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Established in 2007, Belinda McGuire Dance Projects (BMDP) supports the research, development, production, and presentation of international and collaborative multidisciplinary dance performance as a means to stimulate the conscientious capacity of wide-ranging publics through exposure to creative experimentation and artistic excellence.


The launch of BMDP on the international dance scene began in 2007, with the inception of McGuire’s first evening-length production: The Desert Island Project. BMDP’s second full-length production, The Heist Project, was nominated for a 2013 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance.  This project, among others, has lead to the creation of vibrant, impactful work, the best of which remains currently active, while new and exciting projects are in-progress.  

Workshops, residencies and master classes are coordinated between BMDP and various companies and schools, to introduce other dancers to the technical methods and expressive power of the repertoire.






Excognito Dance Festival 2017

January 7 - 6pm and 8pm

January 8 - 4pm and 5:30pm

Featuring work by Belinda McGuire and Idan Sharabi, performed by McGuire and Idan Sharabi & Dancers, lighting design by Elizabeth Mak.


Recent Solo Commissions

Sylvain Émard - Waltz

Belinda McGuire - Slaughterhouse/Requiem

Idan Sharabi - new work

Idan Sharabi - Til 120, Again

Doug Varone - Speaking English

External Commissions/Creation Residencies 

December 2014 - Incipit Vita Nova - Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre

December 2014 - Incorporeus 2 and Incorporeus 12 - New Dialect

February 2016 - new work - James Sewell Ballet

June 2016 - new work - Springboard Danse Montréal

September 2016 - new work - National Ballet of Canada (choreographic workshop)

April 2016 - new work - Ballet Divertimento


Technique Class

Workshops and masterclasses have been given across North and Central America at the following institutions (among others):

The Limón Institute

Tisch/New York University

SUNY Purchase

Ecole de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal

Marymount Manhattan

Franklin and Marshall College

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre

New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble

York University

New Dialect

Fundación Espacio Creativo

Re-staging Repertoire

December 2015 - The Eighth Day - Franklin and Marshall College