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The Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) and Atlantic Ballet are proud to come together to celebrate dance in Petgotiag (Moncton, New Brunswick) and online from September 17th to 23rd, 2021.

Titled Holding Space, Holding Change, the Gathering is an occasion to identify and reflect on pertinent social, political and environmental movements of this dance generation. What has led us to this point now, and where do we want to go? We are gathering with a specific focus on sustainability, sharing stories from the past, finding new ways to listen and learn from each other in the present, and dreaming about what we are bringing into the future of Canadian dance.

Holding Space, Holding Change will occur in parallel to Atlantic Ballet’s IMPACTfest, a national gathering and celebration of ground breaking dance works from across Canada. Over the course of 10 days, audiences are invited to experience innovative performances, workshops, film and artists talks offered in a variety of spaces throughout the community. IMPACTfest is curated to support artists who self identify as equity seeking. Individuals of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to engage, learn, and share with us.

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