Dance

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

 

Seger Nelson dancers McKeely Borger and Val Chou in taqəš. (Contributed)

Vernon-raised choreographer to close out Kelowna Ballet’s digital season

Season finale a dedicated night of dance honouring frontline health-care workers

 

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.

 

Five-piece funk band Charlene is one of the featured acts in the Feb. 18-21 online Focus series presented by the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. (VDPAC photo)

Vernon stage puts new artists in focus, amid pandemic

Performing Arts Centre third episode in online series features local youth, dancers and more

Five-piece funk band Charlene is one of the featured acts in the Feb. 18-21 online Focus series presented by the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. (VDPAC photo)
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)
Okanagan highland dance studios are joining a Canada-wide dance-a-thon in support of Food Bank Canada and Kids Help Phone Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. (Contributed)

Okanagan highlanders dance in support of kids, food banks

A nationwide virtual dance-a-thon will garner donations for Food Bank Canada and Kids Help Phone

Okanagan highland dance studios are joining a Canada-wide dance-a-thon in support of Food Bank Canada and Kids Help Phone Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. (Contributed)
Ava Lamerton on Zoom dances with Annah Cook and Esmee Austin who are in the Shuswap Dance Center studio following the lifting of some pandemic restrictions on May 19. (Shuswap Dance Center photo)

Shuswap dance students to perform on screen at Enderby’s drive-in theatre

Spectators will pull in, park and watch the performances from the comfort of their vehicles

Ava Lamerton on Zoom dances with Annah Cook and Esmee Austin who are in the Shuswap Dance Center studio following the lifting of some pandemic restrictions on May 19. (Shuswap Dance Center photo)
Care to Dance?

Care to Dance?

From never having danced before to becoming an instructor

  • May 4, 2020
Care to Dance?
The Armstrong Dance Academy has announced it’s closing due to COVID-19. (Camillia Courts photo)

Armstrong Dance Academy takes final bow

COVID-19 leads to closing of popular studio after 14 years

The Armstrong Dance Academy has announced it’s closing due to COVID-19. (Camillia Courts photo)
Dancing with the Vernon Stars sidelined due to COVID-19

Dancing with the Vernon Stars sidelined due to COVID-19

North Okanagan Hospice Society fundraiser on hold

Dancing with the Vernon Stars sidelined due to COVID-19
City Dance Okanagan owners Heather Stranks and Jens Goerner have transformed their Vernon dance studio into production studio, and are now holding virtual dance lessons during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)

Vernon studio holds virtual dance classes amid COVID-19

City Dance Okanagan is offering half-price private classes, and free group classes every Friday

City Dance Okanagan owners Heather Stranks and Jens Goerner have transformed their Vernon dance studio into production studio, and are now holding virtual dance lessons during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)
Epilogos takes the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre stage Feb. 22. (David Cooper Workshops image)

Dance steps up performance on Vernon stage

Shay Keubler’s Epilogos a dynamic, technically and visually stunning dance theatre

Epilogos takes the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre stage Feb. 22. (David Cooper Workshops image)
Zachary Rogers is a ballet dancer at the Stanislavsky Theatre in Moscow, Russia. It’s one of the biggest theatres in the country. (Submitted)

Revelstoke man becomes a Russian ballet dancer

‘It feels like a dream’

Zachary Rogers is a ballet dancer at the Stanislavsky Theatre in Moscow, Russia. It’s one of the biggest theatres in the country. (Submitted)
Last year’s Dancing With the Vernon Stars raised a record amount for the North Okanagan Hospice Society. (Sproing Creative photo)

More dancers needed for Dancing with the Vernon Stars

North Okanagan Hospice Society needs another six pairs to register for fundraising gala

Last year’s Dancing With the Vernon Stars raised a record amount for the North Okanagan Hospice Society. (Sproing Creative photo)
Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People

Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People

Former dancer is now the artistic and executive director

  • Sep 11, 2018
Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People