THANK YOU!

For another wonderful season

See festival highlights here
That’s a wrap! As our 8th annual festival comes to an end we would like to sincerely thank each and every one of you for your support.


This year we had a terrific series of performances from contemporary juggling, to our Indigenous Enterprise friends from all over Canada and the US, to a tear-jerking ballet performed by 146 professional students from Canada’s National Ballet School and much, much more.

This season we presented 13 live engagements, 15 digital streams both free and ticketed and hosted over 250 artists across 11 venues.

We hope that this year’s festival captured your imagination and inspired you to follow our festival artists to see what they do next. Beyond our three-week festival, there are so many wonderful opportunities to experience dance, in Toronto and beyond. We encourage you to continue to support and engage with the artform of dance, both locally and around the world.

Though our festival has wrapped up, our love of dance keeps us moving throughout the year. You can continue to enjoy the three seasons of our in-house podcast Mambo, available to listen to year-round.

Please stay in touch with us over the coming year for the exciting events we have planned and to be first in line to hear about the next edition of Fall for Dance North festival!

Meridian Hall lobby guests attending ARISE: 2022 Signature Programme. Photographed by Bruce Zinger.

Continue to Enjoy

Mambo: The FFDN Podcast

Continue to enjoy all three seasons of FFDN's in-house podcast Mambo year round!

These insightful episodes include thoughtful and curious conversations with festival artists. 

Enjoy behind the scenes stories, connect with the diverse and creative artists of our festival and gain a more intimate understanding of dance and the creative process behind performance.

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Explore the Season

FFDN's 8th annual festival ran from Sep 17 - Oct 8, 2022.

Our in-house podcast series Mambo can be streamed year-round.

Explore the past events by Date, Program or Location by using the search tabs above.

Podcast

Digital

Mambo
The FFDN Podcast

ALWAYS AVAILABLE

All three seasons of Mambo are available to stream year-round.

Performance

In-Person

Heirloom
/ St. Catharines

Sep. 17

Outdoors at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
PAY WHAT YOU CAN

 

An invitation into the playful, colourful and surreal world of circus choreography, accompanied by live music.

heirloom
Performance

In-Person

Heirloom
/ Toronto

Sep. 20

Indoors at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto
PAY WHAT YOU CAN

 

An invitation into the playful, colourful and surreal world of circus choreography, accompanied by live music.

heirloom
Performance

In-Person

Heirloom
/ Orillia

Sep. 23

Outdoors at Leacock Museum
PAY WHAT YOU CAN

Note: This event has been rescheduled to Friday, Sep 23 due to the risk of inclement weather.

An invitation into the playful, colourful and surreal world of circus choreography, accompanied by live music.

heirloom
Film

In-Person + Digital

8-Count:
Delightful moments of dance cinema

Sep. 23

Indoors at Betty Oliphant Theatre
ALL SEATS $15 

 

Live screening of FFDN's new film series, followed by an artist chat with select directors

Gathering

In-Person

The Big Social

Sep 24

Indoors at Union
FREE 

A beginner lindy-hop and jazz workshop followed by social dancing in Union’s TD West Carriageway.

Performance

In-Person

Heirloom
/ Peterborough

Sep. 25

Outdoors at Peterborough Square courtyard
PAY WHAT YOU CAN

 

An invitation into the playful, colourful and surreal world of circus choreography, accompanied by live music.

heirloom
Performance

In-Person

Night Shift 2022

Sep. 29

Programme 1
Indoors at The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance
ALL SEATS $15

 

A late-night event that showcases innovative and thought-provoking dance by today’s dynamic movement makers.

Performance

In-Person

Margarita
& Family of Jazz

Sep 30 - Oct 2

An exciting double-bill featuring two jazz dance premieres accompanied by live music and your personal invitation to social dancing after the show!

Indoors at the Theatre at the Creative School
ALL SEATS $15

 

An exciting double-bill featuring two jazz dance premieres accompanied by live music and your personal invitation to social dancing after the show!

Film

In-Person

Crystal Pite: Angels' Atlas

Oct 3

This feature-length film follows the creative process of Crystal Pite and National Ballet of Canada dancers in the ambitious remount of the acclaimed ballet Angels’ Atlas.

Gathering

In-Person

Free Concert Series: Indigenous Enterprise

Oct. 6

Your invited to join select artists from Indigenous Liberation in this free lunch time event at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, hosted by the Canadian Opera Company.

Performance

In-Person

ARISE:
2022 Signature Programme

Oct 6 - 8

Indoors at Meridian Hall
ALL SEATS $15


An exploration of dance forms that will ignite your senses and lift your spirits. A truly diverse programme with something for everyone to enjoy. Presented with live music.

Performance

In-Person

Indigenous Liberation

Oct 7 - 8

Indoors at Toronto Metropolitan University Theatre (formerly Ryerson Theatre)


ALL SEATS $15


American dance troupe Indigenous Enterprise share with us traditional dances reimagined like never before.

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Film

Digital

Margarita & Family of Jazz

Oct. 15

An exciting double-bill featuring two jazz dance premieres accompanied by live music and your personal invitation to social dancing after the show!

Online Broadcast
$7.50 + fees 

An online, digital broadcast of our exciting double-bill jazz programme, filmed in Toronto and directed by Miha Matevzic.