Vanguardia Dance Festival 2019

April 4-6, 2019
8:00 PM 

Video Dance Screenings
April 2 @ 7:00 PM
April 5 @ 5:00 PM
in Aki Studio


Vanguardia Dance Festival 2019 is thrilled to present a week of extended activities in its 5th bi-annual edition showcasing a curated selection of interdisciplinary dance performances, workshops, a panel discussion, and video dance screenings. 

This year, the festival celebrates the artistic conversations between Latinx choreographers and diverse artists from different origins and artistic approaches. This year’s festival line-up continues to push the boundaries in re-defining contemporary artistic practices of dance within the Latin American diaspora in Canada that resonates to conversations with the rest of the country and globally. 

Featuring artists are: Mateo Galindo Torres (Colombian-Indigenous), Robyn Macdonald (Canadian), Norma Araiza (Mexican-Indigenous), charles c smith (Black), Julieta Maria (Colombian-Palestinian), Diana López Soto (Mexican-Indigenous), Caitlin McNannus (Canadian), Charissa Wilcox (Canadian), Olga Barrios (Colombian), Coman Poon (Chinese-Canadian settler/immigrant), and Edgardo Moreno

Special international guest, dance artist Ximena Monroy representing the collective “Agite y Sirva Festival Itinerante de Video” will share a series of dance films in Toronto featuring artists from different parts of Latin America.

Aside from the exciting performances and film programming, new this year, the festival will have a facilitated open panel discussion with participating Festival artists to provide an insight into their creative process. Audiences will also have an opportunity to join the conversation with the keynote speakers. 

RUNNING TIME: Approximately 75 minutes.


Thursday April 4  |  8 PM
Friday April 5  |  8 PM
Saturday April 6  |  8 PM

General  |  $25
Senior, Student, Arts Worker  |  $18

Tuesday April 2  |  7 PM
Friday April 5  |  5 PM

Pay What You Can At-the-Door  |  Suggested min. $5

PLEASE NOTE: HST and ticket fees are included.
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At the door payments accepted by cash, debit, VISA and Mastercard.
Box Office Telephone: 416-531-1402
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More information on ticket pick-up here.

Vanguardia Dance Projects is a collective of Latinx Canadian artists founded in 2010 committed to supporting and promoting Latin American dance artists and strengthening the professional contemporary dance milieu within the Latin American diaspora community. Learn more.