"turning opera upside down"
Ne. Sans is a home for the research and creation of work that seeks to deepen and re-connect opera and dance. 
 The Biz

"Ne.Sans is the future of opera"

Omer Meir Welber

  • Chief Conductor: BBC 

       Philharmonic, London

  • Music Director, Teatro Massimo in Palermo

  • Principal Guest Conductor, 

       Semperoper Dresden

The Media
"fresh and extraordinarily thoughtful work"
Sarah Halzack, The Washington Post.
"World calibre dance meets innovative opera."
Cynthia Ramsay, Editor, The Jewish Independent. Vancouver, Canada.
The Audience
"The freshest, most unexpected night out I've had in years!"
Sharon Backley Astrachan, Sydney, Australia. 
"Idan Cohen is turning opera upside down."
Cristina Castro, Artistic Director, Vivadanca, Brazil.
"...magic breaks out" 

March 4 & 5 @ 8pm  March 6

@ 4pm


April 2021

September 2021

  • Fri., Dec. 18
    Ne. Sans
    Dec. 18, 2020, 12:00 a.m.
    Ne. Sans, 507-1250 Burnaby Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 1P6, Canada
    Ne.Sans Opera and Dance is launching its international residency program. 2020-21: Omer Backley Astrachan (Australia- Israel) Photo by Jim Coleman
  • Wed., Sep. 09
    The Dance Centre
    Sep. 09, 2020, 12:00 a.m.
    The Dance Centre, Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6, Canada
    The Dance Centre, together with Ne.Sans Opera and Dance, is launching a new residency to support collaborations between classical musicians and dance artists. Photo: Chris Randle
"...so many talented people, so many untapped opportunities..." Idan Cohen

DIRECTING OPERA THROUGH CONTEMPORARY DANCE opens a whole new world of collaborations with singers, dancers and musicians - as well as visual artists and designers. To do this, we cultivate mutually beneficial connections with communities, initiate performance opportunities, develop presentational platforms, and strengthen and widen artistic practices, by offering:


  • world premieres of new cross-genre works

  • workshops and classes 

  • curation of collaborative events

  • opportunities for local, national, and international artists

Join Ne. Sans 

  • Get nice discounts and special treats

  • Attend rehearsals and by-invitation-only affairs

  • Experience the consensual union of Opera and Dance

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photos (From top to bottom):

-Idan Cohen- Dancers: Kate Franklin, Jeremy O'Neill, Ted Littlemore

-Andi McLeish- Dancer: Ted Littlemore

-Ted Littlemore

-Chris Randle- Dancers: Kate Franklin, Jeremy O'Neill, Ted Littlemore