july, 2022

2022sat23jul2:00 pmFODAR - PROGRAM ONEFestival of Dance Annapolis Royal2:00 pm Event Type:Dance,Live PerformanceBUY TICKETSMORE INFO


(Saturday) 2:00 pm



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FODAR is back for its 8th season!

Eight years and counting! Whether you’re new to dance or you’re a committed fan, you’ll find Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal’s lively and eclectic programming has broad appeal. A fixture on Canada’s dance festival scene, FODAR 2022 presents four Main Stage dance performances that push boundaries.

Mainstage Shows feature two programs:
Program One runs Thursday, July 21 at 8pm and Saturday, July 23 at 2pm
Program Two runs Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23 at 8pm


An international award-winning solo. A woman’s quest to find who she was and who she wants to be.
Choreographer: Joeri Dubbe. Dancer: Sarah Murphy.

A gripping solo exploration of ancestral memory, and a dialogue between past and present.
Choreographed and performed by Liliona Quarmyne

In this hypnotic pas de deux, each new meeting is a game that becomes a discovery.
Choreographer: Olivier Coëffard. Dancers: Olivier Coëffard and Sarah Murphy

Fall in love with dinosaurs and Rock Bottom Movement! “…the quirky weirdos of Toronto’s dance/theatre world…” – Toronto Star
Choreographer: Alyssa Martin. Dancers: Drew Berry, Brayden Jamil Cairns, Samantha Grist, Natasha Poon Woo

Our MainStage shows this year are a powerhouse collection of dance and movement performed by outstanding artists in a confluence works that touch on drama, theatre, comedy, and circus arts. Here are some of the highlights:

Halifax/Montreal-based trapeze specialist Leah Skerry presents her new aerial silks trio which she performs with popular Halifax dance artists Lydia Zimmer and Anastasia Wiebe.

Internationally acclaimed Sarah Murphy has performed works by choreographic greats who include Jiri Kylián and Ohad Naharin. She takes to the FODAR MainStage with “Enfant” by Netherlands-based choreographer Joeri Dubbe

Sarah Murphy also performs the duet “Playground” with the electrifying Olivier Coëffard who dancer with the legendary Nederlands Dans Theater from 2012 to 2019.

Originally from Ghana now based in Halifax, Liliona Quarmyne choreographs and performs internationally and across Canada. She dances her original solo work “Resonances of a Warrior Boy”at the festival.

Award winning dancer and choreographer Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo is Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) from Kahnawake. She is the Artistic Director of A’nó:wara Dance Theatre and brings a stage version of her electrifying film “Smudge” which she performs with Marshall Kahente Diabo.

An exquisite dancer, Toronto-based Nicole Rose Bond performs the riveting solo “The High Heart” (2009), the last work created by Canadian dance icon Patricia Beatty (1936-2020).

Rock Bottom Movement is blurring the boundaries of theatre and dance as it presents refreshingly approachable art. This surreal and tongue-in-cheek company brings a new production to FODAR. Prepare to be disconcerted and delighted.


$26 Adult        (SPECIAL: Program One & Two Pass: $40)
$14 Youth       (SPECIAL: Program One & Two Pass: $20)
(HST additional)

*Royalty Card discount does not apply to this event

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Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.
Visit the FODAR Website for more information

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