The mission of the Vancouver International Dance Festival Society is to support the art of culturally diverse contemporary dance through:
- Increasing public appreciation for culturally diverse contemporary dance through the presentation of high quality dance performances and workshops by outstanding culturally diverse dance artists that are focused on the body as the instrument of communication, interested in kinetically exciting work, interested in advancing the art of contemporary dance through innovation, experimentation, rigor, and physical discipline.
- Increasing audiences for culturally diverse contemporary dance to provide a sustaining body of patrons of dance who will underwrite dance presentations through buying tickets,
provide a critical response to the artists they are supporting through their attendance of dance presentations and workshops.
- Increasing public profile of culturally diverse dance practice through effective marketing in print, television, radio, and