May 03-05 2018
Gadfly, Toronto’s urban dance phenomenon, performs UNBXBL 2, choreographed by Apolonia Velasquez and Ofilio Sinbadinho. The program is a mixed bill featuring two of the company’s most requested works and two world premieres highlighting Gadfly’s signature movement style rooted in urban dance and captivating artistry.
May 04-06 2018
Enjoy a captivating and exhilarating evening of flamenco and Spanish dance performed with power and elegance by this award winning company of dancers and musicians. Flamenco, an art form like no other, speaks to the heart and touches the soul.
May 25-26 2018
In savage times, grace finds a natural refuge in the arts.
May 27 2018 (Sunday)
Featuring CCDT's Young Apprentice and Core Apprentice dancers in a program of short contemporary dance works
May 19-20 2018
A principal dancer of Canada’s Ballet Jorgen, Saniya Abilmajineva is celebrating the 15th anniversary of her dancing career by presenting the “Follow Your Dream” Ballet Gala. Featuring company dancers from Canada’s Ballet Jorgen and the National Ballet of Canada, the gala presents pieces from classical Ballets such as La Bayadere, Le Corsaire, Flames of Paris, and Don Quixote while also showcasing contemporary ballet works.
May 23-24 2018
It's a programme of four different, yet connected, pieces.
Jun 01 2018 (Friday)
The Guelph Dance Festival has something for everyone! Virtuosic, athletic, culturally diverse, theatrical and fresh. Come out, experience contemporary dance and celebrate with us our 20th Anniversary.
Oct 18-21 2018
In his highly-anticipated final solo performance work, world-renowned dance artist Akram Khan (DESH, TORO) unearths the experience of Indian colonial soldiers in the First World War. Over 4 million Indian men were mobilized for the conflict, but if they did return home their stories were never told. Separated from their own histories, homelands, and countrymen, they became xenoi (foreigners). With text from acclaimed Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill and movement that shifts between classical kathak and contemporary dance, XENOS reveals a story of loss, hope and human redemption.
Feb 21-24 2019
Choreographed by acclaimed Canadian dance artist Peggy Baker, who we are in the dark offers the immediacy of daring contemporary dance, supercharged live music, and sophisticated design elements from artists working with pigment, projection, and light. Jeremy Gara and Sarah Neufeld, both members of Grammy Award-winning rock band Arcade Fire, are joined on stage by seven extraordinary dancers in a work that explores and illuminates shifting identities, betrayals, secrets, and intimacies played out in the dark.