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Creativity Thrives During COVID-19: Dance Residency Program Provides Artistic Opportunities for Emerging Choreographers

Creativity Thrives During COVID-19: Dance Residency Program Provides Artistic Opportunities for Emerging Choreographers VICTORIA, B.C. – Dance Victoria is opening access to its studios this summer for emerging choreographers working with dancers on the creation of new work. The Summer Residency for Emerging Choreographers provides creative and artistic mentorship for local dance makers within a …

2020-21 Season Suspended

Dance Victoria Suspends Its 2020/21 Season Due to COVID-19

  Dance Victoria Suspends Its 2020/21 Season Due to COVID-19   Today, it is with heavy hearts, that Dance Victoria announces the suspension of its programming for the 2020/21 Season. The highest priority is the health and welfare of our patrons, performing artists, staff and volunteers. The decision to suspend all performances is to comply …

2019/20 Cancellations due to Covid-19 Pandemic

Dance Victoria’s response to COVID-19 Pandemic: cancellation of Ballet BC (March 12+13) + Tania Pérez-Salas Compañía de Danza (May 1+2)

Medhi Walerski

Interview with Ballet BC’s Medhi Walerski by Pia Lo, GlobalDancer.com

Interview with Medhi Walerski Explain why Romeo + Juliet was an ambitious undertaking for you. The story has been revisited and interpreted in so many ways and mediums and it has been done by so many dance companies. I didn’t know if I had a unique perspective that was my own. Also, I had never …

Winners of 2019 CDP Training Prize - Mikaela Kos and Briana Del Mundo

Applications for Dance Victoria’s Chrystal Dance Prize – Training Open March 2, 2020

Applications for Dance Victoria’s Chrystal Dance Prize – Training Open March 2, 2020 Applications for the 2020 Chrystal Dance Prize – Training are now open. Interested dance artists must apply by April 15, 2020, 4 p.m. PDT. The Chrystal Dance Prize – Training is a scholarship program for dancers/dance artists wanting to continue or complete …

Romeo + Juliet by Ballet BC. Dancers: Emily Chessa, Brandon Alley. Photo: Cindi Wicklund

Ballet BC’s Romeo + Juliet Puts a Modern Spin on Shakespeare’s Classic

Ballet BC’s Romeo + Juliet Puts a Modern Spin on Shakespeare’s Classic Royal Theatre, March 13 + 14, 7:30 pm There’s a contemporary familiarity to Ballet BC’s Romeo + Juliet created by French choreographer Medhi Walerski set to Prokofiev’s 1935 score. Walerski is known for making cutting-edge works for major international dance companies including Nederlands …

2019 Choreo Lab daily debrief

Dance Victoria Announces New Summer Residency Program for Emerging Choreographers

Dance Victoria Announces New Summer Residency Program for Emerging Choreographers Dance Victoria is opening access to its studios this summer (June 1 through September 5, 2020) for emerging choreographers working with a dancer or group of dancers on the creation of a work. The Summer Residency for Emerging Choreographers will be supported by Artistic Advisor …

Medhi Walerski

Interview with Ballet BC’s Medhi Walerski by Janet Smith, The Georgia Strait

  Interview with Medhi Walerski, Incoming Artistic Director of Ballet BC & Choreographer of Romeo + Juliet by Janet Smith, Arts Editor/Dance Writer, The Georgia Straight Janet Smith: Tell me your feelings about story ballet coming into this project. Medhi Walerski: I’ve been trying to keep myself away from story ballet for so many years …

Revisor by Kidd Pivot. Tiffany Tregarthen. Photo: Michael Slobodian

Dance Victoria presents the theatrical event of the season, Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young’s Revisor

Dance Victoria presents the theatrical event of the season by award-winning choreographer Crystal Pite and actor/writer Jonathon Young Revisor February 7 + 8, 2020, 7:30 pm, Royal Theatre Two of Canada’s most ground-breaking artists have joined forces again to create an innovative contemporary dance theatre work called Revisor touring to the Royal Theatre on February …