Dance fest on Harbourfront

ala-nar-greenBy A Staff Reporter

World Dance Forms on One Stage — that is the overarching theme of a major international dance festival to be held in Toronto shortly.

The Dancing Damsels Inc hosts the 2016 Toronto International Dance Festival (TIDF) Saturday, December 17, 6-9pm at the Fleck Dance Theatre located in the Harbourfront Centre of Toronto (207 Queens Quay W).

nilantha_02Launched in 2014 as the DD DanceFEST, the dance festival aims to provide a single platform for professional and emerging dancers from various cultural backgrounds in Toronto.

This year the artistic vision that drives the dance festival is to showcase “All World Dance Forms on One Stage.”

Tying in with the theme of the festival, dance styles ranging from Classical to Modern, Folk to Contemporary are included each year.

Toronto’s leading performing artists and dance companies will showcase their expertise while exhibiting their personal expertise using a variety of dance styles.

This is the third year of the prestigious Toronto International Dance Festival and, in keeping with the festive season, this year’s show will have Santa taking the audience with him for an exhilarating cultural adventure while he travels around the world.

enakshi-sinhaThis event is family friendly and is open to all members of the public including youth and children.

In 2017, the festival organizers wish to make TIDF a full-feature October weekend festival where authentic dance presenters from many International locales will be invited to participate as well.

Says TIDF artistic director Mary Ashok: “Countless enquiries from Canada and abroad have encouraged us to expand our festival to a three-day event next year.”

Tickets ($25-$30) for the 2016 Toronto International Dance Festival are available through the Harbourfront Centre Box Office (235 Queens Quay West; tel: 416-973-4000, press 1; email:

The Main Box Office at 235 Queens Quay West is open Tuesday through Saturday, 1-6pm.

For further details visit; Facebook: TIDFCanada; Twitter: @tidfcanada

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