Arash Khakpour & Meredith Kalaman

Dance Victoria Awards Close to $36,000 to Dance Artists with Annual Chrystal Dance Prize

Dance Victoria recently announced that Meredith Kalaman and Arash Khakpour are the recipients of the 2017 Chrystal Dance Prize for Independent Dance Artists. Meredith Kalaman was awarded $16,000 to bring her work, Femmes Fatales, to the stage in Greater Vancouver and Berlin. Kalaman will collaborate with renowned Berlin dramaturge Gabi Beier in the spring of …

The Mars Hotel

Dance Days 2017: It’ll Move You January 20 through 29.

Kick-off with BalletBoyz® at the Royal Theatre, Jan, 20 + 21. 10 Days of Free Dance Classes. The Mars Hotel at the Metro Studio Theatre, Jan. 27 + 28. Two left feet? Can’t feel the beat? No problem! Now in its 8th year, Dance Days is back with free and fun dance classes all over …

Life by BalletBoyz. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

The Fur Flies with BalletBoyz®’s Double Bill

BalletBoyz®, the UK’s only all-male dance company, returns to Victoria’s Royal Theatre by popular demand, with two new commissions on January 20 and 21, 2017. The double bill, called Life, premiered at Sadler’s Wells in April 2016 and features new works by internationally renowned choreographers Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos. Life is co-produced by …

A Canadian Nutcracker eh!

Dance Victoria is pleased to bring a Special Presentation of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Nutcracker to the Royal Theatre from December 2 through to December 4, 2016 accompanied by the Victoria Symphony. This Canadian-themed production with choreography by Galina Yordanova and Nina Menon opens with a hockey game on a pond, features RCMP officers in …

Thousand Yard Stare by Jessica Lang Dance (JLD). Photo: Todd Rosenberg

Out now! Fall 2016 Footnotes

Issue #52 of our popular three-times a year Newsletter out now. Featuring stories on Jessica Lang Dance, Royal Winnipeg Ballet and In The Studios: Amber Funk Barton and Company 605. To receive Dance Victoria e-news automatically, visit our home page and click “Get News”

Lines Cubed by Jessica Lang Dance (JLD). Photo by Takao Komaru

Collaborating with Jessica Lang: Interview with molo

How did your design collaboration with Jessica Lang Dance begin? molo’s work with Jessica Lang began in 2011 when she was commissioned to create a new work for the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Discovering molo products while doing research, she reached out to us and instigated what has become a successful and continued collaboration. What did …

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 …