JUNE 13 — 23 | 2024


Emmalena Fredriksson | Soft Palate


Company 605


Wen Wei Wang


Joshua Beamish


Mocean Dance


Meredith Kalaman

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1) Festival Date Change

It’s been just two months since we wrapped up the 35th edition of Dancing on the Edge. What a great festival it was with a feeling of we-are-finally-back-from-the-pandemic-closures in the air with a great opportunities to meet new artists and new audiences; to see familiar faces in the crowds and to work with artists we have come to know and love from past festivals. And now it is September and we have begun the planning stages for next year’s festival with some pretty big news to share. The festival is moving to June with our next festival planned for June 13-23, 2024.

Things have changed a lot since the festival started presenting contemporary dance. We want to ensure the artists we work with benefit from what I believe will be a better time frame. The festival originally worked to link its dates to the Canada Dance Festival so both festivals would benefit from sharing artists and providing greater performance opportunities for Canadian dance artists. Unfortunately, that festival no longer exists and the presentation ecology of contemporary dance has changed greatly. We see this as a very positive shift as artists will be able to potentially end their producing season here at the EDGE and audiences won’t have to cancel July holiday plans to attend or simply miss out on festival events.

2) Submissions Now Open

In 2024, the Dancing on the Edge Festival will be celebrating its 36th season, making the annual festival the longest-running professional dance festival in Canada.

Our call for submissions will be opening on September 18th, 2023.

The deadline to submit is December 1st, 2023, inclusive of supporting documents.

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For any questions or help with submitting, please email us at info@dancingontheedge.org