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Series 8:08 Season 2011/12 and Dance Film Screenings (Call to Artists)

In Call to Artists,Events on August 10, 2011 by danceumbrella

2011/12 Season Performance Dates:
September 24, October 29, November 26, January 28, February 25, March 31, and April 28

Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement
6 Noble Street, Toronto

Time: 8:08pm
Price: $10 ($8 student)


Dance Films Call to Artist

As a free addition to our program we are hosting dance films screenings before our CPWs. The films will be shown on a TV in the lobby at the Pia Bouman School from 7.40pm on the following days: Sept 24, Nov 26, Feb 25 (2012), Apr 28 (2012).

If you are interested in showing a dance film that is under 20 minutes in length, you can contact our CPW Manager Tanya Crowder at All film screenings will be advertised alongside our regular CPW news. This includes flyers, email newsletters, facebook and this website. Please ensure that you have the right to submit and show your film.



Call for Submissions: Women in Dance 2011 (Deadline August 25)

In Call to Artists on July 26, 2011 by danceumbrella

Women in Dance: A Creative Showcase Celebrating Women and the Female Dancer
Produced by Melissa Nascimento-So

Deadline: August 25, 2011

Submission Requirements:
– Must be female, (performer/choreography) 18 years or older.
– Looking for solos, duets, trios and group pieces
– Piece cannot exceed 5mins
– Must submit at least 2 minutes of your intended routine / work in progress.
– Must be available Saturday October 15, 2011. Dress/Tech rehearsal will be held the morning of. Please plan to be available.
– Please send a brief bio and picture (Group or Headshot) via email. Keep in mind that your full name (individual or group), 100 word bio and picture, will be posted on our Website/Facebook Group under the DANCER section, and used for other various promotional materials if you are selected for the showcase.
– We welcome and are searching for all styles of dance – there are no limits. We encourage you to bring your creativity and inspire us. Please confirm which style of dance your routine represents and the category your piece would fit into.

Your submission can be emailed to or you can mail or drop off your DVD to: Women in Dance, 57 Edna Ave, Toronto, ON, M6P 2B1.

This year Women in Dance will be celebrating a Women’s Worth, Inspiration, Love and Joy. We ask that you please keep these themes in mind when submitting.

Women in Dance 2011
Show Date: Saturday October 15, 2011
Show Times: 2pm and 7:30pm
Location: Toronto Centre for the Arts (Studio Theatre)
Twitter: WID2011


Call for Submissions: Dancemakers – TWObyFOUR a festival of duets (Deadline August 15)

In Call to Artists on July 26, 2011 by danceumbrella

Calling all Toronto-based choreographers!
Dancemakers Presents: TWObyFOUR a festival of duets 2012

Dancemakers is inviting choreographers to submit work for consideration for the 2012 DMP Two by Four Festival of Duets. This edition of the festival increases the number of presentations from three to four including one shared program and two full-length works. We are specifically looking for a single work for the shared program.

The Festival takes place between January 17 and 28, 2012 but the shared program is scheduled for January 21-23, 2011.

* The work can be a world premiere or something that has already been seen here in Toronto or elsewhere.
* The work should be about 25 to 35 minutes in length and suitable for the Dancemakers Theatre at the Distillery.
* We provide a guaranteed performance fee.

Dancemakers Artistic Director Michael Trent is the festival curator and is looking for work that responds to any or all of the values of contemporary aesthetics, cross-disciplinary dialogues and collaborative engagement.

Applicants should submit a one-page letter about the work and how it reflects these values and a two-page (maximum) biography of major collaborators.

The application should also include a DVD (or a link to an online video) of the finished work or of a work-in-progress that would be completed by the festival dates.

Deadline for application is Monday, August 15, 2011.

For more information, or to submit your application, email

Application and DVD may also be submitted by post to:
55 Mill Street
Case Goods Warehouse #74, Suite 306
Toronto, ON
M5A 3C4


Call to Artists: Soo Ryu Dance Festival 2012

In Call to Artists on July 26, 2011 by danceumbrella

Deadline: December 31, 2011

The Soo Ryu Dance Festival is a weekend-long, biennial event in November hosted by the KDSSC. Our mandate is to offer a stage for the highly artistic dance performance of both established dancers and emerging artists of diverse cultural backgrounds in order for the audience to experience something unique and exciting to enrich diversity and multiculturalism.

We are inviting independent artists, dance ensembles and companies to submit proposals for pieces that honor and explore their culture/heritage. Dances of any genre are accepted. New to the 2012 Soo Ryu, we will celebrate the cross-disciplinary collaboration and how it enriches the artists’ as well as audience’s experience. We welcome submission of multi-disciplinary pieces that are dance-centered. Conventional dance performances are still accepted and will form the core of our festival next year. Works by established and/or emerging artists are welcomed. Selection will be made by our artistic director and festival committee based on artistic quality, originality and how well it matches our festival’s artistic vision and theme.

Requirement: dancers’ and/or company’s biography, piece description and video samples of your work

Submit via email:
Or via mail:
61 Billington Crescent
Don Mills, Ontario
M3A 2G7

For more information, please visit or email

* We thank all those who have submitted, but only the selected few will be contacted before the spring of 2012.

**The Soo Ryu Dance Festival is supported by the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, the Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council



Call for Artists: coexisDance

In Call to Artists on July 25, 2011 by danceumbrella

This is a call for artists for coexisDance #39, August 20th, the last of the summer series at the Majlis Art Garden.

Send me a line if you wish to dance or play!

Colin Anthony


Call to Artists: At the Wrecking Ball V (Deadline Sept 1)

In Call to Artists on July 25, 2011 by danceumbrella

Deadline: September 1, 2011

Performance Dates: January 26-29, 2012

Ambitious Enterprises is calling for submissions for the fifth (and possibly final!) installment of the Wrecking Ball Series.  Three successful artists will be chosen to be on the program along with the work of Kate Franklin and Tina Fushell.

We are looking for one emerging, one mid-career and one established choreographer working with an interdisciplinary collaborator.  Your collaborator can be at any stage of his/her career. Successful applicants receive a venue for their work, all technicians including lighting designer and stage manager, advertising and publicity and a video archive of the show.  Tina and Kate will fundraise their butts off to try to get you a show fee, but of course we had funding shortfalls and cannot guarantee a fee.  Please read the guidelines carefully to determine if your work is eligible.

1) The work must be 10 minutes in length or under
2) Please tell us whether you feel you are more an emerging, a mid-career or an established choreographer
3) The applicant must not be enrolled in a dance-training program
4) The work must contain two or more original elements, one of which must be dance, i.e., dance and film, dance and theatre, dance and poetry
5) Please do not submit works that have been performed as part of a student choreographic workshop

Please provide us with the following written material:
1) Biographies of all collaborators
2) A piece description (2 page maximum).  Please talk about how the collaborators will work together.  Please talk about how the two original elements (dance and whatever else) will combine to make an exciting work.

Please provide us with a maximum of 10 minutes of video samples. These can include:
1) A recording of the work if it has already been performed or rehearsal footage of the work;
2) Samples of past work if the work has not been started yet;
3) You may wish to include samples of work by your interdisciplinary collaborator as well.

Please mail or drop off your material to:
Ambitious Enterprises
c/o Tina Fushell
430 Main St.,
Toronto ON
M4C 4Y2

Email Kate or Tina at
or call Kate at 416-709-5923 or Tina at 416-988-8462


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!