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"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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Hourglass & Solo for Orpheus


THU MAY 25 & FRI MAY 26 @ 7:30 pm *2 shows!

Athletic Hall


or call: 604-970-3206


SAT MAY 27 @ 2:30 pm

Gatehouse Theatre


or call: 604-970-3206


SUNDAY MAY 28th @ 7:00 pm

Tidemark Theatre


or call: 250-287-7465


Bc, North Island tour! Presented by BC Movement Arts Society

From a powerfully moving dance quartet to a solo dance of exquisite passion, these performances combine movement with music ranging from piano to accordion to opera.

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Take This Waltz

Celebrating the Music of Leonard Cohen

This world premiere evening of music, dance and stunning visuals, staged by Idan Cohen, celebrates the Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. Performers featured are Canadian bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch, described as “flat-out brilliant” by Opera News, dancer/musician Ted Littlemore and a classical chamber ensemble of Cello, violin, and accordion.

 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.

Ne.Sans Opera & Dance acknowledges that it is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful to create on these lands.

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photos (From top to bottom):

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

Flick Harrison- Dancer: Ted Littlemore

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