Come, let your voices be heard at dance Immersion’s Connectively Moving Our Dance, taking place January 24-25, 2023 in Toronto.  This event is being held in advance of the 33rd Annual IABD International Conference & Festival of Blacks in Dance. It is an in-person event designed to connect, inform, and develop strategies with a Canadian focus. Connectively Moving Our Dance spotlights Canadian dance artists of African descent working across the country and abroad. The two-day event includes roundtable discussions, movement sharing workshops, lecture demonstrations, and a presenter showcase. Together, we will connect Canadian dance artists of African descent to one another and to the global movement community.

Join us in person at Connectively Moving Our Dance in Toronto in advance of the 33rd Annual International Conference & Festival of Blacks in Dance!

Only $25 CAD to attend each of Day 1 or Day 2 of Connectively Moving Our Dance, or $35 CAD to attend both days.

Connectively registration is also free if you register for the full IABD Conference & Festival of Blacks in Dance that follows.  

Venue and artist information coming soon.

dance Immersion’s CONNECTIVELY MOVING OUR DANCE DAY 1 SCHEDULE: Tuesday, January 24, 2023

*Details on participating artists and specific topics to come!

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Registration

9:00 am – 10:00 AM   – Opening Afro-Indigenous Ceremony; Opening Remarks ; Keynote Address

10:15 AM – 11:45 AMRoundtable Discussion: Advancing Education in African Diasporic Forms

NOON – 1:00 PMLunch with Keynote Speaker [dance Immersion will provide lunch for registrants]

1:15 PM – 2:30 PMConnectively Moving – Guided Movement Workshop

3:00 PM – 4:00 PMLecture Demonstration: Canada-U.S.A. Performance collaboration

DINNER BREAK

7:00 PM – 8:30 PMCanadian Dance Presenter Showcase

8:30 PM – 10:00 PMArtist and Presenter Networking Reception

dance Immersion’s CONNECTIVELY MOVING OUR DANCE DAY 2 SCHEDULE: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

*Details on participating artists and specific topics to come!

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Registration

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Connectively Moving – Guided Movement Workshop

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM – Roundtable Discussion: The Future of Our Dances

NOON – 1:00 PM – Lunch with Keynote Speaker [dance Immersion will provide lunch for registrants]

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM – Connectively Moving – Guided Movement Workshop

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Closing Roundtable Discussion: Moving Forward – Insights and Solutions

DINNER BREAK

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Closing Party: Cocktails and DJ