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CALL FOR ARTISTS – INTERSECTION PROJECT (Performance #8)

In Call to Artists on March 9, 2011 by danceumbrella

dance crosses urban spaces

artists meet audiences
ideas travel between us

Dear Artists,
Thank you to everyone who participated to Performance#6 and #7 as part of the The Rhubarb Festival. Performance #8 is just around the corner! Hope you can join us.

INTERSECTION PROJECT

HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION

Driven by the success of May 1st 2010 Public Performance in Toronto, organized in conjunction with Montreal artist Normand Marcy and Tangente, Laboratoire de Mouvement Contemporain, Priscilla Guy and Kate Nankervis are launching Intersection Project, an initiative that aims to highlight the presence ofartists in urban landscapes. Through pedestrian and simple movement vocabulary in city landscapes, the dance is accessible and belongs to anyone who is walking by. Bodies become organic sculptures against urban architectures.

The performances organized by Intersection Project are opportunities for artists and audiences to meet in unexpected and unofficial settings; a reminder performance art also lives outside theatres. Art is essential and lives everywhere we decide to allow for it. Art reflects the common needs and wants members of society share. Intersection Project is an occasion to re-iterate the spontaneous and engaging nature of art as performance emerges from urban architectures and melt with the city landscapes.

Throughout the upcoming year, Intersection Project will organize 10 monthly performances in the Toronto’s downtown area, gathering dancers, actors and performers from diverse backgrounds. In the nature of spontaneity, there is no promotions or marketing for the events. We believe the recurrent aspect of the project will stimulate curiosity and interest for it.

PERFORMANCE #8
SUNDAY MARCH 27th
11:45am to 2:30pm
We are looking for performers from any artistic background to participate in this eighth performance of the year!
This performance will occur on Sunday, March 27th. We are looking for up to 25 performers.
Participants must be available from 11:45am to 2:30pm at least.

Schedule of the Day:
11:45am to 12:45pm-check in/rehearsal
1:00pm to 2:00pm-performance
2:00pm to 2:30pm- break/gather for reception
2:30pm to 5:30pm-reception

Performance details including the score, the arrangement, the locations for the performance and the reception will be sent ONLY TO CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS. All locations chosen are in the downtown area (Christie to Yonge / Bloor to Queen’s Quays, always accessible by bike, car and TTC)

TO PARTICIPATE, PLEASE E-MAIL: intersectionproject10@gmail.com before March 20th, 2011.

THE INTERSECTION BLOG :  http://intersectionproject10.blogspot.com/

Intersection Project provides the art community and the population with a platform to share dialogue and debate the role and contribution of artists in the society at large. The Intersection Blog addresses various issues and invite performers, audiences and the greater population to share their thoughts on this virtual common forum. On the blog articles/questions are posted to initiate dialogue between performers and other followers.

HERE ARE OUR FEBRUARY PERFORMANCES
Thank you Claudia Hebert and Yoann Malnati for their work.

INTERSECTION PROJECT Performance #6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CWOs-iTYyo

INTERSECTION PROJECT Performance # 7 http://www.vimeo.com/20721988

We hope to see you on March 27th !

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