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Unveiling the 2015 Guelph Dance Festival!

Stretch your boundaries, unleash your imagination, and follow your instincts at the 2015 Guelph Dance Festival, June 4-7! With audience favourites and new events, this 4-day festival has something for everyone! Tickets for all stage performances can be purchased through the River Run Centre box office, and other events are available through our website. Reserve your spot now to avoid disappointment!

Introducing Our Festival Kickoff

We are pleased to offer our In the Studio series as a Festival Kickoff on Saturday May 23rd! Join us at Studio 404 for the 4pm or 7pm performance by Portal Dance Project, as well as the reception in between. Rejoice in the beauty of our 17th annual Festival! Photo by Anuta Skrypnychenko.

Introducing Our Stage Series

Stage A will be an evening of virtuosic, sensual, and highly emotional works from the best of Canadian dance, including Margie Gillis, Rhonda Baker, Tony Chong Danse, and Julia Garlisi.

Stage B will be a high-energy show that offers a taste of the goings-on in the contemporary dance world, including Tentacle Tribe, Jody Oberfelder Projects, and a short series curated by Katie Ewald.

Margie Gillis by Valerie Simmons.

Tentacle Tribe by Panda Oslo.

Introducing In the Park

Imagination is unleashed in Exhibition Park as four choreographers from across Canada perform works that will make you laugh, cry, and dance in your seats! Programming is suitable for all ages, so bring your families for a walk in the park.

Helen Simard by Celia Spenard-Ko.

Toy Guns Theatre by Marc J Chalifoux.

Introducing Youth Moves

We are pleased that dancers under the age of 19 from Cadence Youth Ballet, Carousel Dance Company, Creative Children's Dance Centre Inc, Dasein Dance School, Guelph Youth Dance Company, Moree School of Dance Youth Company, Swansea School of Dance, and YMI Dancing will take the stage by storm with 8 diverse works!

Cadence Ballet by Zhenya Cerneacov.

CCDC by Pulse Photography.

Call for Dance Market Participants

Help our audience stretch their boundaries at this year’s Festival! We invite movement, health, and wellness practitioners to showcase their small businesses at the 3rd annual Dance Market, which will be held twice, in conjunction with the Saturday and Sunday In the Park performances. This guarantees a large audience of people who have been engaged and enthralled by dance, ready to sample the movement forms available in our great city. Email the office for more information. Photo by Pulse Photography.

Special Thanks to 2015 Festival Sponsors

We would also like to thank our presenting partners, Guelph Tourism and Guelph Fab 5, who have surprises in store for you at the Festival!

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