BC Movement
Arts Society
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Presenting professional local, national and international dance performances and facilitating dance creation residencies and free workshops in culturally underserved and economically depressed rural/remote coastal communities of British Columbia.

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


FORTRESS + 4 SOLOS - Livona Ellis & Rebecca Margolick

Livona Ellis & Rebecca Margolick
June 7 to 11, 2022

The explosive talents of these bright female artists from BC and NYC are showcased in an evening of solos and their first collaboration, a duet titled Fortress. Choreography: Livona Ellis; Rebecca Margolick; Peter Bingham; Allen Kaeja

The Days - a North American premiere

performed by Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen; choreographed by Theo Clinkard
June 17 to 21, 2022

The Days invites you to share a beautiful encounter with exceptional Finnish dancers Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen. BCMAS' premiere of The Days is a Partner Presentation with Nordic Bridges 2022 in Collaboration with Harbourfront Centre, Toronto.


July 22 - 24, 2022

ALEXIS FLETCHER & AMBER BARTON (with Special Guest Artist: singer/composer CHELSEA EDWARDSON) A shared evening of solos danced, choreographed & performed by these two creative dancers - versatile and exquisite physicality.

NEW Contemporary Dance Series  2021/2022

National & International Dance Artists performing in the North Island Region
December 2021 to July 2022

professional contemporary dance series held throughout the year. FUNDED BY: Canada Council for the Arts; Canadian Heritage; BC Arts Council; Province of British Columbia; Regional District of Mt. Waddington

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