WELCOME TO THE CRIMSON COAST

ON THE HORIZON
BE BOLD. Dance!

March 27 to April 1, 2017
Vibe Dance Academy, 1969 Boxwood Drive, Nanaimo
 

11TH ANNUAL BODY TALK
SPRING BREAK DANCE WORKSHOPS

TEENS: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Registration: $125
ALL AGES: 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Registration $125

An intergenerational dance experience produced by the Crimson Coast Dance Body Talk Cru!
Our youth teen council, known as the Body Talk Cru, have spent the year organizing this event for our community. They selected rising star artists of the OURO Collective to spend six days in Nanaimo, March 27 to April 1,
teaching two workshops a day.

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B-boy. B-girl. BE BOLD. Dance.

April 2, 2017

7:30pm | The Port Theatre

11th ANNUAL BODY TALK FINALE PERFORMANCE
with OURO Collective

OURO Collective performs PACE as part of the 11th Annual Body Talk Dance Finale

 

Working within the themes of human connection/disconnection and living in a dense urban environment, PACE is OURO Collective’s second creation. PACE is a unique hybrid of breaking, waacking, hip hop, popping ad contemporary dance which explores each collective member’s personal relationship with anxiety, competition, suppression and isolation.


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May 15-20,2017 | Creative Residency TIMES & LOCATIONS TBA
May 20, 2017 | Performances TIMES & OUTDOOR LOCATIONS TBA
 

BODY OF WATER PROJECT
Springboard Performance

 
Join Nicole Mion of Springboard Performance (Calgary), Danielea Castell, Genevieve Martin and Holly Bright in a week long creative process to develop a movement based performance that explores the value of water to our community, our person and our lives.Body of Water, a creative stream of exchange, is an imaginative ode to the environment that has taken place at specific sites in Whitehorse, Calgary, St. Johns and now Nanaimo.
 
Please note: the Dance Jam in April will be on the second Sunday. Join us Sunday, April 2 for the Body Talk Finale Performance at the Port Theatre!
 
Sunday, April 9, 2017
3:30-5:30 | Rotary Fieldhouse - 850 Third Street
 

SECOND SUNDAY DANCE JAM
Fluid Body - Contact Improvisation with Mary Jo Fulmer


Registration $15 

In partners, groups and in deep individual attention to our own body and breath, we will explore ways of engaging our body's wisdom, aliveness and playfulness. We will tap into somatic possibilities for releasing, connecting, grounding, lightening up, finding spirals, and interacting with self, the environment, and others.
Sunday May 7, 2017
3:30-5:30pm | Rotary Fieldhouse - 850 Third Street
 

FIRST SUNDAY DANCE JAM
Nia Dance with Lesha Skupien

 
Registration $15

Nia is a barefoot dance practice that combines elements of modern dance, martial arts and healing arts. Set to soul-stirring music and appropriate for all bodies and fitness levels, Nia dance routines are engaging, uplifting, and a lot of fun!
 
Sunday, June 4, 2017
3:30-5:30pm | Rotary Fieldhouse - 850 Third Street
 

FIRST SUNDAY DANCE JAM
BOING BOING with Jane Ellison

 
PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED - $20 
 
Jane’s class is a unique synthesis of exercise and movement. The 90-minute experience is physical, spiritual, earthy, and fun, and the work is beneficial to all levels of fitness.
 

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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 case, 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.

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Who We Are 
 
 
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.
 
 

OUR SPONSORS

 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.

                           

                
 
CRIMSON COAST DANCE SOCIETY
Mailing Address: #5-150 Commercial Street Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5G6
Office Address: CIBC Nanaimo Arts Centre - 60 Wharf Street, Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5G6
PHONE: 250-716-3230
 
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