Season 2023 - 2024

Modus Operandi - Works in Development

New Works presented the Modus Operandi dancers in a special presentation of works in development. We witnessed these young artists on stage in a mixed program of works by celebrated choreographers Tiffany Tregarthen, David Raymond and Yue Yin.

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OSMOSi: 422 Unprocessable Entity - Nancy Lee

This interdisciplinary work weaves together movement, projection, spatial sound composition and interactive costuming to build an immersive world where the ground is constantly shifting beneath your feet. Reflecting on the religion of workism and precarity of gig economy labour, we are confronted by the everyday within the unexpected, swirling landscape of OSMOSi: 422 Unprocessable Entity.

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Zahak, The Serpent King - The Biting School 

Zahak was a prince who made a pact with the devil and killed his own father. The devil kissed him on the shoulders and there grew two snakes. The two snakes gave him so much pain and fear; but every time he cut them off, they would grow again. He is told there’s only one way he can calm them down, and that is to kill two young men every day and feed their brains to the snakes.

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Deciphers - Naishi Wang & Jean Abreu

Choreographers Naishi Wang and Jean Abreu came together in a new international collaboration exploring UK/Canada and Brazil/China cultural references related to poetry and vocal traditions of folk music. This cultural exchange creates a powerful physical journey and performance that demonstrates how the body can be used as an extraordinary tool for linguistic expression. 

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All Over The Map 2023

In partnership with CMHC Granville Island, New Works presents an annual series of dance and music performances across outdoor spaces on Granville Island. This season we presented a group of amazing artists: Amok Project, Kaile Che + TEMPO DVA, ShoeStrings, Wild Mint Arts, Edward Sembatya, Fiana Kawane, Jhoely Triana Flamenco, Earthen Bodies.

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Pop Up Dances 2023

Pop Up Dances are site-specific performances that celebrate dance in all its forms. From Indigenous Hoop Dance to tap and contemporary dance, Pop Up Dances is a smorgasbord of creativity that audiences of all ages will enjoy. This season's artists: Salome Nieto, Kat Single-Dain of the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, Carla Alcántara, Chengxin Wei, Company 605, Raven Grenier, Babyface Brass, Alex Wells, Kelly McInnes, Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolf Pack). Hosted by Nick Gold (Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg).

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