Call for Participants – Weaving Stories of Transformation – Workshop

In Workshops on March 9, 2011 by danceumbrella

Weaving Stories of Transformation is a workshop for any woman with a curiosity for movement and a story to tell. This workshop is designed to expand the confidence of the participants by exploring movement vocabulary that encourages emotional expression in a safe and exciting environment.

We are looking for participants who can bring a positive attitude, display openness and willingness be guided on a creative movement and emotional journey.

This is an inspiring and transformative experience for participants that transcends physical and emotional barriers in order to create a new collective creation. This eight-week long project will work with women to create, weave, and transform their life stories in movement and narrative in a safe  environment.

These workshops are collectively facilitated, each day rotating between two of the six dance artists members of MataDanZe.  Participants are exposed to the varied creation processes as MataDanZe works from a pedagogic approach where both the participants and the facilitators are the storytellers and the

If you are interested in participating, please send:
1) Personal Information: Include your full name, Indigenous nation affiliation/community, and updated contact information, including phone number, email and mailing address,

2) 1-page Synopsis: Include a statement as to why you would like to be involved in this project,

3) Example of work: Submit a list of performances to date (if applicable),

4) One copy of your most recent resume or curriculum vitae,

Workshop dates:
Every Saturday, May 7th – June 18th, 12pm-3pm
Canadian Children˙s Dance Theatre ~ 509 Parliament St, Toronto
(TTC and light refreshments served every day)

$50 fee for the entire 8-week workshop. Only ten participants will be accepted.

Deadline: March 18, 2011

Send Application via mail to:
Victoria Mata
c/o Native Women in the Arts
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 420
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
email to:

Put in subject heading: Weaving Stories of Transformation Please do not fax your application unless otherwise advised. For further information about this project and the application process, contact Victoria at (416) 578-1553

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