary

 
Dairakudakan

Paradise

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
March 10-11 mars 2017
8:00 | 20:00
Butoh

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