We have just learned about a new festival of dance performance and lectures starting tonight and running through the weekend at the Lower Ossington Theatre and other local spots. The purpose of Connect T.O. is promoting Toronto dance to the national and international art market. The creators of the festival, dancers Sasha Ivanochko, Heidi Strauss, Susanna Hood, and Susie Burpee, are all staging performances. In addition to the live dance shows, there are also panel discussions, cocktail hours with presenters from around the world, and open rehearsals.