FLUID FEST 2019 Lineup Announcement

Sep 11 2019

Fluid Fest invites you to embrace experience and reflect on the now with a vibrant and audacious lineup of dance and live performance from around the world and around the block.

2019 features artists that capture our contemporary times, including queer ideas and expressions, women’s voices and creative propositions that re-imagine and reframe the body in space.

To realize this beautiful October storm of performance, we are thrilled to collaborate with our partners: Calgary Queer Arts Society, Fake Mustache Drag King TroupeEsker Foundation, Inside Out Theatre, Neighbourhood Dance Works, CanDance NetworkStudio 303Alberta Dance Alliance, Calgary Public Library and Contemporary Calgary.

This year find the Fluid Fest at the DJD Dance Centre, cSpace King Edward, Dickens Pub, the new CPL Central Library, and Arts Avenue Arts Block.

CHECK OUT FLUIDFEST.COM for the full festival schedule and details on all the shows, Deep Dive Activities and more. Secure your tickets soon because this flow will fill your heart and soul, titillate your inner oceans, and awaken your senses to the vitality of now.





Gender Splendor:
A Cabaret of Gender Exploration

Curated by Oliver Twirl
Featuring Calgary Artists & National Guests

Co-presented with Calgary Queer Arts Society

The Other Half | The Beauty of Falling Apart

Action at a Distance (Vancouver)
Hilde Elbers (Netherlands) & Heather Ware (Banff/Netherlands)


Ralph Escamillan (Vancouver)

Fluid Kiki Ball

VogueYYC & Ralph Escamillan (Vancouver)

Co-presented with Calgary Queer Arts Society & Fake Mustache Troupe

Red Rover: Road Trip | I AM A GENIUS

Susie Burpee (Toronto) & Linnea Swan (Calgary)
Lois Brown (St.John’s)

Co-presented with Neighbourhood Dance Works

To Name An Other

Jeffrey Gibson (New York)

Co-presented with Esker Foundation


Lucy Guerin Inc. (Australia)


The Space Where You Dream & I Live | oblivion

Su Lin Tseng (Calgary)
Mari Osanai (Japan)


Daina Ashbee (Montreal)

Running Piece

Jacques Poulin-Denis / Grand Poney (Montreal)

thaw | Extended Body | No More Fantasies

Zahra Shahab (Vancouver)
Erin Ball (Kingston)
Future Leisure (Vancouver)

Co-presented with Inside Out Theatre

Physical Therapy Cabaret

Curated by Samantha Ketsa
Featuring Calgary Artists & National Guests

Talking Truths: Performance

Jessica McMann (Calgary)
Olivia C. Davies (Vancouver)
Ayla Modeste (Edmonton)

Talking Truths: Community Connections through Indigenous Contemporary Creation

With Olivia C.Davies (Vancouver)
Suitaakii Black (Mohkinstsis),
Cherith Marks (Canmore)
Jessica McMann (Calgary)
Ayla Modeste (Edmonton)

Co-presented with Alberta Dance Alliance

Fluid Fest at the Libary

Barbara England (Calgary)
Julie Funk (Calgary)
Anastassiia Moussatova (Calgary)

Produced in partnership with Calgary Public Library


This is Actively Built 

CanDance Creative Exchange / CanDanse Échange en Création

Nathan Yaffe (Montreal), Winnie Ho (Montreal), Kevin Jesuino (Calgary),
Melina Stinson (Montreal), niuboi (Edmonton)

Co-presented with CanDance Network and Studio 303

Cycling with Animals: New Bylaws for City Spaces

Eric & Mia (Calgary) and Action Hero (UK)

Residency made possible with the partnership of Contemporary Calgary