04 Aug 2019

Antonya Raymond

i. I work as a: Choreographer / Dance Instructor specializing in Latin dance styles such as Salsa, Bachata, and other international infusions. Teaching to old and young, in schools for teenagers, couples getting married, as well as ongoing weekly classes. ii. I do this creative work because: I love to

02 Jul 2019

Ziyian Kwan

i. I am a dance artist ii. The name of my upcoming show is: The Odd Volume iii. In describing the show in 3 sentences or less, I’d say: The Odd Volume sources my childhood memories of 70’s Vancouver to subvert the racialization I’ve internalized over a lifetime. I lean

25 Jun 2019

Rachel Meyer +

i. I am a: dancer and choreographer ii. The name of my upcoming show is: Transverse Orientation. iii. In describing the show in 3 sentences or less, I’d say: Transverse Orientation unfolds in the space between two allegories taken from the Moth: the idea of radical transformation as moths undergo metamorphosis,

21 Jun 2019

Kirsten Wicklund +

i. I am a: dance artist. ii. The name of my upcoming show is: “EDGE SIX”​ and it is a mixed program that will close Dancing on the Edge Festival 2019! It features my solo work entitled “Afloat amidst the steam of my combustion” alongside the solo work of Ziyian

22 Jan 2019

Daria Mikhaylyuk

i. I work as a: Dance artist with Wen Wei Dance, Vision Impure. ii. I do this creative work because: Dance is how I make sense of the world; it pushes me to think of things bigger than life’s daily routines, beyond what is immediate or convenient. It is one of

27 Nov 2018

Miriam Gittens

i. I work as an emerging artist with Ballet BC. ii. I do this creative work because it is a part of who I am. I think art can heal oneself as well as healing others. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are: I find that there are

02 Nov 2018

A Weekend Of Dance

‘While the poet wrestles with the horses in his brain and the sculptor wounds his eyes on the hard spark of alabaster, the dancer battles the air around her, air that threatens at any moment to destroy her harmony or to open huge empty spaces where her rhythm will be

19 Jun 2018

Nicole Ward

i. I work as a: Contemporary Ballet Dancer with Ballet British Columbia. ii. I do this creative work because: It’s the purest form of expression in my opinion; there is something very primal about using the body to communicate with others. It’s a further extension of emotions, something that brings

10 Jun 2018

Dancing On The Edge

‘Overlapped mattresses slashed, ripped open by a knife, mutilated. A mishmash of resurrected objects, a breath of life in death. A no man’s land of destruction where Peter James and Jassem Hindi form a duo of wandering vagabonds, survivors killing time and boredom, spewing out and sublimating their pain and

23 Aug 2016

From Rapier to Malapad

Long before there was much hip in Vancouver’s hop, you could still find talented dancers and choreographers teaching hip-hop classes in small studios and gyms around town. The classes attracted a wild mix of ages and dance stages –  just people wanting to listen to great music, get some exercise and have