NOVEMBER Ballet, Premiers, Birthdays and Belly Dancing 2015/2016

November is filled with DANCE and we wanted to share all the upcoming events that you and the dance lovers in your life won’t want to miss.

Ballet Étoile presents: Art In Motion II

12118632_910961448987348_5369707876152538580_nBallet Étoile Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 7:30 PM – Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 2:00 PM (PST) Victoria, BC

Love the concept and I always enjoy Ballet Étoile’s movement and performances around Victoria. This is the best way to start off Dance November.

Description: A collection of new, original dances brings to life some of history’s most celebrated artworks. Famous paintings and sculptures by Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Johannes Vermeer, Gustav Klimt, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and more are reinterpreted and reborn through evocative and innovative choreography.


Ballet BC | 30 Special 30th Anniversary Presentation

DV-Performances-2015-BBC-Artists-of-Ballet-BC-Michael-Slobodian_WB_1755x840pxChoreographed by Stijn Celis New Work, Crystal Pite, Solo Echo, Cayetano Soto Twenty Eight Thousand Waves

Venue: Royal Theatre (805 Broughton Street at Blanshard)

Performances: Fri. Nov. 13 • 7:30 pm Sat. Nov. 14 • 7:30 pm

I go over to Vancouver whenever I can to attend workshops and see Ballet BC perform so I am over the moon that they are once again part of the Dance Victoria 2015/2016 season.

Description: Choreographer Celis has had a prolific career, creating a number of greatly acclaimed works for many major European dance companies. Pite’s Solo Echo is reflective, soft and very human: against a backdrop of whirling snowflakes, duets emerge and disappear, each leaving just a whisper. Soto’s work was an audience favourite when it premiered in Ballet BC’s season in 2014: “A fast-driving but meticulously sculpted vision of wrapping and unwrapping forms. No one creates pas de deux in the endlessly innovative ways Soto does.” Georgia Straight

So many extras for this show including free admission if you are 30 and a pre–show chat with Ballet B.C artistic director Emily Molnar. Go to

Convergence Contemporary Ballet Company

(premier show with Broken Rhythms)

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The performance on Friday, November 27th @7pm

Location: Glenlyon Norfolk School Theatre

You can say you were there first at Convergence’s premier performance. Artistic Director of Convergence and owner of Westcoast Academy of Performing Arts, Dana Fry, brings together the Victoria dance community to explore the talent on the island. Broken Rhythms (my Rhythmical Contemporary Company) has been invited to perform at this event and will be showing two new works.

Description: Convergence Contemporary Ballet Company’s show marks the emergence of a new voice for contemporary ballet in Victoria. They are performing three new works: Andante, Shift and For Now I Am Winter. Broken Rhythms is also premiering two new works, 1518 that took place that year in Strasbourg, and Grey Matter, a truly unique work encapsulating the rhythmical contemporary style Broken Rhythms is recognized for.


Harem hosted by Sacred Centre Dance

11896213_971964989508868_5288411424694464823_nSaturday November 28, 2015 8:00 pm

McPherson Playhouse, Victoria BC

Looking for something a little different? Harem, hosted by Sacred Centre Dance, will perform their unique contemporary fusion belly dancing at McPherson. I have seen them dance at different venues and events around Victoria and am excited to see them again.

Description: In his sixth production, artistic director Nath Keo choreographs in Turkish, Egyptian, fusion and contemporary belly dance styles in homage to the harems of the Ottoman Empire and their history of cultural fusion. This heady blend of popular and eclectic world beat music, Keo’s signature style and loads of sass from the Sacred Centre dancers will change your notion of what it means to be in a harem.

Tickets available at

*This post was written by artistic director of Broken Rhythms Dyana Sonik-Henderson to share dance shows happening in November. Please let me know if any Dance performances were missed and follow Broken Rhythms Victoria on facebook for more posts about dance events in Victoria.

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