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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 …

Alexis Fletcher, Andrew Bartee in SUITS. Photo: Cindi Wicklund

Five Reasons to go to Dance Days 2020

Five Reasons to go to Dance Days 2020 It’ll Move You From January 31 to February 9, 2020   Now in its 11th year, Dance Days – an annual city-wide festival in Victoria that celebrates all styles of dance, new choreography and diverse dance companies – is from January 31 to February 9, 2020. Here’s …

David Ferguson

Dance Victoria Announces Winners of the Chrystal Dance Prize – Projects

Dance Victoria Announces Winners of the Chrystal Dance Prize – Projects In addition to its Dance at Royal series of presentations at the Royal Theatre, Dance Victoria also supports the development of independent and emerging dance artists through its annual Chrystal Dance Prize. Since 2010, Dance Victoria has awarded its Chrystal Dance Prize – Projects …

Josh Martin, Billy Marchenski in John. Photo: Chris Randle

Five Reasons to go to Dance Days 2020

It’ll Move You From January 31 to February 9, 2020 Now in its 11th year, Dance Days – an annual city-wide festival in Victoria that celebrates all styles of dance, new choreography and diverse dance companies – is from January 31 to February 9, 2020. Here’s five reasons why you want to be part of …

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in Swan Lake. Photo: Sascha Vaughan

All-Male Comic Ballet Troupe Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Blends Humour with Athletic Artistry

All-Male Comic Ballet Troupe Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Blends Humour with Athletic Artistry ONE NIGHT ONLY! Royal Theatre, February 4, 2020, 8:00 pm Dance Victoria presents the world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, for one night only on February 4, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. at the Royal …