Photo: Idan Glikzelig. Dancer: Tamar Sonn


Hourglass is set to 4 Piano Études by acclaimed minimalist composer Philip Glass, and featuring a duet with Racheal Prince & Brandon Lee Alley (Dance//Novelle) joined on stage by pianist and celebrated conductor Leslie Dala. 

Premier: November 25th, 2020. 

Duration: 35 min.


Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight: Codependency never looked so good as in choreographer Idan Cohen's Hourglass

Janet Smith, create a Stir: Chutzpah! Festival continues to push dance-theatre realms, even online

Directed by Idan Cohen
Music: Philip Glass, Solo Piano Etudes, No.3, 6, 8, 16.
Pianist: Leslie Dala
Dancers: Racheal Prince & Brandon Lee Alley (Dance Novella)
Light design: Theo Bell
Costume & Makeup: Ted Littlemore
Artistic advisor: Melanie Berson

- Commissioned by Chutzpah! Festival, with the support of RBC, Vancouver, Canada. Created as a part of Ne. sans' Residency at The Norman Rothstein Theatre, JCC, Vancouver. Support by 'Asylum Arts'.
-Special thanks to: 'Chutzpah!' Festival Artistic Director: Jessica Mann Gutteridge, Ballet BC, Alexis Fletcher and Sylvain Senez at 'The Dance Deck'. Supported by Asylum Arts.

Photos (In Order): Theo Bell, Flick Harrison. Performers: Leslie Dala (Piano), Racheal Prince, Brandon Lee Alley.
Orfeo ed Euridice

Ne. Sans has exciting plans. Foremost is a presentation that gives new life to Gluck's enthralling opera ‘Orfeo ed Eurydice' by retelling the myth through the interweaving of opera and dance.
Supported by Canada Council for the Arts, and The Dance Centre, Vancouver, BC.

Photos (In Order): Lior Noyman,  Sydney Dance Company PPY- Daniel Boud, Ted Littlemore, Margalit Benari

Music & Dance Project


Selected Artists

We are excited to announce our first 3 groups of artists for the 2020-2021 season:

Restless Productions: Claire French (Dance) and James Maxwell (Music)

Kate Franklin (Dance) and Jeremy O'Neill (Music)

Eldon Pulak (Dance), Perri Lo (Music) Emma Parkinsons (Music)


Ne. Sans in collaboration with The Dance Centre’s Special Projects and Partnerships, is launching a new project, supporting collaboration between classical musicians and dance artists. The project offers 3 dance artists and 3 musicians (individuals and groups) the opportunity to collaborate on the creation of short, approximately 20 min pieces. Selected projects receive a fully subsidized studio space of 80 hours in total, technical support, and compensation for a sharing/presentation at the end of the process (September 2021).
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.
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.

Selected applicants were invited to a two-day seminar on February 8 &9th, 2020.
Performances are planned to September, 2021 at TDC.


Supported by The City of Vancouver, Cultural grants.

For more details: ne.sansopera@gmail.com

Photo: Eran Abukassis

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