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.



  • 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

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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.

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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.

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