Dance Days 2021 – From January 15 to January 25, 2021
Now in its 12th year, Dance Days – an annual city-wide festival in Victoria that celebrates all styles of dance and fosters an appreciation and love of dance in our community – is from January 15 to January 25, 2021. With COVID-19 restrictions in flux over the past two months, Dance Victoria has reimagined how Dance Days 2021 can continue in our community, remain safe, and follow COVID-19 safety protocols.
Ten short (two-minute) dance films commissioned by Dance Victoria will be featured on the Dance Days web page on DanceVictoria.com – one film featured on each day of the festival. The films are created by the 10 finalists of the Dance Days Let It Move You Dance Video Contest and is a collaboration with the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria and supported by the City of Victoria. Each participant was awarded a $500 commission for their video proposal and final video submission. The films begin with an artist’s statement prepared by the choreographers to give context to their works. There is a broad range of dance styles, ethnicities, dance experience, and themes presented in the 10 films, which was exactly the intent of the contest. At the end of the 10 days, the community will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite dance film on DanceVictoria.com.
Also during Dance Days, Victoria and Vancouver-based dance instructors will livestream dance classes in a range of styles for free. You can expect ballroom dance, voguing, ballet and more! Visit the Dance Days calendar on DanceVictoria.com in early January for details. Dance Victoria will also share on social media links to dance presentations by international dance companies available for free from January 15 to January 25, 2021.