16 Jun 2024

Aeriosa Dance Society

Aeriosa Almost Summer Newsletter

Photo Credit: Marija Scekic

We hope you are having a lovely almost summer season.

We’ve got some exciting news to share with you about our upcoming performances and events!

2024 Aeriosa AGM 

Notice to Members 

Aeriosa's 2024 AGM will take place from 5pm to 530pm on June 26th at the Scotiabank Dance Centre in the 6th floor boardroom. This is our opportunity to connect with you and appreciate your support with light refreshments as we present our 2023 financials and elect our board members. Before the AGM starts, we invite you to pop in to the Faris Theatre (downstairs) for an open rehearsal of Salmon Cycle, in preparation for our upcoming performances at San Francisco Aerial Arts Festival. Come sign in for the AGM and watch our dance artists practice on their favourite flying system in the Faris Theatre anytime between 4pm and 5pm. Say hello to Artistic Director, Julia Taffe and cheer on the dancers on as they rebuild her dreamlike Salmon Cycle choreography, leaping to amazing heights and landing softly as a feather. Get a behind-the-scenes-peek at the elegant technical rigging system created by our Safety Director & Rigging Designer Colin Zacharias. It will be heaps of fun!

Aeriosa Artistic Director, Julia Taffe headed to California 

in April to collaborate with Urban Jazz Dance Company

Photo Credit:Colin Zacharias 

Aeriosa Artistic Director, Julia Taffe and Bandaloop Lead Teacher, Suzanne Gallo hosted an Intro to Vertical Dance Workshop for Urban Jazz Dance Company (UJDC) at Bandaloop Studios in Oakland California. After years of meeting with UJDC Artistic Director Antoine Hunter and Assistant Artistic Director Zahna Simon on Zoom, it was so rewarding to gather with this blended group of Deaf, HoH and hearing dancers in person. Thank you to Antoine, Zahna, Suzanne and Bandaloop Studios for supporting Julia's outreach collaboration with UJDC inviting more Deaf artists to try vertical dance.

The Aeriosa team is preparing to head to San Francisco this August to perform at the prestigious San Francisco Aerial Arts Festival!

Photos of Salmon Cycle Quartet from the 2023 Biennale of New Movement in Croatia by Adriana Lončarevićć

Founded in 2014 by Zaccho Dance Theatre, The San Francisco Aerial Arts Festival is located at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture. The SF Bay Area is a rare and renowned artistic hub for vertical dance practice in the world. 

Aeriosa has been invited to present two performances of 'Salmon Cycle' on August 16 & 17 as part of the ticketed mainstage mixed-bill program in the Cowell Theatre.

With this high-profile invitation to perform in the San Francisco Bay Area, a major urban centre and west coast cultural hub in the USA, Aeriosa will be expanding our international profile as a Canadian Vertical Dance Leader further into North America .



Keep an eye out for our artists in the Gastown neighbourhood as they create and rehearse new choreography on the architecture of 21 Water Street

Creation Workshop - July 2nd - 5th 2024

Rehearsals - August 4th - 7th 2024

Performances - August 8th, Times TBA



August 26th - August 31st 2024

Kaleidoscope Festival 2023

Video Credit: David Van Dyke, Amanda Lynch

We are so excited to announce our upcoming Tofino Tree Dance Community Classes and Creative Lab at beautiful North Chesterman Beach, which is situated within the Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks area that is also known as the District of Tofino.

Come and learn to dance with trees and appreciate all the coastal rainforest can teach us, physically, mentally and spiritually, under the guidance of our expertly-trained Aeriosa dance instructors.

Our Tofino Tree Dance Community Classes and Creative Lab offers everything from daily drop-in classes for anyone wanting a short fun experience, to a full week session for aspiring dancers and performers wanting in-depth training and immersive daily practice with the option to take part in a new performance collaboration with Aeriosa company artists on the last day.

Suitable for participants from beginner to professional levels (ages 14 & up).

Stay tuned to the website & newsletter for registration information coming soon.