Call for Submissions deadline is fast approaching! Submissions for the 2014 Guelph Dance Festival will be accepted until September 16, 2013. Series include: On the Stage, In the Park, In the Studio, Local Initiatives, Dance Market, and CSA Nooner. For more details about each series, click here. Submissions to the Youth Moves series will be accepted until December 1, 2013.
Note on Dates: The CSA Noonerperformances take place in November 2013 & March 2014. All other series take place during the main Festival weekend May 29 – June 1, 2014.
I would like to introduce myself to the Guelph Dance audience! My name is Riann Willoughby. I was born in Kilkenny, Ireland but have spent the majority of my life in Canada (predominantly Eden Mills). I have a degree in English from the University of Guelph and a diploma in Marketing from Mohawk College in Hamilton.
I am truly in love with the city of Guelph with its passion for the arts, its soulful and creative citizens, and its wonderful events and festivals. I am very excited to join the Guelph Dance team as their publicist/writer/editor. I have a passion for writing, photography and all aspects of the arts community. I look forward to the upcoming year and to meeting many new people involved with Guelph Dance!
This past weekend, downtown Guelph came alive with music. The Jazz Festival was in full swing as I pulled into the square around 11pm Saturday night. The energy was electric when entering Guelph’s core. Street performers dazzled onlookers with their talents and vitality and fans couldn’t help but join in with the music. Here, I photographed one audience member who began to dance, impressing both fans and musicians. Check out this video of the music and street dancing.
While walking through the streets it was clear that the majority of downtown was filled with young students, many of which were visitors to Guelph. Entering Carden Street was a truly unique experience. Within a few steps, I knew it was mostly locals who surrounded me, the spirit of Guelph filled the air, the street, restaurants, and pubs were full, and the music was invigorating.