[BIO] Victoria Mackenzie – Interprète – Threesixnine

Publié le 14 mars 2019 par Laurence Bégin

Victoria Mackenzie_credit Alexandre Gilbert

Victoria Mackenzie – alias Vic Versa – débute la danse à un très jeune âge. Après avoir exploré plusieurs styles, elle complète ses études à L’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal en 2013. Elle est également active dans le milieu du break dance depuis 2008.

Elle danse pour différentes compagnies et chorégraphes, tels que Tentacle Tribe, Helen Simard, Le Cirque du Soleil et Alias Dance Project ; et pour des festivals / producteurs tels que Breakin’ Convention, Summer Dance Forever, Urban Moves, PamAm Games, Festival 100Lux, Tangente et Festival Quartiers Danses.

Ses oeuvres solo TheStoryProject (2014) et Identity Binding (2017) ont été présentées à Montréal et Toronto par 100Lux, TUDS et Tangente. Comme chorégraphe, elle a créé Hexad Myriad pour l’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal (2016).

Elle travaille avec Tentacle Tribe depuis 2016.


Victoria began dancing as a child and studied many styles (tap, jazz, ballet, gymnastics) until finding herself situated between the contemporary dance and breaking scenes. A natural mover and music lover, she has danced most of her life. She received her formation in dance from Ecole de danse contemporaine de Montreal in 2013 and has been breaking since 2008.

She has performed in contemporary dance/hip hop/commercial shows and festivals throughout Canada, performing for companies/artists such as Cirque du Soleil, the Body Slam Collective, Helen Simard, Alias Dance Project; and events such as Breakin’ Convention’s Open Art Surgery, Panamania for PamAm Games, Street vs. Stage (Summerworks), Festival 100Lux, and Festival Quartiers Danses.

Since 2014 she has been in periodic creation of her first solo, TheStoryProject, which she has performed at Festival 100Lux, TUDS, and Festival Quartiers Danses. Her second solo show, Identity Binding, was performed as part of Tangente’s 2016/17 season.

Her most recent creation, Hexad Myriad, was the result of a collaboration with Ecole de danse contemporaine de Montreal. She was invited as the choreographer for Projet Fly, and worked with 6 graduates from EDCMTL during the summer of 2016.

A sometimes teacher, Victoria gives episodic workshops in Toronto and Montreal and continues to build her series called Get Low (a dynamic floowork class for dancers). She continues to break and compete in battles, recently winning the Concrete Kingz battle at Under Pressure in Top Rock. Through her work with KeepRockinYou, she has facilitated breaking workshops, organized community events and battles, and spent time investing in elevating the b-girl scene in Toronto and Montreal.

In 2016 she joined the Canadian company Tentacle Tribe.

Photo : Alexandre Gilbert

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