10 ARTISTS

With a Guest Programmer, we choose 10 artists who inspire us and match them in 5 unusual pairs…a comedian and a ballet dancer; a poet and a punk cellist; a sculptor and a puppeteer.

2 WEEKS

The artists meet their partner for the first time 2 weeks before the show. They have never worked together before.

5 NEW WORKS

The only criteria is that each pair perform a new collaborative work.

1 SHOW

The end result is always a surprise, for everyone.

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15 April

Brief Encounters 21 & More

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Happy Spring Everyone We’ve got some exciting plans for 2014 & we want to let you know what’s news & upcoming for Brief Encounters… Brief Encounters 21 Fresh with a new look & a stellar line-up of established & emerging artists, for Brief Encounters 21 we head back to Gastown, into our newest & most […]

9 April

We Continue To Connect The Dot$

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Be a part of making Brief Encounters grow. Help us continue to Connect The Dot$… across Vancouver’s cultural communities. Become a donor, sponsor, supporter… Fresh artistic voices are revealed… An interdisciplinary performance series, Brief Encounters is about collaborative research, creation and performance. To date, we’ve supported 248 artists in the production of 124 new collaborative […]