2019 dance: made in canada Festival

14-Aug-2019 - 18-Aug-2019

dance: made in canada / fait au canada Festival (d:mic/fac) proudly unveils a diverse program featuring the country’s most sought-after dancers and choreographers for its milestone fifth biennial edition on stage from August 14–18, 2019, at the Betty Oliphant Theatre (404 Jarvis Street, Toronto ON). Living legend and 2019 Dance Hall of Fame inductee Louise Lecavalier will open this year’s festival with a special artist talk and screening of the recent documentary Louise Lecavalier – In Motion. Additionally, 13 artists and companies will be presented across three Mainstage programs — curated by Matjash Mrozewski, Lina Cruz, and Festival Director Yvonne Ng — coupled with a lottery-based platform titled “What You See Is What you Get” (WYSIWYG). An ancillary Arts Encounters program explores the photography, media arts, and other creative expressions created by five dance artists.

“Our 2019 anniversary edition will be one of our most ambitious festivals to date with five world premieres and a thrilling selection of eight Toronto premieres,” says Ng, who oversees d:mic/fac alongside Festival Directors Jeff Morris and Janelle Rainville. “This year’s program centres around impact, whether it is through a connection between two people or an unintended effect between colliding objects. The festival artists grapple with vacillating notions of power and social contracts, but also a keen sense of relation to our bodies and our emotions. From the creative synergy of DA Hoskins and Danielle Baskerville to the formal aesthetics of Katia-Marie Germain’s work, the vast and varied presentations look to literature, fine art, urban culture, and personal experience to probe the boundaries of the contemporary human condition.”

Festival passes are available from $65 and single tickets from $19. Full festival details at

Canadian Dance Assembly
55 Mill Street, Suite 312
Case Goods Building #74
Toronto, ON M5A 3C4
Tel: 1.416.515.8444
Fax: 1.416.515.9444