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Message, medium and movement: Choreographer Vanessa Goodman talks Wells Hill

Seeking to fuse the intellectual insights of 20th century scholars Marshall McLuhan and Glenn Gould into her work, Vanessa Goodman created Wells Hill to be a thought-provoking and resurgent piece that is bringing communicative theory to the stage. In a supportive partnership with DanceHouse, Goodman has breathed life into this work over the past few years. As a dancer/choreographer with a multiplicity ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Performative gender identity: Meredith Kalaman’s first full-length work, Femme Fatales

Femme Fatales is a poetic trio for three women that blends narrative and contemporary dance to bring to light the impact of gender socialization. The work takes a thought provoking look at our history of gender defined roles and behaviours to illuminate the impact on us today. Blending pleasure and sorrow, this work dives into the heart of what makes ... Read More »

In a spirit of collaboration: Pro Arté and Lions Gate Sinfonia prepare for Earth Day

Can you tell us how Pro Arté and Lions Gate Sinfonia connected? What was your first encounter like? How long did it take before you knew that you wanted to collaborate by having both musicians and dancers on stage? Astrid Sherman: I first met Clyde at the North Vancouver Canada Day Celebration in 2006. His Orchestra was playing and we were dancing, though ... Read More »