Silent Disco

Nordic Silent Disco

Bring your friends, dancing shoes and mittens: our Nordic Silent Disco is here to brighten up those dark December nights. Dance the cold away as our Icelandic guest DJ spins tunes straight into your headphones. You won’t want to miss out!    The Silent Disco is the anchor activity of AIRMOVES: It represents the first […]

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Play

Play

Alexander Ekman turns the historic Palais Garnier into a vast playground where every object is a plaything. Playing makes us happy, and Ekman believes we should always keep that childlike urge to jump into action and let our imaginations run free. Play combines dance, theatre, music and song into a high-energy spectacle that explores play through the […]

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Hofesh masterclass

Contemporary Dance Masterclass

This workshop will teach participants about the Hofesh Shechter Company’s distinctive movement style. Open to all kinds of dancers, from beginners to professionals. This session will include a warm-up exploring Shecter’s fundamental movement principles and learning repertoire and imagery from his work – Double Murder – before ending with a short Q&A while you cool down.

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Ballet Edmonton

Ballet Edmonton

DanceWorks presents Ballet Edmonton’s triple-bill mixed program, E-Motion Tour, of three new works by three outstanding choreographic voices. The evening opens with two works by Montreal born creator Dorotea Saykaly; winner of the inaugural Emily Molnar choreography award, and Brazilan born dancer and choreographer Diego Ramalho. The evening is anchored by a new creation by celebrated choreographer […]

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In-Ward

In-Ward

Choreographed by Montreal’s Ebnflōh Dance Company founder, Alexandra ‘Spicey’ Landé, IN-WARD depicts the complex, contradictory nature of human emotions through a performance interweaving seemingly contradictory styles of dance: hip-hop and contemporary. Six highly skilled dancers, renowned Hip-Hop beat maker and producer Shash’U, and artistic advisors Anne Plamondon and Helen Simard, confront the deep waters of the human […]

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Fearful Symmetries

Season 2022

After being absent on stage for 3 years, ProArteDanza returns with its annual fall season. With an increased sense of loneliness experienced by many, ProArteDanza reconnects with a mixed programme.  Only Who’s Left by Lesley Telford is inspired by the quote by Bertrand Russell: ‘War does not determine who is right – only who is left.’ Set to music […]

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The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice

With The Sacrifice, choreographer Dada Masilo explores the minimalism and animality of Tswana dance in relation to Igor Stravinsky’s musical work, The Rite of Spring. For the choreographer, who grew up in South Africa in a Xhosa environment, the question is not only to do as usual and mix different dance genres but to set […]

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Homelands

Homelands

Homelands is a multimedia performance created by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre. The vision of Homelands is to uphold power, sacred existence and continuance of feminine creative force. It places importance on reconnecting to ancestral lands, condoling with earth and rekindling the inner and community fires. It is a demonstration of how Onkwehon:we have always been and […]

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Les corps avalés

Les corps avalés 

Springing from an extraordinary union between classical music, performed live by the Molinari Quartet, and contemporary dance, Les corps avalés is a moving human odyssey that reveals Virginie Brunelle’s sensitive intelligence and great musicality in all its luminous power.   Against a backdrop of resilience and hope, Les corps avalés explores power relations, inequalities and social […]

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Hofesh Shechter Company

Double Murder (Clowns/The Fix)

Led by internationally celebrated choreographer Hofesh Shechter, a thrilling new double bill presents two distinctly contrasting pieces for our times.  One half of the evening is Clowns, a sarcastic nod to our ever-growing indifference to violence, originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater 1 and later produced as a widely acclaimed film and broadcast by the […]

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Older & Reckless

Older & Reckless

MOonhORsE Dance Theatre’s nationally acclaimed performance series Older & Reckless is back and hitting the stage this fall with a very special program featuring 24 celebrated dance artists!  Featuring Carol Anderson, Julia Aplin, Norma Araiza, Nova Bhattacharya, Peter Chin, Emilyn Claid, Deepti Gupta, Charmaine Headley, Bonnie Kim, Jp Longboat, Learie McNicolls, Claudia Moore, Viv Moore, […]

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Julie et l'univers

Julie et l’univers

Inspired by the journey from adolescence to adulthood, the work embraces the stories of its creator and three emerging female performers, (Morgyn Aronyk-Schell, Claire Whitaker and Sierra Chin Sawdy) with the support of live pianist, Jeanie Chung, and emerging dramaturge, Dedra McDermott. Set in a wintry landscape reminiscent of Lemieux’s childhood in Quebec City, the work explores […]

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TouchX

31 (TouchX + I am the Child of…)

Kaeja d’Dance celebrates 31 years with two new dance works created by Artistic Directors Allen and Karen Kaeja. Grounded in memory, Karen Kaeja’s TouchX and Allen Kaeja’s I am the Child of… investigate the complexity of our lived experiences. Community, perspective and a fascinating take on augmented reality technology generate evocative worlds in this double […]

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Beekah Abrahm

Dance with BK by R.I.T.E!

Fusing traditional East African dance moves and rhythms with modern concepts and high-energy hip hop grooves, this dance workshop will teach you to find rhythm in your body and mind to groove, slide, jump and shout! 

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Orkes Garasi

Blossoming Indonesia

Blossoming Indonesia is a showcase of traditional music, choreography and vocal performances. Featuring Legong, Topang and Tari Piring genre dance performances accompanied by traditional music, the two-part show is an event of dramatic and songful wonder, capturing the essence of Indonesian arts in the face of cultural evolution and history. 

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Sadaka

Sadaka

Sadaka (“to give”) was created by Nigerian dance educator, performer and choreographer Sani Abu Mohammed Allen of Ijovudu Dance International to invite divine deities to share their energy and blessings with us. Join master drummer Amadou Kienou and friends in a parade to the heart of Habari Africa. Everybody is welcome to drum, dance, clap […]

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izimba arts

IZimba Arts

Learn traditional and urban dances from Southern Africa with IZimba Arts in this high energy workshop for all ages. IZimba Arts thrives to use music and dance to share the beauty of Zimbabwean culture and traditions. 

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Ethio Azmari

Ethio Azmari

The Azmari are skilled at improvisation and play an important role in Ethiopian society, like the griots or praise singers of West Africa. Ethio Azmari features vocalist Sintayehu “Mimi” Zenebe, drummer Bereket Gebrekirstos, dancer Yordanos Behonegn Nuri, masenqo player and vocalist Abebe Fikade. 

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Children participating in bust a move dance class

Bust A Move Dance Workshop

Visitors of all abilities and all ages are invited to join a super fun drop-in dance workshop!  Bust a Move Dance (BAMD) is a leading dance company for children, teens and adults with disabilities. They work with students of all ages and abilities. Classes focus on using dance as a vehicle for social and emotional […]

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Ana Maria Lucaciu

winter guests masterclass

This class uses imagery, sensations, and various improvisation tasks, leading the participants to access their bodies’ fascinating articulation and imagination. The driving force behind the class is curiosity, wonder, active decision-making and listening, and the abandonment of judgment. There is no good, or bad, only the poetry of surprise and play concerning time, space, rhythm […]

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Afiwi Groove Dance

Afiwi Groove Dance

Come groove, affirm and express yourself through West African dance movements. Durham Region’s award-winning African Arts performing company that focuses on all African Diaspora’s artistic genres will teach you dance styles from all across Africa!

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Silent Disco

Silent Disco

Soca, dancehall, reggae, coming straight to your headphones all night long! Everyone else will be dancing, join in too! The Silent Disco is the anchor activity of AIRMOVES. It represents the first generation of events that utilized wireless headphones. Silent Disco migrates the standard party from the typical “club” sound system to non-traditional venues and […]

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a robot dance party

Robot Dance Party

Music. Robots. Bleeps and blorps – It’s a robot dance party! Step one: build your cardboard robot costume (all materials provided). Step two: hit the dance floor and show off your robot moves as world-renowned DJ Kid Koala spins a set of his favorite electro-vocoder tracks. Have fun at this not-to-be-missed robot event of the […]

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First fire dancers

All Nations Junior Drummers

Enjoy a performance by Toronto Council Fire’s All Nations Junior Drummers, a First Nations Pow Wow-influenced youth drum group created to bring empowerment and identity to youth. The youth come from many different nations and communities across Turtle Island, including Dakota, Ojibwe, Chippewa and Cree, with many singers of all ages teaching each other new […]

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