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Festival Schedule

July 20-25, 2024

Site Specific performances, Workshops for all levels of experience, and Festival Main Stage Show and the Happy Hour Cabaret Social!

Contemporary Dance Workshop - July 20

Movement Workshop with EYAS Dance Project & Chroma NB - July 21

CMP with Darryl Tracy - July 20-24

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Tuesday, July 23

7:30 PM - Main Stage Festival Performance

BMO Studio Theatre

BUY TICKETS ($30 adults / $25 students)




Choreography by Darryl Tracy

performers: Sydney Hallett, Sarah Power

"Morii is a duet that explores the human desire to

press pause on a world stuck on play."

Jupiter & Jaguar

EYAS Dance Project

Direction & choreography: Seth Buckley & Carlos González
*in collaboration with the dancers

Dancers: Paula Montoya Lozano & Seth Buckley


Choreography by Sarah Power

performers: Chris Van Green, Gina Grant

musicians: Andrew Reed Miller, Terri Hron

Wrapped in a Cloud of Backstory

Choreography by Darryl Tracy

featuring: First City School of Dance - Young Company


Júpiter + Jaguar is a sinergy of ferocity, sensuality and playfulness.
A journey of freedom and expansion.

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Duet(s) imagines a place where two beings are cut off from technology and left to fend themselves. Two dancers show the physical selves, and two musicians represent the emotional and mental selves.

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First City School of Dance - Young Company. Wrapped in a Cloud of Backstory.


Wednesday, July 24

Site-Specific Performances


Join us for pop-up dances in uptown Saint John. We will meet at Queen Square, and then walk together to see performances along the way to end up at the final location - the 506 Container Village.

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Bricks & Mortar Dance Project

by Darryl Tracy

Music by Ian Gibson

featuring participants from the Community Movement Project

Under the guidance of Darryl Tracy, the Bricks and Mortar Dance Project is a community-based endeavour aimed at inhabiting spaces in Uptown Saint John with 15-20 dancers/movers, all moving in harmony and sharing an improvised-based score.


Red Nation Survival

by Nipahtuwet Naka Wespahtuwet Possesom (Paul)


by EYAS Dance Project 

featuring Seth Buckley & Carlos González

This event takes place rain or shine. In the case of extreme weather, a notice of cancellation will posted on social media. 

Thursday, July 24

Happy Hour Cabaret Social

6:00-8:00 PM - Haven Music Hall

RSVP & Pay-what-you-can

You may also pay cash at the door!

Join us for an electrifying evening of contemporary dance at Haven Music Hall! Sip on your favourite drinks, mingle with other dance enthusiasts, and watch a series of dance performances unfold throughout the evening. Five New Brunswick artists present contemporary dance works under five minutes in length, exploring sound, storytelling, and movement in profound ways. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable Saint John experience!


Performances by New Brunswick dance artists:

Hosted by Marcia Dysart

The works:

Leah Roach - Boogie Wonderland

Boogie Wonderland is an upbeat tap number, choreographed and performed by Leah Roach. Enjoy this vibrant and dynamic celebration of dance with a classic 70s tune! 

Music: Earth, Wind & Fire, The Emotions

Kelli Wray Under Construction

The process of being created or built is underway...
This piece was inspired by construction zones Uptown.
Movements created in response to sounds on site and machinery used.

Jamie Sunarko - 416 in the 506

I'm here to show you a dance style that isn't really a dance style. We used to call it "urban dance" but that term has since been retired in 2020 since it's a problematic and outdated label.

In many cities, we now label them as just "Choreography". It's impossible to label it anything else because a single piece can be influenced by several different dance styles, but is ultimately based on the choreographer's own interpretation of the music. The scene has evolved, in certain aspects, from Hip Hop dance roots. Several moves and grooves and concepts were inspired by Hip Hop and street styles, but it has since become its own thing.

I draw from my experiences in Hip Hop, Popping, House, as well as learning from other teachers with their own unique styles. Please enjoy, and don't be afraid to cheer - Our community loves loud audiences.

Anna Dysart - TBA

Chris Van Green - TBA

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