Past Festivals

Since 1987, the Canada Dance Festival has been a national leader in commissioning both original work and presenting the best in Canadian dance. As contemporary dance is, by definition, a celebration and exploration of current dance trends, our festival has dramatically changed over the years. Each festival is a snapshot of our history, our rich and diverse culture, and our Canadian stories and experiences – told through the art of dance.

Most of all, the Canada Dance Festival is a showcase and celebration of how the art of dance and its community of supporters is evolving, growing and flourishing in this country.

Over the years we have challenged, excited and entertained many audiences! Take a look at some of our materials and performers from past festivals, and stay tuned for details about the 2017 festival!



View the 2016 Festival Archive
View the 2016 Media





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View the 2015 Festival Archive
View the 2015 Media





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View the 2014 Festival Archive
View the 2014 Media






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View the 2013 Festival Archive
View the 2013 Media Release







View the 2012 Festival Archive
View the 2012 Brochure
View the 2012 Media Release (EN)







View the 2011 Brochure
View the 2011 Media Release







View the 2010 Brochure
View the 2010 Media Release







View the 2009 Program
View the 2009 Media Release








View the 2008 Brochure
View the 2008 Press Release 








View the 2007 Program
View the 2007 Press Release








View the 2006 Brochure
View the 2006 Press Release








View the 2004 Brochure
View the 2004 Press Release







View the 2002 Highlights