May 28- Call to Artists

In Call to Artists on May 28, 2010 by danceumbrella

Call for Artists – coexisDance

Here is the official call for artists for coexisDance #30, June 19th.

  • The format is no more than two dancers, no more than two musicians, at least one of each.
  • The pieces are about ten or eleven minutes.
  • If you want to participate, you can just send me your name along with any preferences you might have. That can mean specific collaborators, instrumentation, size of group, and so on. If you have no preferences, I will set you up in a configuration.

Jazz and Charleston Troupe being considered – Call to interested dancers

I’m considering putting together all Jazz and Charleston Troupe in Toronto. This is not a girls-only thing. The invitation is open to both men and women. Boys and girls. LGBT, big, small, short, tall, green, purple, advanced, newbie, etc.

So if you’d be interested in participating, please drop me a note to let me know and we’ll talk.


Eros, Thanatos & the Avant-Garde ~ The Cabaret Series

The Eros Cabaret Series is now accepting submissions for the 2010 Cabaret Season.

Details at a glance ~

Eros, Thanatos & the Avant-Garde ~The Cabaret Series



Wednesday June 24th 2010
Wednesday August 23rd 2010            *A D2D Festival Event!
Wednesday October 14th 2010
Wednesday December 9th 2010

Doors open at 8:30.
Show time 9pm

The Rivoli, 332 Queen St. W in the back room

Dance, Film and Live music.
Dance and Film works must be no longer than 7 minutes unless the Artistic Director has granted permission.


  • Should include a brief description of the proposed work, a CV and bio.
  • Works should be no longer than 7 minutes in length.
  • A brief statement of intent to submit a proposal should be emailed to the address listed below.
  • Feel free to include video and website links with your proposal.
  • Please clearly indicate which Cabaret event you are applying for!

The events will consist of approximately 10 dance and 4 film time slots.

The deadline for submissions is 14 days before each event.

All applicants will be notified by email in a timely manner.

All participants are required to complete and mail in a performance contract.
The contract will be emailed to you once a statement of intention has been received.

Performers who honour the terms of their performance contracts will be paid $40 per dance or film work.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Sion Irwin-Childs, Artistic Director at:

Culture Days

Plans for Culture Days, a free annual event inviting Canadians to celebrate and explore arts and culture in every province and territory in Canada, were unveiled earlier today.

This national celebration will represent the largest-ever collective public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in Canada. Through direct interaction with artists, curators, designers, historians, architects and other creative producers, Culture Days invites Canadians to discover the inner workings of the arts and cultural world and to explore their own creativity.

Culture Days will take place on September 24 to 26 in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec (under the existing event Journées de la culture), New Brunswick, Newfoundland Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island; and on September 17 to 19 in Alberta (under the existing event Alberta Arts Days). Dates for Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon will be announced shortly.

Interested artists and organizations may register online at . Those who register activities will benefit from a national marketing and communications campaign as well as access to materials to help promote activities within their communities.

To learn more about the Culture Days visit .



Pride Toronto is seeking community members to become part of the first flashmob at the festival! If you are enthusiastic, energetic and love to dance there is no better way to get involved in Pride’s 30th Anniversary. Be the talk of the town!

You don’t have to be a dancer but definitely have to be willing to dedicate time to learning choreography in the weeks leading up to the festival and have a flexible schedule from July 3-4, 2010, the weekend of Pride Toronto! We encourage applicants from visible minority, Aboriginal, immigrant, trans-identified and traditionally marginalized communities to apply.

Our flashmob will have you doing the latest dance moves to a hit song from today and shocking crowds all over the festival. This is your chance put your stamp on Pride Toronto’s biggest celebration yet!

To become involved feel free to contact Scott Fordham, who will be choreographing the production at:

Call for SUBMISSIONS – Women in Dance 2010

Women in Dance is looking for dancers/choreographers interested in performing in our NOVEMBER 2010 annual showcase!!

We are looking for all styles of dance:  Latin- Chinese- Thai- African- Jazz- Ballet- Tap- Belly Dance- Contemporary- Swing- Aerial- Irish- Hip Hop- Urban- Breakdance ETC

Requirements: Must be female ages 18+ Group pieces ONLY. Sorry NO solos/duets/trios

Please send your submission via email to or DVDs can be mailed to

Women in Dance

57 Edna Ave

Toronto, On

M6P 2B1

Please send before June 1

The Beat Down Hip Hop Dance Competition – REGISTER YOUR CREW NOW

The Beat Down is an elite hip hop dance competition based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The first annual Beat Down sold out with an amazing show with 10 competing crews and diverse exhibition acts that kept the crows on their feet screaming in excitement.

This year “The Beat Down” will be on SATURDAY AUGUST 21 at The Ryerson University Theatre, located downtown Toronto.


Registration is currently being accepted. The last day to register your crew is MONDAY MAY 31, 2010 AT 11:59PM

To download a copy of the registration packet, please click here:

If you have any other questions, please email us at

Nu-Lite Entertainment – New Auditions – Submit now

New talent is needed now.  View and submit yourself to recent inventory of over 25,000 Castings Auditions:

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – The Junction Arts Festival 2010

The Junction Arts Festival is now accepting creative proposals for the 2010 Junction Arts Festival. The Festival runs from September 8 to 12, 2010 with a two-day street closure of Dundas Street West September 11 and 12.

We are currently accepting proposals only from performance based artists and art installation works of any combination including but not limited to Indoor and Outdoor Installation Artists, Street Dance and Theatre groups as well as any multi-arts ideas that we may be able to support. Our emphasis in 2010 will be for large-scale outdoor work but we are accepting all proposals. Fees will be determined on a per-artist-basis.

Additional calls for Visual art and Music will be forthcoming in the next few months. Approximately 200,000 people attend the festival each year, experiencing interactive works that both engage and enthrall.

Proposals should include the following:

– Artist or group contact info

– Bio and history

– Example of past work

– Video and or photo examples of proposed work. If proposing a new work please include a description plus technical requirements.

If proposing a new work please be as specific as your present process allows at this time. Also inform us if you are applying for any creative funding from other sources. If applications for government funding precede any agreement between artist and festival, then a letter of intent may be issued on our part.

The Junction Arts Festival has been running its present programming since 2007 but the festival’s history dates back to 1991 with the street closure since 2000. ‘Where the Arts meet the Street’ is the basis for this ever growing multi-arts Festival that includes visual art, galleries, installation art, main stage music, dance, theatre, poetry, performance art, traveling minstrels and anything in between and beyond.

Toronto, National and International applications accepted.

All inquiries should be directed to Festival Director Michael Menegon via email at

Packages should be sent to: Junction Arts Festival 3047 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6P 1Z3 Canada

Call for performers – Women’s Salon Series

* Location: Toronto – Dufferin and Queen

* Compensation: share of pay what you can donations

We are starting a small non profit with 5 months of salons on the last Sunday of each month from 2-5pm for music, arts and a lecture (June’s salon will occur on the 21st). The salons will address networking, employment, and the arts and bring self-identifying women together during these trying times of cut backs and the recession.

Currently, we are seeking self-identifying women performers, musicians, activists, storytellers, poets, artists or any women interested in entertaining at one of the monthly Salons.

We are seeking a commitment of only one ½ hour display of musical talent, performance or demonstration/lecture or one dance piece. In exchange, we’ll offer you a warm audience, a lovely forum in which to entertain and the opportunity to network and advertise your talents and any of your upcoming events or engagements. Also as this is a pay what you can gig, we aim to be inclusive of all women’s economic status and at the same time also honor the work and time of our performers.

The Women’s Salon Series is a new grassroots movement in Toronto, Ontario Canada that aims to gather a diversity of women together

to share resources and artistic creations, to learn about culture and grow sustainable community development, to explore our connections to technology and to network around hidden employment opportunities.

Want to perform at one of the monthly Salons? Please email . In the subject line of your email, please type Call Out for Performers Musicians!

Send Submissions To:

Michelle van Looy

340 Dufferin Street, Toronto Ontario, Canada, M6K 1Z9



A monthly performance series serving up some of the city’s finest improvisers and innovators in sound and performance [and delicious hot soup]. We’re currently accepting submissions from music and performance innovators in jazz, contemporary sound, dance and theatre. More Info: Hot Soup will be held on the first Thursday of every month (starting March, 2009) at Labspace Studio, a 2000 SF warehouse and performance venue, in Toronto’s east-end (Leslieville).


Labspace is run by John Loerchner and Laura Mendes

Labspace Studio

2-A Pape Ave.

Toronto, ON

M4M 2V6

ph: 416-836-1516

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