On The Horizon


 Kalabanté Artist Residency

If you can talk, you can sing; if you can walk, you can dance.
July 4 & 5 | 5:30-7:00 pm | Franklyn Street Gym
July 6 | 3:30-5:00 pm | Maffeo Sutton Park
Spend time with these talented artists to share in the joy of dance, drum and song from Guinea! Join them and VooDoo Dave on Friday July 6th, 5:30PM, for a public demonstration at Maffeo-Sutton Park.
$25 per class
$65 for Residency Workshop Pass

20th Annual InFrinGinG Dance Festival

Celebrate diversity through dance!
July 5-8, 2018
Maffeo Sutton Park | The Port Theatre | The White Room
Crimson Coast Dance presents its 20th annual InFrinGinG Dance Festival, July 5-8, alongside the 16th Save On Foods Dragon Boat Festival.  These festivals share the same weekend and together host an extraordinarily wide array of activities for everyone! With awe-inspiring performances and workshops from visiting Guinean artists, Kalabanté, Polynesian and Middle Eastern dance displays, and the presentation of a new piece choreographed by Holly Bright -- The Sun and the Moon -- based on Snuneymuxw author, Celestine Aleck's creation story.  It’s a celebration year and there will be cake!
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Crimson Coast Dance is passionate about bringing 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. 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.
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