Dance Victoria is joining the growing list of arts organizations adapting to bring performances to you via a (Virtual) Home Season. This year, you can experience the World’s Best Dance from your home with a diverse and dynamic season of international dance with dance makers and companies from France/Algeria, Morocco, Ukraine/Edmonton, Brazil and South Korea.
Subscribers to the Dance Victoria Virtual Home Season, will have exclusive access to four password protected filmed dance performances, conversations with dance company members, a filmed welcome by Dance Victoria, program notes which can be viewed online or downloaded, preview trailers, an optional Watch Party, post-show discussions, and more.
The Virtual Home Season kicks off from November 12 to 15, 2020 with France-based Compagnie Hervé KOUBI (France/Algiers) in What the day owes to the night, a highly physical, stunningly fluid work performed by 13 French-Algerian and African male dancers. The work combines capoeira (Afro-Brazilian martial arts), hip hop, and contemporary dance with powerful imagery evocative of Orientalist paintings—depictions of the Eastern world by European artists and Islamic architecture.
From December 10 to 13, Dance Victoria will share Ukrainian Shumka Dancers’ incredibly dynamic Nutcracker, a production that blends the grace and lyricism of classical ballet performed by principals from the Kyiv Ballet (National Opera of Ukraine), with the strength and power of the Virsky national folk dance company. Subscribers will enjoy special access to a virtual Nutcracker story time with professional storyteller Jim Leard, children’s colouring pages, and more.
From February 25 to 28, 2021, the Brazilian dance company Grupo Corpo, a troupe that Dance Victoria has dreamed of bringing to Victoria for years. Grupo Corpo’s PARABELO is a scenic, genuinely Brazilian interpretation of the Tom Zé and José Miguel Wisnik’s PARABELO soundtrack, blending references to traditional Portuguese dance (xaxado) and Brazilian dance (baião). Dança Sinfônia was created to commemorate Grupo Corpo’s 40th anniversary – a recreation of memories of choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras’ best works from over 30 years of residence as the company’s choreographer.
South Korea’s Bereishit Dance Company concludes the virtual series from April 8 to 11, 2021 with a double dance bill: Balance and Imbalance and BOW both choreographed by the company’s Artistic Director Soon-ho Park. Accompanied by a live pansori (Korean shamanistic music), Balance and Imbalance delves into how opposites can coexist and harmonize. BOW explores archery as a musical instrument instead of a weapon, using the push, pull and tension of a bow to create a fluid and tight dance.
Dance Victoria’s (Virtual) Home Season:
Compagnie Hervé KOUBI | Nov 12-15, 2020 – Watch Party: Saturday, Nov 14, 7:30 pm
Ukrainian Shumka Dancers in Nutcracker | Dec 10-13, 2020 – Watch Party: Sunday, Dec 13, 2:00
Grupo Corpo | Feb 25-28, 2021 – Watch Party: Saturday, Feb 27, 7:30 pm
Bereishit Dance Company | Apr 8-11, 2021 – Watch Party: Saturday, Apr 10, 7:30 pm
How to Buy Tickets
A four-show subscription and single tickets are very affordable. Not only will you enjoy superb
performances, but your purchase will support Dance Victoria during this challenging season.
Subscriber Pricing* Non-Subscriber/Single Ticket Pricing*
4-show package $80 ($20/show) $25/show
*Prices do not include GST.
How To Buy
Online at DanceVictoria.com
Note: Single tickets will go on sale October 15. Please check back at DanceVictoria.com.