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2017 Chrystal Dance Prize Emerging Artists Award

Dance Victoria, home of the Chrystal Dance Prize, has announced its two winners in the 2017 Emerging Artists award category. A panel of three dance professionals selected the winners through an application process. Dance Victoria has elected to support local dancer Adrian de Leeuw who is pursuing his training at the Alonzo King LINES Ballet School in San Francisco. Eighteen-year-old ... Read More »

Producer Christie Watson talks about The Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards

Producer at Holding Space Productions, Christie Watson, spoke with Artslandia recently about pulling together The Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards. Christie answers a few lightening speed questions about last year’s event in anticipation for the 35th Jessie Awards on June 26. What’s the best part about producing the Jessies? Christie Watson: I love having the opportunity to create community and host a celebration. Best ... Read More »

Eternally Grateful: Warren Dean Flandez talks passion, music and upcoming “dream come true” performance with Good Noise

This past year has been a big one for Yellowknife-born singer Warren Dean Flandez. From releasing his latest gospel-infused album, Eternally Grateful, to receiving a coveted Juno Award nomination, the Vancouver-based artist has seen much success over the course of the last twelve months. Through one achievement after the next, the singer has remained humble and passionate about his work, his projects, ... Read More »

Wen Wei Wang’s Dialogue is all about connection and communication

Wen Wei Wang chats with us about his work Dialogue—a collaboration between the choreographer and six dancers—which speaks to the artist’s own personal struggles as a Chinese immigrant in Canada. Candidly opening up about his own experiences, Wang says that Dialogue is all about telling the stories of those who feel they do not fit in and about struggling to find understanding while feeling alienated within an English-centered society. ... Read More »

A letter from Ballet BC’s Emily Molnar, Artslandia Ambassador

Dear Friends, Happy Spring! What a winter it has been. Congratulations to all for the amazing creative acts that have manifested through our city. A wonder it is to have such a breadth of ideas, experience and passion in our arts community. To both maker and viewer, thank you for participating and for making these moments important. At Ballet BC, ... Read More »