The Dancing On the Edge Festival has announced that its 2021 edition will run from July 8 to 17 and feature more than 30 online and live performances.
As well as recorded online dance, films, and discussions, the event will feature live outdoor shows in the Firehall Courtyard and theatre performances with limited capacity (if public health regulations permit) at the Firehall Arts Centre Theatre.
As part of the COVID Commissions, the festival will see the premiere of seven commissioned works by Ouro Collective, Raven Spirit Dance, Billy Marchenski, Immigrant Lessons, Generous Mess, Rob Kitsos, and Meredith Kalaman.
“We were thrilled to have offered this incentive," says DOTE producer Donna Spencer on the festival website, "knowing that these commissions have enabled artists to keep creating new work, during this challenging time for all.
"Now more than ever we need our artists and we need to keep moving so the EDGE is working to support and encourage both.”
The festival will also present works by Vancouver's Wen Wei Dance, Radical System Art/Shay Kuebler, Rachel Meyer, and Lesley Telford/Inverso Productions.
The Dancing On the Edge Festival's complete 2021 schedule will be announced soon.