Holden Cole

Two Male Dancers from Vancouver Island Win the 2018 Chrystal Dance Prize for Emerging Artists

Dance Victoria, home of Canada’s Chrystal Dance Prize, today announced two winners in the 2018 Emerging Artists award category. A panel of three dance professionals selected the winners through an application process. Dance Victoria is pleased to support dancer Holden Cole from Port Alberni, who was recently accepted into The Juilliard School. Cole trained at …

Justine Chamberlain

Call for Choreographers for Choreography Walk during Dance Days 2019

Dance Victoria is accepting applications from choreographers based in Victoria, B.C. for its inaugural Choreography Walk during Dance Days 2019. The application form is available at www.dancevictoria.com. Deadline for submissions is July 15, 2018.   The four selected choreographers will receive: Mentorship from Justine A. Chambers, the 2016 winner of the Chrystal Dance Prize and …

Wen Wei Wang

Renowned Choreographer Wen Wei Wang Leads Second Annual Choreographic Lab in Victoria

Dance Victoria’s second annual Choreographic Lab is July 16 to 28, 2018 with celebrated choreographer Wen Wei Wang. Wang will lead the two-week intensive for three emerging choreographers and seven pre-professional dancers. Each day the choreographers are assigned a creative task in the morning and they show their work at day’s end. The public is …

Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater. Dancer: Michael Jackson Jr. Photo: Andrew Eccles

Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater in Victoria for One Night Only

Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater in Victoria for One Night Only An incredible program of four works that will leave you inspired Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs May 1, 2018 at 8 p.m. at the Royal Theatre for ONE NIGHT ONLY – their only tour stop in Canada – with an incredible program never …

Adrian de Leeuw, winner 2017 CDP emerging

2018 Chrystal Dance Prize for Emerging Dance Artists: Applications Open April 3

2018 Chrystal Dance Prize for Emerging Dance Artists Applications Open From April 3 to May 12, 2018 Applications for the 2018 Chrystal Dance Prize for Emerging Dance Artists open on April 3, 2018. Interested dance artists must apply by May 12, 2018, 4 p.m. PDT. The Chrystal Dance Prize is Canada’s richest dance prize for …

Con Brazos Abiertos by Ballet Hispánico. Photo: Paula Lobo

Ballet Hispánico Program Features Works by Three Female Choreographers

A Victoria Premiere! Ballet Hispánico Program Features Works by Three Female Choreographers Ballet Hispánico, the premier Latino dance organization, brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to the Royal Theatre with a program by three internationally recognized female choreographers on April 6 and 7, 2018. Tickets start at $29 and are on sale …

Company Wayne McGregor

Biometric Data and 3-D Glasses Invite Play in Wayne McGregor’s Atomos

Biometric Data and 3-D Glasses Invite Play in Wayne McGregor’s Atomos Dance Victoria presents Atomos by Olivier Award-winning British choreographer Wayne McGregor on March 16 and 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Royal Theatre. Atomos “atomizes” movement, film, sound and light into miniature shards of intense sensation. The work has been dubbed “high tech …

Concussion by Stacey Horton. Photo: Maureen Bradley

Victoria Dance Artist Awarded $12,000 to Bring Work to Berlin

Victoria Dance Artist Awarded $12,000 to Bring Work to Berlin Stacey Horton, an independent dance theatre artist and choreographer based in Victoria, BC, is the winner of the 2018 Chrystal Dance Prize for Independent Artists. The Chrystal Dance Prize supports new works by independent dance artists living in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia or the …

ODC/Dance

ODC/Dance Takes on Climate Change & Hoarding in Two Performances Created by the Company’s Legendary Founders

ODC/Dance Takes on Climate Change & Hoarding in Two Performances Created by the Company’s Legendary Founders ODC/Dance (Oberlin Dance Company) is known throughout the world for its athleticism, passion and intellectual depth. The company has been widely recognized for its fusion of ballet and modern techniques and for their numerous ground-breaking collaborations. Dance Victoria invited …

Dancers of Damelahamid

Dancers of Damelahamid Celebrate Ancient and Contemporary in Margaret Grenier’s Flicker

Dancers of Damelahamid Celebrate Ancient and Contemporary in Margaret Grenier’s Flicker Margaret Grenier, Executive and Artistic Director of Dancers of Damelahamid, is conscious of her role in fostering the ancient traditions of the Gitxsan First Nations peoples. She and her company of dancers aim to keep these traditions alive, but also redefine them so that …