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”

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.

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 …

The 605 Collective and Inheritor Album: Fast and physical

A Review by Robin J. Miller Performances February 7 + 8 during the Night Moves performance series at the Metro Studio, Victoria Some words you can’t leave out of a review of The 605 Collective and Inheritor Album: intensely physical, fast, urban, youthful, powerful. The Vancouver-based Collective – which is just that, a collective of dancers …