Dance

Nanaimo dancer Chantelle Ristine performs Motus Domum, an augmented reality dance by Montreal team OZP, as part of this year’s Infringing Dance Festival. The upcoming ‘Our Hybrid Future’ symposium examines the ways performing artists have turned to technology during the pandemic. (Photo courtesy Kitty Chadwick)

Nanaimo’s Crimson Coast Dance Society hosts symposium on dance and technology

Online series ‘Our Hybrid Future’ takes place over three weeks in September

 

Gurdeep Pandher, from the Yukon, dances at the corner of Wallace Street and Comox Road in Nanaimo on Aug. 7. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Bhangra dancer from Yukon brings his ‘happy dance’ to Nanaimo

Social media sensation Gurdeep Pandher makes stop in Harbour City en route to Parksville

 

Crimson Coast Dance Society’s Infringing Dance Festival is back and this year it makes use of augmented reality to make dancers in different cities appear to share the same space. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo dance festival to feature long-distance duets and augmented reality

Crimson Coast Dance Society’s Infringing Dance Festival back in-person and online

Crimson Coast Dance Society’s Infringing Dance Festival is back and this year it makes use of augmented reality to make dancers in different cities appear to share the same space. (Photo submitted)
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

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)
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)
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 returns for a hometown performance

Nanaimo’s Jillian Vanstone celebrates a favourite choreographer at the Port Theatre

Nanaimo ballerina Jillian Vanstone is giving a hometown performance at the Port Theatre on Dec. 12. (Photo courtesy Karolina Kuras)
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)
Gigabots including Deeya Sharma and Jacksun Fryer of Nanaimo compete on the World of Dance reality TV show. (Submitted photo)
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)
The Kerplunks – Jojo Hallett, Phil Wipper, Dinah D and Aaron Cadwaladr (from left) – are among the groups performing at Gabriola’s Couch Fest, happening online from May 22 to 24. Dinah D is also hosting the festival. (Photo courtesy Lance Sullivan/Concept Photography)

‘Couch Fest’ organized to support performing artists on Gabriola Island

Gabriola Island Chamber of Commerce plans three-day festival as an online fundraiser

The Kerplunks – Jojo Hallett, Phil Wipper, Dinah D and Aaron Cadwaladr (from left) – are among the groups performing at Gabriola’s Couch Fest, happening online from May 22 to 24. Dinah D is also hosting the festival. (Photo courtesy Lance Sullivan/Concept Photography)
Nanaimo dancers Jacksun Fryer and Deeya Sharma are appearing on NBC’s World of Dance for the second time. (Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo teen dancers returning to ‘World of Dance’ reality show for second year

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)
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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)

Nanaimo 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)
Sirreal and Ecko Aleck are two of the facilitators at Crimson Coast’s spring break workshops. (Photos courtesy Darran Chaisson/Billy-Jean Gabriel)

Crimson Coast Dance Society spring break camp goes online due to COVID-19

Body Talk dance workshops will be broadcast live on the internet

Sirreal and Ecko Aleck are two of the facilitators at Crimson Coast’s spring break workshops. (Photos courtesy Darran Chaisson/Billy-Jean Gabriel)
Celtic Illusion comes to the Port Theatre on March 1. (Photo courtesy Chris Hopkins)

Australian stage production combines Celtic dance and illusions

Celtic Illusion comes to Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on first Canadian Tour

Celtic Illusion comes to the Port Theatre on March 1. (Photo courtesy Chris Hopkins)
Tânia Amaral will demonstrate her “afro-fusion belly dance” at the Vault Café on Feb. 21 and teach workshops at Harbour City Theatre on Feb. 22 and 23. (Photo courtesy iRothemberger)

Crimson Coast Dance Society salutes African dance during Black History Month

Dancers from Mozambique, Rwanda and Cameroon to give demonstrations and lessons

Tânia Amaral will demonstrate her “afro-fusion belly dance” at the Vault Café on Feb. 21 and teach workshops at Harbour City Theatre on Feb. 22 and 23. (Photo courtesy iRothemberger)
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo perform at the Port Theatre on Feb. 5. (Photo courtesy Emma Kauldhar)

Renowned drag ballet company makes Nanaimo debut

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo to play the Port Theatre

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo perform at the Port Theatre on Feb. 5. (Photo courtesy Emma Kauldhar)