Four Victoria Premieres! Subscriptions to Dance Victoria’s 2022/23 Season on Sale

Dance Theatre of Harlem, Malpaso, BalletX, BODYTRAFFIC

Dance Theatre of Harlem. Photo: Rachel Neville
Dance Theatre of Harlem. Dancers: Anthony Santos, Derek Brockington, Amanda Smith, Dylan Santos. Photo: Rachel Neville

Subscriptions to Dance Victoria’s 2022/23 Dance at the Royal Series are now on sale with four firsts for Victoria! The Dance at the Royal Series showcases the incredible technique and innovative choreography of four dance companies that will be presented in Victoria for the first time! Subscription packages include tickets to all four performances with a savings of up to $156 over regular ticket prices. Single tickets go on sale on September 6, 2022.

Philadelphia’s BalletX opens the season at the Royal Theatre on November 18 and 19, 2022 with a mixed contemporary ballet program that is “fresh, inclusive and connects to what people want” (Philadelphia Citizen). Under the leadership of former Pennsylvania Ballet dancers Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, BalletX has been hailed an “epicenter of creation” (Dance Magazine) and a “place of choreographic innovation” (The New Yorker).

On February 10 and 11, 2023, BODYTRAFFIC (Los Angeles), one of the most talked-about young companies in North America, will share a contemporary program that “suggests invention, attitude, and urban edge” (Boston Globe) by renowned contemporary choreographers. In 2015, the Obama administration selected BODYTRAFFIC to be U.S. cultural ambassadors to the Middle East through Dance Motion USA, followed by tours in North Africa and Asia.

The much-anticipated Dance Theatre of Harlem (New York) comes to the Royal on March 24 and 25, 2023. The legendary company continues to be a beacon of inclusion, innovation and moving art, performing a forward-thinking repertoire that celebrates Black culture. This mixed program will showcase the dancers’ incredible technique in some of the company’s signature works.

The season will conclude with Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company on April 28 and April 29, 2023. One of the most sought-after Cuban dance companies, the diverse program will lay contemporary dance atop intentional storytelling to create an engrossing evening of exceptional dance with jaw-dropping style.

Two Additional Special Presentations

Subscribers can save on two additional special presentations. Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet brings its Canadian-themed Nutcracker accompanied by the Victoria Symphony for five performances from December 2 through 4, 2022. Subscribers can buy the best seats at early-bird prices before they go on sale to the public in mid-August.

On January 13, 2023, Dance Victoria will present Out Innerspace Dance Theatre’s Bygones at the McPherson Playhouse for one night only. Co-commissioned by Dance Victoria through the Chrystal Dance Fund, Bygones combines hyper-detailed choreography, ghostly architecture, puppeteering and illusions and offers some of the most exciting choreography at the forefront of new west coast dance theatre.

Dance Victoria’s Dance at the Royal Series:

BalletX | Nov 18 + 19, 2022, 7:30 pm | Royal Theatre
BODYTRAFFIC | Feb 10 + 11, 2023, 7:30 pm | Royal Theatre
Dance Theatre of Harlem | Mar 24 + 25, 2023, 7:30 pm | Royal Theatre
Malpaso Dance Company | Apr 28 + 29, 2023, 7:30 pm | Royal Theatre

Special Presentations

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Nutcracker | Dec 2 + 3 + 4, 2022, 7:00 pm | Dec 3 + 4, 1:00 pm | Royal Theatre
Out Innerspace Dance Theatre | Jan 13, 2023, 7:30 pm | McPherson Playhouse

How to Buy

Visit the Royal and McPherson Theatres website for Box Office details or email [email protected]

Visit or Phone the Royal Box Office: 250-386-6121 or Toll Free 1-888-717-6121, Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed 1:00 to 1:30 pm)

SEASON SUBSCRIPTION PRICES – Save up to $156 with a 4-show subscription!

Loge360 (you save $156)
Premium329 (you save $145)
A294 (you save $100)
B224 (you save $89)
Add Nutcracker (At Subscriber Pricing)AdultChild
Add Bygones* (At Subscriber Pricing)Adult
*All performances are at the Royal Theatre except Bygones.

About Dance Victoria

Dance Victoria brings the World’s Best Dance to the Royal Theatre and supports the development of new dance for the international stage from its studios in Quadra Village. Dance Victoria is a non-profit charitable society.

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