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Porch View Dances: Discovery Walk
July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
One event on Sat July 9th 2022 at 7:00 pm
One event on Sun July 10th 2022 at 2:00 pm
One event on Fri July 15th 2022 at 7:00 pm
One event on Sat July 16th 2022 at 7:00 pm
One event on Sun July 17th 2022 at 2:00 pm
Porch View Dances: Discovery Walk is the 2022 iteration of our 11th annual beloved festival. In an interactive treasure hunt, your senses and imagination will soar throughout Seaton Village. Engage in-person with live and virtual performances as our PVD tour guide escorts you to a series of interest points. Choreographed by professional dance artists, experiences of live dances, augmented reality (AR) and mini dance films will once again feature the heart warming and real stories of everyday folk, funneling out the front door of neighbourhood homes onto their porches and lawns. Bring your mobile device to activate QR codes and AR triggers, giving life to dance pieces that you can watch and even dance with. Animate the city in an immersive festival with friends, families and audience members!
PVD: Discovery Walk has commissioned choreographers Nickeshia Garrick and Irma Villafuerte (Kaeja d’Dance KAIR artists) to collaborate for the live opening creation. Celebrating queer and migrant experience of their elders, they offer creation from a place of warrior, healing and joy.
Returning in-person, the tour will conclude with a Flock Landing, a participatory, site-specific activation which invites people of all ages and mobility levels to join a collective movement ensemble. Led by professional dancers, it embraces simple easy to follow moving gestures that welcome you to become part of the finale experience. We encourage you to come dance with us every show in the Flock Landing at Vermont Square Park!
Guided tours of PVD: Discovery Walk are on July 8-10 and 15-17, 2022. After July 17, the Porch View Dances virtual installations will remain active for audience members who wish to embark on self-guided tours; however, there will be no live performances or Flock Landings during this time. There are also satellite interest points scattered throughout the City of Toronto for those who want to continue their adventure beyond Seaton Village! The guided tour on Sunday, July 10th will have additional accessibility support including ASL interpretation and wheelchair rentals available for audience members at no cost.
As always, Porch View Dances is free to enjoy; if you’re able to, we encourage you to make a Pay-What-You-Wish donation to support the future of our community engaged projects.