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An electric four-day celebration of art in motion, Expanse Festival invites you to be moved by the power of body made art.
Presented by Azimuth Theatre, the Expanse Festival was conceived in 2004 by Azimuth
Artistic Producer Murray Utas and Artist Amber Borotsik. In its eight year history, Expanse has transitioned from a small festival showcasing new work in local contemporary dance, to a rapidly growing festival showcasing local, national and international body based performance. Featuring art-in-motion, Expanse presents dance, physical theatre, dance theatre, aerial and circus arts, mime, slap-stick comedy, performance art, interactive media and dance for film in three festival series.
Featuring work by established and emerging local, national and international artists, our performance series shines a spotlight on cutting-edge art on the move. Our performance series includes:
Feature Artist Showcase:
Bringing you the best in Canadian movement art, our Featured Artist Showcase welcomes established artists from across Canada
Staying true to our roots and the artists who have helped make Expanse the success it is, our YEG Spotlight sheds lights the very best in Edmonton-based professional talent.
We’ve kicked open the rehearsal doors to give you a special sneak peek of being built from the ground up by talented emerging artists from around Alberta.
From artist lectures to living art installations to late night parties, Expanse Festival moves you to expand your festival experience.
The Good Women Dance Society
is Edmonton's go-to source for movement workshops throughout the year. These talented dance professionals have created a Workshop Series specifically for the Expanse Festival. The range of workshops offered features a range of artists of different disciplines, and will appeal to performers interested in enriching his or her physical practice. Prices are cheap when you buy in bulk.