Thanks for another great festival!

We did it! Thanks to all who helped make FLUX 2016 a success. See you next year!


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We would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to everyone who made this festival possible. First a big thank you to YOU, our audience, for coming out to support dance in our city. Your role is integral to developing this festival and for the future of dance in London. We would also like to acknowledge all of the volunteers who poured their hearts into making all of the events run so smoothly this weekend. We could not have done it without you. This festival has been in the making for many years and many people have lent a helping hand along the way.

Thanks to: Imran Atta, Gary Begner, Danielle Cameron, Alissa Cassidy, Andrew Clark, Kate Cornell, Danielle Costello, Andrea Douglas, Mike Froom, Catherine Fulop, Allison Gamble, Adina Herling, Sandy Hunt, Shea Jackson, Deb Kapp, Bonny Kilgour, Nina Sampson, Erin Martins Santolupo, Rebekah Morrison-Wize, Vidya Natarajan, Ekaterina Nikiforova, Dorit Osher, Pedro Ramirez, Ben Rudland, Rafet Sayegh, Christin Smith, Miko Sobreira, Caleb Varty, Doug Varty, Catrina von Radeki, Miranda Wickett, Dale Yoshida, Deborah Zuskan, all of the performers, volunteers and community participants.

From our heart to yours, thank you for your part in making this happen!

-Bizz, Lacey and Ruth

Meet the Artists: Dasein Dance Theatre

DDT SM imageDasein Dance Theatre was founded in London, Ontario by Lacey Smith in 2011. DDT’s primary mandate is to foster contemporary dance that is socially attune and responsible. By examining the intrinsic beauty hidden in the dark recesses of the human experience, DDT promotes the research, development and sharing of socially conscious and accessible work. Dasein follows the threads of human psychology, to reveal the stories of what truly makes us human. The honest physicality of DDT’s dancers invites you to surrender to your primal self and embrace the adventure of being-in-the-world.

Dasein Dance Theatre will perform at Dance at Home, 7:30pm tonight at Eldon House.

Meet the Artists: Compañia Carmen Romero

Carmen SM imageCompañia Carmen Romero ignites the stage delivering a spellbinding flamenco performance in its finest and most passionate form. Offering full-scale productions or community programs, Compañia Carmen Romero is recognized nationally and internationally as either a solo dance artist or full company. Audiences are captivated through their live performances and outreach activities sharing the passion, beauty and complexity of flamenco. Compañia Carmen Romero is a local and touring company that performs in theatres, community festivals, private, corporate functions and fundraising activities. Workshops and Team building are also a part of Compañia Carmen Romero’s outreach work in the community.  Compañia Carmen Romero operates in two different modalities being as a Full ensemble or Carmen Solo.

Carmen Romero will perform today at Dance in the Park in Ivey Park at 6pm. She’ll also be teaching a beginners’ Flamenco workshop tomorrow at 10am!

Meet the Artists: Miko Sobreira

Miko SM imageMiko Sobreira will be your host for the Dance In the Park performance as well as your Salsa instructor for the free workshop at 6pm, today in Ivey Park!

FREE All-ages Salsa with Miko Sobreira
Saturday July 2, 6-6:30pm in Ivey Park
Right before the Dance in the Park performance at 6:30!

In Venezuelan style, you will be introduced to salsa in a fresh and fun environment where all ages and levels are welcome.

Meet the Artists: Perspective Dance (Toronto)

Perspective SM image 3Perspective Dance is a youth dance company dedicated to unleashing authentic creativity within young dancers & movers of today. The company focuses on creating work that encompasses collaboration, motivation, inspiration, and challenge. It is their mission to empower youth by allowing them to explore, and make creative choices. The ensemble is made up of a diverse group of young dancers from Toronto and the GTA.  Performance credits for the company include: Artscape Extravaganza/15 with Larchaud Dance Project, Youth for Human Rights/15, New Blue Dance Festival/2016.

Perspective Dance will perform at today’s Community Dance Celebration in Harris Park at 3pm and 4:30pm.

Complete our Survey and Win!

Tell us what you think about FLUX. Take our survey HERE! 

Complete our survey and you’ll be entered for a chance to win this giant 3M basket (value $250!).

You can complete a paper survey in person at all festival events, or fill it out online. Make sure to give us your contact information so we can notify you if you win!

Contest closes at midnight July 4th. Winner will be announced July 5th, 2016.

Meet the Artists: Dasein Dance School

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Dasein Dance School is a professional training facility dedicated to the development of young artists in ballet and contemporary dance forms. It was founded by Artistic Director Lacey Smith in 2013. Our mandate is to provide a space for serious young dancers to develop their technique and artistry in a non-competitive environment that is focused on education. The young company is comprised of dancers 14-19 who are enrolled in our Pre-Professional Training Program.

Dasein’s Young Company will perform at the Community Dance Celebration on July 1st at Harris Park.

Dasein Dance School rehearsing in Ivey Park, June 2016. Dancers: Sophi Kerr, Jada Kowalchuk and Elissa Woo. Photo by Bizz Varty.

Meet the Artists: Cara Spooner

Cara SM imageCara Spooner is a Toronto-based choreographer working in dance, performance art and theatre. Her work has been presented at The National Arts Centre, Canadian Stage, Magnetic North, World Stage, Summerworks, The Theatre Centre, the Goethe Institut and Stromereien 11. She is also the Education & Training Manager at Workman Arts.

Cara Spooner’s work will be presented at Dance at Home on July 3 at Eldon House.

Meet the Artists: EnPointe Development

Enpointe SM imageEnPointe Development is an independent venture that Brandy uses to choreograph senior student dancers from across southwestern Ontario. Continued Direction is a combination of three dancers from Studio Dance Pointe in St. Thomas as well as one dancer from Cadence School of Ballet located in Toronto. EnPointe strives to provide dancers with various performance opportunities.

EnPointe Development will perform at the Community Dance Celebration on July 1st at Harris Park.