Alonzo King LINES Ballet in”Shostakovich.” Image by Quinn Wharton.

The 17th annual Vancouver International Dance Festival will present 14 companies at various venues around the city from March 1-25.

She says their works speak to the “heart, mind, spirit, soul” and “what it means to be a human.” Dairakudakan.

Bourget says they felt they “had to learn more about its aesthetic” and its “reimagining of time and space.” Attending a workshop held by Dairakudakan in 2015 led to them engaging the company for its Canadian premiere two years ago.

Kitt Johnson, a solo performer, will make her third visit to the festival to perform POST NO BILLS at the Roundhouse Performance Center from March 23-25.

Groups and artists will include Molly Mcdermott, Rob/Jane/Kim, Ouro, Mutable Subject, and KTL Company.

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