In our signature performance program, brought to you via livestream, we present six world premieres – five of them FFDN commissions – by Canadian artists both at home and abroad. As always, discover a range of forms and styles performed by artists at the highest level of excellence, plus surprise special guests. Experience works featuring Indigenous, gumboot, tap, jazz, contemporary and ballet. Access our only ticketed event for just $15, or organize a Watch Party with family, friends, a festival care package and a dedicated Virtual Host.
Come together and share the irrepressible FFDN energy – at home!
Livestreamed from the Fleck Dance Theatre of Toronto's Harbourfront Centre on Saturday Oct. 3, at 2:00 PM EST
All Signature Program ticket holders receive access to watch live online, with unlimited replays - from anywhere in the world - until Oct.18, plus get early access to our collaborative poetry-music album, [in]verse.
The program is approximately 80 minutes long, followed by a 20-minute post-show chat with the choreographers.
In typical FFDN fashion, single tickets for this years’ Signature Program will continue to be offered for $15 per “seat”! Ticket holders can enjoy the program online on one device of their choice.
While you can enjoy the rest of the festival for free, each ticket purchased for this marquee livestream event goes towards supporting the 100+ artists who are at the heart of this festival, and helps secure the future of FFDN.
This year, we have adapted to so many new ways of connecting with our loved ones, and seen a great shift in what it means to “gather”. While we all love a night out at a show with a group of dance-loving friends, FFDN is introducing a new way for you to experience the festivities at home!
Organize a Watch Party in your own space and invite your friends, family, or neighbours over to watch this exciting Canadian dance event as a private viewing. You and your guests will be joined by a Virtual Host over video chat, who will lead your party in a fun and informative pre- and post-performance conversation via Zoom, creating the familiar feeling of the togetherness our traditional festival offers each year. Each Watch Party will also include a “care package” specially handcrafted for you by our festival team! Each package includes printed playbills, festival swag and a few surprises, and will be delivered to your front doorstep before the performance.
Watch Party packages are limited, and the final day for purchasing is September 30th. ASL interpretation is available upon request. Please follow local public health authority guidelines concerning private gatherings, to ensure a safe, fun and enjoyable viewing experience!
Our team of Virtual Hosts are so excited to meet you! These hosts come from all areas of the dance world, from Toronto and beyond, and have been selected for their wide-ranging experiential knowledge and expertise...and, their genuine passion for dance! They have all been involved with FFDN in the past, as either an artist, writer, presenter, partner or dance professional. Virtual Hosts all come from a multitude of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Currently, we have 50+ hosts available on a first-come, first-served basis.
When you purchase a Watch Party, your festival experience comes with concierge services and support from our Audience Engagement Coordinator Jada Tabobondung. Jada will be in touch with you immediately following your purchase, to give you all the details you will need to know. They are also available to answer questions or concerns and can be effortlessly contacted via phone or email for a prompt and personalized response. It’s so important that your experience is fully supported, as we make this concept possible for the first time. We aim to make this experience as enjoyable and tailored as possible. Should you require ASL interpretation for your watch party, contact us at: [email protected]