NIFPA 2018

Festival Dates

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St. John the Divine Anglican Church

Music, Vocal, and Speech Arts

February 5-12

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Sid Williams Theatre


February 24 to March 3

Placements, Awards and Provincial Reps postings can be found under Festival tab “2018 Results”

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Wrap-Up Shows

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TECH SHEETS for Dance performers Friday and Saturday night.  We can use the music from the festival program unless there was incorrect versions – in that case bring a CD

Posting of Dances Encore Performance Invites for Friday and Saturday Night Shows

Posting of Friday Night Encore Performance Invites

Festival Variety Showcase: Friday, March 9, 2018 – 7:00pm   Information for Performers in the Friday Night Show

Provincial Rep Showcase: Saturday, March 10, 2018 – 1:00pm Information for Performers in the Matinee

Posting of Participants invited to perform at the Prov. Rep Showcase – please email to confirm attendance.

Dance Gala: Saturday, March 10, 2018 – 7:00pm Information for Performers in Saturday Night Show

Evening shows are $20 – Matinee by donation
All shows are at the Sid Williams Theatre

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After months of hard work, over 1,000 dedicated students from all over Vancouver Island are converging on the Comox Valley to strut their stuff. The 41st Annual North Island Festival of Performing Arts (NIFPA) is a non-profit society dedicated to providing a festival for students to perform before audiences and adjudicators. The performing arts disciplines represented include musical theatre, strings, speech arts, fiddle, piano, vocal, ballet, modern dance, stage dance, and hip-hop dance.

NIFPA begins February 5th with Music and Speech Arts performances at St. John the Divine Anglican Church and continues there through to February 10th. Dance performances will be held at the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay and run from February 24th to March 3rd. The public are invited to watch the festival, which occurs in sessions throughout the day and evening. Potential audience members should keep in mind that these are adjudicated performances with pauses between performances. Admission is $3 drop in per session or $10/day. There are also passes for the entire festival for $25.

This local festival is a member of Performing Arts BC (Provincials). Each year, students are sent to Provincials where those chosen get to perform in a similar process, on a more advanced scale. Last year’s Provincials were held in Kamloops 2017 and will be held in Victoria – 2018.

The fine arts flourish at the festival and NIFPA feels it is important to value and further develop these talented youth and to encourage them to have personal growth and development in their discipline. The performances gather the various V.I. communities together in celebration of a common cause and allow the public to embrace the amazing talent we have on our island.

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