Dancing on the Edge

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Joshua Beamish image by J Alex Brinson

July 7 – 16, 2016

Tickets and passes for the 2016 Dancing on the Edge Festival are now on sale!

CLICK HERE to see the schedule.

CLICK HERE to read more about the performances.

CLICK HERE to be directed to purchase tickets.

Here on the edge of Canada on the edge of the Pacific the Edge strives to bring to our audiences dance performances that are not predictable, that challenge the art form and that through virtuosity and strength entertain and stimulate.

In this our 28th year of producing the festival we are grateful for all of those who have made this longest running professional dance festival in Canada continue. Contemporary dance in B.C. is more vibrant than ever because of your support and we appreciate your commitment to the art form.

Enjoy the festival and keep dancing!

Donna Spencer
Festival Producer


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All Bodies Dance image by Chris Randle

Dance for Everyone and Everyone for Dance!

Founded in 1988 by the Firehall Theatre Society, the Dancing on the Edge Festival incorporated in 1998 as its own society. Created in direct response to the local dance communities’ need for a supported place to perform their work, the festival has evolved into an annual event which presents on average thirty performances in mixed programs and full length works from over twenty different dance companies and choreographers from across Canada each festival. The festival is recognized for its support of new works through its presentations, commissions and residencies programs. Artists such as Paul Andre Fortier, Wen Wei Dance, the 605 Collective, Serge Bennethan, Peter Bingham, Amber Funk Barton, Lola MacLaughlin, Joe Laughlin, Karen Jamieson, Kokoro Dance, Chick Snipper, Alvin Tolentino and Brian Webb, and Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, to name just a few, have all benefited from the Festival’s commitment to dance and to bringing dance in all shapes and forms to our audiences.