InFrinGinG Dance Festival
"This is the most fun I have ever had in my LIFE!"

This is a quote by one of the youth in our festival audience for Alvin Tolentino and Pichet Kunchun’s work Unwrapping Culture.
This year’s festival may well have been the most fun I have had in MY life! It was ripe with intelligent work by talented artists both local and guests. It was supported by dance lovers throughout our community.
I sure hope you didn’t miss it! And if you did, begin watching dates for next year’s events. They won’t be the same, yet they will be extraordinary, too!
Thank you to our audiences, volunteers, board, administration and production support, to our technical crew and designers, and to our sponsors: Canada Council for the Arts, Creative BC, British Columbia Arts Council, Heritage Canada, City of Nanaimo, VI Conference Centre, Province of BC through Direct Access Gaming, Mid-Island Co-op and the fabulous Save On Foods Dragon Boat organizing team, our festival partner for 5 years now!
Get involved! Contact us to let us know what you wish to contribute through ideas or time, financial support or performance!
- Holly Bright
  Artistic Director/Producer


Create more FUN in Nanaimo - for all - through one of the healthiest art forms of all...DANCE!
Dance will keep you young and happy. 

To that end and with the assistance of several local businesses
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Friday, November 3, 7:30pm, Port Theatre

The FIRST show of our 20th season!

Telemetry: an automated communications process by which measurements and other data are collected at remote or inaccessible points and transmitted to receiving equipment for monitoring. 
Messages are tapped out, dance artists receive and respond.  The edge at which we sit carries anticipation into the world of sensorial call and response.  
Artistically brilliant improvisation. 
You as witness.
This production is choreographed by rising star, Shay Keubler. 
He taps, hip hops, dances modern and leaps tall buildings in a single bound.  (You think I’m kidding, right? See photo above!)
Check him out: https://shaykuebler.com/telemetry/.  The show is rounded out by a company of brilliant, Vancouver based performers including the tap transmission expert, Danny Nielson. 
Be sure to watch for workshops or book your own workshop (!) by these guest artists
...AND keep your calendar open for the rest of our 2017/18 season
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.


 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.


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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