WELCOME TO THE CRIMSON COAST

ON THE HORIZON
February 19, 2017
7:30pm | The Port Theatre

 
Danny Nielsen

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.
 
Monday, February 20, 2017
6:00PM | Pacific Gardens Co-housing Kitchen - 347 Seventh St, Nanaimo, BC

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
& Volunteer & Member Appreciation Dinner

Dinner is on us! As a thank you for your being such an integral part of the Crimson Coast dance movement, all members in good standing and our wonderful volunteers are invited to attend a buffet-style dinner followed by our AGM at the Pacific Gardens Co-housing kitchen.

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  TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!  
 
Friday, March 3, 2017
7:00-10:00pm | The Grand Hotel - 4898 Rutherford

14th ANNUAL WEE TIPPLE PARTY
Nanaimo’s Scotch Whisk(e)y Festival
with THE GRAND HOTEL

$95 per person


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

April 2, 2017

7:30pm | The Port Theatre

11th ANNUAL BODY TALK
DANCE FINALE PERFORMANCE

Each year our Body Talk Teen Cru select professional contemporary dance artists to offer two incredible week-long dance workshops over spring break that result in a performance on the last day!

This year the Cru has selected rising star artists OURO Collective to combine B-Boy, B-girl & Lyrical Dance styles. Join OURO Collective, the Body Talk Cru, and workshop participants for this bold, high energy finale performance.

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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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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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