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Call to Artists – Dance Matters Series 2010/11

In Call to Artists on August 4, 2010 by danceumbrella

Call to Artists
Dance Matters Series 2010/11

Series 1
‘A Woman’s Work’ – DEADLINE AUG. 23, MIDNIGHT
Seeking work that explores, thematically, some aspect of the perception of women in our society; how they are/were perceived in different cultures, how women perceive themselves and/or how they are perceived by their peers/community and/or the questioning of gender roles in current or historical societies.

Series 2
‘Risky Business and Rebel Yells’ – DEADLINE OCT. 25, MIDNIGHT
This series encourages physical, choreographic/artistic performance risks; fusion of dance aesthetics and forms; dances with risk or rebelliousness as the central theme.

Series 3
‘From the Fryin’ Pan’ – DEADLINE JAN. 24, MIDNIGHT
This series focuses on fresh, spontaneous energy. An excellent platform for emerging artists, improvisers / improvisation collectives, collaborations, choreographers presenting newly-finished works.

Interpretations of the themes is strongly encouraged.

The venue is intimate and casual, with a focus on celebrating the dance medium with its audience. A post-show discussion will delve into each artist’s creative mind and ingenuity, and into the exciting world of dance making.

To apply please send the following via email to dancematters@gmail.com by the deadline (no exceptions):
1. Choreographers’ CV and biography
2. Performer biographies
3. Piece description
4. A paragraph explaining how the proposed work relates to the theme presented in the series. Interpretations are encouraged. ** This is an important aspect of your application, please give this aspect of the proposal considerable thought and consideration.
5. List of props, or special technical requests.

Please send a DVD of the proposed work or a recent work or work-in-progress.
You can send the video via YouTube link or vimeo (with password), or web link to dancematters@gmail.com
OR
Send the DVD vial mail to:
Dance Matters C/o Tanya Crowder
1337 Queen St. East
Toronto ON
M4L 1C6

*Please indicate whether you will be sending a link to your video by email or sending a DVD by mail.

Please do NOT send hard copies of your written application, email only please.

Works of up to 20min will be considered, you may propose an excerpt of a longer work, a remounted work, or a new piece.

This series is meant to showcase finished works/well-developed pieces and NOT works-in-progress. Any form of dance is encouraged so long as the work is an original choreography!

You will receive an honourarium of $250, a DVD of each performance, full technical staff and marketing and a fantastic opportunity to show your work and meet other artists!

Fun, engaging, and challenging!
http://www.howdaresheproductions.ca/Dance_Matters_Series.html


Dance Matters
Tanya Crowder
Artistic Director
dancematters@gmail.com

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