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Saint John Contemporary Dance Festival

SJCDF is an annual festival that features professional and emerging choreographers.  All events take place in Saint John, New Brunswick. The festival’s programming seeks to offer a variety of artistic performances highlighting contemporary dance in Canada.

The 2021 Festival features the Community Movement Project, a showcase of short dance films, and an outdoor Festival performance with works by Monelle Doiron, Kelli Wray, Jalianne Li, Jerry Burchill and Kate Henderson. 


July 19-22: Community Movement Project

A series of movement workshops focusing on Place. Four dates and locations to choose from. These workshops offer a fun opportunity to explore the possibilities of each location through creativity and movement! Open to everyone.

 July 20-22: Short Dance Films

A showcase of six short dance films by Canadian choreographers. Each video is between 5-10 minutes. 

Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza  

July 23: Festival Performance

An in-person performance featuring professional and emerging dance artists from New Brunswick. The performance takes place in the SJ Public Gardens, 48 Seely Street. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 7:00PM



sold out! 

Connection Dance Works acknowledges that it carries out its work on the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and

Peskotomuhkati peoples. We, the staff and members of the board, pay respect to the elders, past and present, and descendants of this land. We honour the knowledge keepers and seek their guidance as we strive to develop closer relationships with the Indigenous people of New Brunswick.

Connection Dance Works  would like to acknowledge the generous support from:

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