How can dance be used to explore our contemporary society?

Dance is built on a logic that is unique from other art forms, and we need to use logic to give us a different point of view on things. If we use dance only to perform a literal depiction, we do a disservice to what dance can give us in working out complicated emotional questions that we ask as human beings.

Advances in technology has automated so much of what used to be physical labour and has allowed us to communicate with one another without a physical presence. Dance is an important counterpoint to to the reduced use of the body in our everyday lives. I believe one of the reasons dance is becoming more mainstream is because people are looking for ways to connect with the physical body. It is essential to our human development as human beings that we keep the expression of the body alive.

“We are trying to facilitate an environment where people can find
both a collective and an individual presence”

Emily Molnar
Artistic Director, Ballet BC – PDF

Why the Dance Community

“Today more than ever, we need channels of expression that will help us examine our society and our place in it. Movement is a language, and dance can move us to interpret life in new and meaningful ways. Together we are stronger.”

Emily Molnar