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

"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. 
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 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" 

'Chutzpah! Festival'

November 25 2020 


September 2021

Coming soon!

photo: Andi McLeish, Dancer: Ted Littlemore

  • International residencies
    Fri, Dec 18
    Ne. Sans
    Dec 18, 2020, 12:00 AM
    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
  • Music and Dance Project
    Wed, Sep 09
    The Dance Centre
    Sep 09, 2020, 12:00 AM
    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
" many talented people, so many untapped opportunities..." Idan Cohen

Photo by Ted Littlemore

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

Photo: Chris Randle

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