IMPACTfest & Holding Space, Holding Change

CDA and Atlantic Ballet’s IMPACTfest are proud to come together to celebrate dance in Petgotiag (Moncton, New Brunswick) and online from September 17 to 23.

Please note that all events will be presented in English and accompanied with French translation and sign language interpretation 

CDA will be hosting their biennial Gathering with meaningful shared experiences of togetherness as the central impetus. Titled Holding Space, Holding Change, the Gathering is an occasion to identify and reflect on pertinent social, political and environmental movements of this dance generation. What has led us to this point now, and where do we want to go? We are gathering with a specific focus on sustainability, sharing stories from the past, finding new ways to listen and learn from each other in the present, and dreaming about what we are bringing into the future of Canadian dance.

Holding Space, Holding Change will occur in parallel with Atlantic Ballet’s IMPACTfest, a national gathering and celebration of groundbreaking dance works from across Canada. Over the course of 7 days, audiences are invited to experience innovative performances, workshops, film and artist gatherings offered in a variety of spaces throughout the community. Individuals of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to engage, learn, and share with us.

Move, unite, learn, reflect.


Presenting Sponsor
Live streaming and On-line

Founding Partner

Founding Partner

Season Partner

Season Partner

20th Anniversary Sponsors

IMPACTfest Partners

Thank you to our Holding Space, Holding Change Partners


Get in touch with us. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.