REAson d’etre dance productions inspires people through contact dance improvisation and dance/theatre. We create, produce and program dance works on stage and in film. We explore current themes in a manner that enables people to benefit from the enlivening and thought-provoking powers of expression through movement. We tell inter-generational stories that represent current themes in the world. We strive for a high level of community engagement through classes, jams, and all-level performance opportunities. We believe that every “body” can dance, and we work to increase the accessibility of the dance arts in Canada. Alongside producing professional work, we encourage and support the every day person in becoming artists.

  2019 Contact Dance International Film Festival - June 29 to July 1, 2019 in Toronto
$275.00 EARY-BIRD PASS on sale until June 1, 2019.
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  Ongoing Monday morning training in the Axis Syllabus
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  Toronto weekly Wednesday Dance Jam
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  Affiliated Blog Contact Improv Consent Culture is accepting submission (articles, poems, art) on the subject of dance practice in relation to consent. Send submissions to
  May 25, 2019 Monthy Person of Colour Dance Jam
Co-produced with Leslie Heydon and RDDP
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May 12, 2019 Monthly EVERY BODY can dance jam.
Co-produced with Making Contact Dance
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  May 22, 2019 Community Performance Night with Guest Artists
After the Wednesday Dance Jam at 805 Dovercourt, Toronto
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