Vancouver International Dance Festival Announces Its Inaugural VIDF Choreographic Award

The Vancouver International Dance Festival is awarding Michelle Olson, artistic director of Vancouver’s Raven Spirit Dance, the inaugural VIDF Choreographic Award. With this biennial award, the VIDF recognizes the work of Ms. Olson for her outstanding artistic achievement and artistry in choreography through her notable creations inspired by the land and the culture of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in people of the Yukon. Through her choreography, she communicates her passion for the North and the stories that emanate from its land.

The award will be presented as part of the Vancouver International Dance Festival opening reception on Tuesday, March 5.

The 2013 Vancouver International Dance Festival runs March 2 – 23, with outstanding international, national and local contemporary dance artists in performances at the Roundhouse, Vancouver Playhouse, and Scotiabank Dance Centre, and throughout Metro Vancouver. 

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