Co-presented by TO Live
International Dance Festival
Usually by now, we would have announced our full festival lineup of a diversity of dance genres from Canada and around the world; however, as we all know, there is nothing usual about 2020. Nor will there be anything usual about the programming we are planning for the fall.
In these extraordinary times, we are taking a fresh look at how we can present dance and finding new and exciting ways to connect you with the artform we all love. This year is a chance to highlight Toronto more than ever and cast a spotlight on the local dance community, while maintaining our international connections. We look forward to announcing more details over the summer.
FFDN is built on a commitment to diversity, inclusivity, accessibility and equity. We need to ensure that our values are not just words; they are principles that we must always honor through our actions.
We recognize the responsibility we have to be an ally for the Black and Brown, Indigenous and People of Colour within our community - at home and globally. We pledge to develop short and long-term goals that re-affirm our anti-racist responsibilities and represent the diversity of the city, country and world we live in, on our stages and within our organizational structure. We will make mistakes along the way, but only by trying will we learn and improve.
from Artistic Director llter Ibrahimof
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Stay informed about our new pivot for fall 2020!
"What is Indigenous Dance?" Panel
Listen online to the lively discussion we held on Oct. 3, 2019 in support of our indigenous dance program at Ryerson Theatre, moderated by Michael Greyeyes.
Stay engaged with dance online!
To spread a little joy during this time of social distancing, we are making these formerly private, archival videos from past festivals accessible for a limited time.
Thanks to the artists for allowing us to share these clips with you, and revel in the beauty of these pieces once again!
Photo by Kendra Epik
Photo by Bruce Zinger
Photo by Marlowe Porter
Photo by Marlowe Porter
An Ambitious Festival with a Democratic Spirit
Fall for Dance North (FFDN) is Toronto’s premier international dance festival and an Ontario not-for-profit organization and registered charity. Founded in response to the crucial need to fortify the dance audience of the future, FFDN attracts new audiences to experience a diversity of the best established and emerging dance happening in Toronto, across Canada and around the world. Our mandate is to reflect Toronto’s multiculturalism, create an atmosphere of shared discovery, and entice people to attend live dance performance throughout the year.
Compagnie Hervé KOUBI, Photo by Sharon Bradford | Ryerson Theatre Program Attendee, Photo by Francesca Chudnoff | Una Ludviksen, Sara Mearns, Christian Allen, and David Norsworthy in Cunningham Centennial Solos: Toronto by Merce Cunningham, arranged by Dylan Crossman. Photo by Marlowe Porter. | 2019 Highlights Photo Credits Listed in Gallery Captions