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)

VIDEO: Internet bhangra sensation, Black Press Media journalist make dance mash-up

Saanich News’ Devon Bidal, Gurdeep Pander combine Bhangra, Highland dance

 

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

 

Care to Dance?

Care to Dance?

From never having danced before to becoming an instructor

  • May 4, 2020
Care to Dance?
March (or drive) into the Harbour City this month!

March (or drive) into the Harbour City this month!

From Festival Nanaimo’s 40-plus events to waterfront sights and sounds, mid-Island city has it all

  • Mar 2, 2020
March (or drive) into the Harbour City this month!
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
Traditional and contemporary dances are a big part of the annual One World production staged at the McPherson Playhouse. Photo courtesy Pearson College UWC

Join a cross-cultural celebration at One World 2020

Pearson College UWC students present a slice of their cultures in dance, song and more, March 20-21

Traditional and contemporary dances are a big part of the annual One World production staged at the McPherson Playhouse. Photo courtesy Pearson College UWC
Valentine’s Day gala doubles as a fundraiser for four Greater Victoria charities

Valentine’s Day gala doubles as a fundraiser for four Greater Victoria charities

One Voice Institute of Elemental Ethics and Education hosts fun and romantic event

Valentine’s Day gala doubles as a fundraiser for four Greater Victoria charities
Victoria tango, accordion fans can choose from international smorgasbord

Victoria tango, accordion fans can choose from international smorgasbord

World Accordion and Tango Festival offers international music and dance flavours Nov. 7-11

Victoria tango, accordion fans can choose from international smorgasbord
Cross-cultural flamenco production tells personal story through dance, music

Cross-cultural flamenco production tells personal story through dance, music

Indian, Spanish influences seen in Nritya, coming Sept. 26 to Glenlyon Norfolk School theatre

Cross-cultural flamenco production tells personal story through dance, music
A guitarist performs as part of the annual Victoria Flamenco Festival in Centennial Square. This year’s event happens July 25-28, with more free events taking place in the Square. Photo by Amity Skala

Witness the passion and fire of flamenco in Victoria this July

Seventh annual Victoria Flamenco Festival features free and ticketed performances downtown

A guitarist performs as part of the annual Victoria Flamenco Festival in Centennial Square. This year’s event happens July 25-28, with more free events taking place in the Square. Photo by Amity Skala
Folk Festival Society promotes value of sharing international cultures with others

Folk Festival Society promotes value of sharing international cultures with others

Second annual Folktoria brings ethnic dance, foods to Centennial Square, June 8 and 9

Folk Festival Society promotes value of sharing international cultures with others
Dancers Ashley Evans and Ian Szkolak star in the upcoming production of La Vie en Rose, a combined classical music and ballet performance taking over the Alix Goolden Performance Hall on Feb. 17. Courtesy Renee James Productions

Spend a romantic evening in Paris

Classical music entwines with ballet for a magical evening at the Alix Goolden Hall

  • Jan 31, 2019
Dancers Ashley Evans and Ian Szkolak star in the upcoming production of La Vie en Rose, a combined classical music and ballet performance taking over the Alix Goolden Performance Hall on Feb. 17. Courtesy Renee James Productions
Stacey Horton is using ping pong balls to represent scattered memories in her dance performance ‘Concussion’ which will play at the Intrepid Theatre from Jan. 24-26 (Photo Contributed/Gillian M Davidson Photography)

Victoria dancer shares concussion experience in a neuro-diverse performance

Stacey Horton’s Concussion explores living with and recovering from brain injury

Stacey Horton is using ping pong balls to represent scattered memories in her dance performance ‘Concussion’ which will play at the Intrepid Theatre from Jan. 24-26 (Photo Contributed/Gillian M Davidson Photography)
Ballet Victoria brings Frankenstein’s creation to life

Ballet Victoria brings Frankenstein’s creation to life

Company blends Shelley’s gothic tale with traditional romantic ballet Giselle

Ballet Victoria brings Frankenstein’s creation to life
Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People

Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People

Former dancer is now the artistic and executive director

  • Sep 11, 2018
Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People
Dancers perform at the 2017 Victoria Flamenco Festival in Centennial Square. This year’s festival runs July 26-29 at five different city venues. Photo contributed

The fiery flamenco on display in Victoria in July

Victoria Flamenco Festival heats up the city for four days of performances, workshops

  • Jul 19, 2018
Dancers perform at the 2017 Victoria Flamenco Festival in Centennial Square. This year’s festival runs July 26-29 at five different city venues. Photo contributed
Dancers perform at the 2017 Victoria Flamenco Festival in Centennial Square. This year’s festival runs July 26-29 at five different city venues. Photo contributed

THE FIERY FLAMENCO: Annual festival set to heat up Victoria

Performances free and ticketed, plus workshops, highlight celebration of the dance

  • Jul 18, 2018
Dancers perform at the 2017 Victoria Flamenco Festival in Centennial Square. This year’s festival runs July 26-29 at five different city venues. Photo contributed
Raino Dance provides opportunities for people of all ages, shapes and sizes to get involved in the dance form of their choosing, and there are many. Photo courtesy Raino Dance

Victoria’s Raino Dance turns 35 years young

Company has expanded its dance offerings, but its inclusive mission remains the same

  • Jun 7, 2018
Raino Dance provides opportunities for people of all ages, shapes and sizes to get involved in the dance form of their choosing, and there are many. Photo courtesy Raino Dance
Anita Mathur, chair of the Ball Committee, and Fred Demarse, dance instructor from San Francisco, pose for a photo at the Vancouver Island Scottish Country Dance Society ball recently at the Ambrosia Event Centre. Photo contributed

Scottish Country Dance Society members hone their skills

Annual workshops and ball a success, regular classes resume Tuesday

Anita Mathur, chair of the Ball Committee, and Fred Demarse, dance instructor from San Francisco, pose for a photo at the Vancouver Island Scottish Country Dance Society ball recently at the Ambrosia Event Centre. Photo contributed