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Dance Days – Request for Proposals Open Until October 30, 2020 for Dance Video Contest

Dance Days – Request for Proposals Open Until October 30, 2020 for Dance Video Contest Dance Victoria’s annual Dance Days festival is from January 15 to January 25, 2021. Now in its 12th year, Dance Days encourages the love and appreciation of all kinds of dance. Our informal Rough Cuts performances are cancelled for 2021 …

What the day owes to the night by Compagnie Hervé KOUBI. Photo: Karim Amar

Dance Victoria’s Virtual Season Brings the World’s Best Dance to Your Home

Dance Victoria’s Virtual Season Brings the World’s Best Dance to Your Home Diverse, dynamic, daring season of international dance plus online extras Subscriptions to Dance Victoria’s (Virtual) Home Season are now on sale! Experience the World’s Best Dance from your home with a diverse, dynamic and daring season of international dance with dance makers and …

Vanessa Goodman & Belinda McGuire in The Other Half. Photo: Ben Didier

Expressions of Interest for Dance Victoria’s Chrystal Dance Prize – Projects Open Sept 1, 2020

Expressions of Interest for Western Canada’s Richest Dance Prize Chrystal Dance Prize – Projects Opens Sept 1, 2020 Western Canada’s richest dance prize for international collaboration, the Chrystal Dance Prize, is accepting expressions of interest from dance artists, companies and collectives in Western Canada for 2021. The Chrystal Dance Prize – Projects supports exceptional dance …

Artists in Residence at Dance Victoria Studios Announced for 2020/21 Season

Artists in Residence at Dance Victoria Studios Announced for 2020/21 Season Dance Victoria is thrilled to announce that its Board of Directors has approved more than $100,000 in support of paid artist residencies at Dance Victoria Studios, commissions of new works, and awards to support independent dance artists. “The independent dance artist has been impacted …

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. Photo: Rahi Rezvani

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. Photo: Rahi Rezvani

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 …