Dance Victoria (formerly Victoria Dance Series) is a subscription series of classical and contemporary dance serving Southern Vancouver Island. The company presents about 20 performances of six or seven Canadian and (recently) international dance companies. Additionally, Dance Victoria is engaged in comprehensive community outreach programs which include free workshops, lecture demonstrations and community dance projects. Every Body Dance, an integrated (disabled/able-bodied) dance performance company is nested at Dance Victoria.
The company hosts an extended creative residency each year that provides selected companies with the opportunity to develop new work while engaging with the local community. Dance Victoria also commissions new work.
Companies that have performed as part of the Dance Victoria presentation series include, the National Ballet of Canada, Toronto Dance Theatre, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Lola Dance, Kidd Pivot, Ballet BC, O Vertigo, Les Ballets jazz de Montreal, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, Wen Wei Dance, The Holy Body Tattoo, Kokoro Dance and many more.
If you are interested in performing in the presentation series, please contact Dance Victoria at least eighteen months to two years in advance of a planned tour.
The Royal Theatre
Description: Proscenium Theatre, single balcony plus two side boxes, conventional seating
Seating Capacity: 1434, including 6 wheelchair positions. 45 seats removed for full orchestra pit.
Description: Proscenium theatre, single balcony plus two side boxes, conventional seating
Seating Capacity: 818, including 4 wheelchair positions. 41 seats are removed for full orchestra pit. Visit www.rmts.bc.ca for more information on facilities.