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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 »

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 their Earth Day performance

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 »

DanceHouse Producer Jim Smith sheds light on Hervé Koubi’s ‘What the day owes to the night’

Upon his father’s deathbed, choreographer Hervé Koubi learned late in his 25th year that his family’s origins were not from France but Algeria. This dramatic revelation opened the door to Africa for him in a poetic quest of rediscovery and search for his family’s roots. As part of this journey, Koubi auditioned dancers to create a work that would reveal ... Read More »