Strikingly staged pieces travel a full spectrum of human emotions and showcase fresh talent.
The animistic and the ceremonial flowed into a mesmerizing ode to a 65,000-year-old culture, in Australian company's Vancouver debut.
Many passages looked as tightly ordered as ballet, even when the dancers were moving to their own pulse.
It's in the haunting second half where the top-tier dancers shine amid a small army of eerie digital ghosts.
The best dances at the fest are the ones that come from the heart.
Ohad Naharin's Minus 16 brought a whooping audience to its feet, as the company celebrates its own Ballet BC Day today.
Ralph Fiennes's uneven movie centres on the Russian dancer's dramatic defection to the West in 1961.
A MOMIX production. A DanceHouse presentation. At the Vancouver Playhouse on Friday, April 12.
Austrian dance artist Mayer is challenging social norms on multiple fronts in this Euro festival hit.
Through driving movement that grows out of the haunting songs, it builds to a physically pummelling climax.
The pinnacle of the Vancouver International Dance Festival opener? When Akaji Maro, in Bride of Frankenstein gown, a wild frightwig, and eerie Noh makeup, makes his grand entrance aboard a cyberslave-drawn wagon.
Adi Salant's new WHICH/ONE adds a sly and energized new female voice to the repertoire, while Crystal Pite's profound Solo Echo continues to mesmerize.