History

Company 605 continues to push into new territories and awaken a fresh and exciting aesthetic, together building a highly athletic art form, with extreme physicality derived from the human experience.

Copmany 605 first emerged as a collective in 2006, working out of a small live/work studio (apartment #605) in East Vancouver. 605 initially formed in pursuit of ongoing peer-to-peer professional development, combining dance practices, bringing together different minds, perspectives, values and experiences to train one another, and enter into new collaborative conversations. The group’s experimentation led to small local performances, residency opportunities, and eventually, the desire to attempt larger-scale collaborative works.

605 Collective Dance Society was incorporated as not-for-profit society in March 2009. Now structured as a growing company, the artists continue to carry these values, and collective mentality, into all artistic activity. Company 605 now performs across Canada and in the US, presented at leading dance festivals and venues throughout North America. Along with their own creations, the collective is proud to commission established artists to work directly with the company, building strong partnerships to support the company’s expanding ambitions.