Performing arts students stage new work in Oak Bay – Victoria News

The Canadian College of the Performing Arts is hosting a showcase of new work for audiences live and online this week.

The two-day festival on March 10 and 11 features a variety of disciplines including music, dance and theater at the Oak Bay School.

Sophomores create, choreograph, develop, and direct pieces from initial inspiration in a 10-minute staged performance. Students apply for this extracurricular program with a written project proposal, then each student is paired with a faculty member to guide them from preparation for incubation to final presentation.

“The college is committed not only to nurturing the next generation of performing artists, but also to inspiring the next generation of artistic leaders adding their voices to the Canadian theater landscape,” said Chief Artistic Director Caleb Marshall. .

Festival Of New Works 2022 takes place Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm at the CCPA, 1701 Elgin Rd. Each performance is followed by a lively conversation with the creators where audience members can get an insight into the creative process and what inspired work. Each night offers new shows, visit to find out more.

Although trigger warnings are announced before each individual performance, content may include discussions of mental health, sexuality, the global pandemic, bereavement, suicide, death and violence.

Tickets are available by donation (suggested minimum of $10) at

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