Company 605
Company 605 is a Vancouver-based dance company dedicated to producing new dance work through a shared creative process. As part of a generation of creators inspired by the exchange between urban and contemporary dance, Company 605 places emphasis on movement innovation and physically demanding works, valuing collaboration as an essential tool for new directions in the form.

Photo of Vital Few by David Cooper

Kidd Pivot
Integrating movement, original music, text, and rich visual design, Kidd Pivot’s performance work is assembled with recklessness and rigour, balancing sharp exactitude with irreverence and risk. Under the direction of internationally renowned Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite, the company’s distinct choreographic language – a breadth of movement fusing classical elements and the complexity and freedom of structured improvisation – is marked by a strong theatrical sensibility and a keen sense of wit and invention.

Photo of  The Tempest Replica by Jörg Baumann

Vancouver New Music
Founded in 1973, Vancouver New Music engages communities in the exploration, creation, and experience of progressive and outstanding new music. VNM is dedicated to exploring and contextualizing new music and sonic art, through concert presentations, festival, community, and workshop events. VNM regularly commissions and premieres new works by Canadian composers, presents leading and emerging electroacoustic and electronic music artists, international composers and performers, sound installations and music theatre. VNM presents an annual festival that focuses each year on a theme within the new music landscape, and explores the interaction of contemporary music with other disciplines such as theatre, installation and media arts.
Wen Wei Dance
Wen Wei Dance’s work reflects a multiplicity of dance and social experiences. Each creation is influenced by a natural evolution of personal identity, and strives to reflect the underlying experience of social, cultural and personal development. Wen Wei Dance creates startling and provocative performance works of a distinctive trans-cultural sensibility. With an original and highly individual style, Artistic Director Wen Wei Wang fuses precise and subtle choreography with stunning visual design and music, turning each work into a rich and unique world.

Photo of Under the Skin by Donald Lee

DanceHouse connects Vancouver audiences and the local arts community to the international world of dance by presenting exceptional companies that are recognized for their excellence, innovation, and international reputation. Since 2008, DanceHouse has been presenting vibrant and inspiring companies from Canada and around the world. In addition to the performances on stage, DanceHouse offers a suite of engagement opportunities and a chance for members of the general public and the local artistic community to engage with the presented artists and their work.
Les Productions Figlio
Founded by Artistic Director and choreographer Serge Bennathan in 2006, Les Productions Figlio is devoted to the creation of diverse artistic works that break creative barriers. Our projects encompass dance, theatre, music, multi-media, visual art and literary works. Through imagination, poetry and humour, Les Productions Figlio uses art to reach out to people of all ages and backgrounds. Works by Les Productions Figlio integrate poetry, visual media, theatre and dance.

Photo of Monsieur Auburtin by Michael Slobodian

Vision Impure
Employing themes of vision and perception, Vision Impure creates performances that explore the intricacies of human relationships and the dynamic tension that move us. Vision Impure reflects the intimate concerns, ideas and attitudes that shape our relationships to ourselves and each other. Founded in 2006 as a satellite company of The Holy Body Tattoo, Vision Impure is a vehicle for the independent work of choreographer and dancer Noam Gagnon.

Photo of This Crazy Show by Erik Zennstrom