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. It fills a mid-market niche by presenting culturally-diverse, independent dance artists, from established to emerging and from across Canada. Because of its multi-disciplinary nature, the festival is a popular choice for both seasoned art aficionados and new dance and dance on film and video audiences.
The lockdowns and isolation of the last year have led to an explosion in filmmaking activity. The volume of creativity is on ample display in these six loosely themed programs (as well as popup surprises that will continue throughout the season).
Resourceful, brave and persistent, the dance and media artists represented here didn’t just quit when the status quo slipped. In these works of all media, from animation and super8 to collage and state-of-the-art video, artists tackle the weirdness and instability of the times. Here, their expressive nature guides us on digital journeys through landscapes both physical and emotional. These works offer much to mull over as we re-enter and (hopefully) re-make our world.
Join us for six limited run film programs starting with count / step / stomp on September 20. And watch out for the staff favourite winner of the Moving Pictures Award to be announced on Tuesday September 28th.
September 20 @ 8:00 am - September 28 @ 9:00 pm