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Physic/Alchemy – A Look Back

Last month April 19-21 Dancers’ Studio West presented Physic/Alchemy: An Evening of Choreography by Davida Monk. This show was the culmination of years of work that Davida Monk has created over her years as Artistic Director of DSW. Following the production, several dancers wrote of their positive experiences working with Davida and on their craft: Jared…


Physic/Alchemy Preview

Artistic Director Davida Monk concludes her tenure as Artistic Director with Physic/Alchemy, a celebration of her choreographic work. Physic/Alchemy runs April 19-21 in the Vertigo Theatre Playhouse. Tickets are on sale here: For a special sneak preview of what you can expect to see, check out these excerpts from two works that will be performed at Physic/Alchemy – Ashes for…


DANCERS’ STUDIO WEST ANNOUNCES NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, SASHA IVANOCHKO

February 6, 2018 – For Immediate Release MEDIA RELEASE Media Inquiries: Tim Ford P 587 889 3179 | E communications@dswlive.ca Calgary, AB – After an extensive 4-month national search by the Board of Directors, Dancers’ Studio West (DSW) announces Sasha Ivanochko as its new Artistic Director, commencing August 2018. Outgoing Artistic Director Davida Monk will complete her tenure in July…


Artistic Director Steps Aside

Davida Monk, Hope is a feathered thing, choreographed by Linnea Swan, Annual Alberta Dance Festival 2017 Photo: Tim Nguyen, Citrus Photography Artistic Director Steps Aside This coming season, 2017 – 2018, will mark my tenth and final season as Artistic Director of Dancers’ Studio West. I am certain that I have made the decision to leave…


What goes into a choreographic work?

Come to hear the nitty-gritty. Featured choreographers will lead you from the inception to realization, through concept and background detail, through the research and creative processes, and the images and the sounds and design elements that led to a particular work.  The presentations include a Q & A session followed by an informal reception. Part 2:…