Georgia Straight guide to Dancing on the Edge festival

This year, it celebrates its 33rd year with more than 30 online and live performances

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      Vancouver is home to the longest running contemporary dance festival in Canada.

      This year, Dancing on the Edge celebrates its 33rd year with more than 30 online and live performances.

      It kicks off on July 8 with a live show by Radical System Art, featuring eight dancers, including the company's internationally renowed choreographer, Shay Kuebler.

      The festival is also presenting seven "COVID Commissions" 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, knowing that these commissions have enabled artists to keep creating new work, during this challenging time for all," says festival producer Donna Spencer. "Now more than ever we need our artists and we need to keep moving so the EDGE is working to support and encourage both.”

      For those who like watching dance from the comfort of their own home, there's a $25 Festival Film Package. It offers up 16 different shows by many of Canada's foremost contemporary dance artists and companies.

      Below, you can see articles about the festival by Georgia Straight writers. We'll continue adding pieces over the next two weeks.