Fall for Dance North's International Presenters Program (IPP) is an industry-specific program which runs parallel to our Mainstage festival in Toronto, Canada, consisting of a series of daytime short-form and full-length showcases as well as networking events.
Access to see IPP showcases and attend networking events is intended for industry professionals and is by invitation only. FFDN's third IPP took place from October 3-5, 2019.
The FFDN IPP is
a platform for Toronto and Ontario based artists and companies to showcase tour-ready works to presenters/ programmers from across Canada and abroad
an opportunity to connect artists with presenters/programmers, increasing artists’ visibility and building contacts in the industry
a chance for international presenters/programmers to discover Canadian dance artists
an opportunity for presenters/programmers to network and catch up with one another
This year attending presenters got to see FFDN’s mainstage performances as well as select short-form and full-length showcases featuring tour-ready works from Toronto and Ontario based artists. FFDN showcases were mostly performed at the Harbourfront Centre and were curated by the artistic leadership of FFDN, with input from the IPP Artistic Advisory Committee.
An additional showcase was hosted and curated by our 2019 IPP Showcase Partner, Dancemakers.
The FFDN 2019 IPP was generously funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage and the Ontario Arts Council.
2019 IPP Artistic Advisory Committee
Peggy Baker - Artistic Director, Peggy Baker Dance Projects
Emily Law - Independent Dance Artist & Co-Artistic Director, Mix Mix Dance Collective
Tina Legari - Associate Dance Producer, National Arts Centre
Cynthia Lickers-Sage - Executive Director, Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance
Vicki St. Denys - Director of Dance, Ryerson School of Performance, Ryerson University
FFDN Artistic Leadership
Artistic Director, Ilter Ibrahimof
Executive Producer, Michael Caldwell
FFDN 2019 IPP Highlights
Photo Credits: Top down, left to right:
Ballet Kelowna Artistic Director/ CEO Simone Orlando chatting with a fellow IPP Attendee. Photo by Lenka Life Photography. | Other image credits listed in gallery captions.