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Displaying an array of music and dance styles, the 21st annual InFrinGinG Dance Festival partners with the Save on Foods Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival to bring our community a variety of performances from across the world. The goal of this event is to allow artists to share a piece of their culture, whether authentically traditional or infused by their contemporary identities.

This year’s festival features FREE outdoor events in Maffeo Sutton Park. On Friday, July 5th, join Voodoo Dave & Friends for a community drum circle, followed by a celebration of Indigenous & South Asian dance on July 6th-7th. Crimson Coast Dance’s outdoor stage will showcase diverse presentations alongside audience participation workshops for all abilities.

In addition, Crimson Coast Dance will present two ticketed shows at The Port Theatre:

Crossing Mountain & Seas by Orchid Ensemble and Aeriosa on July 11th, an aerial dance performance featuring Asian traditions fused with cross-cultural music and interactive media projection Flicker by Dancers of Damelahamid on July 13th, a dreamlike performance that highlights the diversity and complexity of contemporary indigenous identities. 

For more information on all of these community events, visit crimsoncoastdance.org/infringing

Friday July 5, 2019

Crimson Coast Dance Stage

More details coming soon

Swy-a-Lana Lagoon  

9:15 pm: Lights of Courage Ceremony honours anyone who has been affected by cancer. A lone piper will lead a procession of dragon boating breast cancer survivors to the edge of the Swy-a-lana lagoon. Lights are for sale throughout the afternoon allowing EVERYONE to participate!

Saturday July 6, 2019

Swy-a-Lana Lagoon 

12:00 pm: Opening Ceremony- during a break in the racing, paddlers and spectators will gather to witness the spiritual awakening of the dragons, the "dotting the eye" ceremony and the dragon boat parade on the lagoon. 

Crimson Coast Dance Stage

More details coming soon

Sunday July 7, 2018 

Crimson Coast Dance Stage  

10:00 am: Elvis Gospel Performance - Steve Elliot 

Swy-a-Lana Lagoon  

12:00 pm: Carnation Ceremony  - After the Survivors Challenge race the paddlers will walk under an arch of paddles to Swy-a-Lana Lagoon with a pink carnation in hand. The pink carnation ceremony has become a very meaningful ritual where everyone present will raise their carnation in honour of lives well lived and of lives interrupted by cancer.  Carnations are for sale by donation allowing EVERYONE to participate!

Crimson Coast Dance Stage 

More details coming soon

Longwood Brewery Beer Garden  

4:00 pm: Panago Awards Ceremony - Everyone gathers to celebrate a great weekend of paddling over a cold brew and a hot slice!  Awards line up here.

Swy-a-Lana Lagoon

More details coming soon

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Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society: Box 575 STN A, Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5I5

Festival Location: July 5, 6 & 7, 2019,  Maffeo Sutton Park, 10 Comox Rd, Nanaimo, BC,

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