2021 Guelph Dance Festival

Opening Night

Dreamwalker Dance Company

Wednesday, June 2nd at 7:00

Toronto & Guelph, ON

The Welcome Gesture-Guelph Year of creation: 2020-21

Set in motion by choreographer Andrea Nann. Audiences go behind the scenes in a short documentary of The Welcome Project: Sharing Stories Guelph, a unique …

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Artist Meet & Greet

Wednesday, June 2nd at 8:00pm (not available for extended viewing)

Join festival artists as they share some insights into their work and the performances taking place at the 2021 Guelph Dance Festival.

In the Virtual Park

Meredith Thompson

Saturday, June 5th at 7:00pm

Toronto/Guelph, ON

Imprint Year of creation: 2019

Choreographed by Meredith Thompson

Day to day, and moment to moment, we exist and live suspended by ten thousand threads of connection and interdependence. Imprint is an acknowledgement of …

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The Kween Company

Saturday, June 5th at 7:00pm

Guelph, ON

Love Not War Year of creation: 2021

Choreographed by Kween

The piece is a story telling dance documentary through BIPOC community members. This is a story of both trial and tribulation. A journey of our …

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Drew Berry

Saturday, June 5th at 7:00pm

Guelph/Toronto, ON

Portraiture Year of creation: 2021

Choreographed by Drew Berry

Portraiture is a cinematic manifestation of a personal journal. While moving through Canada’s four distinct seasons, this film invites audiences to reflect on our constantly …

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Laboration Art Company

Saturday, June 5th at 7:00pm

Across Canada & France

ANNA-Emerging Artist Intensive Repertoire Year of creation: 2021

Choreographed by Laura Arend

During the week long Guelph Dance Emerging Artist Intensive, participants worked with French choreographer Laura Arend to learn and interpret her piece “ANNA”. Filmed are …

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On the Virtual Stage

Portal Dance

Thursday, June 3rd at 7:00pm

Guelph, ON

The Returned Year of creation: 2021

Choreographed by Janet Johnson

The Returned is curious about the cyclical nature of time and how what we see & know to be true in this moment is perhaps …

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Laboration Art Company

Friday, June 4th at 8:00pm

Paris, France

ANNA Year of creation: 2018

Choreographed by Laura Arend

A few years ago, Laura Arend wanted to offer an ode to femininity, to the freedom to be, to love, to live and to fulfill …

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In the Virtual Studio

Georgia Simms

Friday, June 4th at 7:00pm (not available for extended viewing)

Guelph, ON

sketches/studies for unsettling Year of creation: 2021

Choreographed by Georgia Simms

Georgia offers an in-process glimpse into her 50 hours of solo studio time during the Guelph Dance residency. She will share the unfinished sketches, improvisations …

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Virtual Late Night

Not Applicable Productions

Thursday, June 3rd at 9:00pm

Toronto, ON

Arcade Continuous Year of creation: 2019

Choreographed by Robert Kingsbury

Arcade Continuous is a group dance that interplays aspects of videogames with choreography. The work traces how virtual experiences are created, both through technological interfaces …

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Short&Sweet: Guelph Virtual Edition

Saturday, June 5th at 9:30pm (not available for extended viewing)

Across Canada

Curated by Katie Ewald Year of creation: 2021

Choreographed by Fifteen Artists Natio-wide

A performance party taking place on zoom, Short&Sweet follows these simple rules: 15 invited artists have carte blanche to create whatever they want… as long …

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Virtual Workshops

African Dance Workshop with Pulga Muchochoma

Saturday, June 5th at 9:30am (not available for extended viewing)

Pulga Muchochoma teaches a fusion of Traditional African Dances and Afro Dance style from Mozambique, Angola, Ghana and South Africa and focuses on combining all …

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Welcome! A Workshop with Meryem Alaoui

Sunday, June 6th at 11:00am (not available for extended viewing)

Join dance artist Meryem Alaoui in a 75 minute embodied experiential awareness workshop designed for you to move deeply into and within states of ease, …

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