Vanguardia Dance Festival

A Geo-political Dialogue of the Body in the Americas

August 15 -20, 2023

Aki Studio

A dance festival that showcases dance artists that includes choreographers/dancers with Latin American backgrounds (including Indigenous peoples of the Americas).

The festival presents a week of activities such as interdisciplinary dance works, in person and online workshops, a panel discussion, and an international video dance series. 


Video Dance Screening
Tuesday August 15, 7:00pm - FREE

Performance A
Thursday, August 17, 8pm
Friday, August 18, 8pm

Performance B
Saturday, August 19, 8pm
Sunday, August 20, 2pm


General | $25
Arts Worker, Student, Senior | $20

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Box Office Telephone: 416-531-1402
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The participating artists involved in this edition continue to push boundaries redefining the artistic, contemporary dance practices within the Latin American diaspora in Canada. This resonates in the conversations with artists in the rest of the country, and in the world.  

Carlos Jaramillo (international guest from Colombia) 
John Henry Gerena (Montreal-Colombia) 
Jose Carret (Toronto-Cuba) 
Eduardo Ruiz Vergara (Montreal-Colombia) 
Olga Barrios (Toronto-Colombia) 
Agite y Sirva (Mexico) 

The festival offers dance workshops open to the community facilitated by : 
Penny Couchie, Asalia Arellano, Carlos Jaramillo, Eduardo Ruiz Vergara and Ximena Monroy