Artist Residency: Veronica Maguire to Receive Prestigious Award

One of our artists in residence, Veronica Maguire, will be receiving the Canada Council of Arts, Jacqueline Lemieux Prize on July 12, 2014. The Jacqueline Lemieux Prize is awarded to the most deserving applicant in the Canada Council’s Dance Section Grants to Dance Professionals Program. The award was established in 1980 in memory of Jacqueline …

Artist Residency: Andrew Barrett #WOLFINTHEMIRROR

If you haven’t already heard via our social media streams, DV’s artist in residence this month, Andrew Barrett, is working on a new piece entitled Wolf In The Mirror. We asked Andrew three questions to provide some context and background on the piece which opens on June 20th at the Metro Studio Theatre.  Dance Victoria’s residency programs …

Surf and Turf, Ebbs and Flows Like a Viennese Waltz – A Travel Blog by Stephen White

Our group is now firmly entrenched in Vienna. My partner Bill Hamar and I are currently touring a group of 40 Dance Victoria subscribers through Europe. We arrived in the Austrian capital by train from Prague yesterday afternoon and took several taxi cabs from the railway station to our charming hotel, situated on a cobblestone …

First Days in Europe – A Travel Blog by Stephen White

Stephen White and Bill Hamar of Dance Victoria, departed for Prague Friday May 23 for one of their well known DanceVictoria Hosted Tours. Stephen will be keeping us up to date during their eighteen day tour. Take a look at the first blog entry: My partner Bill Hamar and I are leading Dance Victoria’s cultural …

Dance Victoria to Commission Next Work from Crystal Pite

In 2014/15 Dance Victoria will join with several Canadian partners including the National Arts Centre, and at least one international partner (London’s Sadler’s Wells) to contribute to the commission of a new collaboration between Crystal Pite and Vancouver’s Jonathon Young. Entitled Betroffenheit, the finished work will premiere during the Pan Am Games cultural festival in July …

Artistic Director Treena Stubel Discusses BOUNCE

Treena Stubel is the Artistic Director and all-round driver behind the BOUNCE events. She created these events with the aim of providing dancers, or rather movement-based artists, the opportunity to work with a mentor as well as interact with an audience. This Saturday The BOUNCE Dance Cabaret will be presented at Dance Victoria Studios (2750 Quadra Street), featuring the works …

Dance Victoria Announces its 2014 Chrystal Dance Prize Winners!

At Dance Victoria our collective imagination is crowded with visions of Brazil, Italy and New York City. Why, you ask? Because in 2014/15, through its annual Chrystal Dance Prize, our organization will support two international dance projects and help send one BC teenager on his path to a professional career. Alexander Andison, has studied dance …

Archives Committee, South Vancouver Island Archives

Stephen White on the Archives Project

The world’s longest renovation project (I know – not as long as the one you lived through) is almost finished as I write this. It’s going to be a handsome space. The archives committee that meets every Wednesday at our studios recently told me that the whole of the Wynne Shaw collection has been catalogued …

Review By Robin J. Miller

The technical ability and sheer charisma of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre dancers has never been in doubt, but there was a period not so long ago when the choreography, outside of Alvin Ailey’s own best works, consistently failed to live up to the dancers. Robert Battle, the company’s artistic director since 2011, has …

Details for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Program for April 9th – 7:30pm

Detailed credits and descriptions for all of the works below can be found here. THE RIVER CASTING: SPRING: Daniel Harder, Ghrai DeVore, Elisa Clark, Aqura Lacey, Demetia Hopkins, Fana Tesfagiorgis,Samuel Lee Roberts, Michael Francis McBride, Sean A. Carmon, Collin Heyward,Jeroboam Bozeman MEANDER: Jacqueline Green, Marcus Jarrell Willis, Sean A. Carmon GIGGLING: Ghrai DeVore, Renaldo Gardner LAKE: …