The 22nd Annual Festival of New Dance offers a world-class program of contemporary dance on October 9th to 14th that was satisfy both dance aficionados and neophytes.
This year Neighbourhood Dance Works welcomes the Arts and Culture Centre as co-presenter, who will be hosting two mainstage performances. The opening gala features the internationally acclaimed Toronto Dance Theatre. Under the vision of celebrated artistic director Christopher House, the TDT performs Rivers, an adventurous and provocative counterpoint between ten dancers and the music of Ann Southam. Also at the ACC is BBOYIZM (Ottawa) fronted by one of Canada’s top street dancers, Crazy Smooth. Educative, innovative and, quite simply, mind blowing, their piece IZM is sure to be a festival highlight.
At the LSPU Hall our own treasure Louise Moyes debuts the poignant Mavis Gallant: A Docudance inspired by a series of Gallant short stories. Interdisciplinary artist Liz Solo (St. John’s) presents the magical in Dance Me, and Caroline Niklas-Gordon comes home from Toronto for Tilting, a moving meditation on resettlement. Krista Vincent, part of MUN’s School of Music presents Shoenberg’s masterpiece Pierrot Lunaire with choreography by Lynn Panting. Karen Bernard (New York) brings Ouette, an exploration of imagined and real experiences while Tara Cheyenne Performance (Vancouver) presents the insanely funny black comedy Goggles.
Halifax’s Mocean Dance performs the cinematic Beside myself, Gasping (2008), a visually stunning and deeply resonating work. Eroca Nicols (Toronto) will collaborate with local dancers on the entertaining Made to Order.
Be a Friend of the Festival!
Want to help support the festival? Become an official Friends of the Festival of New Dance! In exchange for $25 or more we will:
- issue you a charitable tax receipt for 2012
- list you in our program as a friend of the festival
- list you in our website as a friend of the festival
One lucky Friend of the Festival’s name will be drawn on October 1st to receive a festival pass!
Final Call for Curtain Risers at FND 2012
This year’s Festival of New Dance has once again put out a call for “curtain riser” performers. Selected performers will be featured alongside main stage acts such as BBOYIZM. Open to any genre of dance, this is a great opportunity for local dancers to share the stage with some of Canada’s most prolific dancers as well as perform in front of a fresh audience.