random acts of dance presents 
Your Dance Fest
​Chosen by the community. Created by artists.
August 24 - 26, 2018
Call to Artists Now Live!
Meet the team:
Community Curators

Francesco
student, illustrator and server

What is your favourite thing to do on a night out?
I like spending my nights out in the company of people I enjoy.

What is your favourite thing to do on a night in?
If I'm with others: having good conversations. If I'm alone: reading.

What is your first dance experience you remember?
Probably the first dance experiences I can remember are the recitals my sister performed in while she was studying Indian dance.

What is one big question you have about dance?
What is the hardest thing about dance?

You can find out more about Francesco on instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/fvpaonessa/

jo
fine artists, illustrator, writer and podcast creator

What is your favourite thing to do on a night out?
Eat great food and be with friends.

What is your favourite thing to do on a night in?
Watch movies, read, do art or listen to podcasts.

What is your first dance experience you remember?
So many!! The first that I have a strong memory of was seeing the Royal Winnipeg Ballet perform with the band Lighthouse.

What is one big question you have about dance?
I'd like to learn more about the process as it is always interesting seeing the process and decision making in fine art. It would be great to see it also in dance.

You can find out more about jo on her website: www.joblakely.com more. 


Koji
swim instructor for the Toronto District School Board

What is your favourite thing to do on a night out?
Going for food and doing karaoke with friends

What is your favourite thing to do on a night in?
Watch and movie or play board games.

What is your first dance experience you remember?
I was put into tap and jazz dance classes as a toddler. I didn't love or hate it, but I will always remember it.  

What is one big question you have about dance?
How can I relate more to contemporary dance?

Another cool think about Koji, if you run into him at the festival, be sure to ask him to show you a magic trick!

Leif
By day, I'm a software engineer at an aerospace company.  By night, I'm a cyborg creating electronic music and working on incorporating interactive technology into live performance.

What is your favourite thing to do on a night out?
Live jazz and hanging out at goth clubs, often both in one night.

What is your favourite thing to do on a night in?
Too many to list!

What is your first dance experience you remember?
Black Or Ange by The Chimera Project 2014 SummerWorks.  Incredible!

What is one big question you have about dance?
How does the choreography work?  How do you go from the concept to the flow to the coordination to the individual movements?  How repeatable is it from one performance to the next?

To learn more about Leif, check out his music page: www.schemafactor.com

Shannon
Scenography; collaborating with other artists to tell stories through space, light and clothing. And sculpture; wrestling visions into the physical world to create meaning.

What is your favourite thing to do on a night out?
I don't really have favourites, but last week I went to a concert, had a beer with a performance artist, played hockey, and ate dinner with my family.

What is your favourite thing to do on a night in?
Hatch plans.

What is your first dance experience you remember?
Someone I know once wrote that dance is the political act of moving around. I remember realizing how strong and fast and specific my body could be while playing sports as a kid.

What is one big question you have about dance?
How can dance answer big questions?

Sydney
editor

What is your favourite thing to do on a night out?
Be in a cozy bar with good pals

What is your favourite thing to do on a night in?
Having a glass of wine on the couch with my partner and cat.

What is your first dance experience you remember?
My parents put me in ballet as a child, which was when I discovered my profound lack of physical grace.

What is one big question you have about dance?
As someone who deals primarily with words professionally and personally, I am fascinated by how dancers convey story, narrative, and themes with movement.