InFrinGinG Dance Festival 2019

July 5th - 13th, 2019 | Maffeo Sutton Park, Harbour City Theatre & The Port Theatre





Celebrate diversity through dance!


Showcasing an array of music and dance styles, the InFrinGinG Dance Festival brings together performers from across the world. Check out the schedule below, and click 'More Info' for full details on each day's events...

A Celebration of African Dance, Drum, & Song

Friday, July 5th, 2019

5:30pm - 7:00pm @ Maffeo Sutton Park 
A Celebration of African Dance, song and drum by VooDoo Dave & friends with Esther Moncrief.

Festival Launch Party

Friday, July 5th, 2019

7:00pm-9:00pm @ Vancouver Island Sculpting Studio
Join us and our local festival sponsor, Vancouver Island Sculpting Studio, to celebrate the opening of our 21st Annual InFrinGinG Dance Festival!

A Celebration of Indigenous Dance at Swy-A-Lana
Qwuyulush ‘u tl Swy-A-Lana
Curated by Tsatassaya White

Saturday, July 6th, 2019

11:00am - 11:30am @ Maffeo Sutton Park 
A celebration of Indigenous dance, curated by Tsatassaya White

12:00pm - 12:30pm @ Maffeo Sutton Park 
Dragonboat Festival Opening Ceremony

12:30pm - 4:30pm @ Maffeo Sutton Park 
The celebration continues!

A Multicultural Journey to South Asia & Beyond!
Curated by Rohit Chokhani

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

11:30am - 12:00pm @ Maffeo Sutton Park 
A celebration of South Asian dance, curated by Rohit Chokhani

12:00pm - 12:30pm @ Maffeo Sutton Park 
Carnation Ceremony

12:30pm - 4:15pm @ Maffeo Sutton Park 
The celebration continues!

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Sunday, July 7th, 2019

4:20pm @ Swy-a-Lana Lagoon 

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Dancing Truths - Public Workshops

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

2:00-9:00pm @ Harbour City Theatre

Workshop Intro to Home Our Way with Olivia Davies

Hoop Dance with Jessica McMann

Talking Truths - Circle Conversation with Tsatassaya White, Jessica McMann, Olivia Davies and
‘In”thot Cassandra Blondin-Burt.

Dancing Local/Global

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

7:30pm @ Harbour City Theatre
•Timothy Allen and the Island Times Quartet (Nanaimo)
•Samantha Letourneau (Nanaimo)
•Vâtchik Danse collective (Nasim Lootij - Kiasa Nazeran, Iran/Montreal) 

Didgeridoo Workshop with Christopher Mapstone of MAPSTONE

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

11:00am - 1:00pm @ Vancouver Island Sculpting Studio
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Headliner Show: Crossing Mountains & Seas
Thursday, July 11th, 2019

7:30pm @ The Port Theatre

YOU DANCE with Mapstone

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

10:00pm - LATE! @ The Corner Lounge

Mixed Abilities Dance Jam with Naomi Brand and Harmanie Taylor

Friday, July 12th, 2019

1:00pm - 2:30pm @ Nanaimo Association for Community Living


Camera + Movement Workshop

Friday, July 12th, 2019

5:00pm - 8:00pm @ Harbour City Theatre
Camera + Movement Workshop with Recorded Movement Society

8:30pm - 9:45pm @ Harbour City Theatre
Moving/Forward screening. A collection of short dance films from Western Canada

Headliner Show: Flicker

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

7:30pm @ The Port Theatre
Flicker by Dancers of Damelahamid

Special Thanks to This Year's Sponsors!
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