Call to Artists! Dance Matters: ‘A Woman’s Work’ – Deadline August 19

In Call to Artists on July 19, 2011 by danceumbrella

Dance Matters – Call to Artists!

‘A Woman’s Work’
October 15 and 16 2011 at 4pm
Tech rehearsal: October 14th from 5:30pm
Venue: Scotiabank Studio Theatre, Pia Bouman School

Deadline: August 19, 2011, midnight

* Works selected for this program involve, thematically, some aspect of the perception of women in our society; how they are perceived in different cultures currently and historically, how women perceive themselves, or how they are perceived by their peers/community and/or the questioning of gender roles in current or historical societies.

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 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.
Dance Matters
C/o Tanya Crowder
1337 Queen St. East
Toronto ON
M4L 1C6 

You can send the video via Youtube link or vimeo (with password), or web link to

*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!

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