Dance: Made in Canada / fait au canada
dance: made in canada/fait au canada (d:mic/fac) is
a Toronto-based biennial festival of contemporary dance.
The festival was founded in 2000 by Yvonne Ng under
the umbrella of princess productions and since that time
nine festivals of dance: made in canada/fait au canada (d:mic/fac) have been produced. In August 2011 the festival moved to a repertory format.
d:mic/fac presents both new and existing works by established and emerging choreographers working in Canada, at the Betty Oliphant Theatre in Toronto. Programming is divided into two categories: Mainstage, curated by three artists from Canada's dance community, including Yvonne Ng, andWhat You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) a lottery-based late night presentation. Choreographers may apply for either Mainstage presentation orWYSIWYG programming.
Further complementing the dance programming is Ng's commitment to exposing the audience to dance through more than just performance by transforming the venue into an art gallery where the selected visual works set the stage for the dance works the audience will see. Outreach activities further the audience experience and include moderated pre-show and post show chats, Soirees with our Dance Ambassadors and workshops taught by the dance artists in the festival's preceding weeks. All together making for an entirely unique multi-faceted experience of dance.
For an up to date call to artists and further information, please see our website: www.princessproductions.ca