Performance

In-Person | All-Ages | World Premiere

Sep. 29

A late-night event that showcases innovative and thought-provoking dance by today’s dynamic movement makers. 2022 edition features nine unique works presented over 3 unique programmes, live & in-person from The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance

 

Night owls, Night Shift is the perfect addition to your FFDN dance card.

Night Shift is an exciting, annual late-night series produced by Citadel + Compagnie and co-presented with Fall for Dance North, celebrating the many dance forms explored and practiced by Ontario based movement makers. The 2022 edition features three unique programmes, presented in-person over three evenings at The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance. This year's selections were curated by Penny Couchie, Christine Friday and Dedra McDermott.

The nine world premieres included in Night Shift 2022 are created by Ana Claudette Groppler, Candace Kumar, Carleen Zouboules & Vania Dodoo-Beals, Kieran Heralall, Kiyo Asaoka, Mushtari Afroz & Christine Samuel, Samantha Sutherland, Sofia Ontiveros and Stuti Mukherjee.  

FFDN is proud to partner with Citadel + Compagnie, since 2020, to provide exposure to some of the most brilliant, innovative and thought-provoking emerging artists featured on the Nigh Shift series. After two years of creative and innovative digital programming, we’re delighted to return to The Citadel to dance the night away again.

This is an in-person presentation taking place at The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance (304 Parliament St, Toronto).

All seats are $15 + HST and fees.

Due to the limited number seats available, single tickets will be offered directly through Citadel + Compagnie's website.

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Performance schedule:

THURSDAY SHIFT
Sep 29, 10:00 PM

CANDACE KUMAR
CARLEEN ZOUBOULES + VANIA DODOO-BEALS
KIYO ASAOKA

FRIDAY SHIFT
Sep 30, 10:00 PM

SAMANTHA SUTHERLAND
SOFÍA ONTIVEROS
STUTI MUKHERJEE


SATURDAY SHIFT
Oct 1, 10:00 PM

ANA CLAUDETTE GROPPLER
KIERAN HERALALL
MUSHTARI AFROZ + CHRISTINE SAMUEL

 

 


SELECTION COMMITTEE

Penny Couchie

Penny Couchie is an award-winning arts leader, dancer, actor, choreographer and community engaged artist of Anishinaabe ancestry from Nippissing First Nation, Ontario. Penny is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Aanmitaagzi, an Indigenous multi-arts company committed to community engaged projects that promote well-being, strengthen relationships with the land, and incorporate intergenerational approaches. In 2016, Penny received the K.M. Hunter Award for Dance through the Ontario Arts Council. Over the past 20 years, Penny has been a guest instructor at schools throughout Canada and the U.S., including the Centre for Indigenous Theatre, where she has been a faculty member and choreographer since 1998.

Christine Friday

Christine Friday is a proficient resilient Indigenous storyteller. She began her career with In the Land of Spirits in 1992 and has maintained a professional dance career for over 25 years. She is deeply connected to the cultural wellness of her Anishinaabe people. Her company, Friday Creeations, a film and stage Production Company, has allowed her to transition her skills into filmmaking to broaden her audience while fulfilling her potential. Christine is the recipient of the 2018 K.M. Hunter Award for Dance through the Ontario Arts Council. She is currently building a Cultural Creation Centre in her community of Bear Island, Lake Temagami.

Dedra McDermott

Dedra McDermott (she/her) is a Black, new generation artist and movement dramaturg based in Tkaronto. She has a keen interest in performance and choreographic methodology, visual and digital arts, and divergent approaches to engaging with archival practices. She has earned a Master of Arts from The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at The University of Toronto and recently completed a Metcalf Foundation Performing Arts Internship in Artistic Production (Curation and Dramaturgy) with adelheid (2021-22).