The debut of ‘Experimental Dance and Music’ (EDAM) which would soon identify itself as an original voice in the Vancouver dance community and continue as the permanent resident dance company at the Western Front ever since. Four nights of performance by a new dance collective by Peter Bingham, Lola McLaughlin, Peter Ryan, Jennifer Mascall, Jay Hirabayashi, Barbara Bourget and Ahmed Hassan. Over the years the founding members have gradually left to do their own work and found their own companies, with the exception of Peter Bingham, who now runs the company. EDAM has sponsored dozens of classes, workshops and performances every year and hosted many visits by distinguished dancers and choreographers. From 1983 on, the dance studio was programmed by EDAM.