After a long 18 months of pivoting and adapting to the restrictions of a global pandemic, DanceHouse recently unveiled its 2021/22 season, returning to the stage with live performance at Vancouver Playhouse and SFU Goldcorp Centre, from October 2021 through May 2022. Audiences will enjoy a season showcasing an array of fan favourites and exciting new works with the return of Kidd Pivot’s acclaimed Revisor, coupled with the DanceHouse premieres of Montreal’s RUBBERBAND, Toronto’s Red Sky Performance (who were a recent smash hit when presented this past March by DanceHouse’s Digidance streaming series); Australia’s Circa, Norway’s winter guests, and the Los Angeles contemporary dance company BODYTRAFFIC.
“After a long, challenging stretch without live performance, we know our audience is ready to experience works that will dazzle minds, move hearts, and set imaginations racing with untold possibilities. In our return to the stage, and with the presentation of DanceHouse’s 2021/22 season, we are confident we will achieve just that,” says Jim Smith, Artistic and Executive Director, DanceHouse. “We are thrilled to present a dynamic, eclectic season of some of the finest local, national, and international dance companies touring today. In the months ahead, our audience will experience indigenous innovation in storytelling; gravity-defying acrobatics; unparalleled athleticism; breathtaking artistry; and so much more.”
The 2021/22 DanceHouse Season includes:
RUBBERBAND (Montreal): Ever So Slightly
October 22 & 23, 2021 – 8pm @ Vancouver Playhouse
Red Sky Performance (Toronto): Trace
November 24-27, 2021 – 8pm @ SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Co-presented with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs
Circa (Australia): Sacre
January 11-15, 2022 – 8pm @ Vancouver Playhouse
Co-presented with The Cultch
winter guests (Norway): Story, story, die.
February 25 & 26, 2022 – 8pm @ Vancouver Playhouse
Kidd Pivot (Vancouver): Revisor
March 30-April 2, 2022 – 8pm @ Vancouver Playhouse
BODYTRAFFIC (US): Mixed Repertoire — (d)elusive minds, Dust, A Million Voices, and SNAP
May 5 & 6, 2022 – 8pm @ Vancouver Playhouse
Unique to the 2021/22 DanceHouse season, only single tickets will be available for each performance. DanceHouse 2019/2020 Season Subscribers received first access to purchase tickets for all performances with the general public on sale on now – as DanceHouse and the venues are following provincial health regulations performances are subject to change, based on restrictions.
Following the success of Digidance’s digital presentations throughout 2020 and 2021, DanceHouse and its national co-presenters (Harbourfront Centre, the National Arts Centre, and Danse Danse) will continue to present online streaming performances via Digidance throughout the 2021/22 season. First up, DanceHouse’s virtual stage will welcome Brazil’s acclaimed Deborah Colker Dance Company (Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker), presenting Dog Without Feathers September 29 – October 11. Taking inspiration from a poem by João Cabral of the same name, and taking in the region, animals, and people of Brazil’s Capibaribe River, “Dog Without Feathers” offers a timely commentary on the impact of human beings on nature and the resulting climate crisis.
Tickets and information on the 2021/22 DanceHouse live season as well as Digidance performances are available online at dancehouse.ca