Applications Open For $14,000 Chrystal Dance Prize

Dance Victoria is inviting applications for the 2012 Chrystal Dance Prize of $14,000 from dance artists who are at different stages of their career and who have an international focus.

The prize is named for Dr. Betty “Chrystal” Kleiman whose bequest to the Victoria Foundation in 2009 created the prize.

It was Chrystal’s desire that dance artists from western Canada have the opportunity to learn from and work with the best professionals in the world and that they bring these influences and new works back to Canada.

A much loved pediatrician in Victoria known for her extraordinary work with troubled youth, Kleiman was fiercely individual. She loved the arts and pursued interests in poetry, pottery, painting and dance. She was also an avid kayaker and environmentalist.

One of her proudest achievements was getting arrested when she protested against the logging of Clayquot Sound on Vancouver Island in 1993. The Chrystal Dance Prize is awarded to individual artists who share Chrystal’s generosity and passion for self-expression.

Dance Victoria is inviting applications from dance artists who are at different stages of their career and who have an international focus.

Further details and application forms are available at the Dance Victoria website.

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 30, 2012.

 

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