BCMAS is establishing a yearly contemporary dance series held throughout the year.
In dance, we believe there is no substitute for live performance. Small rural cities and coastal communities are largely deprived of this opportunity and it is very expensive for people living in these areas to travel to urban centres such as Victoria and Metro Vancouver to see performances as it incurs costs relating to overnight stays and taking time off work.
Our presentation series moving forward will include for each artist/company presented in addition to our home base of Malcolm Island, shows in neighbouring Port McNeil (at the GateHouse Theatre)and the ‘Namgis Nation/Alert Bay (in the Laurence Ambers Memorial Recreation Center). This ensures that audience from the North Island Region that includes (in addition to Malcolm Island, Cormorant Island and Port McNeill) places such as Port Alice, Woss, Port Hardy, Sayward and Campbell River, can attend and not have to rely on taking a ferry schedule. We plan in the future to have presentations in other rural areas of British Columbia.