Dance Victoria’s 18th Season

Dance Victoria’s Producer – Stephen White –  discusses the process of curating DV’sDance at The Royal Series. I’ve often written about the challenges of putting together a season of dance. The task is a bit like following a complicated recipe. First on the list of ingredients are the dates in the theatre. We can’t start …

Romeo Speaks

Dance Victoria presents Ballet de Grand Theatre de Geneve’s Romeo et Julliette on March 14 and 15 at Victoria’s Royal Theatre. Not coming on tour with the company is dancer Armando Gonzalez, who has danced Romeo many times over the past few years. Here’s what Armando has to say about his situation, the company and the …

Battery Opera’s “Jung-Ah and Su-Feh” and “Everything:” Performance art by two women with hyphens in their names

A Review by Robin J. Miller Performed as Part of Dance Victoria’s Night Moves performance series, Saturday, February 8 at the Metro Studio in Victoria Lee Su-Feh, artistic director of Battery Opera, demands a lot of her audiences. What she does often bears no resemblance to dance as we understand it, and her ideas can …

LOLA Projects: Guest Post with Alex Thompson

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.  Alex Thompson is one of this season’s LOLA Project artists – she shared some thoughts on her experience with us… It …

Ailey Announces Victoria Rep

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has just announced their program for Victoria to coincide with Dance Victoria’s on sale date (December 2). As usual they’ll be dancing two different programs each evening (April 8 and 9).  The Ailey company was in transition when they visited Victoria in 2012. Longtime Artistic Director Judith Jamison was retiring …

Sarah Eve

Alberta Ballet has been in Dance Victoria’s Studios all day. This morning, we opened the wall between our Shaw and Vernon Studios, loaded them up with portable ballet barres so that all 34 dancers, their ballet master and mistress, and choreographer Jean Grand-Maitre himself could prepare for Friday and Saturday’s shows at the Royal Theatre. …

A New Look for a New Season

After a fantastic weekend on March 15/16 presenting New Zealand’s Black Grace, and releasing our new 2013/14 Season with two very successful “Jump the Queue” parties, we are finding it a little difficult to wind down. Now begins that stretch of time between seasons where we dust off our to-do lists (and this blog *ahem*), re-evaluate …