November 16–November 18, 2023 @ 8pm Harbourfront Centre Theatre

SaMel Tanz

CHAMPIONESS is an electrifying performance that combines boxing and contemporary, street, and Latin dance to explore notions of identity and mental health. Choreographers Sam Schleese and Mel Hart reflect on the power of solidarity amongst women as they face fears and navigate life-changing experiences, challenging society’s perceptions of winners and losers. 

February 8–10, 2024 at 8pm
Harbourfront Centre Theatre

Naishi Wang and Jean Abreu

Co-presented with Harbourfront Centre.

A unique dance event, co-performers and choreographers Naishi Wang and Jean Abreu fuse Mandarin and Brazilian-Portuguese spoken word with body expression for an arresting and emotional contemporary performance.

February 1 - 4, 2023 at 8pm
Franco Boni Theatre, The Theatre Centre

Throwdown Collective's Liminal

Liminal is a world premiere performance created and performed by Throwdown Collective’s  Zhenya Cerneacov, Mairéad Filgate and Brodie Stevenson.

Liminal examines time and perception using theatrical imagery and dynamic physicality. Utilising a consistently revolving floor to emulate the cyclical nature of life,  Liminal explores what it means to revolve and evolve over time. 

March 7 - 8, 2023 at 8pm Fleck Dance Theatre

Ballet Edmonton's e-motion tour

A triple-bill mixed program by three outstanding choreographers.

BLACK MOON by Montreal born creator Dorotea Saykaly, winner of the inaugural Emily Molnar choreography award.

Valei-me created by Brazilian born dancer and choreographer Diego Ramalho.

Persistence of Memory by celebrated Ballet Edmonton Artistic Director Wen Wei Wang.

Presented with support from Fall For Dance North

COC’s Free Noon Hour Concerts

These FREE concerts take place at the Canadian Opera Company’s beautiful Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre! A vibrant series that brings you up close and personal with dance artists in advance of selected Mainstage events.

Post-show Talk Backs

Moderated talkback sessions bring artists and audiences together to share impressions and viewpoints on the work.

Carol’s Dance Notes

Dance artist and writer Carol Anderson pens insightful comments on choreographic works; created in collaboration with Dance Collection Danse.

Pre-show Chats

Choreographers share the inspiration that drives their creative process.

CoWorks Series presentations are on hiatus during the 2021/22 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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