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Victoria Bégin

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Based in Toronto, although a native of Montréal, Victoria has always been dazzled by live performance of any kind. Growing up watching movie musicals and learning all the songs by heart was just the beginning, but led to a love of drama all throughout high school. A Communication Studies graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University and a Marketing graduate of Humber College, Victoria was thrilled to become a contributing writer for Theatromania, a Toronto theatre blog, in 2012. This role opened a great deal of (stage) doors for Victoria, allowing her to attend and review a wide variety of performances and combine her love of writing and live theatre. Victoria is very excited to have the opportunity to contribute to The Dance Current as part of the Emerging Dance Critics Programme, and hopes to broaden her reviewing horizons by adding the magic of ballet to her knowledge of the performing arts.

 

Victoria Bégin's Work

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

The Man in Black

By Victoria Bégin

The program opened with Allegro Brillante, a joyous dance set to Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 3. On a stage of dancers clad in soft colours, the ever-smiling Xiao Nan Yu regularly performed a series of beautifully executed piqué turns that expressed her joy and affection for McGee Maddox.

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

The Return of Romeo and Juliet

By Victoria Bégin

The Emerging Dance Critics Programme (June 2014) is a partnership with The National Ballet of Canada, grounded in The Dance Current’s educational mandate. Reading Writing Dancing is one of The Dance Current’s educational programs, providing workshops, seminars, mentorship and professional development to emerging and established dance writers alike. As part of our commitment to the field, we partner with like-minded organizations, such as The National Ballet of Canada, to educate dance readers and dance writers, providing public access to dance art and culture, and facilitating dance literacy and appreciation.

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