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Night/Shift: A Late-Night Dance Fest

Night Shift is an exciting annual series produced by Citadel + Compagnie and co-presented with Fall for Dance North, celebrating the many dance forms explored and practiced by Toronto movement makers.

Co-presented with Fall For Dance North

Launched in 2019, Night Shift is a late-night dance fest that makes space for dynamic and boundary pushing artists. Choreographers are selected by a committee through an open call for applications and receive full technical and production support.

In its inaugural year, Night Shift featured 13 choreographers over four evenings and showcased street dance, kathak, ballet, flamenco, tap, bharatnatyam and western contemporary dance.

In a pandemic digital pivot, C+C took Night Shift 2020 and 2021 online, and livestreamed powerful thought-provoking programs directed by Oscar-nominated Barbara Willis Sweete.

All Programs

Barbara Willis Sweete is an Oscar-nominated film industry veteran and Founding Partner of Rhombus Media, specialists in Performing Arts Films. Now with Artemis Pictures, Barbara produces and directs films and tv programs in all genres. Her work has been shown at major international film festivals and has received many top awards, including an Oscar nomination, four Emmys, three Grammy nominations and many Geminis, Genies and Canadian Screen Awards.

Barbara has directed several notable dance films and has collaborated with such choreographers as  James Kudelka (Four Seasons, Firebird), Mark Morris (Falling Down Stairs, Dido and Aeneas), Lar Lubovich (Fandango), Doug Varone (The Planets), Mark Godden (The Tale of the Magic Flute), Santee Smith (I Lost My Talk) and  David Earle (Romeos and Juliets).

Over the last decade, Barbara has directed more than 30 Live in HD Operas that were transmitted live from New York’s Metropolitan Opera to 2600 cinemas in 76 countries.

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