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The works of Dancers Dancing contain the lyricism and line of ballet, the emotional intensity of love and loss, the magic of fantasy and the lightness of comedy while combining grace with raw physicality. Strong in passion, Dancers Dancing reflects our contemporary world. The company tours with up to 6 dancers and offers a full and engaging repertoire for booking. More details on each piece can be found in the work section of the site.



   The FINE LINE ~ twisted angels, preparing to tour


The FINE LINE ~ twisted angels is a one hour multi-media dance performance choreographed by Judith Garay, esteemed Artistic Director of Dancers Dancing.

This piece explores in movement, sound, and image how we perceive our internal and external world. Ephemeral, sometimes transformative, the moments between perceiving, sensing and cognition create a rich tapestry of somatic images. Deborah Meyers from the Vancouver Sun reflects, "The FINE LINE ~ twisted angels is a spooky and mind bending addition to an oeuvre of more than 40 dances." The World Premier of The FINE LINE ~ twisted angels took place on May 23, 2012 at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver B.C. The FINE LINE ~ twisted angels incorporates video images by Flick Harrison, music by Patrick Pennefather, and is performed by three company dancers.

"Reality of illusion? That's the question that Judith Garay asks us to consider in her latest work."
- Deborah Meyers, Vancouver Sun

"Profound and meaningful."
- Tessa Perkins, Press + 1

PDF   Performance Program (775kb)       PDF   Touring Kit (220kb)

PDF   Technical Rider (60kb)




   voices in motion, bodies that sing, 2009-2011


This work premiered at the Vancouver International Dance Festival in March 2009 in collaboration with the Vancouver Cantata Singers. The performance consists of five dances choreographed by Serge Bennathan, Judith Garay, Rob Kitsos, Anthony Morgan and Simone Orlando. It features a new composition by Peter Hannan created especially for the work.

Voices in Motion, Bodies that Sing, is a compelling meditation on the mutually dependent relationships between the voice, the mind, the body and the heart.

"Exuberant numbers that played upon the full scale of human responses - emotional intellectual, visceral and spiritual... in rapturous tribute to the human spirit."
- Shirly Goldberg, The Daily News (Nanaimo), May 20 - 2010



   the late edition tour, fall 2007/spring 2008


Audiences experienced the pure energy, elegant beauty and innovative choreography of Dancers Dancing in a new evening of contemporary dance created by Artistic Director Judith Garay. Sourced from hundreds of photos of people as captured by mass print media, The Late Edition reflects and magnifies our contemporary lives. Simmering with new movement ideas interpreted by the five company dancers, it resonates with the fractured and fast-paced energy of the world in the twenty-first century. Strong in passion and expression, Dancers Dancing is an experience for everyone who moves through life. Dancers Dancing presented a mixed program featuring choreography by Judith Garay, including TWO, The Late Edition, Trio of Duets, ONE, The Catwalk and Quicksilver.

The company toured throughout BC to Kitimat, Terrace, Prince Rupert, Courtenay, Vernon, Squamish, Nelson and Saltspring Island. We also performed in Ft. Saskatchewan and Banff, AB and Yellowknife, NWT.


   made in b.c. tour


October 13, 2007 Mount Elizabeth Theatre, Kitimat
October 19, 2007 REM Lee Centre, Terrace
October 20, 2007 Lester Centre for the Performing Arts, Prince Rupert
November 01, 2007 Sid Williams Theatre, Courtenay
November 03, 2007 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre, Vernon
November 10, 2007 Eagle Eye Theatre, Squamish

April 04, 2008 Capitol Theatre, Nelson
April 12, 2008 ArtSpring, Salt Spring Island
April 23, 2008 Shell Theatre, Fort Saskatchewan, AB



   northern lights tour, may 2007


Dancers Dancing performed an all new mixed rep program featuring choreography by Judith Garay: Trio of Duets; ONE, The Catwalk; Quicksilver and an excerpt from Extra, Extra along with Midwinter Dreaming by Santee Smith from 4 Winds.

May 4, 2007 at 7:30pm
Margaret Greenham Theatre, Banff, AB

May 18 & 19, 2007 at 8:00pm
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre, Yellowknife, NWT


4 winds
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   4 winds, the winter project, 2004


A full length evening of new work in five parts.
Choreography: Anik Bouvrette, Judith Garay, Santee Smith and Wen Wei Wang

Dancers Dancing commissioned Canadian choreographers Anik Bouvrette, Santee Smith and Wen Wei Wang to join Judith Garay in exploring the universal theme of winter drawing on their own diverse backgrounds and cultural origins. A theme that speaks to all Canadians in its many forms: climatically, metaphorically, culturally; winter is a Canadian condition and shared Canadian experience that is explored in all its magnificence, cruelty and beauty.




   the school shows


Let's work together...
Dancers Dancing has designed lecture/demonstrations for school performances that can be geared to various age groups. These lecture/demonstrations showcase excerpts from the repertoire interspersed with dialogue from the dancers and the Artistic Director. They are full of fun movement, dynamic and engaging. These shows are a lively and exciting introduction to the world of contemporary dance. We endeavour to inspire students through the arts and help them learn more about contemporary dance.

Performances are 50 minutes including a talk back with the dancers.



PDF   School Show Evaluation (98kb)       PDF   Study Guide (360kb)


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