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 …

2018 Choreographic Lab dancers

Call for Dancers for Dance Victoria’s Choreographic Lab Auditions

Dance Victoria is seeking two advanced Victoria-based dancers and two apprentices to participate in its third annual Choreographic Lab from July 22 through August 3, 2019. The two selected dancers will join four Vancouver-based dancers for the duration of the Choreographic Lab. Audition Date: Saturday, March 30 Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Location: Dance …

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 …

Self Portrait by Julianne Chapple. Photo: Chris Randle

Dance Victoria presents MAN + Dance Days 2019

Dance Days is back in January 2019 when studios all over town throw open their doors and offer free dance classes in all kinds of styles. From ballet to ballroom, belly dance to break dance, there is something for everyone. Look for a complete online calendar of classes at DanceVictoria.com. SPECIAL PRESENTATION DURING DANCE DAYS …

AGM held on Jan 15, 2017 at DV Studios

Dance Victoria Gains a Solid Financial Footing in 2017/18: Annual General Meeting

At Dance Victoria’s Annual General Meeting on Sunday, November 4, 2018, both Board President Susan K.E. Howard and Executive Producer Stephen White explained that Dance Victoria’s 21st season will be remembered as the year it continued to solidify its financial position. The fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 concluded with a surplus in operations allowing …

Sudesh Adana in Sølvi Edvardsen’s MAN. Photo: Trine og Kim Designstudio

Dance Victoria presents MAN by Norwegian Choreographer Sølvi Edvardsen

Direct from Norway! Dance Victoria presents MAN by Norwegian Choreographer Sølvi Edvardsen January 25, 7:30 pm at the McPherson Playhouse Plus Dance Days 2019: It’ll Move You Free Dance Classes, January 18 through January 27, 2019 Rough Cuts at the Metro Studio Theatre, January 25 + 26, 2019 The annual Dance Days is back in …

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 …

AGM held on Jan 15, 2017 at DV Studios

Dance Victoria Celebrates the Success of its 2016/17 Season at its AGM

At its Annual General Meeting on November 5, 2017, Dance Victoria Society announced an operating surplus for the third year running, reducing its accumulated deficit to within 4.5% of budget. In 2016/17, the organization brought more than 21,000 people to its programs including the Dance at the Royal Series and its annual Dance Days Festival …

Unbound by Wen Wei Dance. Photo: Donald Lee

Dance Victoria Hosts First Choreographic & Writing Dance Lab Summer 2017

Dance Victoria will host its first Choreographic Lab and “Writing Dance” Lab at Dance Victoria Studios in the summer of 2017 with celebrated choreographer Wen Wei Wang and dance writer Kaija Pepper. Wang will lead a two-week intensive lab for three emerging choreographers from July 17 to 29, 2017. Pepper will facilitate three workshops for …