Vision Dance Encounter See how you can make a difference! Thu, 08 Oct 2015 02:03:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Thank You from VDE15 Organizers Thu, 08 Oct 2015 02:03:30 +0000 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:


  • Lions Club
  • Trebas Institute
  • Canada Zouk Congress
  • Michigan Classic
  • Westie-Con

Organization Team:

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


  • 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


Vision Dancers to Compete Internationally Sat, 26 Sep 2015 01:26:30 +0000 DZouk Productions is proud to announce Vision Dancers George Quarcoo and Ramya Amuthan got qualified to compete at the World Latin Dance Cup in Miami in December 2015. The competition is covered by ESPN and broadcasted live to 50 countries. They are the first visually impaired couple to compete at this international event in the Limitless Division. Follow their journey on our Facebook page.


Toronto Mayor Supports the Vision Gala 2015 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:40:40 +0000 VDE15-Toronto-Mayor-John-Tory-Message-Vision-Gala-CNIB-dZouk


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Announcing Vision Dance Encounter 2015 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:30:23 +0000 Fusion dance event for West Coast Swing and Brazilian Zouk. Held at the InterContinental Toronto Center Hotel. Images of the Production "See Inside Me".
West Coast Swing & Zouk will meet in Toronto again!
We are pleased to announce that VDE2015 will be held Oct 2-4, 2015 in Toronto.
Our featured artists, Kadu & Larissa and Jordan & Tatiana will return to Toronto.
The 2nd edition of VDE will have new artists on staff.
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When is Vision 2015? Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:39:05 +0000 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 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 00:58:09 +0000 Vision-Dance-Encounter-Donates-to-CNIB

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 Sat, 17 May 2014 00:51:00 +0000 Vision Dance Encounter-Vision Gala
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 Sat, 17 May 2014 00:16:57 +0000 Vision Dance Encounter-Vision Gala
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!