The Festival

We are delighted to introduce the seventh season of Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal. Since FODAR began, our goal has been to present bold, adventurous works that push boundaries. Over the past 18 months, COVID-19 certainly given us more than a gentle nudge in that direction. This year, we’ve been able to return to our six-day format and we have a sensational program. This summer features an array of performances on the main stage King’s Theatre which run the gamut from breathtaking and intriguing to inspiring; two site-specific events, and another spectacular dance movie. Again this season, we will be adhering to COVID-19 protocols.

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: Wayne Boucher, Terry Roscoe – The Company of Angels. Dancing in the Third Act. Choreography: Randy Glynn. Photo: Nathaniel Tileston

Photo at right: Lydia Zimmer. Photo: Cooked Photography