More Men, Humor Too, At This Year’s fFIDA

This year’s fFIDA International Dance Festival in Toronto featured 75 choroeographers. “The most startling aspect about this year’s fFIDA was the presence of men. In fact. there were probably more real live, honest to goodness male dancers on stage than in all the previous 13 years combined. Humour made a welcome return, even to the point of bizarre, and surprisingly, solos, usually the fFIDA mainstay, were almost equally matched by duets and ensembles. Angst-ridden, navel-gazing choreographies were on the wane, while abstract, philosophical and/or cerebral subjects reflect a new trend.”