Get Ready to Move at Nextfest 2022

Curated by Good Women Dance Collective, the Nextfest dance series features emerging artists from around #yeg and across Canada.

Returning with a letter theme, 2022’s Dance showcases all begin with the letter W. Wander, Whirl, Withstand.

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  • Friday, June 3 at 6:00 pm  
  • Saturday, June 4 at 3:00 pm (There will be a talk back after this performance in the Roxy Rehearsal Hall)
  • Sunday,  June 5 at 7:00 pm

Where? Nancy Power Theatre in the Roxy Theatre

Through Threads

choreographed and performed by Indigo Porebska-Smith and Caroline MacCaull 

Through Threads is an exploration of connection: to ourselves, to others, and our environment.

The fabric acts as a physical manifestation of our connection, at times we are separate, but ultimately we are tethered to one another. Created from the ashes of our existential COVID panic, we share our research in hopes of one day creating a full-length work. We welcome feedback.



The Dusty Rose

choreographed and Performed by Erin Pettifor, music by Katherine Barlow, mentorship with Becky Sadowski

A voice contemplates the idea of another voice. Deliberating movement and thought, the voice travels all the way to The Dusty Rose to witness Darla sing.

In her travels, she encounters the moment between breathing in and whatever happens next.

Part dance, part reflection, this voice seeks answers to questions we all have – but that we think we couldn’t possibly share. 




choreographed by Amalia Cameron, featuring Amalia Cameron, Phany Peña, Deviani Andrea, and Emma-Grace Fairey, created by Amalia Cameron, Cecilia Ferreyra, Tyler Baker Photography, and Kena Leon 

Poet W. H. Auden famously said he was “very different from the image which I try to create in the minds of others in order that they may love me.”

Fusing dance, spoken word, and visuals, True Colour will explore personal struggles, patterns, and journey of awakening as a social chameleon. 





  • Saturday, June 4 at 5:00 pm 
  • Tuesday, June 7 at 8:00 pm (There will be a talk back after this performance in the Roxy Rehearsal Hall)
  • Thursday, June 9 at 8:00 pm 

Where? Nancy Power Theatre in the Roxy Theatre

Slip Through the Fog

choreographed and performed by Shannon Lin

A reflection on the idiom to ‘fall through the cracks,’ to find belonging and placement. A tale of finding oneself and processing the grief of expectations.

Slip Through the Fog reconstructs the narrative of not completely disappearing after being defeated and rejected but instead makes way through the haze and finds clarity in the end.



Two Kids in a Trenchcoat presents


choreographed by Emma Ryan, performed by Emma Ryan and Skye Demas

The year is 2020. Young artists are excited to enter into the field, long waiting their turn… when the world shuts down.

In trying to pivot to new ways to create live theatre and recreate the sensation of sharing with an audience, two emerging artists explore the waves and understand what will become of their perceived passion. 




performed and choreographed by Deviani Andrea, costume design by Whittyn Jason

This piece is a dance solo about searching for a personal relationship with bodily strength. It explores high-intensity movements in search for the strength within myself.

The artist’s objective as a choreographer and performer is to find new movement patterns that push the limits of their capabilities and discovery of corporeal expressivity.

ESPARTANÆ is heavily influenced by feminist advocates (Dressing Woman by Vanessa Rosales, Women Talking by Miriam Toews, Bell Hooks, Judith Butler, among others) that invite us to question the origin of the ideas people have of themselves.




  • Friday, June 10 at 5:00 pm (There will be a talk back after this performance in the Roxy Rehearsal Hall)
  • Saturday, June 11 at 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 12 at 12:00 pm 

Where? Nancy Power Theatre in the Roxy Theatre

Direct Sunlight Only: A Solo

performed and choreographed by Megan Koch

This piece is a physical manifestation of exploring the life, death, and decay of plants. These imagery-based concepts are used as the main inspiration for movement and are translated into a human body.

Throughout this piece the dancer is taken on a physical and emotional journey of the life cycle. This piece will offer a microscopic look into raw untamable movement that makes us question how we deal with change. Do we crumple and decay? Or do we open our eyes, let light in, and grow.



The Falling Company presents


choreographed and performed by Marissa Wong, featuring Jamie Bradbury, Jonathan Kim, Meagan Woods, Chick Snipper, Hayley Gawthrop, and Kayleigh Sandomirsky

Departure explores the response to emotional triggers and how those triggers influence physical patterning. Inspired by Bessel Van Der Kolk’s bestselling novel ‘The Body Keeps the Score,’ this solo work shares a personal landscape to share a collective and shared experience. 

The Falling Company acknowledges the support of The Dance Centre, Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, Banff Centre for the Arts, Dance West Network, New Works, and KW Studios in the development of Departure.



Motives Dance Company presents

Minutes, Hours, Days, Years

choreographed by Brett Bowser & Kylee Hart, performed by Emily Allen, Alecia Hack, Samantha Leahy, Megan Kick, Jennah Paron, Brett Perkins, and Aidan Muth

Minutes, Hours, Days, Years explores

our relationship with time – how we

spend it, how we measure it, and how

our perception of it impacts our lives.

This stunning theatrical dance

experience showcases seven dynamic

dancers and a sweeping soundtrack

featuring everything from old

standards to experimental