Fluid Movement Arts Festival
See Myriam Allard’s Moi & les Autres (Me & the Others) at this year’s Fluid Movement Arts Festival | Image: Courtesy of Springboard Performance

Fluid Movement Arts Festival

Springboard Performance asks Calgarians to be dance curious

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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The act of movement can be simple or, with the right set of circumstances, it can be completely mesmerizing. And trust us, the Fluid Movement Arts Festival is anything but ordinary.

Each year the Fluid Fest brings artists and audiences together for a celebration of contemporary art, dance and physical performance. From grassroots to glitz, artists from around the globe gather in Calgary for three weeks of performances, workshops, artist talks and happenings to inspire and connect.

With a thrilling lineup of events, it’s certainly tough to pick but pick we must. Here are our not-to-be-missed events of the festival:

Be Curious. Be Moved. Be FLUID. Be FIERCE | Video: Springboard Performance


October 14 & 15, 2016, 7:00pm
DJD Community Living Room (111 12th Ave. SE)

Prolific Canadian choreographer Bill Coleman confronts a series of almost biblical challenges in his new performance. Combining tap, performance art, and dance-theatre with mechanical and electronic manipulated objects, the show tells the story of a man out of sync with his surroundings.

Physical Therapy Cabaret

October 21 & 22, 2016, 10:00pm
DJD Community Living Room (111 12th Ave. SE)

With Calgary artists and national guests, emcee Allison Zwozdesky has her work cut out for her in this tiny space. The Physical Therapy Cabaret invites the performers to share irreverent vignettes of controlled chaos.

Moi & les Autres (Me & the Others)

October 28 & 29, 2016
DJD Dance Centre (111 12th Ave. SE)

Dancer-choreographer Myriam Allard and singer Hedi Graja reaffirm their unique style of reinvented flamenco. Its style has been called an incredible and sublime hybrid of the traditional and contemporary.

Getting to Know You(Tube) Dance Edition &
Fluid Fest Wrap Up Party with DJ Goodword

October 29, 2016, 10:00pm
DJD Dance Centre (111 12th Ave. SE)

Wrap your Fluid Fest with this great happening. Embracing the theme Are you Dance Curious?, You(Tube)-ers Tyler Longmire, Tet Millare, and Jacquie Gallos Aquines will teach an assortment of dance using You(Tube) videos. It’s your turn to dance! Presentations begin at 10:00pm with Fluid Fest closing celebrations to follow.

Fluid Movement Arts Festival runs October 13 to 29, 2016. Tickets and schedule can be found at springboardperformance.com.