Festival | FLOFEST - Celebrating the Art of Dance

FESTIVAL

FESTIVAL

 

Powered by Hit The Floor, FLOFEST is a brand new multi-style dance festival to be held in Montreal from July 2-4, 2021. The festival will be recognized by its unique competition, a platform for the Canadian and international elite of dance, and by its educational activities featuring inspiring creative leaders. The festival will also highlight the celebration of the movement with artistic pieces and outdoor cultural activities that will contribute to the democratization of dance.

Competition

QUALIFICATIONS

The FLOFEST competition is for the Canadian and international elite of dance. The FLOFEST Qualifications will take place for three consecutive days in preparation for the Finals.

FINALS

The FLOFEST Finals include both soloists and crews. Four different Finals will take place: Junior Final | Varsity Final | Senior Final | Production Final. The three 2021 Hit The Floor Showcases Champions (Gatineau, Saint-Hyacinthe and Lévis) will automatically have a spot in the FLOFEST Final. The four champions will each win a cash prize of $ 1,000 CAD in addition to the Champions banner of their respective division. Among these four champions, the routine with the highest score will receive the title of FLOFEST Grand Champions. The winning soloist or crew will win one of the largest cash prizes in North America in the industry of dance competitions: $ 10,000 CAD.

Who will be the first FLOFEST Champions?

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Choreography Workshops

Choreography Workshops are master classes led by world-class instructors with unique expertise and high quality of movement. The 75-minute Dance workshops are a creative moment in which dancers learn intermediate/advanced choreography in an urban or technical style and make their own interpretation of it. 7 Choreography Workshops are scheduled, and teachers will be unveiled during the winter of 2020.


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Creative Sessions

Creative Sessions is an intimate experience with dancers, teachers, directors, parents and dance enthusiasts. Cultural workshops, Q&A with choreographers, improvisation classes, conferences and seminars will take place during the festival. The full program of the Creative Sessions will be unveiled during the winter of 2020.

Artistic Shows

Creation, production and diffusion of local and international choreographic pieces. World-class productions will be created especially for the festival, highlighting emerging artists as well as internationally recognized and appreciated artists.

We aim to produce pieces that are unique and based on innovation. That said, we work closely with the artists in the creation and validation process of their work.

Auditions

The Auditions for the Ambassadors Program will be held for the first time at the festival. The mission of the Ambassadors Program is to contribute actively to the personal and professional development of talented artists, to develop their curiosity, creativity and artistic independence, to positively inspire the community and to stimulate the next generation of dance in Canada. The details of the Auditions will be communicated a few months before the festival. The Auditions are open to all dancers aged 15 and over.

Flofest Freestyle

FLOFEST Freestyle aims to highlight improvisation and freedom of expression. It is a free activity with an atmosphere created to share knowledge between contemporary dancers and street dancers during sessions of exploration initiated by committed dancers from the community.

Flofest Village

FLOFEST Village offers outdoor cultural celebrations that will bring together all dancers, artists as well as art and entertainment enthusiasts in a collective space. Outdoor programming will be unveiled shortly.