• Thank You from VDE15 Organizers

    VDE15-Thank-YouOn behalf of DZouk Productions and the ‪VDE15‬ Team, we would like to thank all of you who shared our Vision, supported our Cause, and experienced our Event. We promised a Unique, Intimate, and Inspiring weekend. We hope we have been able to deliver this experience with world-class artists working by our side. VDE15 highlighted:

    • Vision’s first “Art in the Dark” experience
    • The “See Inside Me” Dance Production extended edition
    • Epic parties and social dancing to live music and amazing DJs
    • Technical workshops
    • Jaw dropping performances
    • Recognition awards
    • FUNdraising Jack-n-Jills in two dance styles
    • One-of-a-kind Artist Zouk-n-WCS Battle

    Your participation in our competitions raised 10 hours of free dance lessons for the blind, and all event proceeds are being donated to CNIB. This even could not have been possible without the help of the artists and sponsors who generously supported us:

    Sponsors:

    • Lions Club
    • Danceplace.com
    • Trebas Institute
    • Dancefeet.ca
    • Canada Zouk Congress
    • Michigan Classic
    • Westie-Con

    Organization Team:

    • Kaylyn, Arturo, Nanda, Caitlin, Colin, Alyona, Ziv

    Volunteers:

    • Tina, Kym, Clare, Kristina, Evguenia, Steven, Sandra, Maysa, Xavier, Rachel, Joanna, Sarah, Dana, Shravan, Davy

    Local Artists:

    • Jason Annmarie Marker, Nelson Clarke, Douglas Rousar, Chris Van Houten, Melissa Rollins, Chris & Melissa Moy, Igor Fraga, Xtine Croci, Julie Epplett, Shelley Saxena, Joanna Swanson, Phouvanh Meckhasinh, Marlin M Jenkins, Rosana Filipe, Roger Beckettr, Alex Chang

    Featured Artist:
    – Jordan Frisbee & Tatiana Mollmann, Kadu Pires & Larissa Thayane, Maxence Martin & Virginie Grondin, Renata Peçanha & Jorge Peres, Kakah Batista

    Vision Dancers:

    • Brandon King, George Quarcoo, Ramya Amuthan

    dZouk Dancers and SIM Cast:

    • Natalia, Monia, Stam, Yuri, Linda, Shruthi, Res Cla, Grace, Adam, Olga, Karen, Joao, Jude

    We felt a special energy during the event. We hope you felt the same.
    Until our next event, we continue dreaming and making it happen.

    Thank you!
    Darius & Laura
    VDE Organizers

  • Toronto Mayor Supports the Vision Gala 2015

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  • VDE15 Tickets on Sale!

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  • When is Vision 2015?

    Back by popular demand! DZouk Productions is diligently working on the 2015 edition of Vision Dance Encounter. Stay tuned for our official announcement!
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  • Vision Dance Encounter Donates to CNIB

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    Vision Dance Encounter met with the CNIB this morning to donate the proceeds of the event to support those living with full and partial vision loss. Organizer Darius Zi spoke with CNIB staff about future plans to support the blind and the mission of CNIB through Vision and other dance avenues.

  • Olivia Chow attended the Vision Gala

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    Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow attended the Vision Gala, and addressed the audience post-production with moving words about making a difference in the lives of the blind. Olivia Chow is a former Canadian New Democratic Party Member of Parliament, and former city councillor in Toronto. Vision Dance Encounter was fortunate to have such a philanthropic powerhouse in attendance supporting the cause!

  • “See Inside Me” Dance Production Debut

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    The “See Inside Me” Dance Production debut at Vision on May 17, 2014 to rave reviews. The audience was enthralled by the combination of dance, theatre and emotional journey that made “See Inside Me” a show never to forget!

  • Vision Dancer’s First Dance Congress


    Vision Dance Encounter 2014 was the first time Brandon, Ramya and George participated at a dance congress. After only four months of training, these Vision Dancers joined the dance community who gladly embraced them. They are the world’s first blind Brazilian Zouk dancers trained by coaches Darius Zi and Laura Riva of dZouk Productions.

  • Vision Dancer in the Brampton Guardian

    The story of Vision Dancer Brandon King was covered by the Brampton Guardian.

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    Read the article.

  • Vision Dancers on Global TV

    The story of Vision Dancers was covered by Global TV during the evening news “making a difference” segment.
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    Watch the video.