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 …

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 …

Night Moves Performance Series (Feb. 6 – 8) – Reviews

Out InnerSpace and Me So You So Me: And you thought your dreams were weird Reviewed by Robin J. Miller It starts with the Pixar animated desk lamp brought to life (you’ve seen it: it squashes the “i” in Pixar before the start of movies like Finding Nemo and Wall-E), and then it gets really crazy. …

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 …

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 …

Tessa is… Home

Tessa met with us in the Dance Victoria office this morning, bringing along with her stories of European experiences, a fresh perspective on how dance facilities are created and run, and a hard drive FULL of video, images and notes. The question on everyone’s mind… what next? Now that all of this information is gathered, …

Tessa considers… Paradoxes, Partnerships, and Passion

In today’s guest blog post, Tessa Thwaites explores Vienna. With an arts organization’s vision and mandate in mind, Tessa considers the notion of whether the organization truly benefits from having their own facility, or whether interdisciplinary collaboration has the most positive impact. Join Tessa on her blog: Paradoxes, Partnerships, and Passion

Tessa is… Slow Cooking a City’s Contrasts

We’ve been following Tessa Thwaites as she travels through Europe, exploring dance facilities while drawing comparisons and highlighting contrasts. In the second to last post of this series, Tessa explores the idea of “Slow-cooked Dance” on her blog: Slow-cooking a City’s Contrasts