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London Dance Festival 2022


  • Location: Dundas Place, Ivey Park, and ReImagine Co. London ON
  • Cost: FREE or DONATIONS
  • Telephone: 226-224-1665
London Dance Festival 2022

Celebrate the art of dance with the London Dance Festival. We’ve got something for everyone! See London’s talented dance artists perform on two stages in the great outdoors, plus workshops for all levels, opportunities for the public to engage with interactive exhibits and perform on our stage, and a family-friendly dance party!

Performances by London dance artists including Ukwehuwe Connection, Rising Moon Bellydance, La Compagnie de Danse, Flamenco del Sur, Isabella Di Liello, Nicolas Noguera and local studios, accompanied by live music by Asante and Light of the East Ensemble.

All events are FREE (but donations are gratefully accepted!) Register here: http://londondancefestival.ca/2022-festival

Thursday, June 30 – Dundas Place (Dundas & Talbot)
In partnership with London Heritage Council

7pm Ukwehuwe Connection Performance
7:30pm Dance Mob Workshop (King & Talbot)
8:30pm Festival Preview Performance
Plus the London Heritage Night Market

Learn the moves of the Dance Mob from the choreographers, then perform with them on our stage. The Dance Mob is easy for anyone to learn, and this year local musician Asante will sing his song “Diagonal” live at the performance. Then check out a festival preview performance by local artists. 

Friday, July 1 – Canada Day

In solidarity with Indigenous peoples all across Turtle Island, the London Dance Festival will not be holding events on July 1st. 

We encourage our community to bear witness to the intergenerational trauma that continues to impact Residential School survivors and their families and to learn more about this part of our collective history. 

You can be part of the healing:
Take part in the Turtle Island Healing Walk:
July 1, 2022
Victoria Park, London ON.
Kick-off between 9:30-10:00 am
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/turtleislandhealingwalk/?ref=page_internal

Educate yourself and others:
Truth and Reconciliation Commission website: https://nctr.ca/records/reports/

Celebrate the diversity of Indigenous cultures:
Listing of upcoming Pow Wows: https://www.facebook.com/OntarioPowWow/photos/a.107531270861841/532615415020089/
Sharing knowledge through the Arts:  https://www.indigenouslondonarts.ca/

Support Indigenous businesses in Ontario: https://www.indigenousexperienceontario.ca/

Donate: https://atlohsa.com/

Saturday, July 2 – Ivey Park (331 Thames St.)

4pm All-ages Workshops
5pm Interactive Exhibition
6pm Live Performance 

Engage with the interactive augmented reality exhibit “Still, Here” by Public Displays of Art and boogie your way through the Dance Map. Try an open Contemporary Workshop with Isabella Di Liello and learn the Dance Mob moves before performing on our stage. 

Sunday, July 3 – ReImagine Space (206 Picadilly St.)

11am-1pm All ages Dance Party with live DJ 

A dance party for the whole family! Bring your kids and show them how to shake what you gave them. 

The London Dance Festival is supported by the London Arts Council through the City of London’s Community Arts Investment Program.

 

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