THU + SUN, JUN 23 + 26 | 8 PM
SAT, JUN 25 | 6 PM

On the Boards – Merrill Theater | Map

Under 30 – $18 | Senior – $21 | General Admission – $25

This is an in-person show with space limited to 300 people per performance. Proof of vaccination or negative Covid test within 24 hours will be required for entry. Patrons are required to wear masks during the entire event.

Vanessa Goodman considers the embodiment of sound and how to generate artistic material in real-time that creates a direct correlation between movement and sound. “Core/Us” is a captivating new group work from Action at a Distance. Choreographed by artistic director Vanessa Goodman, four dancers expertly transverse our perception of how we hear movement and see sound with mesmerizing results. The live score sculpts an ever-evolving atmosphere that builds gravity for the body. Patiently shifting states and layers of momentum define this unique piece marked by its immersive world-building. Performed by Anya Saugstad, Eowynn Enquist, Ted Littlemore and Adrian de Leeuw with lighting by James Proudfoot.

Core/Us is co-produced by Velocity Dance Center and On the Boards.This program is made possible with generous support from The Canada Council for the Arts, The Dance Centre, La Rontond, and John Robinson.



Vanessa Good,an is the Artistic Director of the performance company Action at a Distance Dance Society. The company would like to respectfully acknowledge that it is working on the ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people. The priority of the company is to foster work that reflects the human condition, using dance to decode contemporary experience. It is the company’s goal to create immersive environments, working towards facilitating an engrossing experience for those who witness the work. Goodman was the recipient of the 2013 Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award, the 2017 Yulanda M. Faris Program and the 2019 Dance Chrystal Prize. She has been commissioned to create works for the Dancing on the Edge Festival, The Gwaii Trust, Vancouver Biennale and Simon Fraser University. Most recently her work has toured nationally and internationally and been presented by DanceHouse, SFUW, The Canada Dance Festival, The Dance Made in/ Fait au Canada Festival, Offset Dance Festival, Fluid Festival, The Bienal Internacional de Dança Do Ceará, On the Boards, The Risk/Reward Festival, The Dance Centre, The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Small Stage, Push Off, Music on Main and The Chutzpah! Festival.