Vancouver

Scotiabank Dance Centre

  • 677 Davie St
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6
  • Phone: 604.606.6400
Established in 1986 as a resource centre for the dance profession and the public in British Columbia, today The Dance is a multifaceted organization offering a range of activities unparalleled in Canadian dance. The Dance Centre:
  • devises programs and presents public events;
  • operates Scotiabank Dance Centre, Canada's flagship dance facility;
  • promotes BC dance; and
  • provides resources and services for the dance profession.
Programs include Artist-in-Residence, where a choreographer undertakes creation, performance and outreach; DanceLab, where choreographers collaborate with professionals from other arts disciplines; and Discover Dance!, an accessible monthly noon hour event. Dance In Vancouver is a biennial showcase of BC's contemporary dance scene, attended both by the public and presenters of dance from around the world. Other activities include the annual Isadora Awards recognizing artistic achievement, the biennial Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award, collaborations with other festivals and events, and free annual International Dance Day (April 29) and Open House (September) events.

For over two decades The Dance Centre spearheaded the drive to create a home for BC's dance community. Today it operates Scotiabank Dance Centre, a state-of-the-art facility which opened in 2001 in downtown Vancouver, on a site donated by its title sponsor. The building has become a hub for dance activity, housing The Dance Centre's programs, as well as rehearsals, classes, performances and events by artists and companies from Vancouver and beyond.

The Dance Centre is the primary source for information about dance in BC, providing information on performances, classes and companies. It also promotes BC dance internationally, producing information for presenters and promoters around the world.

The Dance Centre also supports the profession through a range of services: information, support and networking; training; consultations; and Dance Central, a bimonthly publication. Video facilities Including access to equipment and an editing suite at affordable rates, and Western Canada's most extensive dance video library.

General (All)

Accessibility

  • Partially Accessible:

General

  • Seasons Of Operation:
    • All
  • Year Opened: 2001

Facility Info

  • Description Scotiabank Dance Centre has a board room, a production/presentation space and two multipurpose dance studios which are suitable for meetings, receptions and special events. Full details and theatre tech rider: http://thedancecentre.ca/facility_rentals/rentals.
  • Largest Room 200
  • Total Sq. Ft. 2852
  • Theatre Capacity 154
  • Number of Rooms 4

October 20, 2016 - October 22, 2016

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series: Noam Gagnon | Vision Impure This Crazy Show Thursday-Saturday October 20-22, 2016 at 8pm Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St, Vancouver Noam Gagnon's provocative new work reflects on the quest for love and acceptance, and how our… more

October 20, 2016 - October 22, 2016

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series: Noam Gagnon | Vision Impure This Crazy Show Thursday-Saturday October 20-22, 2016 at 8pm Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St, Vancouver Noam Gagnon's provocative new work reflects on the quest for love and acceptance, and how our… more

November 12, 2016

V'ni Dansi and The Dance Centre present Louis Riel Day Celebration Saturday November 12, 2016 at 8pm Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St, Vancouver V’ni Dansi preserves traditional Métis dance and also creates innovative contemporary works: the company brings both these activities together in a… more

January 18, 2017 - January 20, 2017

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series: Jan Martens Sweet Baby Sweet Wednesday-Friday January 18-20, 2017 at 8pm Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St, Vancouver Maverick Flemish choreographer Jan Martens follows up his stunning Vancouver debut last season with a signature work… more

January 18, 2017 - January 20, 2017

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series: Jan Martens Sweet Baby Sweet Wednesday-Friday January 18-20, 2017 at 8pm Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St, Vancouver Maverick Flemish choreographer Jan Martens follows up his stunning Vancouver debut last season with a signature work… more

February 2, 2017 - February 4, 2017

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series: Alessandro Sciarroni FOLK-S, Will you still love me tomorrow? Thursday-Saturday February 2-4, 2017 at 8pm Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St, Vancouver The boundary-busting works of Italian choreographer Alessandro Sciarroni range… more

February 2, 2017 - February 4, 2017

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series: Alessandro Sciarroni FOLK-S, Will you still love me tomorrow? Thursday-Saturday February 2-4, 2017 at 8pm Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St, Vancouver The boundary-busting works of Italian choreographer Alessandro Sciarroni range… more

February 16, 2017 - February 18, 2017

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series: Tara Cheyenne Performance + Silvia Gribaudi Thursday-Saturday February 16-18, 2017 at 8pm Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St, Vancouver Vancouver audience favourite Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg and Italy's Silvia Gribaudi collide and… more

February 16, 2017 - February 18, 2017

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series: Tara Cheyenne Performance + Silvia Gribaudi Thursday - Saturday February 16-18, 2017 at 8pm Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St, Vancouver Vancouver audience favourite Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg and Italy's Silvia Gribaudi collide and… more

March 1, 2017 - March 4, 2017

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series: Kinesis Dance somatheatro In Penumbra Wednesday-Saturday March 1-4, 2017 8pm Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St, Vancouver Presented with Kinesis Dance somatheatro and the Vancouver International Dance Festival www.thedancecentre.ca… more

March 1, 2017 - March 4, 2017

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series: Kinesis Dance somatheatro In Penumbra Wednesday-Saturday March 1-4, 2017 8pm Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St, Vancouver Presented with Kinesis Dance somatheatro and the Vancouver International Dance Festival www.thedancecentre.ca… more

April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series: Zab Maboungou | Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata Mozongi Thursday-Saturday April 6-8, 2017 at 8pm Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St, Vancouver Montreal-based choreographer Zab Maboungou has earned an international reputation for pioneering… more

April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series: Zab Maboungou | Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata Mozongi Thursday-Saturday April 6-8, 2017 at 8pm Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St, Vancouver Montreal-based choreographer Zab Maboungou has earned an international reputation for pioneering… more

April 20, 2017 - April 22, 2017

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series: Lesley Telford Spooky Action at a Distance Thursday-Saturday April 20-22, 2017 at 8pm Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St, Vancouver Lesley Telford's choreography brings together a technically rigorous vocabulary and a thought-provoking… more

April 20, 2017 - April 22, 2017

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series: Lesley Telford Spooky Action at a Distance Thursday-Saturday April 20-22, 2017 at 8pm Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St, Vancouver Lesley Telford's choreography brings together a technically rigorous vocabulary and a thought-provoking… more

May 25, 2017 - May 27, 2017

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series: Wen Wei Dance Dialogue Thursday-Saturday May 25-27, 2017 at 8pm Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St, Vancouver Wen Wei Wang's hotly-anticipated new work is a creation for five male dancers that investigates communication – both… more

May 25, 2017 - May 27, 2017

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series: Wen Wei Dance Dialogue Thursday-Saturday May 25-27, 2017 at 8pm Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St, Vancouver Wen Wei Wang's hotly-anticipated new work is a creation for five male dancers that investigates communication – both… more

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