Monique Salez and Co. at the Atrium

Hats off to Lorna Harris, a friend and supporter of Dance Victoria and Victoria’s best organizer of social events. Last Friday, my partner Bill and I met Lorna and a dozen other friends who had travelled on the Dance Victoria tour to Spain in 2012 at Zambri’s Italian restaurant. There we were led to a …

So Close to “Near and Far”

I had one of those great experiences that I have grown to love so much at Dance Victoria Studios on Saturday evening (August 9). Through the week, four dance artists of a very high calibre had been working very quietly, in the Vernon Studio upstairs from the office. Vancouver dancers Anne Cooper, Ziyian Kwan were …

Ghosts of Rorschach: Dance, Psychology & Art

On July 26th, Dance Victoria will open a new show in the Community Gallery at DV Studios featuring art/photography by Alina Sotskova & Ian Sparks. The opening reception for the show: Ghosts of Rorschach, will feature performances by Dyana Sonik-Henderson’s Broken Rhythms dance company.  Dance Victoria’s Community Gallery is sponsored by Il Terrazzo Ristorante. In this post, Alina Sotskova discusses the inspiration for the project as well …

Artist Residency: Veronica Maguire to Receive Prestigious Award

One of our artists in residence, Veronica Maguire, will be receiving the Canada Council of Arts, Jacqueline Lemieux Prize on July 12, 2014. The Jacqueline Lemieux Prize is awarded to the most deserving applicant in the Canada Council’s Dance Section Grants to Dance Professionals Program. The award was established in 1980 in memory of Jacqueline …

Artist Residency: Andrew Barrett #WOLFINTHEMIRROR

If you haven’t already heard via our social media streams, DV’s artist in residence this month, Andrew Barrett, is working on a new piece entitled Wolf In The Mirror. We asked Andrew three questions to provide some context and background on the piece which opens on June 20th at the Metro Studio Theatre.  Dance Victoria’s residency programs …

Surf and Turf, Ebbs and Flows Like a Viennese Waltz – A Travel Blog by Stephen White

Our group is now firmly entrenched in Vienna. My partner Bill Hamar and I are currently touring a group of 40 Dance Victoria subscribers through Europe. We arrived in the Austrian capital by train from Prague yesterday afternoon and took several taxi cabs from the railway station to our charming hotel, situated on a cobblestone …

First Days in Europe – A Travel Blog by Stephen White

Stephen White and Bill Hamar of Dance Victoria, departed for Prague Friday May 23 for one of their well known DanceVictoria Hosted Tours. Stephen will be keeping us up to date during their eighteen day tour. Take a look at the first blog entry: My partner Bill Hamar and I are leading Dance Victoria’s cultural …

Dance Victoria to Commission Next Work from Crystal Pite

In 2014/15 Dance Victoria will join with several Canadian partners including the National Arts Centre, and at least one international partner (London’s Sadler’s Wells) to contribute to the commission of a new collaboration between Crystal Pite and Vancouver’s Jonathon Young. Entitled Betroffenheit, the finished work will premiere during the Pan Am Games cultural festival in July …

Artistic Director Treena Stubel Discusses BOUNCE

Treena Stubel is the Artistic Director and all-round driver behind the BOUNCE events. She created these events with the aim of providing dancers, or rather movement-based artists, the opportunity to work with a mentor as well as interact with an audience. This Saturday The BOUNCE Dance Cabaret will be presented at Dance Victoria Studios (2750 Quadra Street), featuring the works …

Dance Victoria Announces its 2014 Chrystal Dance Prize Winners!

At Dance Victoria our collective imagination is crowded with visions of Brazil, Italy and New York City. Why, you ask? Because in 2014/15, through its annual Chrystal Dance Prize, our organization will support two international dance projects and help send one BC teenager on his path to a professional career. Alexander Andison, has studied dance …