Digidance

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Digidance is back for a second season in 21/22. This joint initiative of Canadian dance presenters aims to deliver exceptional, full-length Canadian and international dance content online to patrons across the country. Each video-on-demand piece is accompanied by a “enhancement” segment that consists of interviews with artists and provides context and depth for the audience’s appreciation, produced exclusively for Digidance viewers.  

Created in July 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Digidance was formed by some of the country’s leading dance presenters:  DanceHouse  (Vancouver), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), and Danse Danse  (Montreal). By joining expertise, experience, and international networks, the partner organizations are better equipped to pivot to presenting work online – which was a first for all four organizations. Beyond the short-term response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions placed on presenting live work in theatres, Digidance ensures a rich legacy of dance in Canada for future years through continued presentations and access to Canadian and international dance works without the barriers of transportation, physical mobility, and affordability.