We were thrilled to celebrate our 5th anniversary with more than 42,000 dance lovers across 8 performances at MERIDIAN HALL and Ryerson Theatre, plus 18 free events, including 8 masterclasses, 4 artist talks and 6 presentations at Union Station in fall 2019.
Mark your calendars for FFDN2020 from October 1-10, and be sure to sign up for FOXTROT for FFDN exclusives and early access to tickets!
Co-presented by TO Live
International Dance Festival
"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!
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Photo by Kendra Epik
Photo by Bruce Zinger
Photo by Marlowe Porter
Photo by Marlowe Porter
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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.
Photo Credits: Top down, left to right:
The New Zealand Dance Company, Photo by Bruce Zinger | FFDN Volunteer talking with the public, Photo by Marlowe Porter | 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 | Ryerson Theatre Program Attendee, Photo by Francesca Chudnoff