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PHOTO (TOP): BY Chris Randle, Michael Slobodian, John Hogg, Suzy Bernstein, Donald Lee (The Banff Centre)


New Creations

Joe is back in the studio working with the exceptional Heather Dotto, who performed in Retrospective: 25 years and the incomparable Gioconda Barbuto.  Joe and Gioconda shared the 1996 Clifford E Lee Award for choreography and are thrilled to be duet-ing. Catch all three as they grace the stage of SWITCH October 24, 2013 at The Imperial 319 Main Street.

New promo video - Retrospective: 25 Years

Check out our new promo video for Retrospective: 25 years, following a very successful run of shows in Victoria and Vancouver, which garnered both audience and critical acclaim. A big Thank You to our co-presenters and great audiences!

Official Trailer for Retrospective!

Joe has been working closely with photographer/videographer extraordinaire Clancy Denehy to create this original trailer for Retrospective.

Sharing and re-posting is encouraged. Enjoy!

Work on Retrospective: 25 Years has finally begun!

Joe Laughlin has begun the production phase for Retrospective: 25 Years, showcasing three of the choreographer’s favourite short pieces.

Incredibly talented dancers Karissa Barry, Katherine Cowie, Heather Dotto, Tara Dyberg, and Kevin Tookey make up the stellar cast for Retrospective, some of which Joe has worked with and others he will be working with for the first time! Stay tuned for "Meet the Dancer" showcases in the new year!


Retrospective: 25 Years

Choreographer Joe Laughlin has been crafting award-winning dance works for a quarter of a century. He will remount three of his favourite short pieces as well as premiere a new work commissioned by Dance Victoria to be created on Ballet Victoria dancers. Humorous, touching, dark and tender.

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Left at Dance In Vancouver

Performances Wednesday November 20 @ 9pm and Saturday November 23 @ 7pm @ The Dance Centre Faris Theatre 677 Davie Street. Tickets: 604-606-6420 or

Described as quirky and wickedly sophisticated, Left is one of Joe laughlin's most enduring and popular works, depicting a man coming to terms with his life in a tightly focused pas de deux-with a teacup.





October 24, 2013 at the Imperial. 319 Main Street.

2nd annual fundraiser for the Vancouver Community Arts Council in support of Art making  in the Downtown Eastside.

Featuring performances by Joe Ink, CR Avery, Jim Byrnes and the St. James Music Academy.


Move it! Surrey Arts Centre

August 6-9 and 12-16, 2013.

Session 1: 10am-12pm. Session 2: 1pm-3pm. Friday Aug 16: 11am-1:30pm  (It's Showtime Folks!)

13750-88 Avenue in Bear Creek Park. For more Info and Registration call (604)-501-5566(press 0)


FREE Move It! (Slowly) Workshop July 8 -12

Field House Ensemble presents Joe Ink’s
Move It....(Slowly)
July 8-12 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Strathcona Field House
857 Malkin Avenue (at Hawks)
**FREE (or bring something to trade)

Move It! invites participants back into their bodies, to everyone’s first language: movement. From toddlers to grandmothers and everyone in between, community members of all ages and abilities come together to be inspired, empowered and motivated to move their bodies through dance making. This free workshop puts an emphasis on physical literacy, creative expansion, mental health, confidence and overall well being. Experience the exhilaration of movement in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

Move It…(Slowly) will focus on the Field House Ensemble’s thematics of ‘slow’. Workshop participants will mindfully explore the pathways and surrounding periphery spaces in Strathcona park. Field House Ensemble artist, Cindy Mochizuki, will also hold an open drawing space during the workshop for those interested in tracking and tracing the movements and gestures of the participants. Bring your own sketchbook and sketching materials. No pre-registration necessary, just show up at the Field House.

..more FREE Move It! (Slowly) Workshop July 8 -12

Upcoming Move It! Jams

Join us for an upcoming Move It! Jam.  Dates and times are:

April 24: 6:30-7:30pm in Studio 7 @ the Dance Centre

May 29: 6:30-7:30pm Studio 7 @ the Dance Centre

June 26: 6:30-7:30pm in the Jarislowsky Studio @ the Dance Centre


Retrospective: 25 Years

February 6 + 7, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Presented by Dance Victoria
McPherson Playhouse
3 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC

Visit for tickets and information


Retrospective: 25 Years

March 6, 7, 8 + 9, 2013 at  8:00 P.M.
Presented by Joe Ink and The Dance Centre in association with the Vancouver International Dance Festival
The Scotiabank Dance Centre
677 Davie Street, Vancouver

Visit for tickets and information


Move It!
Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre

181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Mon Jul 30 – Fri Aug 10, 2012
Mon-Fri 3:30pm-5:30pm, no class Aug 6
To register call 604-893-8807


Move It!
Surrey Arts Centre

13750-88 Avenue, Surrey in Bear Creek Park
Mon Aug 13 - Fri Aug 24, 2012
Mon-Fri 10am-12pm (Final Friday Aug 24 10am-1pm)
To register call 604-501-5566 (press 0)