The 2021 Fall for Dance North festival will be a hybrid mix of in-person performances and original digital content!
The Livestream Collection captured through the lens of acclaimed filmmakers Vikram Dasgupta, Barbara Willis Sweete and William Yong features live-to-air performances from Toronto and a cinematic Signature Program of dance films shot on location in Bangalore India, Havana Cuba and London UK.
Heirloom is our new in-person performance series in partnership with regional co-presenters presented in the parks and vineyards of Peterborough, Hamilton, and Niagara. These double bills feature internationally renowned percussive dancers Caleb Teicher and Nic Gareiss with a stunning roster of Canadian artists.
Free events include two exciting projects created and co-curated by FFDN Artists-in-Residence Natasha Powell and Kimberley Cooper highlighting the art of Jazz. Peggy Baker returns to the festival with a two week evening installation in Yonge Dundas Square and the FFDN podcast Mambo is back for a second season of behind-the-scenes stories about the festival artists.
“This year’s hybrid edition of FFDN brings us one step closer to our vision for a new festival format fit for our changing and increasingly virtual world,” says Ilter Ibrahimof, FFDN Artistic Director. “We are thrilled to partner with acclaimed filmmakers to elevate the quality of our digital dance presentation with striking original content produced specifically by FFDN for a worldwide audience. With our continued presentation partnership with Union Station and our new outdoor performance series Heirloom, we are excited to bring safe and sustainable in-person dance experiences to life.