Jason Dubois, Executive Director
77 East 7th Avenue
New Works respectfully acknowledges the sovereignty of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations on whose traditional, unceded and occupied territories we live and work. We commit to dedicating time and resources to stand and work in solidarity with Indigenous Artists and communities and to support their visions and goals.
New Works presents inspiring, culturally diverse, and accessible dance performances in and around Vancouver, B.C. Our presentation series is comprised of five distinct performance series – All Over the Map, Dance Allsorts, Pop Up Dances, and our public school outreach initiative Share Dance.
Artists may submit proposals at any time, keeping in mind that our season is normally booked by the previous spring. Proposals should include a project description and video documentation, as well as a list of upcoming performances.
All Over the Map is New Works’ long-standing, popular summer series, promoting dance and music from around the globe. Performances are hosted on an outdoor stage on Granville Island. These lively, one-hour performances are targeted to families of all ages, community members, and visitors to the island.
Dance Allsorts has been offering audiences dance experience from September to June since 1997. Each show is professional, inclusive, innovative, and appropriate for an all-ages audience. The Dance Allsorts series also includes a one-hour community workshop, designed for all ages and all abilities. These workshops take place directly after each show, and are taught by that day’s featured artist. Workshops are offered for free, and are always filled to capacity.
Pop Up Dances takes place on Granville Island once each year, and has been presented since 2007. These pieces are held on Granville Island in non-traditional spaces, where dancers present 5 – 10 minute, site-specific performances. New Works partners with studios and businesses on the island to present these dance installations in various storefronts, galleries, and studio windows. Admission is free for the public to enjoy the performing arts in a fun and spontaneous way.
Share Dance is an initiative which brings professional dance artists to inner city elementary schools in Vancouver, for in-school and after-school workshops. New Works runs these workshops at no cost to the schools or after-school care programs, which typically have little or no budget for artistic programming. Share Dance provides an inclusive space for children to be introduced to new forms of expression, and to experience the physical and emotional release of dance.