Dance Workshop Series

  • Oct-17-2021
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TIDF will be offering FREE online dance and movement workshops led by professional

dance choreographers and instructors during TIDF 2021.

Those who REGISTER here will get a certificate of completion.

Come join us and feel the rhythm!

Dates: 12 September 2021 | 17 October 2021 | 14 November, 2021 | 12 December, 2021

Duration: 30 Mins

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  • Jul-01-2022
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The Toronto International Dance Festival is now accepting applications for the 2022 outdoor | virtual

event . The 9th edition of this festival is focussed on supporting the practice and visibility of

diverse Canadian dance companies, choreographers and dance artists. As the roadmap to

reopening venues is unclear, the festival is putting an open call for new and original works

creatively captured for a virtual presentation.

All artists who work with movement and performance are invited to apply. All genres, forms,

modalities, and varieties of dance, movement, and performance will be considered. This

application is open to creators with experience. Priority will be given to artists of colour, artists

living with disabilities, new generation artists (18-30), new Canadian (immigrant) artists, and

artists from varying geographic locations.

If live in person program is not possible, the final presentation format will be a LIVE STREAM of pre-recorded performances at

www.tidfcanada.com. The event is FREE for the public and will also be streamed on other social

media platforms in the following dates:

July 1- 3, 2022 


TIDF recognizes the limitations posed by the COVID-19 restrictions and understands that not all

dance forms are easily adaptable for the camera. Nevertheless, the festival encourages you be

bold and creative in your execution.

Proposed works can be 5 to 20 minutes in length. A jury of previous presenters at TIDF will be

assessing all applications. Successful applicants will receive an honorarium based on their production cost,

number of dancers, quality and professionalism.

Submission with photos and videos - https://tidfcanada.com/submission

Deadline:  June 30, 2022

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ODISSI DANCE WORKSHOP | September 12 | 11 -11.30 am | ENAKSHI SINHA

Dance Workshop

  • Sep-12-2021
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Toronto International Dance Festival (TIDF 2021) is offering a 30  Minutes FREE workshop on Odissi dance (Indian Classical dance from East India) & Folk dance of Western Orissa,  by the artistic director Enakshi Sinha who is the Founder Chairperson of Mrudanga Dance Academy (MDA). For more info, visit: mrudanga.com. Through this workshop, you will learn : 

  • Main stances or Bhangis of Odissi dance
  • Basic steps of Odissi dance 
  • Hand gestures or Mudras.
  • Eye movements or dhristibheda
  • Feet positions with Yoga stance - starting with warm up exercises.
  • Workshop is done via zoom, on 12th Sunday 11 am to 11.30 am.

No previous dance experience required.

No specific fitness required.

Anyone above 6 years old can join. 

Just learn to move happily in your space. 

It's FREE; But Registration is required.

You will get a completion certificate via e-mail at the end of the entire festival.   

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  • Sep-12-2021
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We are excited to announce TIDF 2021 CURTAIN RAISER on 12th September 2021 @ 7pm LIVE via YouTube | Facebook ONLINE. 

Meanwhile please LIKE our Facebook Pages: TIDF CANADA | DANCING DAMSELS and Subscribe our Youtube Channel: TIDF CANADA

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Summer Outdoor Series

  • Nov-10-2020
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The TIDF Summer Series is an outdoor dance festival where artists can either perform a 10-minute piece of their dance work and/or engage the audience with a break-out dance session. TIDF aims to make this not only an artistic festival but also a social and cultural event.

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Fall | Indoor | Concert

  • Nov-04-2020
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The Fall Indoor Concert is set to enthrall audiences with world dance forms in a glittering show. It is open only for professional level artists and dance companies who wish to showcase their new or original works. The maximum duration for a full-length piece is 15-20 minutes. 

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