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Feats Festival of Dance | June 18 - July 9, 2016

 

Feats Festival of Dance | June 18 - July 9, 2016

Feats Festival of Dance is a multi-disciplinary dance festival in Edmonton, Alberta. The festival is designed to celebrate and present superb Canadian talent with a special focus on our Alberta dance community.

We bring forward various perspectives of dance, by presenting everything from traditional folk and contemporary works to the most unusual and edgy movement performances.

During the festival we host youth and professional dance intensives, featured events and programs of education and awareness, as well as open public workshops and professional performances.

Use the tabs above to navigate through the events taking place each day!

 

 

Please contact Alberta Dance Alliance with any questions or concerns

We wish to thank all the dedicated guest artists, performers, volunteers, and audience members who help make the Feats Festival a truly outstanding experience!

Feats Festival of Dance | June 18, 2016

Mainstage Event 1 — Romeo and Juliet

Saturday, June 18 ­— Matinee 3:00 p.m.
Gala Performance - 7:30m p.m.
Timms Centre for the Arts: 87 Ave - 112 st.
Tickets - Matinee $25 | Gala Performance $50

A proud co-present of Romeo & Juliet, the immortal love -saga of Shakespeare in Indian classical Kathak dance style, and a special performance by Pt. Birju Maharaj, with a live orchestra.
Romeo & Juliet, which has stirred millions of hearts all over the world, inspired thousands of poets and novelists in every region, has been created and re-created in the theatre and dance forms by some of the greatest artists of the last century. However, this popular ballet has not been much attempted in the classical Indian dance forms. While creating this production, the movements, stances, and patterns used by famous ballet artists, were closely analyzed. The graceful dance movements, agile pirouettes, and attire all bear a close resemblance to Kathak.
The music has been specially created by Pt. Birju Maharaj & Jazz maestro Louiz Banks; choreography is by internationally acclaimed Kathak artist Saswati Sen, and lights are by internationally known Dinesh Poddar. Over 25 professional dancers from India will be performing.

 

Feats Festival of Dance | June 26, 2016

Pop-Ups! (Site-Specific Dance)

Pops up across the city, showcasing site specific and installations that will pop up through the Edmonton landscape.

Pop-Up

Artist: Jodie Vanderkerkhove, “Danceade”
June 26 - July 9 — 11 p.m. - 2p.m.
Various locations along Whyte Avenue
FREE

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”: it’s a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Lemons suggest sourness or difficulty in life, while lemonade is a sweet drink. Enjoy a lemonade and dance on the ave!


Pop-Up

Artist: Mile Zero Dance, Tim Folkmann, “The Dance Spot”
June 26-July 9, 24/7
In front of Arti’s Designer Boutique
10403 83 Ave
FREE

A multi-media interactive performance installation. Pedestrians and audience members view the performers through the front windows as spectators looking in. Presented by Mile Zero Dance and devised by Tim Folkmann, pedestrians are invited to push a button for music and dance alongside live feed video.


Indian Music + Dance Workshop

June 26 - 30, 2016
3414 - Gatewaylane, Gateway Blvd (4th Floor of bowling Centre. Access from the elevators on the right from the main entrance.

USHA KALA NIKETAN Studio presents an exciting workshop. Teaching the workshop is renowned guru Pandit Birju Maharaj, a traditional Kathak legend. Workshop time and hours will vary depending on age. To call and register please contact Usha Gupta: 780.438.4122 or 780.988.6534


Rooms Workshop

June 26 - 30, 2016
Site-specific Workshop

Rooms is a workshop-based creation process that was created by Canadian director/choreographer Melanie Kloetzel and Scottish visual artist Fergus Dunnet. As a choreographer, Kloetzel’s first medium is movement. But for Rooms, she partnered with Dunnet to create a site that could be set up anywhere and that conjured images, albeit porous and delicate, of living spaces.
Kloetzel is the artistic director of kloetzel&co., a dance theatre company founded in New York and now based in Canada. Since 1997, kloetzel&co. has presented theatre works, site-specific performances, and dance films across three continents.

Feats Festival of Dance | June 27

Pop-Up

Artist: Jodie Vanderkerkhove, “Danceade”
June 26 - July 9 — 11 a.m. - 2p.m.
Various locations along Whyte Avenue
FREE

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”: it’s a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Lemons suggest sourness or difficulty in life, while lemonade is a sweet drink. Enjoy a lemonade and dance on the ave!


Pop-Up

Artist: Mile Zero Dance, Tim Folkmann, “The Dance Spot”
June 26-July 9, 24/7
In front of Arti’s Designer Boutique
10403 83 Ave
FREE

A multi-media interactive performance installation. Pedestrians and audience members view the performers through the front windows as spectators looking in. Presented by Mile Zero Dance and devised by Tim Folkmann, pedestrians are invited to push a button for music and dance alongside live feed video.


Indian Music + Dance Workshop

June 26 - 30, 2016
3414 - Gatewaylane, Gateway Blvd (4th Floor of bowling Centre. Access from the elevators on the right from the main entrance.

USHA KALA NIKETAN Studio presents an exciting workshop. Teaching the workshop is renowned guru Pandit Birju Maharaj, a traditional Kathak legend. Workshop time and hours will vary depending on age. To call and register please contact Usha Gupta: 780.438.4122 or 780.988.6534


Rooms Workshop

June 26 - 30, 2016
Site-specific Workshop

Rooms is a workshop-based creation process that was created by Canadian director/choreographer Melanie Kloetzel and Scottish visual artist Fergus Dunnet. As a choreographer, Kloetzel’s first medium is movement. But for Rooms, she partnered with Dunnet to create a site that could be set up anywhere and that conjured images, albeit porous and delicate, of living spaces.
Kloetzel is the artistic director of kloetzel&co., a dance theatre company founded in New York and now based in Canada. Since 1997, kloetzel&co. has presented theatre works, site-specific performances, and dance films across three continents.

 

Feats Festival of Dance | June 28, 2016

Pop-Up

Artist: Jodie Vanderkerkhove, “Danceade”
June 26 - July 9 — 11 a.m. - 2p.m.
Various locations along Whyte Avenue
FREE

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”: it’s a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Lemons suggest sourness or difficulty in life, while lemonade is a sweet drink. Enjoy a lemonade and dance on the ave!


Pop-Up

Artist: Mile Zero Dance, Tim Folkmann, “The Dance Spot”
June 26-July 9, 24/7
In front of Arti’s Designer Boutique
10403 83 Ave
FREE

A multi-media interactive performance installation. Pedestrians and audience members view the performers through the front windows as spectators looking in. Presented by Mile Zero Dance and devised by Tim Folkmann, pedestrians are invited to push a button for music and dance alongside live feed video.


Indian Music + Dance Workshop

June 26 - 30, 2016
3414 - Gatewaylane, Gateway Blvd (4th Floor of bowling Centre. Access from the elevators on the right from the main entrance.

USHA KALA NIKETAN Studio presents an exciting workshop. Teaching the workshop is renowned guru Pandit Birju Maharaj, a traditional Kathak legend. Workshop time and hours will vary depending on age. To call and register please contact Usha Gupta: 780.438.4122 or 780.988.6534


Rooms Workshop

June 26 - 30, 2016
Site-specific Workshop

Rooms is a workshop-based creation process that was created by Canadian director/choreographer Melanie Kloetzel and Scottish visual artist Fergus Dunnet. As a choreographer, Kloetzel’s first medium is movement. But for Rooms, she partnered with Dunnet to create a site that could be set up anywhere and that conjured images, albeit porous and delicate, of living spaces.
Kloetzel is the artistic director of kloetzel&co., a dance theatre company founded in New York and now based in Canada. Since 1997, kloetzel&co. has presented theatre works, site-specific performances, and dance films across three continents.

 

 

Feats Festival of Dance | June 29, 2016

Pop-Up

Artist: Jodie Vanderkerkhove, “Danceade”
June 26 - July 9 — 11 a.m. - 2p.m.
Various locations along Whyte Avenue
FREE

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”: it’s a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Lemons suggest sourness or difficulty in life, while lemonade is a sweet drink. Enjoy a lemonade and dance on the ave!


Pop-Up

Artist: Mile Zero Dance, Tim Folkmann, “The Dance Spot”
June 26-July 9, 24/7
In front of Arti’s Designer Boutique
10403 83 Ave
FREE

A multi-media interactive performance installation. Pedestrians and audience members view the performers through the front windows as spectators looking in. Presented by Mile Zero Dance and devised by Tim Folkmann, pedestrians are invited to push a button for music and dance alongside live feed video.


Indian Music + Dance Workshop

June 26 - 30, 2016
3414 - Gatewaylane, Gateway Blvd (4th Floor of bowling Centre. Access from the elevators on the right from the main entrance.

USHA KALA NIKETAN Studio presents an exciting workshop. Teaching the workshop is renowned guru Pandit Birju Maharaj, a traditional Kathak legend. Workshop time and hours will vary depending on age. To call and register please contact Usha Gupta: 780.438.4122 or 780.988.6534


Rooms Workshop

June 26 - 30, 2016
Site-specific Workshop

Rooms is a workshop-based creation process that was created by Canadian director/choreographer Melanie Kloetzel and Scottish visual artist Fergus Dunnet. As a choreographer, Kloetzel’s first medium is movement. But for Rooms, she partnered with Dunnet to create a site that could be set up anywhere and that conjured images, albeit porous and delicate, of living spaces.
Kloetzel is the artistic director of kloetzel&co., a dance theatre company founded in New York and now based in Canada. Since 1997, kloetzel&co. has presented theatre works, site-specific performances, and dance films across three continents.


Masterclasses

Masterclasses are designed for dancers who are at an intermediate to advanced level with training in a variety of dance styles. This year we have three incredible Alberta guest instructors who have travelled around the globe bringing back their skills to share with you. Experience both technical and conditioning classes geared towards all dancers from various dance back- grounds.

Contemporary Classes - Int/Adve
June 29: 11 a.m. - noon – 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Instructor:Katherine Semchuk

FEES are payable on-site and space is limited - CASH ONLY!

Sugar Foot Dance Club - 8116 105 Street

Fees: $15/class

Pre-register: Call 780.422.8107 or
email info@abdancealliance.ab.ca

 

Feats Festival of Dance | June 30, 2016

Pop-Up

Artist: Jodie Vanderkerkhove, “Danceade”
June 26 - July 9 — 11 a.m. - 2p.m.
Various locations along Whyte Avenue
FREE

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”: it’s a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Lemons suggest sourness or difficulty in life, while lemonade is a sweet drink. Enjoy a lemonade and dance on the ave!


Pop-Up

Artist: Mile Zero Dance, Tim Folkmann, “The Dance Spot”
June 26-July 9, 24/7
In front of Arti’s Designer Boutique
10403 83 Ave
FREE

A multi-media interactive performance installation. Pedestrians and audience members view the performers through the front windows as spectators looking in. Presented by Mile Zero Dance and devised by Tim Folkmann, pedestrians are invited to push a button for music and dance alongside live feed video.


Pop-Up 5

Pulse Jam
June 30 and July 3 (3 - 6 pm)
Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Gazebo (Strathcona Farmers Market)
FREE

 

Experience community dancers and musicians in an open jam. This event is for anyone that loves rhythm and music. Let’s find the pulse point between the global cultures: Tap, Hip-Hop, Flamenco, Indian, Hungarian… and many more! All are welcome to b


Indian Music + Dance Workshop

June 26 - 30, 2016
3414 - Gatewaylane, Gateway Blvd (4th Floor of bowling Centre. Access from the elevators on the right from the main entrance.

USHA KALA NIKETAN Studio presents an exciting workshop. Teaching the workshop is renowned guru Pandit Birju Maharaj, a traditional Kathak legend. Workshop time and hours will vary depending on age. To call and register please contact Usha Gupta: 780.438.4122 or 780.988.6534


Rooms Workshop

June 26 - 30, 2016
Site-specific Workshop

Rooms is a workshop-based creation process that was created by Canadian director/choreographer Melanie Kloetzel and Scottish visual artist Fergus Dunnet. As a choreographer, Kloetzel’s first medium is movement. But for Rooms, she partnered with Dunnet to create a site that could be set up anywhere and that conjured images, albeit porous and delicate, of living spaces.
Kloetzel is the artistic director of kloetzel&co., a dance theatre company founded in New York and now based in Canada. Since 1997, kloetzel&co. has presented theatre works, site-specific performances, and dance films across three continents.


Masterclasses

Masterclasses are designed for dancers who are at an intermediate to advanced level with training in a variety of dance styles. This year we have three incredible Alberta guest instructors who have travelled around the global bringing back their skills to share with you. Experience both technical and conditioning classes geared towards all dancers from various dance back- grounds.

Katherine Semchuck - Contemporary
June 29 & 30: Adv – 11 a.m. - noon

FEES are payable on-site and space is limited - CASH ONLY!

Sugar Foot Dance Club - 8116 105 Street

Fees: $15/class

Pre-register: Call 780.422.8107 or
email info@abdancealliance.ab.ca

 

Feats Festival of Dance | July 1, 2016

Historic Feats – Dominion Day

Friday, July 1 — 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fort Edmonton Park
FREE

Celebrate Dominion Day at Fort Edmonton Park with traditional dance troupes as they introduce you to their culture and you learn about Edmonton’s rich dance history. Performances occur throughout the park. Join us for swing dance and Aboriginal Circle Dance!

World Dance – Canada Day

Friday, July 1 — noon - 4 p.m.
City Hall
FREE

Visit dance around the world! Listen to music from far away lands. Discover fascinating folk dances and enjoy the Edmonton Folk Arts Council’s signature presentation. In partnership with Edmonton Folk Arts Council and Feats Festival of Dance


Pop up

Artist: Melanie Kloetzel, “Rooms”
July 1, 2 & 3; 2p.m. -- The Works Festival Site
July 1, 2 &3; noon - 12:30p.m. -- Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park/ Farmers Market
FREE

Rooms is a site-based performance installation that addresses human adaptation in the face of climate transformation. In a one-week period, the performers have built a series of portable structures in which they perform a dance theatre work that examines the limits and possibilities of our efforts to adapt to a rapidly changing world.
What if the boundaries that divide us become more permanent, etched into our surroundings by alterations of the natural environment? Rooms explores such adaptation, asking what connection points we will be able to achieve in the face of global and environmental upheaval


Pop-Up

Artist: Jodie Vanderkerkhove, “Danceade”
June 26 - July 9 — 11 a.m. - 2p.m.
Various locations along Whyte Avenue
FREE

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”: it’s a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Lemons suggest sourness or difficulty in life, while lemonade is a sweet drink. Enjoy a lemonade and dance on the ave!


Pop-Up

Artist: Mile Zero Dance, Tim Folkmann, “The Dance Spot”
June 26-July 9, 24/7
In front of Arti’s Designer Boutique
10403 83 Ave
FREE

A multi-media interactive performance installation. Pedestrians and audience members view the performers through the front windows as spectators looking in. Presented by Mile Zero Dance and devised by Tim Folkmann, pedestrians are invited to push a button for music and dance alongside live feed video.


Community Partners Workshops

SUGAR SWING DANCE -Sugar Foot Stomp

Friday July 1 & 9
Saturday July 2 & 10
Lesson (add $2) — 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Dance ($10 admission $2 addition for lesson for members & $1 students) — 9 p.m. until 12 a.m
Sugar Foot Dance Club - 8116 105 Street

FEES are payable on-site and space is limited to a first come first serve basis. Additional admission for Live Music - CASH ONLY!

Sugar Foot Stomp is always a fantastic night to get out and have fun! Swing dancing is energetic, enjoyable, cool, and just plain fun. Every person, regardless of age, shape, size, and fitness is welcome to participate. This is an all-ages event intended for people with no dance experience. We teach a drop-in beginner lesson to start the night, and DJ great music for dancing. Ideal for the beginner lesson to start the night, and DJ great music for dancing. This is a non-alcoholic event.

For more information visit: sugarswing.com

 

Feats Festival of Dance | July 2, 2016

Pop up

Artist: Melanie Kloetzel, “Rooms”
July 1, 2 & 3; 2p.m. -- The Works Festival Site
July 1, 2 &3; noon - 12:30 pm. --Dr Wilbert Mcintyre Parek / Farmers market
FREE

Rooms is a site-based performance installation that addresses human adaptation in the face of climate transformation. In a one-week period, the performers have built a series of portable structures in which they perform a dance theatre work that examines the limits and possibilities of our efforts to adapt to a rapidly changing world.
What if the boundaries that divide us become more permanent, etched into our surroundings by alterations of the natural environment? Rooms explores such adaptation, asking what connection points we will be able to achieve in the face of global and environmental upheaval


Pop-Up

Artist: Jodie Vanderkerkhove, “Danceade”
June 26 - July 9 — 11 a.m. - 2p.m.
Various locations along Whyte Avenue
FREE

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”: it’s a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Lemons suggest sourness or difficulty in life, while lemonade is a sweet drink. Enjoy a lemonade and dance on the ave!


Pop-Up

Artist: Mile Zero Dance, Tim Folkmann, “The Dance Spot”
June 26-July 9, 24/7
In front of Arti’s Designer Boutique
10403 83 Ave
FREE

A multi-media interactive performance installation. Pedestrians and audience members view the performers through the front windows as spectators looking in. Presented by Mile Zero Dance and devised by Tim Folkmann, pedestrians are invited to push a button for music and dance alongside live feed video.


Community Partners Workshops

BEDOUIN BEATS - BELLYDANCE

Bedouin Beats 11805 94 Street NW

PLAYFUL SHAABI TECHNIQUE AND CHOREOGRAPHY WITH MARIE HABIB
Saturday, July 2, 2016 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Spend part of your long weekend dancing with Marie Habib!! Recently back from Cairo, Egypt, she has so much to share with you! Learn fun and playful technique as well as a fast-paced shaabi choreography in this 2 hour workshop. Some prior bellydance experience is an asset.


SUGAR SWING DANCE -Sugar Foot Stomp

Friday July 1 & 9
Saturday July 2 & 10
Lesson (add $2) — 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Dance ($10 admission $2 addition for lesson for members & $1 students) — 9 p.m. until 12 a.m
Sugar Foot Dance Club - 8116 105 Street

FEES are payable on-site and space is limited to a first come first serve basis. Additional admission for Live Music - CASH ONLY!

Sugar Foot Stomp is always a fantastic night to get out and have fun! Swing dancing is energetic, enjoyable, cool, and just plain fun. Every person, regardless of age, shape, size, and fitness is welcome to participate. This is an all-ages event intended for people with no dance experience. We teach a drop-in beginner lesson to start the night, and DJ great music for dancing. Ideal for the beginner lesson to start the night, and DJ great music for dancing. This is a non-alcoholic event. For more information visit: sugarswing.com

 

Feats Festival of Dance | July 3, 2016

Outdoor Dance & Movie Night

FREE Admission (Donation to the Food Bank)

Sunday, July 3 — 9 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park Whyte Avenue Gazebo Park (10310 - 83 Ave)
Featured movie: Billy Elliot

The life of 11-year-old Billy Elliot, a coal miner’s son in Northern England, is forever changed one day when he stumbles upon a ballet class during his weekly boxing lesson. Before long, he finds himself in dance, demonstrating the kind of raw talent seldom seen by the class’ exacting instructor, Mrs. Wilkinson. With a tart tongue and a never-ending stream of cigarettes in her hand, Mrs. Wilkinson’s zest for teaching is revived when she sees Billy’s potential.

NOTE Event may be subject to change due to weather conditions. Confirm online


Pop up

Artist: Melanie Kloetzel, “Rooms”
July 1, 2 &3; 2 p.m. - The Works Festival Site
July 1, 2 &3; 11a.m. -- Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park / Farmers Market
FREE

Rooms is a site-based performance installation that addresses human adaptation in the face of climate transformation. In a one-week period, the performers have built a series of portable structures in which they perform a dance theatre work that examines the limits and possibilities of our efforts to adapt to a rapidly changing world.
What if the boundaries that divide us become more permanent, etched into our surroundings by alterations of the natural environment? Rooms explores such adaptation, asking what connection points we will be able to achieve in the face of global and environmental upheaval


Pop-Up

Artist: Jodie Vanderkerkhove, “Danceade”
June 26 - July 9 — 11 a.m. - 2p.m.
Various locations along Whyte Avenue
FREE

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”: it’s a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Lemons suggest sourness or difficulty in life, while lemonade is a sweet drink. Enjoy a lemonade and dance on the ave!


Pop-Up

Artist: Mile Zero Dance, Tim Folkmann, “The Dance Spot”
June 26-July 9, 24/7
In front of Arti’s Designer Boutique
10403 83 Ave
FREE

A multi-media interactive performance installation. Pedestrians and audience members view the performers through the front windows as spectators looking in. Presented by Mile Zero Dance and devised by Tim Folkmann, pedestrians are invited to push a button for music and dance alongside live feed video.


Pop-Up

Pulse Jam
Artists: TBA
July 3 (3 - 6 pm)
Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Gazebo (Strathcona Farmers Market)
FREE
Experience community dancers and musicians in an open jam. This event is for anyone that loves rhythm and music. Let’s find the pulse point between the global cultures: Tap, Hip-Hop, Flamenco, Indian, Hungarian… and many more! All are welcome to bring your dancing shoes, your instrument or just yourself.

 

Feats Festival of Dance | July 4, 2016

Pop-Up

Artist: Jodie Vanderkerkhove, “Danceade”
June 26 - July 9 — 11 a.m. - 2p.m.
Various locations along Whyte Avenue
FREE

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”: it’s a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Lemons suggest sourness or difficulty in life, while lemonade is a sweet drink. Enjoy a lemonade and dance on the ave!


Pop-Up

Artist: Mile Zero Dance, Tim Folkmann, “The Dance Spot”
June 26-July 9, 24/7
In front of Arti’s Designer Boutique
10403 83 Ave
FREE

A multi-media interactive performance installation. Pedestrians and audience members view the performers through the front windows as spectators looking in. Presented by Mile Zero Dance and devised by Tim Folkmann, pedestrians are invited to push a button for music and dance alongside live feed video.

 

 

Feats Festival of Dance | July 5, 2016

Pop-Up

Artist: Jodie Vanderkerkhove, “Danceade”
June 26 - July 9 — 11 a.m. - 2p.m.
Various locations along Whyte Avenue
FREE

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”: it’s a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Lemons suggest sourness or difficulty in life, while lemonade is a sweet drink. Enjoy a lemonade and dance on the ave!


Pop-Up

Artist: Mile Zero Dance, Tim Folkmann, “The Dance Spot”
June 26-July 9, 24/7
In front of Arti’s Designer Boutique
10403 83 Ave
FREE

A multi-media interactive performance installation. Pedestrians and audience members view the performers through the front windows as spectators looking in. Presented by Mile Zero Dance and devised by Tim Folkmann, pedestrians are invited to push a button for music and dance alongside live feed video.

 

Feats Festival of Dance | July 6, 2016

Mainstage Event 2 - Landmark Beats

Wednesday, July 6 ­— 8 p.m.
ATB Financial Arts Barns (Westbury Theatre & PCL Studio)
10330 - 84 ave
Tickets - $15

This showcase celebrates, a landmark and takes you on a journey from one beginning, to a new beginning. Historically we see a striking pathway that examines how each choreographer and the pulse of each performance is connected. This showcase represents rich and different pasts and current creative cultures. This evenings performance will showcase traditional Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Hip Hop and Tap dance in a full evening performance.


Pop-Up

Artist: Mile Zero Dance, “RV There Yet?”
July 6, 7 & 8— 7 p.m. - 8p.m.
ATB Financial Arts Barns - parking lot
FREE

RV There Yet? Is a summer transient dance pop up with Gerry Morita, an old RV, and friends! Free short spectacles to bring you to parts of Edmonton you may not have imagined


Pop-Up

Artist: Jodie Vanderkerkhove, “Danceade”
June 26 - July 9 — 11 a.m. - 2p.m.
Various locations along Whyte Avenue
FREE

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”: it’s a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Lemons suggest sourness or difficulty in life, while lemonade is a sweet drink. Enjoy a lemonade and dance on the ave!


Pop-Up

Artist: Mile Zero Dance, Tim Folkmann, “The Dance Spot”
June 26-July 9, 24/7
In front of Arti’s Designer Boutique
10403 83 Ave
FREE

A multi-media interactive performance installation. Pedestrians and audience members view the performers through the front windows as spectators looking in. Presented by Mile Zero Dance and devised by Tim Folkmann, pedestrians are invited to push a button for music and dance alongside live feed video.

 

Feats Festival of Dance | July 7, 2016

Mainstage Event 2 - Pulse Exploration

Thursday, July 7 ­— 8 p.m.
ATB Financial Arts Barns (Westbury Theatre & PCL Studio)
10330 - 84 ave
Tickets - $15

Through an assortment of personal immersive DANCE devices, the choreographers showcases several mesmerizing pieces, contextual explorations and will excite your eyes and make your eardrums pulse, and above all make you travel momentarily to alternative realities. Experience a full evening of contemporary dance


Masterclasses

Masterclasses are designed for dancers who are at an intermediate to advanced level with training in a variety of dance styles. This year we have three incredible Alberta guest instructors who have travelled around the globe bringing back their skills to share with you. Experience both technical and conditioning classes geared towards all dancers from various dance back- grounds.

Tap Classes - Int/Adve
July 7: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. – 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Instructor:Riley Skworoda

FEES are payable on-site and space is limited - CASH ONLY!

Sugar Foot Dance Club - 8116 105 Street

Fees: $15/class

Pre-register: Call 780.422.8107 or
email info@abdancealliance.ab.ca


Pop-Up

Artist: Mile Zero Dance, “RV There Yet?”
July 6, 7 & 8 — 7 p.m. - 8p.m.
ATB Financial Arts Barns - parking lot
FREE

RV There Yet? Is a summer transient dance pop up with Gerry Morita, an old RV, and friends! Free short spectacles to bring you to parts of Edmonton you may not have imagined


Pop-Up

Artist: Jodie Vanderkerkhove, “Danceade”
June 26 - July 9 — 11 p.m. - 2p.m.
Various locations along Whyte Avenue
FREE

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”: it’s a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Lemons suggest sourness or difficulty in life, while lemonade is a sweet drink. Enjoy a lemonade and dance on the ave!


Pop-Up

Artist: Mile Zero Dance, Tim Folkmann, “The Dance Spot”
June 26-July 9, 24/7
In front of Arti’s Designer Boutique
10403 83 Ave
FREE

A multi-media interactive performance installation. Pedestrians and audience members view the performers through the front windows as spectators looking in. Presented by Mile Zero Dance and devised by Tim Folkmann, pedestrians are invited to push a button for music and dance alongside live feed video.

 

 

Feats Festival of Dance | July 8, 2016

Mainstage Event 3 - Pulse Reorganized

Friday, July 8 ­— 8 p.m.
ATB Financial Arts Barns (Westbury Theatre & PCL Studio)
10330 - 84 ave
Tickets - $15

Organic, spontaneous choreographers and dancers showcase the current pulse of today’s Alberta dance artists. Transporting the audience, each artist will reorganize this live-action drama into visceral immersion of dance.


Pop-Up

Artist: Mile Zero Dance, “RV There Yet?”
July 6, 7 & 8 — 7 p.m. - 8p.m.
ATB Financial Arts Barns - parking lot
FREE

RV There Yet? Is a summer transient dance pop up with Gerry Morita, an old RV, and friends! Free short spectacles to bring you to parts of Edmonton you may not have imagined


Pop-Up

Artist: Jodie Vanderkerkhove, “Danceade”
June 26 - July 9 — 11 p.m. - 2p.m.
Various locations along Whyte Avenue
FREE

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”: it’s a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Lemons suggest sourness or difficulty in life, while lemonade is a sweet drink. Enjoy a lemonade and dance on the ave!


Pop-Up

Artist: Mile Zero Dance, Tim Folkmann, “The Dance Spot”
June 26-July 9, 24/7
In front of Arti’s Designer Boutique
10403 83 Ave
FREE

A multi-media interactive performance installation. Pedestrians and audience members view the performers through the front windows as spectators looking in. Presented by Mile Zero Dance and devised by Tim Folkmann, pedestrians are invited to push a button for music and dance alongside live feed video.


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Artists: Kathleen Hughes, Jodie Vanderkerkhove, “Dancing in the Park”
July 8 — 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
July 9 — 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Emily Murphy Park
FREE

Experience site-specific dances at the park! These dance works lift the confines of a concert stage. On July 8th and 9th, Ballet in the Park by Jodie Vanderkerkhove transforms the space with dance and music. On July 9th, Kathleen Hughes presents “Myths and Legends”, where the audience will be lead from dance to dance throughout the park.

 

 

Feats Festival of Dance | July 12, 2014

Outdoor Dance & Movie Night

FREE Admission (Donation to the Food Bank)

Sunday, July 9-11PM
Idylwylde Community League
8631 81 St
Featured movie: Billy Elliot

The life of 11-year-old Billy Elliot, a coal miner’s son in Northern England, is forever changed one day when he stumbles upon a ballet class during his weekly boxing lesson. Before long, he finds himself in dance, demonstrating the kind of raw talent seldom seen by the class’ exacting instructor, Mrs. Wilkinson. With a tart tongue and a never-ending stream of cigarettes in her hand, Mrs. Wilkinson’s zest for teaching is revived when she sees Billy’s potential.

NOTE Event may be subject to change due to weather conditions. Confirm online


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Artists: Kathleen Hughes, Jodie Vanderkerkhove, “Dancing in the Park”
July 8 — 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
July 9 — 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Emily Murphy Park
FREE

Experience site-specific dances at the park! These dance works lift the confines of a concert stage. On July 8th and 9th, Ballet in the Park by Jodie Vanderkerkhove transforms the space with dance and music. On July 9th, Kathleen Hughes presents “Myths and Legends”, where the audience will be lead from dance to dance throughout the park.


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Artist: Jodie Vanderkerkhove, “Danceade”
June 26 - July 9 — 11 a.m. - 2p.m.
Various locations along Whyte Avenue
FREE

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”: it’s a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Lemons suggest sourness or difficulty in life, while lemonade is a sweet drink. Enjoy a lemonade and dance on the ave!


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Artist: Mile Zero Dance, Tim Folkmann, “The Dance Spot”
June 26-July 9, 24/7
In front of Arti’s Designer Boutique
10403 83 Ave
FREE

A multi-media interactive performance installation. Pedestrians and audience members view the performers through the front windows as spectators looking in. Presented by Mile Zero Dance and devised by Tim Folkmann, pedestrians are invited to push a button for music and dance alongside live feed video.


Masterclasses

Masterclasses are designed for dancers who are at an intermediate to advanced level with training in a variety of dance styles. This year we have three incredible Alberta guest instructors who have travelled around the globe bringing back their skills to share with you. Experience both technical and conditioning classes geared towards all dancers from various dance back- grounds.

Tap Classes - Int/Adv
July 9: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Instructor:Riley Skworoda

Hip Hop classes - Int/Adv
July 9: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Instructor:Antonio Messam

FEES are payable on-site and space is limited - CASH ONLY!

Sugar Foot Dance Club - 8116 105 Street

Fees: $15/class

Pre-register: Call 780.422.8107 or
email info@abdancealliance.ab.ca


Community Partners Workshops


DEVIL EYES: SPOTLIGHT ON MUSICALITY WITH DAHLIA
Saturday, July 9, 2016
11 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

In this 2 hour spotlight workshop, Dahlia will be showing you what it really means to live life golden. Using her latest short solo choreography, Dahlia will share with you how to work with musicality, character development, and choreo creation. 'Cause baby you are golden.


ARMS AND HANDS: A FUSION APPROACH WITH DAHLIA
Saturday, July 9, 2016
2:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.

Fusion belly dance combines classic belly dance technique with other dance forms such as jazz, flamenco, hip hop and Indian dance to create a unique and beautiful aesthetic. In this class, you will learn the art of fluid arm movement and how to express yourself through hand gestures. Your instructor, Dahlia, who is known for her interesting arm and hand embellishments, is ready to share her secrets with you!
Register contact: 780.761.0773


SUGAR SWING DANCE -Sugar Foot Stomp

Friday July 1&9
Saturday July 2&10

Lesson (add $2) — 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Dance ($10 admission $2 addition for lesson for members & $1 students) — 9 p.m. until 12 a.m

 

Sugar Foot Dance Club - 8116 105 Street
FEES are payable on-site and space is limited to a first come first serve basis. Additional admission for Live Music - CASH ONLY!
Sugar Foot Stomp is always a fantastic night to get out and have fun! Swing dancing is energetic, enjoyable, cool, and just plain fun. Every person, regardless of age, shape, size, and fitness is welcome to participate. This is an all-ages event intended for people with no dance experience. We teach a drop-in beginner lesson to start the night, and DJ great music for dancing.

Ideal for the beginner lesson to start the night, and DJ great music for dancing. This is a non-alcoholic event.

For more information visit: sugarswing.com

SUGAR SWING DANCE -Sugar Foot Stomp

Friday July 1&9
Saturday July 2&10

Lesson (add $2) — 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Dance ($10 admission $2 addition for lesson for members & $1 students) — 9 p.m. until 12 a.m

 

Sugar Foot Dance Club - 8116 105 Street
FEES are payable on-site and space is limited to a first come first serve basis. Additional admission for Live Music - CASH ONLY!
Sugar Foot Stomp is always a fantastic night to get out and have fun! Swing dancing is energetic, enjoyable, cool, and just plain fun. Every person, regardless of age, shape, size, and fitness is welcome to participate. This is an all-ages event intended for people with no dance experience. We teach a drop-in beginner lesson to start the night, and DJ great music for dancing.

Ideal for the beginner lesson to start the night, and DJ great music for dancing. This is a non-alcoholic event.

For more information visit: sugarswing.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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