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GIVE THE GIFT OF DANCE...
TO A LOVED ONE OR YOURSELF!
From now until January 21, you can purchase an all access pass to see all four shows in our 2016-17 Season!
only $75 each
Wednesday, January 29, 2017
3:00-4:30PM | Fine Balance Studio, 2409 E. Wellington Road
FRANKLIN METHOD BAND WORKSHOP
with Noam Gagnon
Have you been curious about the Franklin Method, or are you already a devotee to its method of dynamic stabilization? This full-body band conditioning workshop will enliven your body. A series of resistance band exercises, emphasizing whole body conditioning for flexible strength and dynamic posture. The Franklin Method (in German Franklin-Methode) was founded in 1994, and was originally for dancers. Extended from dance field to every kind of human movement, the principal goals are how to obtain dynamic body alignment and how to move the body with maximum efficiency.
January 29, 20177:30pm | The Port Theatre
THE MARS HOTEL
with original music played live by Handmade Blade:
Peggy Lee, JP Carter and Aram Bajakian
Commisioned by author P.W. Bridgman as a response to his flash fiction of the same title, five elite performers from Vancouver’s contemporary dance and music scenes bring to the stage, a bold exploration of relationship that engages and delights through humour, whimsy and poignancy.
February 19, 20177:30pm | The Port Theatre
LOVE. BE. BEST. FREE
featuring live jazz with vocals by Andrea Superstein
Quirky, arty, pop-jazz tour de force, Andrea Superstein (Montreal/Vancouver) heads up the live jazz ensemble that accompanies this show.
Four extraordinarily talented, world class, Canadian tap dancing men deliver a high energy performance fusing comedy, athleticism, and tap dance to tell a story about a man who gives it up for love at the risk of losing himself then faces the question of what is most important to his happiness.
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
Friday, March 3, 20177:00-10:00pm | The Grand Hotel - 4898 Rutherford
14th ANNUAL WEE TIPPLE PARTYNanaimo’s Scotch Whisk(e)y Festival
with THE GRAND HOTEL
$95 per person
Sunday, March 5, 2017
3:30-6:30pm | Rotary Fieldhouse - 850 Third Street
FIRST SUNDAY DANCE JAM
Action Theater with Bronwyn Preece
$35 per person
Bronwyn returns to Nanaimo for another afternoon of Action Theater®. This will be an extended 3 hour session vs our usual 2 hour session. We will program more Action Theater® specific jams depending on the response to this. So come and check it out.
Action Theater® is an improvisational physical theater training and performance method created by Ruth Zaporah for Actors, Dancers, Vocalists, Public Speakers, Musicians, Enthusiasts and The Curious, developed by Ruth Zaporah. Learn how to embody your actions and voice. 17+ and requires maturity. All skill levels welcome.
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Crimson Coast is the only organization in our community dedicated to providing professional contemporary dance performances, workshops, and residencies. We are passionate about bringing you diverse, high-calibre artistic opportunities to the Nanaimo area, which would not otherwise be available. Did you know that for each event, when we bring professional artists to Nanaimo to perform, we work with them to offer dance workshops in the community at all skill levels? These opportunities provide the Nanaimo community with a remarkable opportunity to learn from established professional artists in addition to seeing their performance work in a fully staged performance environment.
Through participation in mainstage workshops and classes, dance provides a range of health benefits to the communities we serve. While we already know that exercise in general has numerous beneficial effects, from reducing rates of cardiovascular disease to improving mood and memory, dance has specific and targeted health results. Independent research studies out of the UK over the past 10 years are reporting a significant positive impact of dance on youth, identifying increases in physical fitness, self-esteem, and overall psychological health.
As well, the social benefit of the shared creative experience whether in a class or witnessing a performance inspires dialogue, sense of self and a sense of community identity. Dance holds a place for beauty in this world. Beauty is essential to inspiration and health as well as to the recuperative process as we move through today's global challenges.
We are grateful for the opportunity to live, work, and play on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nations.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia