Programs Summary and Financials Shared with Members
at Annual General Meeting on Nov. 3, 2019
At Dance Victoria’s Annual General Meeting on Sunday, November 3, 2019, Board President Susan K.E. Howard, Board Treasurer Susan Porter and Executive Producer Stephen White shared the auditors’ report and highlights from the organization’s 22nd season in 2018/19.
The fiscal year ending June 30, 2019 concluded with a surplus on operations allowing the Society to add to its modest surplus accumulated over the past five seasons.
2018/19 was an incredible year for Dance Victoria with Box Office revenue (net of service charges) totaling $958,951 (49% of total revenue) compared to $903,152,802 in 2017/18. Dance Victoria presented six companies at the Royal Theatre and McPherson Playhouse. The season opened with Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal’s (BJM) blockbuster hit, Dance Me, inspired by the profound work of Montréal-based poet, artist and songwriter, Leonard Cohen. To meet the high demand for tickets, an additional Saturday matinee was added. In December, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet performed Nutcracker accompanied by the Victoria Symphony. Once again, an extra Sunday evening performance was added due to ticket demand. Between these two programs Dance Victoria brought more than 10,000 through the Royal Theatre over eight shows.
In February, Ballet West (Salt Lake City, Utah) shared a bold triple bill followed by Ballet BC’s mixed program in March. The season concluded with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Altogether, the Royal Theatre performances had a total audience of 17,031.
Dance Victoria has had a strong and steady increase in box office revenues and subscription sales over the past five seasons. Box Office has climbed by 43% and subscriptions are up 23%
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