Ancillary Programming

Ancillary Programming 2017-12-19T00:02:02+00:00

This year’s ancillary programming makes connections and offers audiences new perspectives on the works being presented. SummerWorks has curated and presents these programs in collaboration with the Festival Curators and various community organizations.


Celebrate the Festival with us! Each evening will feature an exciting line-up of DJs, performers and special guests. Presented in collaboration with Toronto Dance Community Love-In.

Opening Night Party
Thur / Feb. 1 / 9:30pm

Progress Late Night
Sat / Feb. 17 / 11:00pm

Closing Celebration
Sun / Feb. 18 / 7:00pm


Long Table

Long Table with Lois Weaver
Fri / Feb. 9 / 7:00pm

The Long Table is an experiment in performance as a means of public engagement, and has been taken up by a vast array of of practitioners in a variety of disciplines as a way to encircle, question, and reflect in a performative, and communal way. The originator of The Long Table, Lois Weaver, hosts this special edition for Progress. Presented in collaboration with FADO Performance Art Centre and The Rhubarb Festival.

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Community Meals

Come together for a bite and informal conversation about programming at our Community Meals. Presented in collaboration with Little Black Afro Theatre Company and The Theatre Centre.

Community Meal hosted by SummerWorks
Sat / Feb. 3 / 6:00pm

Communtity Meal hosted by Little Black Afro Theatre Company
Wed / Feb. 7 / 1:00pm

Community meal hosted by a surprise guest
Sat / Feb. 17 / 8:30pm

The Theatre Centre Café

Installations & Events

Throughout Progress, special guests animate the Gallery, and Selina Thompson’s durational video installation to accompany Race Cards, will be on view. Presented in collaboration with Little Black Afro Theatre Company and The Theatre Centre.

More events to be listed in January 2018.

Feb. 1–18



Contemporaneity 2.0
Q&As with participating artists will follow Anandam Dancetheatre’s Contemporaneity 2.0 presentations on Friday, February 16 and Sunday, February 18.

More talks to be announced in January 2018.