Meet Medhi | Virtual Fundraiser Event

Medhi Walerski. Photo: Rahi Rezvani
Medhi Walerski. Photo: Rahi Rezvani

January 20, 2021, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

A Special Virtual Event in Support of Dance Victoria

Dance Victoria is hosting an exclusive virtual fundraising event, “Friends of Ballet BC” with Ballet BC’s new Artistic Director, Medhi Walerski.

Dance Victoria and Ballet BC have enjoyed a special relationship for many years, recently culminating in the co-commissioning of Walerski’s Romeo + Juliet last season. All funds raised from this event will go towards future projects with Ballet BC such as commissions and costs associated with bringing the company to Victoria for inclusion in an upcoming season.

We were so disappointed when Romeo + Juliet was cancelled at the Royal Theatre due to COVID-19, but we are over the moon to have the choreographer and designer of that incredible work, and newly appointed Artistic Director, Medhi Walerski, as our special guest!

What the evening will include:

  • An insightful dialogue between Medhi and Dr. Allana Lindgren, the Acting Dean of the University of Victoria’s Fine Arts Department/dance historian regarding Medhi’s challenging role at Ballet BC (which he assumed during the pandemic!); his rich background as a dancer/choreographer; and what he’s been up to since October 2020.
  • Video excerpts of his selected works which have never been shown to Victoria audiences. Learn about his creation process and inspiration for these choreographies, many of which are in the repertoire of international companies.
  • The opportunity for you to ask Medhi questions either through a chat function or video microphone on the Zoom call.

So please, pour yourself a glass of wine and join us for an intimate evening in the company of an exceptional artist.

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