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29 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
The Lost Objects
The story of objects coming to life is no stretch for a ballet audience familiar with narratives of dolls (Coppélia) and toys (The Nutcracker) magically transformed. In FFDN’s the flip side festival, the physical objects of the theatre, studio and backstage lie dormant. Or do they? With a sense of humour, a dose of imagination – and some help from Second City Toronto actors – Ilter and Nicole converse with the festival’s lost objects in a group counselling session. You can meet the individual objects at ffdnorth.com.
27 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
For dancers, mirrors are an important tool for self-reflection and assessment. For an organization like Fall for Dance North, the process involves a different kind of mirror. Enter CPAMO, Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario, a Toronto-based group that works with arts organizations to build constructive relationships with Indigenous and racialized artists. Hear from CPAMO Executive Director, Charles C. Smith, on the organization’s work. Sit in on FFDN staff conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion in the arts landscape.
14 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
The Big Day
Expressive intent. Meaningful music. Crafted choreography. Performer connection. These are essential ingredients in a dance production; bringing them together requires discipline and commitment. Rehearsal after rehearsal eventually brings synchrony and flow. For professional dancers, it’s just part of the job. But for couples rehearsing a dance for their wedding night, it’s a whole new experience. Follow Toyin and Joshua as they prepare for the dance of a lifetime. A world premiere – no matter the setting – involves much the same process.
19 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
Can you experience dance just by listening? Find out in this audio production of the dance-theatre performance Talent/Show by Canadian-born, Germany-based choreographer Sabina Perry. The work takes a tragicomic look at the question “What are you good at?” After its German premiere, Talent/Show was about to run in Toronto when the city went into COVID-19 lockdown. In collaboration with FFDN, the artists experiment with new modes of access for dance audiences in this reinvention of the work. Photo by Michael Maurissens
23 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
Temagami (Deep Water)
A collaboration is born of many conversations. We paid a visit to Lake Temagami, home of the Teme-Augama-Anishniaabe people in Northern Ontario, and chatted with the creators behind FLOW (while we dipped in the beautiful lake and sang by the fire). Featured in the 2020 Signature Program, this FFDN commission by Red Sky Performance addresses our relationship with the natural environment and, especially, with water. Hear from Executive and Artistic Director Sandra Laronde, Artistic Associate and choreographer Jera Wolfe on the inspirations behind this new creation. Photo by Johnny Spence
17 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
Falling For Dance
Hey sports fans … come attend a dance show! Always keen to share his love for dance, Artistic Director Ilter Ibrahimof invited his neighbour Eric to Fall for Dance North in 2018, culminating in a backstage tour. In exchange, Eric took Ilter to his first baseball game. Hear about their first encounters, what they found in common and what they learned about these seemingly different spectator events. Of course, they both got t-shirts. Photo by Nicole Hamilton
2 minutes | Sep 13, 2020
Mambo, the new podcast series from Fall for Dance North premieres Sept. 30, 2020
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