Poster for he 2018 Fluid Movement Arts Festival

Fluid Movement Arts Festival

Explore your dance curiosity with Springboard Performance

Amy Jo Espetveidt

  • Price $20 - $125
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Dedicated to outstanding performance and celebrating the vast spectrum of what dance can be, Springboard Performance’s annual Fluid Movement Arts Festival is a must for those looking for a new experience.

Asking Calgarians to be moved, curious, and fluid, each year the Fluid Fest brings artists and audiences together for a celebration of contemporary art, dance, and physical performance. With artists gathering in Calgary for showcases, workshops, artist talks, and happenings to inspire and connect, this year’s lineup is certainly mesmerizing.

So, what are we checking out? Here are our not-to-be-missed events of the festival:

Physical Therapy Cabaret

October 18 & 19, 2018
Community Living Room,
DJD Dance Centre (111 12th Ave SE)

Featuring local artists and national guests, the Physical Therapy Cabaret is always a great bet and returns with a night of tiny stage spectacle and controlled chaos that you can’t prepare for.

KickStart | CanAsian Dance

October 18 & 20, 2018
DJD Dance Centre (111 12th Ave SE)

A double bill featuring provocative new works commissioned by CanAsian Dance Toronto, here’s your chance to see Cloudsway Dance Theatre’s Know the Rules, Win the Game and Pam Tzeng’s That Ch*nk in y/our Armour.

High Trails

October 20, 2018, 8:00pm
Studio Theatre, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)

A performance from Justin Many Fingers, High Trails is a story told by Johnathan, a closeted Drag Queen who falls in love with a cowboy on the powwow trail. Watch as Miss VLT Bingo Stomper asks herself if she can really find love on the rez and still be who she is on the inside.

Jezebel, at the Still Point | Kittly-Bender

October 24 & 25, 2018
Studio Theatre, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)

Two fresh takes on dance theatre that connect to the clown and dog in all of us, don’t miss this heartwarming and funny doubleheader.

Body in Space: An Art Party

October 26 & 27, 2018
cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)

As darkness falls, cSPACE King Edward lights up with 10 provocative performance and art happenings. Transforming the space into a vibrating hive mind of floating bodies, rigorous discomforts, and fearless ideas, see what happens when Fluid Fest and Swallow-a-Bicycle get together for an art party.

Lisbeth Gruwez dances Bob Dylan

November 1 & 2, 2018
DJD Dance Centre (111 12th Ave SE)

This minimalistic show takes you to a place where the evening fades into the night, where one individual is left on the dance-floor lost in a dialogue with music. Join musician/composer Maarten Van Cauwenberghe as he spins Bob Dylan songs while Lisbeth Gruwez dances.

And if you’re planning on taking in a few shows you can grab a Fluid-5-Pack for $100 or a festival pass for $125.

Fluid Movement Arts Festival runs October 18 to November 3, 2018. Head to for the full schedule.