Vancouver International Dance Festival opens Wednesday

The world of movement comes to Vancouver when the 2017 Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) opens March 1st. The VIDF has curated a culturally diverse program to stages around Vancouver including; classical ballet, Japanese butoh, street & urban, modern interpretive and other creative avenues of expression.

Choreographers, companies and dancers from near and far like local company Kinesis Dance, husband & wife team Kaeja D’Dance from Toronto, San Francisco brings Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Akaji Maro from Japan, and Denmark’s Kitt Johnson to name a few.
To reach as many as possible VIDF includes a number of free performances at Woodward’s Atrium and Roundhouse Community Centre.  For those who are more than spectators, masterclasses and workshops allow many of the visiting choreographers to share their art with local performers and artists.
In addition to the movement pieces, VIDF also presents art, photography exhibits and life drawing classes.

Vancouver International Dance Festival runs March 1st to 25th, 2017 in spaces and venues all around the downtown Vancouver. The full calendar, online program and tickets are available online now at


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