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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!

The world awaits the days when we can all enjoy live performance together again. Until then, check out our online offering of archival footage from festivals past, including two new videos from Soweto Skeleton Movers and Grupo Corpo.

Thanks to the artists for allowing us to share these clips with you, and revel in the beauty of these pieces once again!

Help us maintain our momentum!

Your support – any donation really does make a difference! – will help us continue to expand as one of the fastest growing cultural events in the city.


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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 

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230-4936 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON

M2N 6S3



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1 Front St. E, Toronto, ON

Ryerson Theatre

43 Gerrard St. E, Toronto, ON

Union Station

65 Front St. W, Toronto, ON

We respectfully acknowledge the sacred land on which Fall for Dance North operates, and upon which our events and activities take place.  It has been a site of human activity for over 15,000 years and it is the traditional territory of the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit, in addition to other peoples, both named and unnamed.  Today, the meeting place of Tkaronto is still home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this community, and on this territory.

Fall for Dance North thanks the following funding partners for their ongoing support:

Indigenous Dance Panel

at Ryerson Theatre Photo by Lenka Life Photography