IMGX - Installation Dance and Art is a live/broadcast dance performance event and an installation art piece. It is a joining of dance and visual arts, and a reimagining of the dance experience. I am working in collaboration with The Dance Centre, Crossmaneuver and PHT Creative Hub Cooperative. The IMGX concept allows the viewer to enter into the world of the dance piece and experience the performance while moving through the different spaces of the second floor of the Presentation House Theatre, the former North Vancouver Museum. There will be at least two dance pieces and some art pieces in the show. The dances are Present in Absence and Hearts of Cloth. They will be shown both live and on video. The art installed will relate to these two works. The videos of the dances will be screened as part of the Digital Dance Fall programming at the Dance Centre as well as in April during a live broadcast from the Presentation House Theatre.
Community Art Project - The Silver Line
A virtual gathering with artist, Virginia Duivenvoorden. Try a new craft and learn more about the connections between art and well being
To creates a cuddly fabric heart ornament for your home or to give as gift.
Take a photo and submit it to the digital mosaic.(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cut your fabric scraps into small hearts and send in for the art installation piece.
We aspire to pursue dance experimentation while remaining deeply connected to our principles of learning.
This dance piece follows an artist's journey from confinement through chaos to calm. The process takes dance and art that was created at home during the pandemic, inside the (Covid) safe shelter of the studio and theatre. The resulting digital performance incorporates an emergent process of experimentation with video and art installation.
I took the seeds of the ideas for a dance piece in July from my home to the Dance Centre as BC was reopening. While adapting the choreography in a different space, I revisit my curiosity for using visual arts lenses for dance. The string and suspended objects I use, create optical and physical differences in the dance studio. I brought fabric from my projects at home, inspired by installation pieces I had been a part of in Arnhem, Netherlands. Influenced by love for the use of fabrics in many dance forms, I am in awe of the beautiful traditions and stories that breathe life into cloth. In my personal history, ballet is foundational and it is the language of the tutu that fascinates me for some time now. I have included a deconstructed tutu in this piece, otherwise known as seven yards of tulle. The tutu is a perfect partner in dancing my story. The tulle represents the unravelled dreams I experienced during a profound loss of mobility and yet equally my hopes and dreams for the future.
Choreography and performance by Virginia Duivenvoorden
Directed by Kay Huang Barnes
Kay and Virginia launched their collective on September 11th, 2020.
We are connected by a shared history of performance in interdisciplinary and site-specific works during our time working together with the Karen Jamieson Dance Company. We started co-teaching in 2019 and began to learn about each other's current practice. Our collective emerged to practice experimentation in dance while remaining connected to our deeply valued principles of learning and movement formation. Creative process is central to the work and values we share with our students and program participants. Using the guiding principles of collaboration, play, exploration and experimentation, we are developing works that aim to portray the heart of the artist.
~ Virginia Duivenvoorden/Crossmaneuver
The Dance Centre
PHT Creative Hub Cooperative
Score and template for solo and collaborative work with dancer Brittany Dickson who performed at FANS Emerging Artist Cabaret, August 2019, Presentation House Theatre , North Vancouver, BC.
Presented during Artist Residency at Parkgate Community Centre January 2019
Presented during Artist Residency at Marc’s Madness Dance Studio. April 26 - 28, 2018
Presented April 2018 at Marc’s Madness, North Vancouver, BC.
Preview performance Anne MacDonald Studio July 2016
Featuring Candice Johnson and Deborah Rossouw
Produced by the Launch Pad at the Anne McDonald Studio, North Vancouver, BC
Premiered as part of New Works Dance Allsorts at the Roundhouse.
Installation Art and Artist Residency Project in partnership with Stichting Atelier Beheer Arnhem, NL
De Kapel Danstheatre, Arnhem, NL
EDDC Theatre, Arnhem, NL
EDDC Theatre, Arnhem, NL
EDAM Studio Show, Vancouver, BC
DANCE ON THE SHORE: North Vancouver Artists in Residence from Marc‘s Madness Dance Studio are dancing up a storm in this Studio Show! Dance on the Shore features dance, live music and original choreography from North Shore artist Virginia Duivenvoorden. Virginia is one of the Artists in Residence at Marc's Madness Dance Studio. Providing a much needed home for professional dance on the North Shore, Marc’s Madness is about discovering the artist in you and developing your work in a supportive community. Come out to have fun and discover the work of local dance artists
Virginia Duivenvoorden is a dance artist and choreographer with an interdisciplinary lens on dance and arts integration. Her choreography and creative process integrate dance, film techniques, improvisation, theatre and stage design. Her passion to share in the creation of artistic work is practiced through teaching, collaborations with other artists, and performing in her original works.
Candice Johnson Haikkula is an artist and educator with extensive professional experience. Her breadth of knowledge in the arts has given her the opportunity to work as a performer, teacher, curator and as a community builder who can connect both organizations and individuals. She has traveled the province, to Ecuador, China and New Zealand to teach in schools and perform in communities while always advocating for the development of arts and culture at home in North Vancouver.
The show will feature dance from Virginia Duivenvoorden, Lynne Addington and Marc Berezowski. Music from Frank Duivenvoorden and vocal performance by Candice Johnson Haikkula.