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Suddenly Dance Theatre: Guthrie Swims the Lake

Suddenly Dance Theatre, of Victoria, British Columbia, recently posted this video of its dance theatre short film Guthrie Swims the Lake (2009). C…

Dark Matters

Tomorrow, Dance Victoria proudly presents Kidd Pivot in the West coast premiere of Crystal Pite’s new work Dark Matters.

 

Garden Ballet for Garden City 

By Garth Von Buchholz The Secret Garden and Selected works Ballet Victoria

If you attended a ballet performance that included two Balanchine works, the pas de deux “Belong” from Norbert Vesak’s “What To Do Till The Messiah Comes”, music ranging from Tchaikovsky to Gershwin to Pink Floyd, and the world premiere of a forty-five-minute contemporary ballet with live music on stage, it would probably be a National Ballet of Canada production or the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB). Now imagine that program is being offered by Ballet Victoria.

 

Turning Up the Heat 

By Robin J. Miller ¡BULLA! Hannah Stilwell, Kimberley Cooper, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

It’s too bad Victoria doesn’t get snow, because it would have been fun to watch it melt under the heat of “¡BULLA!”, the latest full-length show from Calgary’s Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, subtitled “A Loud Cuban Jazz Experiment.” And loud it was. Also raucous and sexy and colourful, and very definitely hot.  

 

Of Toddlers, Maidens and Women 

By Robin J. Miller Three Flights Up Lynda Raino, Constance Cooke, Denise Lieutaghi

In the grey drizzle of a typical January on the West Coast, Victoria’s three best-known choreographers each took thirty minutes to prove that modern dance likes to tell stories just as much as classical ballet does.  

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