La Palabra en el Tiempo to play Victoria Fringe Festival

La Palabra en el Tiempo – Victoria Fringe Festival

Palabra Flamenco presents La Palabra en el Tiempo, a 60-minute depth-charge of frenzied dance and guitar, troubled song, and English-language poetry: raw, proud, poised.

La Palabra en el TiempoFlamenco is an Andalusian art form associated with incessant emotion and restraint, percussive rhythms, and improvisation. Whether they speak, strum, sing, or knock it out on the floor with a shoe, the artists summon a grief and praise that soak their way to dark corners. How to confront what\’s buried? Hold death near, affirming life? Invite duende?

This myth-inflected encounter honours what we’ve lost, what we’re going to lose. “Sexy, uncomfortable… incredible” (Audience member, PeekFest) A thunderous and lyrical POETRY+DANCE experience, tinged with fire and shadow. These performances are courtesy of the 2018 Victoria Fringe Festival!

SHOW DATES Thurs, Aug 23 (7:15PMFri, Aug 24 (9:15PMSat, Aug 25 (5:00PMThurs, Aug 30 (5:15PMSat, Sept 1 (6:15PMSun, Sept 2 (5:15PM)

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Our listing in the online Victoria Fringe Guide:

STARRING DANCER Denise Yeo is a professional flamenco dance soloist and palmera. She is also Palabra Flamenco\’s Artistic Director.

POET Garth Martens won the Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. He has published Prologue for the Age of Consequence (Anansi), a Finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry.

GUITARIST Gareth Owen has collaborated with acclaimed flamenco artists from Spain and North America, and recorded two albums, Gareth Owen Flamenco Guitar and El Cobre.

SINGER Veronica Maguire co-founded Alma de España School and Dance Company.


Dance Victoria presents: ODC/Dance Company

Dance Victoria presents

ODC/Dance Company


Modern Dance

What we carry What we keep Brenda Way

Dead Reckoning KT Nelson

San Francisco’s ODC/Dance Company has stepped into the spotlight in recent years, touring extensively to impressive venues across the continent. This modern dance program of two works by the company’s co-artistic directors has substance and emotional texture combined with strong production values and even stronger dancers.

“ODC/Dance is an impressive company whose choreography is at once fluid and powerful, intricate and dynamic…not to be missed.‪- Merli V. Guerra, FJORD REVIEW

Ticket Details

*Tickets starting at $29.00 | Single tickets on sale September 5 at 10am

New subscriptions available starting on April 10th through the box office, 250-386-6121.

Please note: Online ticket sales end one hour prior to the performance start time.  Tickets may be available from the box office.

Also check out other upcoming shows and events: Victoria Events & Live Music

Dance Victoria presents Dancers of Damelahamid

Dance Victoria presents Dancers of Damelahamid


First Nations Contemporary Dance: Dancers of Damelahamid

Dancers of DamelahamidShortly after the potlatch ban was lifted in 1951Ken and Margaret Harris founded Dancers of Damelahamid to preserve the Gitxsan peoples’ traditional songs and dances. Now, five decades later, the company is under the artistic direction of their daughter, Margaret Grenier whose works redefine and characterize traditional practices so that the dances continue to be tangible and accessible for new generations. Flickerincorporates multimedia technology in a story about a young man who discovers his potential.

Upcoming live performances and concerts:

Ticket Details

*Tickets starting at $38.00 | Single tickets on sale September 5 at 10am

Tickets can be purchased with a subscription prior to September 5 through the box office, 250-386-6121.

Please note: Online ticket sales end one hour prior to the performance start time.  Tickets may be available from the box office.

For more info on Dance Victoria visit:

More about: Dancers of Damelahamid

The company has produced the annual Coastal First Nations Dance Festival since 2008, presenting Indigenous dance from throughout the BC coast as well as hosting guest national and international artists.

The company’s full length dance works include Setting the Path 2004 and Sharing the Spirit 2007 which toured to New Zealand in 2008 and Visitors Who Never Left 2009 that was presented as a site specific work in the Great Hall of the UBC Museum of Anthropology. Dancing our Stories, created in 2010 and In Abundance in 2014 were developed for young audiences, as the company presents extensively for K-12 programs each year.

As well, recent works include Spirit and Tradition 2010 which was presented at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China and at the International Festival de Danzas, Cusco, Peru, 2011 and at the V11 Festival internacional de danza folklorica, Ambato, Ecuador, 2014 and at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, in July 2015.

Spirit Transforming, premiered as a full-length production at the Scotiabank Dance Centre in June 2013 and excerpts of Spirit Transforming have been presented at the Planet Indigenous Festival, Toronto, ON, in 2012, the Rubaboo Festival, Edmonton, AB, in 2013, and at the Vancouver International Dance Festival, in 2013.

Spirit Transforming toured to eight cities in British Columbia through the Made in BC Network in the fall of 2015 and at Native Earth in Toronto in the spring of 2016. The company’s most recent work, Flicker, is a multi-media dance work and was commissioned by the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, where it premiered in May 2016. It was co-produced by the Canada Dance Festival, and presented at the National Arts Centre, June 2016.

5th Victoria Flamenco Festival starts Monday #yyjevents @FlamencoVic


Downtown Victoria will be bursting with the passion and rhythm of the Victoria Flamenco Festival from July 24 – 30. For the fifth year, audiences can enjoy flamenco shows of very high caliber in Centennial Square and other downtown locations.

Most shows are FREE, and they showcase many local dancers and musicians. Locals are joined by visiting artists from Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Nova Scotia, Tacoma and Port Angeles.

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Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake coming to Royal Theatre #yyjarts

Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake, one of the world’s most famous and beloved ballets set to a cherished score by Tchaikovsky, will be performed at the Royal Theatre, N​ovember 11 at 3:​00​ PM.

40 star-studded dancers perform Olympic-worthy leaps in Moscow Ballet’s lavish Swan Lake. “Brimful with feeling” says the New York Times. Moscow Ballet’s traditional telling of the tragic Swan Lake story includes award-winning dancers, lavish costumes. Celebrate Russian ballet and the beauty of the world renowned dancers in Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake.

“Expansive… brimful with feeling ….elegantly generous”
New York Times

“Expressive and a delight to watch”
Washington Post

Royal Theatre | TICKETS
N​ovember 11, 2017 | 3​:00​ PM
Tickets starting at $37.00*