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We acknowledge the sacred land on which our venues operate, and where the Fall for Dance North festival takes place: Tkaronto. It has been a site of human activity for 15,000 years and is the territory of the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe and, most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit. Today, the meeting place of Tkaronto is still home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community, on this territory.

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


Fall for Dance North is committed to bolstering the Canadian dance landscape in ways beyond our annual festival and events based programming. By partnering with other distinguished organizations in the form of co-presentations, we provide opportunities for emerging and established artists alike to expose their work to new audiences and environments. 

Upcoming Co-presentations

in partnership with AGO Live

November 20, 2019 – 6:30-7:30pm

Walker Court - FREE

Fall for Dance North marks the 100th birthday of American choreographer Merce Cunningham, one of the most influential figures in modern dance, with a night of performances in Walker Court at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The program includes Cunningham's Changing Steps performed by the dancers of Ryerson School of Performance, Cunningham Centennial Solos: Toronto with dancers David Norsworthy, Una Ludviksen and Christian Allen staged by Dylan Crossman, and Jamais Plus / EDITED choreographed and danced by Crossman with Ludviksen and Angela Blumberg. This free program will feature live accompaniment by pianist Adam Tendler.



Photo by Gerda Peterich 

This program is presented courtesy of the Merce Cunningham Trust as part of the Cunningham Centennial celebrations. Choreography by Merce Cunningham © Merce Cunningham Trust. All rights reserved.

An Evening with Cunningham: 

Film Screening

September 12, 2019 – 7:30-9:00pm

Ryerson School of Image Arts - FREE

In support of our co-presentation 100 Years of Merce Cunningham with the AGO on November 20, we are pleased to present a curated evening of dance films and conversation, featuring the life and works of modern dance pioneer, Merce Cunningham.

Co-hosted by Ilter Ibrahimof (Artistic Director, Fall for Dance North) and Dylan Crossman (former Cunningham Dance Company dancer), this lively discussion about Cunningham's life and work will feature excerpts of five (5) short films. In between each film, Ilter and Dylan will provide historical and experiential context, for a more nuanced and in-depth understanding of Cunningham's creative processes and artistic vision.

This program is presented courtesy of the Merce Cunningham Trust as part of the Cunningham Centennial celebrations. Choreography by Merce Cunningham © Merce Cunningham Trust. All rights reserved.

Photo by Annie Leibovitz

Past Co-presentations

Peggy Baker Dance Projects with Arcade Fire's Sarah Neufeld and Jeremy Gara

Toured February – April 2019

Seven Venues Across Canada

An extension of our first 2015 commission fractured black, who we are in the dark expands upon this first collaboration between Peggy Baker and Arcade Fire musician/ independent violinist Sarah Neufeld into a full length work. A feast for the senses, the work features seven dancers, visual installations by Jon Heward, and projections by Jeremy Mimnagh in addition to original compositions by Sarah and a second Arcade Fire member, drummer Jeremy Gara.

Co-presented by FFDN in partnership with Canadian Stage along with The CanDance Network Creation Fund, Danse Danse, National Arts Centre, and The Banff Centre, this collaboration enabled Peggy Baker Dance Projects to travel across the country to present Peggy Baker's largest work to date to Canadians of all stripes.