Having performed The Nutcracker only once last year due to COVID-19, Yui Sugawara looks forward to performing as the Sugar Plum Fairy in this year’s production. “I’m excited to bring such a traditional ballet back to Montreal again,” she says. “It’s an important Christmas ritual for many people, and I’m so happy to be able to bring back the Christmassy vibe to the theatre.”
Merging the worlds of ballet, performance art, and counterculture, the Kenyan-born Indian-Canadian artist places community at the heart of his work by questioning the status quo and finding hope through resilience.
Juno-winning producer and DJ Felix Cartal on his punk-rock roots, tackling imposter syndrome, creating dance music in a time of social distancing, and his new album Expensive Sounds for Nice People.
The prominent role of Neveah Stroyer, a budding Black ballerina given the chance of a lifetime to study at a top-ranking classical dance school, seemed custom-made, save for one crucial detail: Jefferson had no previous acting training or experience.
Siphesihle November, first soloist at the National Ballet of Canada, soars past ballet’s colour barrier to land at the pinnacle of his profession.
The work by the Canadian choreographer and artist was originally created in the aftermath of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in 2016, but the message is still relevant today.
From a tender age, Jonathon Young was determined to make art. The playwright and performer explores words, theatre, and dance as mediums of expression, while captivating audiences with his transformational power on the stage.
Founded in 1974, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo started in off-off-Broadway spaces in New York before touring the world The Trocks, as it’s affectionately known, is referred to as the world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company, having travelled to over 600 cities and 40 countries.
For its 2019 programming the Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) is presenting a diverse, eclectic collection of pieces from Vancouver as well as around the world.