The Festival

We are delighted to confirm that FODAR 2020 is up and running! This year, because of the challenges presented by COVID-19, we’ll be working around the limitations placed on public gatherings, so the festival looks a little different. In addition to shows presented at King’s Theatre we’ll be taking our dancers to Market Square for short performances. While we’ve offered outreach events outside before, our artists have never actually performed in the open air. This season, all of our dancers are Halifax based and we are excited to present these creative and exceptional artists to Annapolis Royal.

It's a Stand Out Season!

In keeping with tradition we’re opening the festival on August 19 with Dance on Film.  August 20 moves us outside for Market Dances. On August 21 we have a Live Preview performance of Strike Tone at King’s Theatre. It’s a new work by dancer/choreographer Vanessa Goodman, commissioned for FODAR 2020 by Votive Dance. On August 22, we present  the livestream world premiere of Strike Tone from King’s Theatre.

All of these events will be presented mindful of safety precautions. Because of this, performances will be available to limited audiences. Physical distancing measures are required at all festival events. Masks must be worn at all KIng’s Theatre events and we encourage their use at Market Dances.

2020 marks the sixth year for Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal and we want to keep the momentum going! While smaller, FODAR is still mighty and we are committed to bringing our audiences vanguard performances as we ensure that our community of dance artists receive our support during these difficult times.

Photo at right: Vanessa Goodman in Container