Dance

Flamenco performers dance and strum during a rehearsal for this summer’s virtual Victoria Flamenco Festival, which will run July 22 to 25. (Photo courtesy of Mark Henning and Isabelle Dunlop)

Ninth annual Victoria Flamenco Festival to run virtually in July

Flamenco fans’ feet tapping in anticipation of four days of dance, music

 

People attend the massive experimental concert “Ambition Live Again,” organized by Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris and music industry union Prodiss to assess health risks. (Instagram/Merwanrim)

Paris hosts test concert letting 5,000 people dance together in arena

It was a public health experiment to prepare France to host big events again

 

Saanich police officers were one group of dozens that submitted dance clips to the Greater Victoria Festival Society, to help create the Dance Across Victoria video montage. (Youtube/Screenshot)
Saanich police officers were one group of dozens that submitted dance clips to the Greater Victoria Festival Society, to help create the Dance Across Victoria video montage. (Youtube/Screenshot)
A screenshot from a Nuu-chah-nulth healing song and performance created in collaboration between Hjalmer Wenstob and Timmy Masso. (Screenshot from YouTube)

VIDEO: Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation brothers produce COVID-19 healing song

Hjalmer Wenstob and Timmy Masso share dance and inspiration.

A screenshot from a Nuu-chah-nulth healing song and performance created in collaboration between Hjalmer Wenstob and Timmy Masso. (Screenshot from YouTube)
James Jones, also known as Notorious Cree, is one of the instructors for this year’s Crimson Coast Dance Society Body Talk Hip Hop Pow Wow. (Photo courtesy Norman Wong)

Crimson Coast Dance Society’s spring break camp returns to online format

Week-long Body Talk Hip Hop Pow Wow to feature new and returning instructors

James Jones, also known as Notorious Cree, is one of the instructors for this year’s Crimson Coast Dance Society Body Talk Hip Hop Pow Wow. (Photo courtesy Norman Wong)
Cindy Foggit plays the lead role of Eliza in Passion and Performance’s film production Eliza: An Adaption of a Christmas Carol. (Courtesy of Rachel Paish)

Victoria adult dance studio releases modern adaption of A Christmas Carol

Instead of usual stage performance, dance studio turns to film

Cindy Foggit plays the lead role of Eliza in Passion and Performance’s film production Eliza: An Adaption of a Christmas Carol. (Courtesy of Rachel Paish)
The Smokey Valley Drum and Dance group is one of the groups taking part in Crimson Coast Dance Society’s inaugural Sum̓sháthut Festival. (Photo courtesy Tsatassaya White)

Indigenous artists mark winter solstice with new music and dance festival

Nanaimo’s Crimson Coast Dance Society presents virtual Sum̓sháthut (Sun) Festival

The Smokey Valley Drum and Dance group is one of the groups taking part in Crimson Coast Dance Society’s inaugural Sum̓sháthut Festival. (Photo courtesy Tsatassaya White)
Nanaimo ballerina Jillian Vanstone is giving a hometown performance at the Port Theatre on Dec. 12. (Photo courtesy Karolina Kuras)

National Ballet of Canada principal dancer’s hometown return postponed

Nanaimo’s Jillian Vanstone will celebrate favourite choreographer at the Port Theatre at a later date

Nanaimo ballerina Jillian Vanstone is giving a hometown performance at the Port Theatre on Dec. 12. (Photo courtesy Karolina Kuras)
Gurdeep Pandher and Black Press Media journalist Devon Bidal mash up Highlands dance with bangra for a video during his visit to Vancouver Island. (Screengrab Twitter/@GurdeepPandher)

VIDEO: Internet bhangra sensation, VIFD journalist make dance mash-up

Saanich reporter Devon Bidal, Gurdeep Pander combine Bhangra, Highland dance

Gurdeep Pandher and Black Press Media journalist Devon Bidal mash up Highlands dance with bangra for a video during his visit to Vancouver Island. (Screengrab Twitter/@GurdeepPandher)
Gurdeep Pandher, a Yukon-based bhangra dancer, shows his skill with sweeping arm movements and high kicks on the steps of the BC Legislature Building on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

VIDEO: Internet famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer explores Vancouver Island

Gurdeep Pandher spreads joy through dance, forms cross-cultural connections amid pandemic

Gurdeep Pandher, a Yukon-based bhangra dancer, shows his skill with sweeping arm movements and high kicks on the steps of the BC Legislature Building on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
The eighth annual Victoria Flamenco Festival will be hosted on Youtube and Zoom from July 23 to 26, in response to the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
The eighth annual Victoria Flamenco Festival will be hosted on Youtube and Zoom from July 23 to 26, in response to the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Gigabots including Deeya Sharma and Jacksun Fryer of Nanaimo compete on the World of Dance reality TV show. (Submitted photo)

Dance team has ‘good experience’ with take two on ‘World of Dance’

Dancers from Nanaimo and Duncan compete on reality TV show

Gigabots including Deeya Sharma and Jacksun Fryer of Nanaimo compete on the World of Dance reality TV show. (Submitted photo)
Shannon Moreno and her sons Mattias and Edward Johansson (from left) dance in their backyard. Crimson Coast Dance Society is asking families to send in videos of themselves dancing to be compiled and shown at this year’s Infringing Dance Festival. (Photo supplied)

Home dance videos to be part of this year’s Infringing Dance Festival

Crimson Coast Dance Society seeking ‘backyard dance’ submissions to compile into video

Shannon Moreno and her sons Mattias and Edward Johansson (from left) dance in their backyard. Crimson Coast Dance Society is asking families to send in videos of themselves dancing to be compiled and shown at this year’s Infringing Dance Festival. (Photo supplied)
Nanaimo dancers Jacksun Fryer and Deeya Sharma are appearing on NBC’s World of Dance for the second time. (Bulletin file photo)

Island teens returning to ‘World of Dance’ reality show for second year

Nanaimo’s Jacksun Fryer and Deeya Sharma among those competing for $1-million prize

Nanaimo dancers Jacksun Fryer and Deeya Sharma are appearing on NBC’s World of Dance for the second time. (Bulletin file photo)
Care to Dance?

Care to Dance?

From never having danced before to becoming an instructor

  • May 4, 2020
Care to Dance?
Nanaimo Community Dances facilitator Neil Cutler has turned his backyard into a dance club and is inviting people to attend his parties over the internet. (Photo courtesy Neil Cutler)

Vancouver Island man hosts virtual dance parties live-streamed from his backyard

Neil Cutler of Nanaimo Community Dances said he’s drawn viewers from as far as Alberta

Nanaimo Community Dances facilitator Neil Cutler has turned his backyard into a dance club and is inviting people to attend his parties over the internet. (Photo courtesy Neil Cutler)
Ballet Victoria: Taking a step outside the box

Ballet Victoria: Taking a step outside the box

Company debuting its take on The Little Prince, as well as other new works, March 21-22

Ballet Victoria: Taking a step outside the box
Mayako Setta will be heading to the National Ballet of Canada this year, for the second straight summer. Photo by Terry Farrell

Bright futures for two Courtenay ballerinas

Teacher calls 14-year-old Mayako Setta and 16-year-old Sarah Collins special

Mayako Setta will be heading to the National Ballet of Canada this year, for the second straight summer. Photo by Terry Farrell
‘Anne of Green Gables — The Ballet’ hits the stage in Duncan on Friday, Feb. 7. (submitted)

‘Anne of Green Gables — The Ballet’ makes Vancouver Island debut

A beloved Canadian novel comes to dancing life in Duncan and Campbell River

  • Feb 4, 2020
‘Anne of Green Gables — The Ballet’ hits the stage in Duncan on Friday, Feb. 7. (submitted)