Dance Victoria presents Dance Days January 20-29 2017

Ballet Boyz Dance Days 2017

Dance Victoria presents Dance Days January 20-29, 2017. (Media release) Two left feet? Can’t feel the beat? No problem! Now in its 8th year, Dance Days is back with free and fun dance classes all over town, for beginners to advanced participants. Try your hand (or foot) at swing, flamenco, ballroom, dance fitness, ballet, nia, zumba, hip hop, contemporary and more. Experience dance performances by the west coast’s hottest dance artists, see … [Read more...]

This Little Light at the Belfry Theatre December 10-23, 2016. A review.

match-girl-this-little-light-belfry-december-2016

This Little Light at the Belfry Theatre December 10-23, 2016. A review. As darkness closes in and the season wends its way slowly to the longest night, everyone needs a little light in their world as a sign of hope and a reminder of day slowly returning. Community draws closer to the flame—together. The Little Match Girl, a Danish folk tale by Hans Christian Andersen, is as topical in 2016 as it was originally in 1845, in Erin Macklem and … [Read more...]

ArtSmarts Monday Magazine October 2016

artsmarts-final-solid-black

ArtSmarts Monday Magazine October 2016. Spooky theatre among October events. This content was first published in the October 2016 print edition of Monday Magazine and I have been given permission to re-publish it online. For theatre enthusiast in Victoria, October represents one of the year’s busiest months with chances to experience shows in every genre in a wide variety of venues—including a scene shop and a federal institution. Whether … [Read more...]

Dance Victoria presents their 2016-2017 20th anniversary season. Media release.

dance-victoria-logo

Dance Victoria presents their 2016-2017 20th anniversary season. Media release. Dance Victoria is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a vibrant season showcasing friends, old and new, from its 20 years of programming. New York City-based Jessica Lang Dance (JLD) opens the season on November 18 and 19, 2016 with five contemporary ballet works: Lines Cubed, Among the Stars, Mendelssohn/ Incomplete, The Calling, and Thousand Yard Stare. … [Read more...]

ArtSmarts Monday Magazine August 2016

Mondaymag logo cropped

ArtSmarts Monday Magazine August 2016.  This content was first published in the August 2016 of Monday Magazine and I have been given permission to re-publish it online. Summer Music Festival set to sizzle Summer—a time to relax and kick back, often outdoors, or on an unexpected exploration to another area of the city or region—perhaps enjoying a different performance genre.  Festivals abound, including my personal favourite—the … [Read more...]

Animal Crackers at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre August 2-14, 2016. A review.

Animal Crackers at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre August 2-14, 2016. A review. Blue Bridge Theatre’s Animal Crackers (August 2nd-August 14th 2016 at the Roxy Theatre in Quadra Village) is a crazy caper--pure pandemonium in which much hilarity ensues.  Endless quips and groaners flow in syncopated patter. Blink and you’ll miss it! This madcap and wild ride into the imagination of the illustrious masters of comedy—the Marx Brothers—is vividly … [Read more...]

Victoria Fringe Festival 2016 my “local” picks

Victoria Fringe 2016

Victoria Fringe Festival 2016. My "local" picks.  Stay tuned.  I'll have them up shortly. … [Read more...]

Footloose The Musical at the Chemainus Theatre Festival. A review.

Country Bar Footloose

Footloose The Musical at the Chemainus Theatre Festival. A review. Drawing upon timeless themes and buoyed by hit music from the 1984 film, Footloose at the Chemainus Theatre Festival (June 10-August 27, 2016) presents a feel-good exploration of family and inter-generational skirmishes. When Ren McCormack (Justin Stadnyk) and his mom Ethel (Sarah Carlé) are forced to leave the big city for small town Bomont, the adjustments to their … [Read more...]

Pretty Good Not Bad Festival June 17-19 2016. Preview.

Pretty Good Not Bad Festival logo

Pretty Good Not Bad Festival June 17-19 2016. Preview. A new festival for Victoria BC. When noted musical improviser Dan Godlovitch contacted me with news of a new festival—I was intrigued.  Over the years I’ve come to know Dan more for his work with Paper Street Theatre Co, but others will recognize him from The Krells, Urban Therapy, Cloud Sounds and CFUV. Media release follows: Pretty Good Not Bad (PGNB) is a brand new festival … [Read more...]

Victoria celebrates 400 years of Shakespeare’s legacy in 2016.

william_shakespeare-500x333

Victoria celebrates 400 years of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016 Arts companies all over the region are producing works by Shakespeare—some adapted and re-imagined—to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. Where There’s A Will Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival Craigdarroch Castle February 18 — 21 and 24 — 27, 8pm 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy, and we are having a party! Join the … [Read more...]