Photo: Cara Tench
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.
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 EVENTS

Dance and Spoken Word Creation & Performance

BC Movement Arts and Sointula Museum
October to December 2021

A dance and spoken word creation, performance & filming of a professional and community collaborative centering on the struggles and strengths of historical area women in the early 1900’s with the generous support of the BC Arts Council

lifeDUETS- Kaeja d'Dance

Allen Kaeja and Karen Kaeja
June 6, 7, 8, 9, 2024

Lifelong partners, Karen and Allen Kaeja, share an intimate rendering of life together in dance and marriage. Still dancing in their 60's, their duets embrace artistic excellence and the agelessness of life and love.

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