Fall For Dance North: The Flip Side | Toronto Stages: Dancing Through Time

Toronto Stages: Dancing Through Time

Journey through Toronto’s living dance history in this interactive digital exhibition Part of Fall for Dance North’s 6th edition, “The Flip Side”, Sept. 29–Oct.18, 2020

If only these walls could talk?

Experience the richness of Toronto’s living dance history. Toronto Stages: Dancing Through Time invites you on a virtual tour of fourteen significant Toronto dance venues. Travel back to celebrity moments past through photos and stories highlighting the Canadian and international artists who have enlivened these stages with beauty and innovation. Wander through three special theatres in 360º – in your browser or VR – and hear from the people who know them best. Discover the legacy of these local venues that wait quietly for dance to return, and audiences to gather again.

Toronto Stages: Dancing Through Time was produced for the 6th edition of FFDN's annual festival in October 2020 and will remain available on our website for free viewing indefinitely. Through this special project, FFDN builds on its ongoing relationship with Toronto dance archives and publisher Dance Collection Danse.



Amy Bowring


Amy Bowring holds an Honours B.A. in Fine Arts Studies from York University and an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario. She is the Executive and Curatorial Director at Dance Collection Danse where she was mentored by founders Lawrence and Miriam Adams. She is one of Canada’s foremost advocates for the study and preservation of Canadian dance heritage. Amy has published numerous articles on dance history and has curated several live and virtual exhibitions; she has lectured across Canada and teaches dance history at Ryerson University. Amy is the editor of Down to Bowring’s: A Memoir written by her grandfather, Derrick Bowring (Creative Book Publishers, 2015), and her book Navigating Home: Artists of the NL Dance Project was published in 2019.

Photo by Michael Ripley