2015 Chrystal Dance Prize Winners Announced

Dance Victoria is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Chrystal Dance Prize (CDP) that supports the development of new dance works by western Canadian dance artists working with an international artist or group of artists.

Ballet BC. Dancer: Livona Ellis. Photo: Michael Slobodian

2014 Chrystal Dance Prize Winner Kimberley Cooper writes…

Brazil is a wild country. I have now been there three times, and each time as I discover more I realize how much more there is to learn.

RWB’s Nutcracker at Victoria’s Royal Theatre

We are still thinking about Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Nutcracker Prince as we head towards Christmas.

Elsewhere at the Holiday Inn

I’m just back from a weekend in Toronto where I went (thanks to the Canada Council) to see a new dance work by Heidi Strauss, whose company adelheid was resident at Dance Victoria Studios for two weeks last January. Strauss is a much-loved fixture on the Toronto scene. Her extensive teaching and recent work with Toronto Dance …

Dance Victoria Appoints New General Manager

Dance Victoria’s Executive Producer, Stephen White announced the appointment of Vancouver’s Bernard Sauvé to the new position of General Manager effective November 1, 2014. “I’m very happy that Bernard will be joining our team in Victoria,” says White. “He comes to an organization that is on solid financial ground and undergoing a process of renewal …

#SEVEN

This past summer, DV has been happy to host Dyana Sonik-Henderson of Broken Rhythms for a creative residency at our studios. During Henderson’s residency here, we got to see and be part of Ghosts of Rorscharch for which Henderson’s dance company, Broken Rhythms, preformed a series of smaller works full of intricate movements that captivated the audience.   The …

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 …