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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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

Residency Program - ONGOING

Sointula Athletic Hall and Finnish Organizational Hall
ON GOING

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

AU TOUR DANCE COMPANY

AU TOUR DANCE COMPAMY
APRIL 7, 9, 13, 14, 2024

AU Tour Dance Company, founded in 2024 by Arts Umbrella, is a new professional contemporary dance repertoire company from Vancouver, featuring the newest generation of artists of virtuosity and power!

Hip Hop, Tap, and Contemporary Jazz - "Just Another Moment in Movement"

Zachary Burke, Shane Simpson, Julien Naud, Brenna Homan, Kiara Mcllravey
March 7, 8, 9, 10, 2024

Five of BC’s top commercial dance artists in an evening showcasing their skillful versatility in Hip Hop, Tap, and Contemporary Jazz: ZACHARY BURKE, KIARA MCILRAVEY, JULIEN NAUD, BRENNA HOMAN AND SHANE SIMPSON.

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