DanceHouse is Vancouver’s newest dance series, bringing large-scale contemporary dance from around the world to the Vancouver Playhouse. The series is committed to presenting diverse local, national and international artists and companies engaged in innovative artistic endeavours. In so doing, DanceHouse participates in strengthening both the arts community and the community at large.
DanceHouse was created to bring to Vancouver audiences large-scale contemporary dance companies that regularly present work in other major urban centres in Canada. DanceHouse provides other services to the local dance community, including master classes and workshops with visiting artists as possible, a public speakers’ series, post-show events, co-presention with other presenters, and the intention is to co-commission work as the organization builds over time.
DanceHouse was co-founded by Barb Clausen and Jim Smith. Their curatorial objective is to present large-scale work that does not normally play in Vancouver for lack of a large-scale theatre and a presenting organization with a mandate to do so. DanceHouse’s first subscription season (2008-09) featured three performances at the Vancouver Playhouse.
Stage Dimension: Proscenium Opening (Fixed) - 47'6" w x 18'7" h (14.78m x 5.67m)