Dance Ontario Dance Weekend


Dance Ontario's Dance Weekend takes place annually at the Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront, and features an incredible line-up of dance artists over three days.
In 2014 DanceWeekend will run Friday 17 January from 7:00pm - 9:30 pm, Saturday 18 January from 1:00 - 6:30 pm and Sunday 19 January from 1:00pm - 6:00 pm.
Commissions artists are Malgorzata Nowacka with MOTUS O Dance Theatre's James Croker & Jack Langenhuizen and Natasha Powell.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE (subject to change without notice)

Friday, Jan 17, 2014   7:00 - 9:45 pm approx     
Jade’s Hip-Hop                                                               
Guelph Youth Dance Company                                                                                        
Ritmo Flamenco                                                                                 
Blue Ceiling dance                                                           
Kemi Contemporary Dance Projects                                                 

Saturday, Jan 18, 2014 from 1:00 - 7:30 pm
1:00 pm   Egyptian Dance Company                                            
1:35 pm   Cadence Progressive Contemporary Ballet Youth Group                                                  
2:05 pm   Kaha:wi Dance Theatre                                                       
2:25 pm   Arte Flamenco Spanish Dance Co                             
2:55 pm   Commissions: Natasha Powell                                
3:20 pm   Malgorzata Nowacka/Motus O Dance Theatre           
3:45 pm   Typecast Dance                                                             
4:20 pm   The Parahumans                                                                
4:55 pm   Sampradaya Dance Creations                                       
5:20 pm   Cadence Progressive Contemporary Ballet               
6:05 pm   Dancemakers                                                                 
6:30 pm   Benjamin Landsberg                                                    
7:00 pm   Gadfly                                                                                 

Sunday, Jan 19, 2014 from 1:00 - 5:15 pm
1:00 pm   Canada's Ballet Jorgen                                              
1:35 pm   Belinda McGuire Dance                                                 
2:05 pm   inDANCE                                            
Dance Ontario Lifetime Achievement Awards              Slide Show of past recipients
Dance Ontario Innovation & Youth Dance Awards Presentation     
2:55 pm   Commissions: Natasha Powell                                  
3:15 pm   Malgorzata Nowacka/Motus O Dance Theatre           
3:40 pm   Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre                   
4:00 pm   Arabesque                                                                         
4:35 pm   Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Co                    

...26 companies and a whole world of dance!

What The Public Says About DanceWeekend:

"This was awesome", "terrific!" - "best year yet!" "Congratulations to all the performers, fabulous tec and FOH crews and to our wonderful audiences!"

"...often the opportunity to discover new groups or genres and get our appetite whetted for the shows in the upcoming year".

"Congratulations on a great event, and thank you for providing so much pleasure and inspiration over the years."

"I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the fabulous weekend at Harbourfront. The selection was amazingly diverse and a great joy." "I particularly appreciated the two sponsored works by Lacey Smith and William Yong. These were a wonderful complementary set of dances that epitomized the feminine and masculine sides of our world. Well done in enabling this creativity." - Terry Davies

"I've looked forward to this for a long time and I am not disappointed - best event in dance!"

"Keep having this spectacular event please."

"Top calibre talent!"

"A truly enriching, unique, fun and educational experience"

Images: Angelica Scannura/Ritmo Flamenco, Belinda McGuire, Motus O Dance Theatre, Nada/Egyptian Dance Company, Santee Smith/Kaha:wi Dance

Videos from Past Events