CEFF 2023 Closing Gala
Sunday, November 12
7:00 – 11:00 PM
Admission is free with a ticket to any CEFF 2023 film, or a festival pass.
No movie ticket or pass? No problem! You have the option to pay a $10 suggested donation at the door, which will go towards future ECSC-led cultural projects.
David & Olya Joseph
Directors of DandoDance
David & Olya Joseph are husband & wife team and directors of DandoDance… …They are known for elegant storytelling through dance & fusion of music styles in a variety of genres Ballroom/Latin, Salsa, Argentine Tango and even Country which made them a most sought out performing couple in Calgary that can do multi-genre.
Behind their belt performances in Las Vegas at Tropicana Hotel, a few years of starring as professionals at “Celebrity Dance Off” Red Deer & for 14 years they have been lead dance act @Banff Springs Hotel New Years Eve International Gala.
DandoDance Ladies Styling Open Level Team
Our Ladies Styling Team dedicated to Empowering Women through graceful movement and dance performance, creativity, support & uplifting environment directed by Olya Joseph.
Leo Sato and Yuki Oba
Leo Sato was one of the finalists in the Colombian national tango competition in 2017. He was the grand winner of Sheraton Hotel Celebrity Dance Off in 2019. He was the choreographer for Nave Campbell’s movie, Burn-up as well as Ukrainian Ballet company, Shumka. Leo Sato and his partner have performed live for Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Calgary Civic Symphony and Calgary Wind Symphony Orchestra.
They have been the tango dance teacher and the community leader for thousands of tango enthusiasts in Alberta for the last twenty years. He has over 10,000 subscribers on his Youtube channel and well over 2 million views and counting. He is the most well recognized tango artist in Alberta.
Now Leo Sato is one of the ten bandoneonists in Canada and plays with his fellow musicians. He is a dancer, choreographer and bandoneonist. Some call him, Super Tanguero.
After performing together in over 10 different operas, concerts, recitals, and charity endeavours over the past 5 years; Soprano Kathleen Morrison and Mezzo Soprano Barbara King joined forces to bring their distinct flair, love, and artistry of opera to the public. Sharing the same vision of making opera appealing and approachable for both expert and new comers alike, the two Divas have created a series of concerts that bring some of the most popular and loved duets and arias to stage. Through their relaxed approach to describing the music, personal performance anecdotes, maintaining an extremely high level of vocal technique, captivating the audience with their numerous costume changes and delightful stage presence; the Divas have breathed new life into the opera scene in Canada. It’s impossible not to be taken in by the pure love these Divas have for opera and their joy of performing together!
My name is Bianca Mihai, I am 12 years old, a seventh-grade student that lives in Calgary, Alberta.
My biggest passions are singing and dancing.
Currently, I am a member of The Young Canadians School of Performing Arts.
This year I had the honour to open the Serbian festival,
- singing in Kelowna Park Alive Festival,
- performing on the Grand Stand with The Young Canadians during
- got to be one of the finalists in the Voice of The Champion Calgary.
My goal one day is to become a popstar and sing in front of thousands of people.