About Ne. Sans

Established in 2017 by Artistic Director Idan Cohen in Vancouver, Canada Ne. Sans is re-imagining and reconnecting Opera & Dance.

Directing opera through contemporary dance opens a whole new world of collaborative opportunities: an environment that involves working with singers, dancers, musicians, visual artists and designers.

In just a few years, Ne. Sans has commissioned new creations, offered workshops and classes, and produced local, national and international events. We have cultivated connections with communities, initiated performance opportunities, developed presentational platforms, and strengthened and widened artistic practices.

By experimenting and constantly expanding our knowledge of multi-disciplinary art forms, we are forging what we see as a natural hybridization of the Arts. Our ambition is to create exciting, thought-provoking, artistically challenging art- and to strengthen and inspire our community.

"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