Dance Victoria


Summer and Fall Awards

A round up of the 2018 awards

Robert Binet and Karen Kain during a performance of The Dreamers Ever Leave You by Binet : Photo by Karolina Kuras

Winter Awards and News 2017

Holly Bright of Crimson Coast Dance Society was awarded one of two 2017 John Hobday Awards in Arts Management, Salomé Nieto won the 2017 VIDF Choreographic Award, Karen Kain, artistic director of The National Ballet of Canada (NBoC) has chosen to mentor Robert Binet, a choreographic associate of NBoC, as part of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Mentorship Program, Meredith Kalaman and Arash Khakpour received Dance Victoria’s Chrystal Dance Prize for Independent Dance Artsis, Katherine Semchuk won the New Work Award from Good Women Dance Collective. In other news, Ballet BC announced the appointment of John Clark as the company’s new Executive Director.


Habitual Gestures

By Pia Lo

Dancer, choreographer and teacher Meredith Kalaman


Canadian Dance Decorated

Artistic Director Louis Robitaille of Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Canadian Dance Assembly Executive Director Kate Cornell, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks’ Founder in Residence Vicki Adams Willis and more are celebrated for their contribution to Canadian dance.


Major Motion Picture

Out Innerspace Dance Theatre By Robin J. Miller

It’s hard not to expect a lot from Vancouver’s Out Innerspace Dance Theatre. Their last piece, Me So You So Me, knocked the socks off critics and audiences alike across the country. Major Motion Picture does not feel as integrated or complete, but it has enough moments of breathtaking originality to make it a must-see.


Choreographic Residencies Across The Country

By Denise Solleza, Lee Slinger

A compilation of choreographic residencies available across Canada.


Awarding Distinction, Innovation, Contribution and Commitment to Dance in Canada

Ballet BC’s Emily Molnar receives a Women of Distinction Award, Dance Victoria’s Chrystal Dance Prizes went to emerging dancers Sasha Beardmore and Candace Gordon and independent dance artists Meredith Kalaman, Josh Martin and Lisa Gelley, the City of Hamilton Arts Awards went to performance artists Learie McNicolls and Robin “Zee” Zilberg, and Montréal’s Culture Action Award went to Pierre Paul Savoie.


After Turbulence, Dance Victoria Producer Stephen White Reinstated

Longtime artistic producer at Dance Victoria (DV) in British Columbia, Stephen White, has returned to the position less than two months after being fired. White was reinstated following a Dance Victoria Society special general meeting on August 1 that also saw DV’s entire board of directors replaced. Within days of the meeting, DV’s executive director of two years, Jason Dubois, announced that he had left the organization.

New facility and scholarship for Dance Victoria

Dance Victoria recently announced the creation of The Chrystal Dance Award, a new scholarship worth $11,500 aimed at helping emerg…

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Compagnie Hervé KOUBI / Photo by Nathalie Sternalski
Compagnie Hervé KOUBI

Compagnie Hervé KOUBI

Broadcast | Diffusion

November 12-15 novembre 2020

Ballet BC

Romeo + Juliet

Performance | Spectacle

Victoria BC
March 13-14 mars 2020

Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo

A Special Presentation - One night only!

Performance | Spectacle

Victoria BC
February 4 février 2020

Kidd Pivot


Performance | Spectacle

Victoria BC
February 7-8 février 2020
Dance Theatre

Ukrainian Shumka Dancers, Victoria Symphony


Performance | Spectacle

Victoria BC
November 29-1 décembre 2019

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

An Evening with Grammy nominated pianist Joyce Yang

Performance | Spectacle

Victoria BC
November 15-16 novembre 2019

Headshots of the participating choreographers and dancers in Dance Victoria’s Choreographic Lab 2019
Susan Elliott, Justine A. Chambers

Call for Dancers – Dance Victoria’s Choreographic Lab Audition

Other | Autre

Victoria BC
March 30 mars 2019
1:00 | 13:00

Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal's Dance Me / Photo by Marc Montplaisir
BJM Danse (Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal)

Dance Me

Performance | Spectacle

November 16-17 novembre 2018
7:30 | 19:30

Alvin Ailey dancer Michael Jackson Jr
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Mixed Repertoire

Performance | Spectacle

Victoria BC
May 1 mai 2018
8:00 | 20:00

Dancers of Damelahamid


Performance | Spectacle

Victoria BC
January 19 janvier 2018
7:30 | 19:30

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