Ilter Ibrahimof, Artistic Director
Fall for Dance North is committed to supporting the professional dance community. The festival, occurring annually in the fall, celebrates dance by launching the performing arts season and opening conversations about dance that will continue in theatres, studios and households throughout the year.
FFDN nurtures the dance audiences of the future. $15 tickets for any seat in the theatre or on our digital mainstage invites everyone to experience professional dance together. Internationally and stylistically diverse, FFDN’s programming reflects Toronto’s exceptional multiculturalism.
FFDN supports the creation of new work. FFDN commissions 2-3 original pieces annually by emerging choreographers for performance at the festival. This is an extraordinary opportunity for young creators to have their work seen by thousands of people at one festival..
FFDN educates the next generation. FFDN goes behind the scenes with our podcast, Mambo, to better understand artists and their work. A Student Show designed for secondary students is distributed through Prologue Performing Arts. A partnership with the Ryerson School of Performance connects international choreographers with Ryerson Dance students, impacting dancers on the cusps of professional careers. Perhaps most importantly, FFDN’s sophisticated yet approachable festival programming increases the general audience’s dance appreciation.
As we look to the future, FFDN is leading the way in hybrid presentation and innovation. Digital presentation became a necessity in 2020 - 2021 and with that came an opportunity to re-envision what a dance festival can be. The FFDN audience now lives anywhere and everywhere. It accesses dance performance virtually and in-person. While there is nothing like live performance, there is a new artform emerging in live performance film. As a festival founded on diversity, inclusion and accessibility, digital presentation is an exciting global extension of our mandate.
You can catch FFDN’s 7th edition festival September 11- October 26, 2021. Learn more at www.ffdnorth.com