photo: Idan Cohen

"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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Trionfi Amore
 The Biz
"Ne. Sans is the future of Opera." 
       Omer Meir Wellber
  • 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" 


'Dancing on the Edge'

July 2020



September 2021

Coming soon!

photo: Andi McLeish

International residencies
Mon, Jun 01
Ne. Sans
Jun 01, 7:00 PM
Ne. Sans, 507-1250 Burnaby Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 1P6, Canada
Ne.Sans Opera and Dance is launching its international residency program. 2019-20: Omer Backley Astrachan (Australia- Israel) Photo by Jim Coleman
Music and Dance Project
Fri, Jan 03
The Dance Centre
Jan 03, 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

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 the group hug.

  • Get nice discounts and special treats

  • Attend rehearsals and by-invitation-only affairs

  • Experience the consensual union of Opera and Dance

Photo: Chris Randle

Photo by Ted Littlemore

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