Aeriosa’s vision is to host a vertical dance summit in Vancouver every summer with a two year programming cycle alternating with one year focused on artist training and collaboration and the next year dedicated to presenting vertical dance performances to audiences.
In June 2019, Aeriosa hosted six International choreographers to share their knowledge and artistry with 40 dancers from around the world for a seven day professional development intensive. Dance workshops took place at four different locations within Vancouver: in a grove of trees at VanDusen Botanical Gardens; inside the SFU Woodwards Atrium for floating formation work; on a short outdoor wall at SFU Woodwards; and on the outside of the Guinness tower, a 100m skyscraper at 1075 West Hastings. The week culminated with a presentation of ‘Activating Space’ ~ a shared authorship choreography by the Vertical Dance Forum Artists and Amelia Rudolph of Bandaloop. VanDusen Gardens, SFU Woodwards Cultural Programs, HCMA, Woodwards Atrium Oxford Properties and the Vertical Dance Forum were community collaborators on this event.
To join the waiting list for the next VIVDS, please follow this link.