Vancouver International Dance Festival
The Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) is produced and curated by Kokoro Dance directors Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi in partnership with other Vancouver dance presenters. Its mandate is to present local, national, and international dance artists in performances and workshops to stimulate dance creation, knowledge, and appreciation. The VIDF takes place annually in March. The festival has no aesthetic boundaries. We are interested in work that is physically visceral. We are interested in work that engages and challenges audiences. Artists are advised to apply at least a year in advance and should send a description of proposed performing and teaching programs that includes all personnel and technical details as well as information about upcoming performances. Links to promo and full version videos can be sent, but do not send DVD’s unless requested. Accepted artists receive performance and teaching fees, per diems, accommodations and two to four performances opportunities. Travel assistance is available to a limited number of artists.
The Roundhouse Community Performance Centre is a fully equipped black box theatre that has a maximum seating capacity of 212 people. The stage area is approximately 40’ wing to wing and 24.5’ in depth. The Roundhouse Exhibition Hall stage is 32’ wide and 24’ deep with a basic technical setup. The Vancouver Playhouse is a 668 seat proscenium theatre. The KW Production Studio is a fully equipped black box studio theatre that has a maximum seating capacity of 70 people and a flexible performing area that is 32’ x 50’.
We endeavour to meet specialized lighting and video projection needs and will consider alternate staging/seating arrangements in the Exhibition Hall.
VIDF events are also presented in other venues in Vancouver. Please check the VIDF website for further information.