2014 Guelph Dance Festival

In the Park

Hidden Heart Collective

Guelph, Ontario

Counterpoise 2014

Choreographed by Meghan MacNeil & Mistyna Wilcock

Counterpoise explores the on-going journey of finding and restoring precious balance. The piece investigates both the physical act of bodies balancing weight and the act of […]

Human Playground

Montreal, Quebec

Auto-Fiction 2009

Choreographed by Milan Gervais

Embedded into public space, Auto-Fiction features two dancers and an automobile. They walk, run, roll over, propel, and fall on this car composing a choreographic track between […]

Across Oceans

Toronto, Ontario

Untitled 2014

Choreographed by Maxine Heppner

This new work was created in the past two weeks by a community of performers specifically for Guelph’s Exhibition Park, facilitated with choreography by Maxine […]

Guelph Youth Dance Company

Guelph, Ontario

In an orderly fashion 2013

Choreographed by Julia Garlisi

Mix Mix Dance Collective

Toronto, Ontario


Choreographed by Emily Law & Ashley Perez

JACK YOUR BODY investigates issues of race, gender, and class by blending genres of dance including waacking, voguing, hip hop, and house with contemporary concepts. […]

On the Stage

Mocean Dance

Halifax, Nova Scotia

A leash for two hounds 2013

Choreographed by Lesandra Dodson

A leash for two hounds explores male/female coupling in an untraditional manner, focusing on the relationship between man and animal. An animated pursuit, it touches on […]

Sinha Danse

Montreal, Quebec

Hi5 Lo5 wifi takka takka dhim 2011

Choreographed by Roger Sinha

Hi5 Lo5 wifi takka takka dhim, a dialogue for four dancers, is a piece about intolerance, bullying, and cyber-bullying. The piece originally stemmed from the […]

Shannon Litzenberger Contemporary Dance

Toronto, Ontario

Everyday Marvels 2013

Choreographed by Shannon Litzenberger, Robert Abubo, Julia Aplin, Susie Burpee, Valerie Calam, Marie-Josée Chartier, Peter Chin & Dan Wild

Named one of the top 15 things to see at Nuit Blanche by both Toronto Life and The Globe and Mail, Shannon Litzenberger’s Everyday Marvels is […]

In the Studio

Jessica Runge

Toronto, Ontario

at once (im)possible 2014

Choreographed by Heidi Strauss, in collaboration with Jessica Runge and Brendan Wyatt

at once (im)possible is part of a collection of works commissioned by Jessica Runge. These commissions are each a different re-mix of a solo work […]

MOonhORsE Dance Theatre

Toronto, Ontario

Beside You 2013

Choreographed by Susanna Hood

The work is based on a poem of the same name by P.K. Page and integrates voice, body, set, and sound design to bring the […]

Local Initiatives

Katie Ewald

Guelph, Ontario

Disappearing Geography 2008

Choreographed by Katie Ewald

“Architects are known as psychic geographers – they measure possible interactions between humans and space.” Sheryda Warrener, Curio Set in an unadorned space, this is […]

Lynette Segal and Steph Yates

Guelph, Ontario

Echo 2014

Choreographed by Lynette Segal and Steph Yates

This new work explores the two-way transmission of an unfolding event. A responsive, shifting ‘lead and follow’ is injected into patterns and sequences across this […]

Adrienne Spier

Guelph, Ontario

Dance Floor 2014

Choreographed by Robert Kingsbury

In addition to these two performances, witness a collaboration between dancer/choreographer Robert Kingsbury and visual artist Adrienne Spier, in conjunction with the Guelph Dance Festival. […]

Tim Wilson

Halifax, Nova Scotia

To Make Ends Meet (Film Screening)

To Make Ends Meet is a short film by Halifax-based director Tim Wilson. It explores the relationship between the installation and performance work of contemporary […]

Youth Moves

Contemporary School of Dance

Waterloo, Ontario

in my heart 2013

Choreographed by Heather Roy-Kleihauer

in my heart lives a dance waiting to be danced and love waiting to be found. Joy and closeness are expressed in a vignette of […]

Dasein Dance School

London, Ontario

Abandon 2013

Choreographed by Louis Labergé-Côte

Abandon is a non-narrative abstract work created in close collaboration with the dancers in a very short amount of time. Several physical ideas and images were […]

Guelph Youth Dance Company

Guelph, Ontario

High Tide 2012

Choreographed by Jordana Deveau

Created on and for young dancers, High Tide takes the viewer on a dizzying physical and emotional journey that explores the notion of home, the theme of […]

Creative Children’s Dance Centre Inc.

Toronto, Ontario

Pour 2002

Choreographed by Mairead Filgate

A portrait of an imaginary rain storm comes to life. Greatly inspired by the contrasting music of Rene Aubrey, Tom Waits, and Johann Sebastian Bach, […]

no. 369 Collective

Orangeville, Ontario

Go Slowly 2014

Choreographed by Kerri-Ann Hutton

Go Slowly was inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen story “Little Match Girl”. In a time of desperation and neglect, a young girl slips from […]

Renaissance School of the Arts Dance Company

Waterloo, Ontario

Mad World 2013

Choreographed by Deanne Bingleman

Unable to exist without a constant gadget connection, where age has no boundaries, we are propelling through this world of digital moments captured but never […]

Carousel Dance Company

Waterloo, Ontario

Hi, my name is 2013

Choreographed by Lauren Runions

Guest choreographer, Lauren Runions, was inspired by the dancers when she created Hi, my name is. During their first rehearsal together, the dancers introduced themselves […]

Perpetual Motion Youth Company, Swansea School of Dance, and YMI Dancing

Cambridge and Toronto, ON

BliP 2014

Choreographed by Julia Aplin

BLiP is a about biodiversity, evolution, and the interconnectedness of all things. The work is a collaboration between YMI Dancing, Swansea School of Dance, and Perpetual […]


JACK YOUR BODY Fusion Class with Mix Mix Dance Collective

Mix Mix Dance Collective is outrageous, fierce, and thoughtful in their investigation of diversity in movement, music and art practice. In this class, the ladies […]
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