Call to Artists- June 11, 2010

In Call to Artists on June 11, 2010 by danceumbrella

call for artists :: S.P.E.A.K

Edmonton, AB

In Late October Students for Prevention and Education of Addiction:Kampus (S.P.E.A.K) will be hosting our 1st benefit show “Empowerment” to raise money for the Stephen McCarthy Bursary Fund.

We are looking for musicans, dancers, gymnastics, ballon makers, actors, and passionate people. If you have or can tell a story of how addiction has affected the world we want you to tell us about it.

Please submit:

  • CV/Resume/Statement about you and/or company.
  • Statement about the piece you would perform.
  • Photos and/or video of piece. If not applicable images of past work.

Deadline: August 1, 2010
Contact: Please send questions and submissions to

call for artists :: Kaleido Festival 2010

Edmonton, AB

Seeking Dancers to help shape Kaleido Festival 2010! Kaleido is currently looking for dance companies/groups to help shape an avant garde extravaganza during Kaleido 2010, September 10 to 12.

If you are interested in finding out more about our festival and participation options, please email or visit

Call for Artists – Hot Soup – monthly series – Labspace Studio

Hot Soup is a monthly series serving up some of the city’s finest innovators in sound and performance in jazz, experimental sound, contemporary dance and theatre. Vibe is low key and relaxed. Format is open and casual with a focus on collaborative performance.

We’re currently programming for the summer/fall season. Seeking innovative dance/multi-media works, collaborations, work-in-progress and dance experiments. Length 7-20 minutes.

To submit, please email with a brief bio and a brief description of your proposed work(s). Emerging artists are encouraged to apply.

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.


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



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

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

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

PROPOSALS: 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!

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

DEADLINE: The deadline for submissions is 14 days before each event.

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

PERFORMANCE CONTRACT: 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.

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

QUESTIONS: Please don’t hesitate to contact the Artistic Director at:

Sion Irwin-Childs, M.A. York University (2001)
Artistic Director
Eros, Thanatos & the Avant-Garde ~ The Cabaret Series
Dance 2 Danse Festival / D2D Festival 2010

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: – 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

Male Dancers wanted – Kinetic Elements

Kinetic Elements is looking for male dancers for their upcoming shows and events. Contemporary/modern dance training is not required, but an asset. We encourage all dancers from any genre to apply.

If you are interested or know someone who is, you can email your headshot and resume to

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre Summer Training Intensive – August, 2010

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Canada’s premiere Aboriginal contemporary dance company, invites dancers of all backgrounds to join us in Toronto, Canada at Canada’s National Ballet School in August, 2010 for a dance training intensive like no other.

Led by National Ballet School of Canada trained Mohawk choreographer and dancer, Santee Smith, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre performs across Canada and on stages around the world (including performances in 2009/2010 at festivals in Australia, Japan, Mexico and the United States).

Two programs are offered:

• Advanced Dance Practitioners: Take up to three consecutive weeks of intense training in ballet, modern, Santee Smith choreography [or use your preferred description] and traditional powwow.

• Recreational dancers: An intensive one week technical foundations class with the same faculty as our pre-professional dance students.


Santee Smith – KDT Repertoire/Contemporary Indigenous Dance

Johanna Bergfeldt – Contemporary Technique

Michel Faigaux – Ballet

Rosa and Crystal “Beanie” John – Powwow Styles, Hoop Dance

Michael Greyeyes – Viewpoints I and II

Plus: Special Guest Teachers and many other workshops that will complement your dance practice and challenge you this summer.

Visit our website for complete details, faculty bios, class schedules and pricing options. Prices start at $20 for drop in classes.


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