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TILT Talk - Aeriosa: Vancouver International Vertical Dance Summit

  • HCMA Architecture + Design 675 West Hastings Street #400 Vancouver, BC Canada (map)

TILT Talk - Aeriosa: Vancouver International Vertical Dance Summit

Where Performance Meets Architecture: Shifting perspectives on Vancouver's vertical stages. Vertical dance contributes to civic placemaking by repurposing architecture and locations where dance is unusual and unexpected. Encounters of climbing, flying, and perching humans can be both startling and captivating for witnesses. Transforming public space with vertical dance requires cooperation from diverse stakeholders and respect for potential impacts on the local population. As vertical dance practice begins to spread through the world, Vancouver has emerged as a fertile environment that is drawing specialists, novices, observers, and stakeholders together for activities that will foster the development of this art form here at home and around the world. Dancers are drawn to vertical dance because it expands artistic parameters for choreography and performance and it reaches out to broadly diverse audiences.

What should happen next, now that our city is known as a hub in the global vertical dance network alongside cities like Paris, Venice, San Francisco, and communities such as North Wales, County Clare, Zadar, and the Clayoquot Biosphere? What desires, opportunities and challenges could be addressed by Vancouver dancers architects and planners working together to activate the airspace of the urban commons?

RSVP now to attend this FREE community event featuring with vertical dance choreographers from around the world who are in town for the first ever Vancouver International Vertical Dance Summit. This community event will feature presentations and conversation moderated by Georgia Straight dance journalist Janet Smith. Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of vertical dance and its potential to transform urban public/social spaces in ways that better serve communities.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided. There is limited seating, so if tickets are sold out please add your name to the waitlist and we will release additional tickets near the event date.

This TILT Talk event is hosted by HCMA Architecture + Design in partnership with Aeriosa Dance Society.


HCMA Architecture + Design

675 West Hastings Street #400, Vancouver, BC V6B 1N2, Canada


Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 4:00 PM