2019 Choreographic Lab

Dancers and Choreographers Selected for Third Annual Choreographic Lab led by Artistic Directors Justine A. Chambers and Susan Elliott

Dance Victoria’s third annual Choreographic Lab is July 22 to August 3, 2019 led by choreographers Justine A. Chambers and Susan Elliott. Chambers and Elliott will mentor three choreographers that have participated in previous labs at Dance Victoria: Victoria-based choreographers Kelly Hobson and Angela Mousseau and Vancouver’s Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien. They will work with dancers selected …

Revisor by Kidd Pivot. Tiffany Tregarthen. Photo: Michael Slobodian

Dance Victoria Announces More Than $100,000 to Support Artistic Development and New Works in 2019

Best known for presenting the World’s Best Dance at the Royal Theatre in Victoria each season, Dance Victoria is also mandated to support the development of dance artists and new dance works across various programs including Rough Cuts, The Chrystal Dance Prize and an annual Choreographic Lab. Each January, Dance Victoria invites its dance-programming colleagues …

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 …

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”

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 …

Seen and Heard

February 6 through 8, at Dance Victoria Studios, we threw open the doors and “pulled back the curtain.” A number of visiting and local dance artists presented works in progress to anyone who wanted to come including a number of dance presenters from across the country that were here expressly to see this work. People …

Bounce Back

As it turns out, my intuitive intelligence was in hyper-drive this weekend when I decided to bartend at BOUNCE Around the Building!. The truism that John Q responds to a bartender much like s/he would a Father Confessor was born out on Saturday night. It was a good spot for a co-producer to be planted …

Living With Dancers

At Dance Victoria Studios we’ve been whisking away dust-bunnies caught in corners, beating rugs in the parking lot, scrubbing countertops until they gleam all in preparation for the twenty or more dancers poised to descend on us this weekend. It’s that time of year when we turn our attention to supporting the development of new …

LOLA Projects: Guest Post with Andrew Barrett

Now in its fifth year, Dance Victoria’s LOLA Projects pair a professional dance artist from Vancouver with local dancers to act as a mentor or “outside eye” during the development of a new work.  Andrew Barrett is one of this season’s LOLA Project artists – he shared some thoughts on his experience with us… This …

Back to the Future at DV Studios

Dance Victoria Studios are rockin’ to a different beat these days. In addition to the latin-inspired music emanating from the jam-packed Zumba class upstairs in the Shaw Studio, down here in the lobby, hammers and buzz saws are setting the tempo. A couple of men with big rough hands and pencils wedged behind their ears …