BC Movement
Arts Society
See our past and upcoming projects
Photo: Cara Tench
Bringing country and city dancing together by facilitating professional contemporary
dance performance, creation residencies
teaching and management.

We acknowledge that BCMAS is located within the unceded Kwakwaka’wakw territories of the ‘Namgis, Kwakiutl, and Mamalilikala Nations.
Our Story

Who we are

Led by seasoned dance artist and festival director Mary-Louise Albert, an artistic associate and a Board of Directors and advisors of professional and community dance enthusiasts.

photo Chuck Wilt of UNA Productions
resident artist November 2019

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Photo: Maxx Berkowitz

Based in Sointula, Malcolm Island, British Columbia, Canada

Sointula is an isolated village on Malcolm Island in British Columbia, Canada. Lying between Vancouver Island and the British Columbia mainland, northeast of Port McNeill and not far from Alert Bay. We acknowledge that BCMAS is located within the unceded Kwakwaka’wakw territories of the ‘Namgis, Kwakiutl, and Mamalilikala Nations.

Upcoming Projects

Solo Dances/Past into Present Presented by The Dance Centre

Two generations of Canadian dance artists in a vibrant evening of solo dance
December 3rd to 17th online

Solo Dances/Past into Present - Featuring dancers and choreographers Livona Ellis, Vanessa Goodman, Rebecca Margolick, Serge Bennathan, Peter Bingham, Tedd Robinson and Allen and ML Albert

Contemporary Dance Series Coming Spring 2021

National and International Dance Artists performing in the North Island Region
Throughout 2021 - exacts dates TBA

A yearly professional contemporary dance series held throughout the year.

Dance and Spoken Word Creation & Performance

Community & BCMAS
Dec/Feb 2020/21 - Exact dates coming soon

A dance and spoken word creation, performance & filming of a professional and community full-length collaborative centering on the struggles and strengths of historical area women in the early 1900’s.

Residency Program

Various Venues

artist creation residencies with work in process public showings in Sointula, Malcolm Island


Rebecca Marolick & Hannah Epperson - POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19
new dates coming soon

A live music and dance piece performed and created by violist Hannah Epperson and dancer / choreographer Rebecca Margolick with supporting live sound by Maxx Berkowitz.

The Days

performed by Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen choreographed by Theo Clinkard
Fall 2021

The Days invites the audience to share an encounter with two exceptional Finnish dancers Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen.

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