Mainstage Touring

Pitch Session

The Made in BC Pitch is an opportunity for BC-based artists to connect with presenters from across the country.

Made in BC – Dance on Tour Pitch Session
Friday Nov 24, 2017, Noon to 2pm
Lunch provided upon RSVP
(email to RSVP)

As chosen by the Made in BC presenters, the pitching artists will be:

For more information on these artists and their works, see the Made in BC Online Showcase

Community Engagement

Every Body Dance

We invite people interested in participatory dance projects in the greater Vancouver area to signup to our Every Body Dance newsletter. Every Body Dance is an initiative to encourage participation in community dance projects and acts as a central point of contactEvery Body Dance BC is organized by Made in BC in partnership with the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.

If you are an artist or organization producing recurring or spontaneous community dance activities, please let us know and we will include the information in our next newsletter.

Made in BC also hosts a private listserv for dance artists leading projects or interested in leading community dance projects to discuss opportunities and training. If you’d like your email to be added to the list, please let us know by emailing Julie Lebel at

Des arts dehors / Arts Outside

7 artists are part of the Arts Outside mentorship program this year. They are motivated to learn how to tour their work. And their artistic propositions are amazing! Here’s a glimpse:

  • Les Installations mouvantes are spontaneous performances in restaurants and everyday public spaces.
  • Habitats is an adventurous work of physical comedy, dance and circus for all ages.
  • In the style of early 20th century silent film, Alphonse & Lola features a dancer and a fiddler who turn commonplace situations into the laughably ridiculous.
  • Heart- Beats is a joy-filled performance fusing dance, drumming and body percussion.
  • Tricoter recreates the spirit of a knitting circle where dancer and violinist play with yarn and connect with the audience.
  • TransVersa is an interactive dance performance that invites participants to feel, think and move with a sense of animal intent.
  • And keep an eye out for Alien Forms, a family of dancing objects that could be anywhere.

Photo Above: Alien Forms (Robert Leveroos) by Isabelle Kirouac

Arts Day on the Hill

Arts Day on the Hill is happening on Thursday Nov 2. Organized by the Canadian Arts Coalition, this is the primary opportunity for the Arts sector to be heard by the federal government.

To quote Frédéric Julien from CAPACOA, there are two ways for you to help:

  1. Request a meeting with your MP in your riding. The Coalition has a complete toolkit to assist you, including this meeting request template.
  2. Help us make a splash on social media on November 2. Our hashtag will be #artsday.

Advocacy is a bit like a marathon. It involves a lot of people, heading in the same direction, with the same long-term goal in mind. Join the run!