Dancers Dancing

Dancers Dancing is continually working to develop a voice which reflects our contemporary environment. Formed in July 1999, Dancers Dancing is dedicated to bringing exciting dance to as many and as varied audiences as possible. Selected by Artistic Director, Judith Garay, the eclectic repertoire of the company exhibits technical excellence and offers the diverse artistic visions from a variety of distinguished choreographers. The repertoire currently speaks of the emotional intensity of love and loss, the magic of fantasy and the lightness of comedy while combining grace with raw physicality. Strong in passion, the works of Dancers Dancing can be experienced on a purely visceral level, as well as on an emotional, spiritual and/or intellectual level.

Dancers Dancing has received both critical and audience acclaim at home in Vancouver and on tour throughout British Columbia. By taking appealing, engaging and stimulating works on tour, Dancers Dancing is interfacing with new communities and developing awareness and interest in contemporary dance.

We are delighted to be celebrating our 10th Anniversary by participating in the Vancouver International Dance Festival with performances on March 17, 18 & 19, 2009. In collaboration with the Vancouver Cantata Singers we will present an evening of choreography by Serge Bennathan, Judith Garay, Rob Kitsos, Anthony Morgan and Simone Orlando and will feature singing by the Vancouver Cantata Singers, with a new music composition by Peter Hannan. The evening is a deeply moving, intense, humourous and joyous celebration of the breadth and depth of the human spirit.

In May 2007 we were thrilled to open the Banff Summer Arts Festival following a one-week residency at the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts before heading off to Yellowknife, NWT for a one-week residency at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre to perform two mixed repertoire concerts along with a community workshop and school show. In 2007/2008, Dancers Dancing was selected by seven regional BC presenters to tour a mixed repertoire concert as part of the inaugural Made in BC – Dance on Tour program.

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