Part of an off program presentation of Dance in Vancouver, by Scotiabank Dance Centre that took place on 5-6pm, November 24, 2019,  Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie st., Vancouver, BC.

The showing was an “in the studio” experience with “Dracula’s Garden” – a series of contemporary dance works inspired by Gothic literature. Each dance work is like a poem – telling its own unique story, and inspired by different poem or text, shared in a behind-the-scenes atmosphere.

More information on the Facebook event page

Some photos from our recent show & rehearsal for this series:


Dracula’s Garden contemporary dance series explores Gothic literature: its stories, creatures, and themes. The showing will include several brief contemporary dance works. Three dancers work with pointe shoes to re-imagine the relationship between ballet, bodies, beauty, movement, and ballet symbols. We use the pointe shoes in different ways on the body and anything can happen: hands can become feet, human arms can become scorpion legs. Let these dance poems transport you into the tales of night creatures, the uncanny, and the supernatural.

A selection of dance works in various stages was be shared – some in progress, some improvised, and some that have been completed after many hours of choreography and research.

More about Dracula’s Garden series:

We respectfully acknowledge that this event will take place on the ancestral and unceded lands of the səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nations.