Broken Rhythms presents LASHBASH at Uplands Golf Club June 27th 2018

Broken Rhythms presents LASHBASH at Uplands Golf Club June 27th 2018 (media release)  One of Victoria' favourite indie dance companies, Broken Rhythms, is back with their ever-popular fundraiser--LASHBASH. Why the lashes you ask?  It all started when founder Dyana Sonik-Henderson decided to enter her company into the Victoria Fringe Festival in 2012. Looking for a way to market their show to the masses of Fringe fan in line-ups throughout … [Read more...]

The Humours of Bandon at UNO Fest 2018. A review.

The Humours of Bandon at UNO Fest 2018. A review. Intrepid Theatre’s UNO Fest, now in its twenty-first year, runs May 9-19, 2018 in Victoria BC.  It features eighteen shows, including two as part of the new Family Fest Series, and a spotlight on women’s indigenous voices with a guest indigenous curator, Yolanda Bonnell. I’ll be featuring interviews, previews and reviews during the festival. Follow http://janislacouvee.com/tag/uno-fest-2018/ … [Read more...]

9 to 5 the Musical by the Victoria Operatic Society. A review.

9 to 5 the Musical by the Victoria Operatic Society. A review. Take a trip back to 1980 and be buoyed by the infectious spirit of 9 to 5 the Musical (May 4-3, 2018 at the McPherson Playhouse) with its can-do nature, peppy music and award-winning lyrics. The Victoria Operatic Society has once again pulled out all the stops—not only are there twenty six actors and twelve musicians, but a quick read-through of the programme reveals dozens of … [Read more...]

Dream Another Day at UNO Fest 2018. Interview with Meagan O’Shea.

Dream Another Day at UNO Fest 2018. Interview with Meagan O'Shea. Meagan O’Shea of Stand Up Dance has a long history of creating solo shows. Victoria audiences may remember her from The Atomic Weight of Happiness at UNO 2012. What sparked the creation of this show? Rape culture The inheritance of the imperative to keep secrets The fact that now we’re in a truth telling and believing moment there is still the training to not … [Read more...]

All Happy Families by Dance Berskerer Dance May 4 2018. Preview.

All Happy Families by Dance Berskerer Dance May 4 2018. Preview. (media release) New dance company merges disciplines to interpret dysfunctional family life.  Dance Berserker Dance, Victoria’s newest contemporary dance company, is debuting their original work All Happy Families, May 4th, 2018. With concept and choreography by Kelly Hobson and video design by Alex Wlasenko, this captivating new work spotlights the tensions and contradictions … [Read more...]

Working the Musical by the Canadian College of Performing Arts. Preview.

Working the Musical by the Canadian College of Performing Arts. Preview. The Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) sheds the glitz and glamour of their spring performance with the Victoria Symphony to don a different uniform this week. The students – singers, actors and dancers all – will become a tableau of America’s often invisible working classes in the Tony Award-nominated musical WORKING. WORKING paints a vivid portrait of the … [Read more...]

ThySelf by Broken Rhythms Dance March 2018. A review.

ThySelf by Broken Rhythms Dance March 2018. A review. Since 2011 when she founded Broken Rhythms Dance, choreographer Dyana Sonik-Henderson has consistently created new work and engaged unusual audiences by applying to Fringe theatre festivals, first in her home city of Victoria BC and then further afield in Port Alberni, Edmonton, Halifax and Toronto.  As a marketing move, it was pure genius—patrons unaccustomed to dance had the opportunity … [Read more...]

ThySelf by Broken Rhythms March 16/17 in Victoria BC. Media release.

ThySelf by Broken Rhythms March 16/17 in Victoria BC. Media release. ThySelf –The newest piece from Victoria’s innovative indie dance company Broken Rhythms explores anxiety, self-sabotage and identity through dance.  ThySelf premieres March 16+17 at the Metro Theatre. ThySelf explores who we are in public, in private and who we strive to be through movement, breath, and rhythm. Dancers explore the fractured self that comes together to … [Read more...]

ProArt Victoria announces Regional Arts Award

ProArt Victoria announces Regional Arts Award. (Media Release) Victoria, Canada (February 15, 2018)—The Professional Arts Alliance of Greater Victoria (ProArt) announces the launch of the first Regional Arts Award. ProArt President David MacPherson says, “Arts awards happen in many communities across Canada and are an excellent means of recognizing the achievement and contribution of outstanding artists while raising the profile of … [Read more...]

A Fall of Theatre 2017 in Victoria BC. September-December.

A Fall of Theatre 2017 in Victoria BC. September-December. In the last five year period, the number of shows produced has almost tripled.  This fall sees a record 70+ productions, festivals and special events from musicals to improvised theatre,  cabaret to drama, radio plays to solo shows, on stages big and small  in the Capital Region.  Don't let anyone tell you Victoria is a cultural backwater.  Our ticket prices continue to be some of … [Read more...]