FOLDA Events

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Exploring Physical Sound from a D/deaf Perspective

Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

Exploring Physical Sound from A D/deaf Perspective Led by Chisato Minamimura           This workshop is suitable for mixed abilities. Workshop leader Chisato Minamimura draws on improvisation, movement, and her unique way of exploring sound and movement as a Deaf artist. Participants will be led through an exploration to focus and use […]


The Isabel - Power Corporation of Canada Studio Theatre , Canada

asses.masses By Patrick Blenkarn and Milton Lim           Donkeys, labour, technophobia, and sharing the load of revolution: asses.masses is a 7+ hour video game designed to be played from beginning to end by a live audience.    Told across 10 episodes and a wide range of game forms, the show follows […]

How to be a Sighted Guide

Kingston Frontenac Library - Central Branch 130 Johnson St,, Kingston, ON

How to be a Sighted Guide with Amy Amantea and Gail Ritter           This workshop is designed for sighted people to learn or improve their guiding techniques in order to assist people who are blind and partially sighted.  Participants will learn basic skills for guiding and assisting people who are blind […]

Motion Capture in Live Performance

Ingenuity Labs- Queen's University

Motion Capture in Live Performance Seymour Irons with Aaron Best           PhD Candidate Aaron Best will offer participants a basic understanding of how motion capture works and how its capabilities are applicable to live performance. Participants will also receive a unique opportunity to experiment with motion capture using both the VICON […]


The Isabel - Power Corporation of Canada Studio Theatre , Canada

HOME by Beau Dixon and Linda Garneau Presented by FOLDA in association with Soulpepper Theatre           Beau Dixon returns to FOLDA with HOME, following his 2021 Innovation Residency at the Festival. In collaboration with dancer/choreographer Linda Garneau, HOME is physical, expressionistic exploration of Dixon’s response to a home invasion. Incorporating, movement, […]

Virtual Reality IRL/URL Creation Mob

Virtual Reality IRL/URL Creation Mob with the Kingston Theatre Alliance and SpiderWebShow Performance, facilitated by Seymour Irons .        We have combined forces with our partners to secure 20 individual Quest 2 Virtual Reality Headsets and 20 individual spaces in the same building to use them. This workshop will begin with participants meeting […]

Silent Disco

Kingston Frontenac Library - Central Branch 130 Johnson St,, Kingston, ON

Silent Disco Presented by FOLDA in Association with the Kingston Frontenac Public Library Central Branch     We’re throwing our fourth Silent Disco AT THE LIBRARY! Join us for this fun, free, family-friendly activity. FOLDA provides the DJ, wireless headphones, and you bring your dance floor moves. This year, we are inspired by the public […]

Intercomplementary Elements

The Isabel - Power Corporation of Canada Studio Theatre , Canada

Intercomplementary Elements By Erin Ball, Maxime Beauregard and collaborators                     This Disability-led show is a testing phase for some of the accessibility elements of this queer circus love story incorporating aerial arts, clowning and dancing. We are striving for as much access as possible for audiences […]

SESQUI’s 360 Dome

Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts 390 King St. W

Can virtual reality environments be applied to real-world spaces?  Spend the morning meeting your fellow StartUp delegates and embarking on a hands-on collaborative experiment inside SESQUI’s 360° dome.  Working together we will uncover some of the intersection between VR and 360° dome projection, discovering the possibilities of a new approach to live digital performance.

Immersive Wilderness

Ingenuity Labs- Queen's University

Immersive Wilderness By Barry Bilinsky Presented by the Festival of Live Digital Art with support from the National Theatre School of Canada Get a look behind the scenes of a new VR performance by the National Theatre School’s Indigenous Artist-in-Residence, Barry Bilinsky in partnership with Montreal animation studio, EDFilms. EDFilms' new technology “Puppet Tools” allows […]