Yvonne Ng, Artistic Director & Co-Festival Director
410 Jarvis Street
As an immigrant, I’m in awe of this glorious country and am grateful for the contributions and stewardship of these lands by the peoples that went before me. This land that we created our art on holds thousands of years of human history and on behalf of princess productions’ board, our artists, our artistic and production team, we pay respect and acknowledge the First peoples who have been living on these lands for thousands of years. It can be said that making art is the summation and expression of who we are, and it is only through recognizing our history that we have the opportunity to create and share our art with you. We recognize that our work takes place on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples and is home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples from across Turtle Island. Please join me in respecting and honouring the traditional caretakers of this land. In my efforts to learn more about where I currently lay my head and live, my research has led me to different resources that I would like to share with you. Please feel free to check out the resources below in our efforts towards reconciliation. No research is exhaustive or perfect. There’s more out there to learn, appreciate and get to know. If I’ve made any errors, I apologize and welcome your feedback – firstname.lastname@example.org. – Yvonne Ng, Artistic Director / Co-Festival Director / Curator
dance: made in canada/fait au canada (d:mic/fac) is
a Toronto-based biennial festival of contemporary dance.
The festival was founded in 2000 by Yvonne Ng under
the umbrella of princess productions and since that time
nine festivals of dance: made in canada/fait au canada (d:mic/fac) have been produced. In August 2011 the festival moved to a repertory format.
d:mic/fac presents both new and existing works by established and emerging choreographers working in Canada, at the Betty Oliphant Theatre in Toronto. Programming is divided into two categories: Mainstage, curated by three artists from Canada's dance community, including Yvonne Ng, andWhat You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) a lottery-based late night presentation. Choreographers may apply for either Mainstage presentation orWYSIWYG programming.
Further complementing the dance programming is Ng's commitment to exposing the audience to dance through more than just performance by transforming the venue into an art gallery where the selected visual works set the stage for the dance works the audience will see. Outreach activities further the audience experience and include moderated pre-show and post show chats, Soirees with our Dance Ambassadors and workshops taught by the dance artists in the festival's preceding weeks. All together making for an entirely unique multi-faceted experience of dance.
For an up to date call to artists and further information, please see our website: www.princessproductions.ca