The mission of the Vancouver International Dance Festival Society is to support the art of culturally diverse contemporary dance through: 1) Increasing public appreciation for culturally diverse contemporary dance through: The presentation of high quality dance performances and workshops by outstanding culturally diverse dance artists that are: Focused on the body as the instrument of communication; Interested in kinetically exciting work; Interested in advancing the art of contemporary dance through innovation, experimentation, rigor, and physical discipline; 2) Increasing audiences for culturally diverse contemporary dance to: Provide a sustaining body of patrons of dance who will underwrite dance presentations through buying tickets; provide a critical response to the artists they are supporting through their attendance of dance presentations and workshops; 3)Increasing public profile of culturally diverse dance practice through: Effective marketing in print, television, radio, and through the Internet; Networking with other dance and arts presenters to provide more performance opportunities for culturally diverse contemporary dance artists; Commissioning of new culturally diverse contemporary dance works.
270 1st Ave East
BC, V5T 1A6
+1 604 662 7441
Artistic Director: Barbara Bourget