Over the last year we’ve been doing our best to promote the emerging Calgary Arts scene here at Nuvo Hotel Suites. So far it’s been a really rewarding experience for us. While it’s true that artistic culture has yet to fully bloom in Calgary, it’s at least really starting to sprout. While we continue to run our monthly “Free Stay For a Visiting Creative” contest through Calgary Arts Development, we have also recently worked out a partnership with Dancers’ Studio West.
What is Dancers’ Studio West? Well, that’s a good question. Dancers’ Studio West was founded in 1981 by Elaine Bowman and her husband Peter Hoff in an attempt to give the then-puny arts community in Calgary a shot in the arm.
Today, Dancers’ Studio West isn’t really any single thing. It’s a contemporary dance company (they’ve actually been one of Canada’s premier dance presenters for more than 25 years) and it’s also a place of learning and development for up-and-coming dancers and choreographers. They have a unique mentored residency program that allows artists to develop in an environment that is both guided and creative. In fact, Dancer’s Studio West has made a concerted commitment to showcase up and coming local talent.
The next upcoming show with DSW is The Susie Burpee Show: Dances in the Third Person. It plays at 8PM on November 4th, 5th, and 6th and tickets are $22 for adults and $18 for students.
Jonathan Meier is the Online Marketing and Social Media Coordinator for Nuvo Hotel Suites, a small boutique hotel in Calgary, Alberta. When he’s not at the Hotel dealing with the daily dose of craziness he’s usually out in the mountains near his hometown of Canmore where he can be seen climbing, skiing, or doing anything at all that doesn’t involve computers.