Out Innerspace Dance Theatre & Film Society is devoted to creating exciting and integral contemporary dance works. Determined to be innovative yet accessible, they push beyond traditional aesthetics and forms with unreserved ingenuity. Through research and experimentation Out Innerspace celebrates the importance of challenging the preconceptions of what can be expected, experienced and expounded in contemporary dance. Artistic Directors David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen challenge each other to commit to their imaginations in order to expound their mutual voice, seeing no limitation to how they can push the idioms of dance as they know it. With an equal appetite for amusement and poignant meaning they combine their contrasting points of view to make a radically intricate and indicative dance language. They value the body and human experience as unlimited resources for discovery and meaning and rely on diligent process, rigorous free play and diverse inspiration to start something new and ever changing.
David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen first collaborated for David’s solo series presented at the 2004 East-side Cultural Crawl. Motivated by their contrasting physiques and matching hunger for movement invention, they continued training and workshopping together with a commitment to challenge each other’s dance impulses and ideologies. From 2005-2007, they pursued the development of this collaboration within a residency centered in Antwerp, Belgium and facilitated by Irma Swynen, Director of The Antwerp International Dansstage. During this time they created works, performed, studied, instructed and researched both independently and collaboratively as well as began exploring video integration with dance. Upon returning to Vancouver in 2007, David and Tiffany were invited to perform at the Vancouver International Dance Festival and Out Innerspace Dance Theatre was officially formed.