The Festival

FODAR-8 is on track to run July 18 — 23. Currently the information on this website reflects the 2021 festival. We'll keep you up-to-date on developments for 2022 via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Stay tuned!

Lucky Number Seven!

FODAR 2021 brings us back to four evenings of live performance on stage with two different programs running on alternate days. Market Dances, our first ever off-site outdoor performance, was launched last year and was a huge hit. We’re bringing it back for 2021 with original works created for the festival. Dance on Film Night returns for its fourth year with a stunning remastered edition of the original 1961 West Side Story.

This season we’re adding a new event. Studio Showing with Halifax/Toronto based Nostos Collectives led by Naishi Wang. The performance will take place at a venue just a short walk from King’s Theatre and  will run on the afternoon of our final day.


We are proud to present work by some of Canada’s preeminent contemporary choreographers as we feature several of Atlantic Canada’s finest contemporary dance artists. We’re also excited to showcase some incredible and innovative dancers from Toronto.  Across the country,  live performance is finally taking its first steps back onto the stage.  We hope you will join us and be part of this joyous return.  Tickets on sale now at King’s Theatre.

Header Photo: After Godot. FODAR 2015. Dancers: (Front) Rhonda Baker. (Far Left) Olivia Aubrecht. Choreographer: Randy Glynn. Photo by Susanne Chui.

Photo at right: Lydia Zimmer. Photo: Cooked Photography