Dance Victoria Offers Workshop For Dancers

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Dance Victoria partnered with Kokoro Dance to invite members of Victoria’s pre-professional and professional dance communities to participate in Mystic Butoh, a two-week intensive training program. The project, funded with an $8,000-grant from Innovations, culminated in a performance on Mystic Beach and Malahat Farm near Sooke, BC. The presentation offered audiences a new experience - seeing dance performed in an outdoor venue. The project also became an important part of Dance Victoria's plan to develop a choreographic centre in Victoria. Thirteen dancers took part, performing for 50 audience members and exposing them to a new kind of dance and site-specific work not often seen in Victoria. The Mystic Butoh workshop has now become part of Dance Futures, an outreach program that focuses on the professional development of Victoria’s dance community and its audiences.

Innovations invests in arts, cultural and heritage organizations wishing to create new opportunities for community members to participate in arts and cultural activities. The program is supported by the Province of British Columbia.