HCA Dance Theatre
HCA DANCE THEATRE was established for the purpose of:
- Creating and presenting professional, new dance based works
- Professional development of artists in Dance
- Development of interdisciplinary dance based practices which integrate; music, visual and theatre arts
The artistic vision of the HCA Dance Theatre is to enrich the artistic and cultural landscape of Hamilton and Golden Horseshoe region, complementing and completing Hamilton’s artistic landscape which includes reputable Opera, Orchestras, Theatres and Art Galleries with a professional dance company.
The HCA Dance Theatre was established to produce and present new dance works for local audiences. The community benefits from the aspirations of HCA Dance Theatre in its pursuit to produce high quality dance performances for new and existing audiences in the Hamilton and Niagara Region. We believe the unique aspect of developing interdisciplinary dance based works which integrate a variety of artistic practices further encourages this process of developing new audiences and promoting dance education.
Vitek Wincza is the Artistic Director and Producer of the HCA Dance Theatre. Wincza is a professional in the dance milieu with extensive achievements and recognition. The Hamilton Nutcracker, choreographed and produced by Wincza, hosted 10,000 audience members over eight consecutive years and is often attributed with contributing to the development of dance in the community.
Gary Smith from the Hamilton Spectator attests to Wincza’s role in establishing a dance audience in Hamilton and the caliber of his productions claiming, “the fact a Polish immigrant flush with love for his new home city, desperate to put down dance roots in the shadow of steel mills and a decaying downtown was inspired enough to spearhead a grand, large-scale Nutcracker is not just amazing. It’s downright incredible. …After years of making do with hand-me-down versions, some of them quite dreadful, Hamilton had a brilliant dance work entirely its own.”