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 …

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 …

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 …