Join us for these free dialogues about dance at the Firehall during the festival!

Mon July 7, 7pm  Connecting Past & Present: where traditional & contemporary dance meet
Featuring Michelle Olson (Raven Spirit Dance), Starr Muranko, Olivia C Davies, & Maria Simone, rehearsal director for Lara Kramer Danse. A free pre-show talk preceding Lara Kramer’s NGS (“Native Girl Syndrome”). 

Sat July 12, 3 – 5pm – Festivals & Dance
Join artists, audiences and presenters for a conversation about the role of dance festivals in the world of dance. Hosted by Brian Paterson, featuring Joyce Rosario from PuSh Festival,  Mary Louise Albert from Chutzpah! Festival,  Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi from Vancouver International Dance Festival,  and a representative from the Dance Centre.

The Firehall Arts Centre is located at Cordova & Gore. All talkbacks will be in the studio upstairs.

Note, if you are seeing a show at the festival, the first performance of each show will feature a talkback (except Ottawa Dance Directive).

Christopher House will also be holding talkbacks after both his performances.


Call our box office: 604-689-0691.