Summer Choreographic Lab


Dance Victoria hosted its first Summer Choreographic Lab at Dance Victoria Studios in July 2017.

People were invited to see the best work created by the choreographers and dancers participating in Dance Victoria’s Inaugural Lab.

Dance Victoria Studios, 2750 Quadra Street
Saturday, July 29
5:00 pm
Free Admission ~ Reception to Follow
RSVP required. 

Why have a Choreographic Lab?

Through this process, Dance Victoria is interested in identifying new voices (choreographers, interpreters). This project:

  • Contributes to the development of emerging BC artists
  • Has the potential to assist Dance Victoria in identifying artists that it will continue to support through residencies and potential commissions
  • Will expose Victoria-based dance artists to visiting artists, through the daily technique class, as participants in the workshops and as auditors of the process
  • Builds audience engagement increasing appreciation for the art form

What is a Choreographic Lab?

Dance Victoria has engaged celebrated choreographer Wen Wei Wang to lead a two-week intensive for three emerging choreographers and six dancers. All positions are paid.

Wang will work with three choreographers who were selected through a proposal process and reviewed by an independent committee: Ralph Escamillan, Angela Mousseau, and Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien. The choreographers will create new works on dancers selected through auditions in Vancouver and Victoria: Emily Faris and Seiji Suzuki (Victoria); Isak Enquist, Eowynn Huguet, Avery Smith and Matthew Wyllie (Vancouver); and two apprentices Pearl Edmunds and Luke Wilton (Victoria).


Dance Victoria’s Choreographic Lab is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the RBC Foundation and Jawl Bundon LLP.

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If you have questions about the Summer Choreographic Lab, call Dance Victoria Executive Producer Stephen White at 250.595.1829 or email him at