Director & Concept: Sandra Laronde
Choreography: Jera Wolfe
Music & Sound Design: Eliot Britton
Lighting Design: Alexis Bowles
Video + Screen Design: Marcella Grimaux
Costume Design: Kinoo Arcentales

We are traceable to the very beginnings of the universe, our ancestral origins stretching across the Milky Way to the atoms burning inside of us in the ‘here and now’ on earth. Trace is a highly kinetic contemporary dance work inspired by Indigenous (Anishinaabe) sky and star stories, offering a glimpse into our origin as well as our future evolution.

Winner of two Dora Mavor Moore Awards and nominated for four Dora Awards.

Original commission and in association with Canadian Stage.

World premiere at Canadian Stage in November 2018. US premiere at Jacob’s Pillow in August 2019.

“Fiercely athletic, tightly executed, and deeply moving, Trace is an otherworldly experience that brought Vancouver audiences to their feet on opening night.”
- Stir Magazine
  • 7 dancers, 3 musicians, 3 crew
  • Second day open (same day by arrangement)
  • 60 minutes running time

2021 Performances
Our 2021 Turtle Island tour of Trace went across the US and Canada in the fall of 2021. The schedule was as follows:

St John’s, NL
September 12
Arts and Culture Centre
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Moncton, NB
September 17
Capitol Theatre
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Oswego, NY
September 21
Waterman Theatre, State University of New York (SUNY)
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Clinton, NY
September 25
Hamilton College, Wellin Hall Schambach Center
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Lewisburg, PA
September 28
Bucknell University
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Washington, DC
October 2-3
Dance Place
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Waterloo, ON
October 7-9
IMPACTFest, Multicultural Theatre Space
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Ottawa, ON
October 19-23
National Arts Centre
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Wickenburg, AZ
November 6
Del E Webb Center for the Performing Arts
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Salt Spring, BC
November 12
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Duncan, BC
November 14
Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
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Seattle, WA
November 17
The Moore Theatre
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Kamloops, BC
November 20 & 21
Sagebrush Theatre, Western Canada Theatre
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Vancouver, BC
November 24-27
DanceHouse, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University
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2019 Performances
Trace Tour to Western Canada - Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia

October 9 – 17, 2019

Trace at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, United States

U.S. Premiere: August 7-11, 2019

Trace in Quebec, Canada

August 4, 2019


For booking inquiries please contact:

Brent Belsher
Belsher Arts Management
T: +1.604.209.6337

Chris Tschida
Belsher Arts Management
T: +1.612.209.4225