About Us

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The CanAsian Dance Festival fosters and promotes diverse expressions of Asian aesthetics through dance in Canada. Through an annual festival and artistic and professional development activities the CanAsian Dance Festival:

  • Supports the presentation of traditional dance art forms as well as new forms that come out of traditional dance vocabularies, and the integration of contemporary and traditional forms and concepts through the presentation of dance concerts;
  • Supports the creation of original Canadian dance by commissioning outstanding choreographers to create new work and by presenting that work to the Canadian public;
  • Supports the continued professional development of choreographers and dancers through the presentation of dance concerts to the public and through the education of choreographers and dancers through its workshops, master classes, panel discussions and forums;
  • Aims to inform the larger dance community and the general public of the diversity of dance artistry in Canadian society through its public performances, workshops, classes and forums. It celebrates that diversity and promotes greater acceptance and understanding within society.