Unbound by Wen Wei Dance. Photo: Donald Lee

Dance Victoria Hosts First Choreographic & Writing Dance Lab Summer 2017

Dance Victoria will host its first Choreographic Lab and “Writing Dance” Lab at Dance Victoria Studios in the summer of 2017 with celebrated choreographer Wen Wei Wang and dance writer Kaija Pepper. Wang will lead a two-week intensive lab for three emerging choreographers from July 17 to 29, 2017. Pepper will facilitate three workshops for …

Matilda Cobanli in The Damned Girl by Impulse Theatre

2017 Chrystal Dance Prize for Emerging Dance Artists Applications Open From April 3 to May 12, 2017

Dance Victoria is accepting applications from dance artists to be considered for the 2017 Chrystal Dance Prize – Emerging Dance Artists from April 3 to May 12, 2017. The Chrystal Dance Prize is Canada’s richest dance prize for international collaboration. Earlier in 2017, close to $20,000 was awarded to Vancouver dance artist Arash Khakpour and …

Minus One by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal. Photo: John Hall

We’re Going Gaga to Celebrate Dance Victoria’s 20th Anniversary: Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal Royal Theatre, April 7 + 8, 2017, 7:30 pm!

Dance Victoria is going Gaga to celebrate its 20th Anniversary season. We’re not referring to the pop star Lady Gaga. We’re referencing Mr. Gaga: Ohad Naharin, the choreographer of Minus One, which will be performed by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal on April 7 and April 8, 2017 at the Royal Theatre. Naharin earned …

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Dance Victoria Announces 2017/18 Season with the Return of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for One Night Only!

For its 21st season, Dance Victoria brings the World’s Best Dance to Victoria with a roster of riveting and relevant dance performances choreographed by some of world’s leading male and female choreographers. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Victoria for ONE NIGHT ONLY on May 1, 2018 for a special performance. Recognized as a …

Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Dancer: Shuaib Elhassan. Photo: RJ Muna

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Collaborates with Prolific Jazz Masters for Transformative Work Royal Theatre, March 10 + 11, 2017, 7:30 pm

Dance Victoria is thrilled to present San Francisco’s Alonzo King LINES Ballet at the Royal Theatre on March 10 and March 11, 2017 for a thrilling double bill of innovative new works by King. Alonzo King is a visionary choreographer whose works are in the repertoire of the Royal Swedish Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, Alvin Ailey …

Arash Khakpour & Meredith Kalaman

Dance Victoria Awards Close to $36,000 to Dance Artists with Annual Chrystal Dance Prize

Dance Victoria recently announced that Meredith Kalaman and Arash Khakpour are the recipients of the 2017 Chrystal Dance Prize for Independent Dance Artists. Meredith Kalaman was awarded $16,000 to bring her work, Femmes Fatales, to the stage in Greater Vancouver and Berlin. Kalaman will collaborate with renowned Berlin dramaturge Gabi Beier in the spring of …

AGM held on Jan 15, 2017 at DV Studios

Dance Victoria Celebrates the Success of its 2015/16 Season at its Annual General Meeting

The 2016 fiscal year ending June 30 was another extraordinary year for Dance Victoria with box office revenues totalling $727,842, an increase of approximately 9% compared to 2014/15. Both subscription and single ticket sales were strong. Night Moves subscriptions, for 30 to 45 year olds, sold out and Dance Victoria’s Pay Your Age program (for …

The Mars Hotel

Dance Days 2017: It’ll Move You January 20 through 29.

Kick-off with BalletBoyz® at the Royal Theatre, Jan, 20 + 21. 10 Days of Free Dance Classes. The Mars Hotel at the Metro Studio Theatre, Jan. 27 + 28. Two left feet? Can’t feel the beat? No problem! Now in its 8th year, Dance Days is back with free and fun dance classes all over …

Life by BalletBoyz. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

The Fur Flies with BalletBoyz®’s Double Bill

BalletBoyz®, the UK’s only all-male dance company, returns to Victoria’s Royal Theatre by popular demand, with two new commissions on January 20 and 21, 2017. The double bill, called Life, premiered at Sadler’s Wells in April 2016 and features new works by internationally renowned choreographers Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos. Life is co-produced by …

A Canadian Nutcracker eh!

Dance Victoria is pleased to bring a Special Presentation of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Nutcracker to the Royal Theatre from December 2 through to December 4, 2016 accompanied by the Victoria Symphony. This Canadian-themed production with choreography by Galina Yordanova and Nina Menon opens with a hockey game on a pond, features RCMP officers in …