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Lance Lim

artist - community activist

Lance Lim is a disabled interdisciplinary artist living and working on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

Lance Lim is a local artist who grew up in the Strathcona district and his original movement background came from studying martial arts and Wu shu. As a former Wu Shu athlete, he competed in North American tournaments until he suffered major injuries.

This brought him to study dance at Simon Fraser University. He had several student pieces displayed at student shows. In 1998 he was involved with the Chinese Cultural Centre and worked with other artists on Self Not Whole, a showcase of Canadian Asian artists.


He also has had his choreography displayed in Dancing on the Edge and most recently as part of the Heart of the City Festival.   He is a teaching assistant and associate artist with All Bodies Dance Group.

Dance is Movement Podcast


Dance is Movement, Movement is Life with Lance Lim and the Carnegie All Bodies Dancers.


Hosted by Rianne Svelnis. 

This interview with Lance is full of beautiful, funny and challenging stories about growing up in Strathcona, Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside, and how the changing shape of those neighbourhoods is part of his and his community's identity. We also hear about Lance's journey in martial arts training at the SFU dance program, and how he has come to be an integral part of the All Bodies Dance community. 


Lance - Interview 2017
UBC Learning Exchange

In this video interview in 2017 with UBC Learning Exchange, Lance speaks about his project "faith" in his relationship to living in the DTES, Strathcona Neighborhood.

Video runtime 7 mins.



Pigeon Den
Art Collective

Contributing to my local community. Finding meaning in collaboration, and celebration with others.  I was in a 

documentary about what it means to be in a community. This has surrounded my art practices.


Pigeon Den Art Collective

The Pigeon Den Art Collective is to invite collaboration between different artists to create works that invite social, and cultural change, and that support community-based art in all forms.

As a collective, we want to acknowledge and give thanks and our gratitude to be able to live, work and play on unceded Coast Salish ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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