Dancemakers Training Scholarships (Deadline Aug 31)

In Classes, Other on August 12, 2011 by danceumbrella

Training Scholarships Now Available | Application Deadline: August 31, 2011

Dancemakers invites emerging dance artists to apply for an 11-week training scholarship (September 12 to November 25, 2011). Applicants must have graduated from post-secondary training (or equivalent) in 2009, 2010 or 2011. Participants will join the company dancers for morning training led by Michael Trent, Bonnie Kim and guests Shannon Cooney, Bee Palomino and Michael DeCorte (yoga) among others.

Six full scholarships (all classes are free) are available to those interested in deepening their practice under the Company’s guidance. Please note that for the fall of 2011, the regular company class schedule will be offered three times per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) from 11am to 12:30pm. Some exceptions will apply and the schedule is subject to change.

Application: a one page letter stating how this opportunity would benefit your career and a maximum two-page CV.

Email by the deadline to: Successful applicants will be notified by September 2, 2011.



Toronto Dance Theatre presents a workshop in Klein Technique™ with founder Susan Klein (Sept 6-10)

In Workshops on August 11, 2011 by danceumbrella

September 6-9 (10:15am-12:15pm)
September 10 (11:00am-2:00pm)

Drop-in rates: $17 (weekdays), $25 (Saturday)
Special week rates: $60 for 4 classes (Tues-Fri), $80 for 5 classes (Tues-Sat)
To register, call 416-967-1365 ext. 28

Winchester Street Theatre
80 Winchester St., Toronto

This workshop will emphasize a pivotal principle of Klein Technique™, the concept of moving from our deepest structural and energetic tissue, the bone. Through an interweaving of theory and practice we will work on the muscles of deep postural support: the psoas, the hamstrings, the pelvic floor muscles, and the external rotators. We will work with a body-felt understanding of how these muscles bring the bones into alignment, a place of connectedness, which leads to true power and efficiency of movement. Students of all levels of practice in Klein Technique™ will gain insight into their movement patterns and habits and gain a greater internal understanding of their bodies.

For more information on Susan and her work please visit


DanceWorks presents Eight Ways From Mara (Oct 20-22)

In Events on August 10, 2011 by danceumbrella

DanceWorks presents the world premiere of
Zata Omm Dance Projects’ EIGHT WAYS FROM MARA

October 20 – October 22, 2011 at 8PM
Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West

Tickets: Adults $28, $23 (Students/Seniors/CADA/SCDS $18, $15) plus applicable taxes & services charges
Box Office: 416-973-4000 OR online at

DanceWorks, Toronto’s longest-running contemporary dance series, presents the world premiere of Zata Omm Dance Projects’ Eight Ways from Mara, a multi-disciplinary, imaginative and visually compelling work that takes a fresh look at the ways we avoid life’s misery by relating to three elemental forces – confusion, temptation and distraction – thoughtfully conceived and choreographed by Zata Omm’s Artistic Director William Yong.

This collaboration with video designer Elysha Poirier and music composer Andrea Rocca is performed by five Zata Omm performers: Heather Berry, Kate Franklin, Nicholas Melymuk, Erika-Leigh Stirton and William Yong.


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.


Audition: Gadfly (Aug 14)

In Auditions on August 10, 2011 by danceumbrella

Sunday August 14 at 10am

Dancemakers, 55 Mill Street
Building 74, Case Goods Warehouse, Studio 396

Email registration:
Contact phone: 647-989-6809

Arrive early, be warm and ready to start. Bring a resume and headshot.

Urban Contemporary Company Gadfly, under the Artistic Direction of Apolonia Velasquez and Ofilio Sinbadinho, is looking for versatile male and female dancers for their upcoming full-length production ‘Klorofyl’ for this Fall 2011. ‘Klorofyl’ will be presented at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts and will be part of the NextStep Series 11/12 at Harbourfront Centre.

Dancers must have a strong dance background in street dance and/or contemporary and be open to experiment in both types of movement in choreography and/or improvisation/freestyle.

Must be available for Rehearsals from mid-August until mid-November and for Shows from November 16-27. Rehearsals and shows are paid.


Artistic Interns wanted: Theatre Gargantua (Deadline Aug 17)

In Jobs on August 9, 2011 by danceumbrella

Theatre Gargantua is seeking TWO interns who are serious and committed to pursuing a career in the performing arts. Our internship program is designed to provide an opportunity for emerging artists to expand their skills and experience through observing and participating in Theatre Gargantua’s creation cycle. Specifically, participants will attend all rehearsal and creative meetings while simultaneously assisting in areas of production (e.g. set, lighting, costumes, stage management, and director assistance) and administration (e.g. publicity, marketing and promotion). Through this program, interns will develop new skills that will be useful in future artistic and producing endeavours.

The internship will begin at the end of September and continue through performances of the world premiere of IMPRINTS to be staged at Factory Studio Theatre from November 08 to November 26.

Successful applicants will have a background in theatre or dance, an interest in multi-disciplinary work and/or collaborative creation processes, and are able to commit to the full length of the project. Interns will receive an honorarium for their participation.

Applications can submit a resume and a cover letter detailing interest in the program and the company as it relates to their future career aspirations.

The deadline to submit applications is Wednesday August 17, 2011.

Please send to citing ‘Artistic Internship’ in the subject line or by fax at 416.588.3793. (Please no phone calls.)

Theatre Gargantua is an equal opportunity employer who encourages applications from candidates with disabilities, Aboriginal candidates, and candidates who are members of a visible minority.

Theatre Gargantua’s mentorship programme is generously sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group.


DanceWorks presents from thine eyes (Sept 22-24)

In Events on August 9, 2011 by danceumbrella

DanceWorks presents from thine eyes
co-produced by Native Earth Performing Arts and Signal Theatre

Thursday, September 22 – Saturday, September 24, 2011, 8PM

Tickets: Adults $28 & $23 (Students/Seniors $18 & $15) plus applicable charges.
Tickets and info online at OR Harbourfront Centre Box Office: 416-973-4000

Choreographed and directed by Michael Greyeyes, Written by Yvette Nolan
Movement dramaturgy by Kate Alton, Music composed by Miquelon Rodriguez
Performed by Michael Caldwell, Luke Garwood, Ceinwen Gobert, Sean Ling, Shannon Litzenberger, Claudia Moore
Set design by Jackie Chau, Lighting design by Ron Snippe
Vocal coaching by Katherine Duncanson, Costume design by Sharon Hann, Stage management by Sarah O’Brien

Part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps, Enwave Theatre, 231 Queens Quay W.