call to artists
Deadline for applications: September 1, 2020
Suzanne Liska and Takako Segawa, photo by Ayaka Miwa
Mark Kunji Ikeda, photo by Citrus Photography
David Norsworthy and Justin De Luna, photo by Francesca Chudnoff
GRIT: Short Dances
It takes a bit of grit under the shell of an oyster to seed the creation of a luminous pearl, and it is true grit, courage and resolve, that allows us to realize works of art.
Propose something you are curious about pursuing as a starting point for a short new dance work. Tell us a burning question or an idea, and an approach to dance-making that you feel will be generative in your research and dance-making. (Don’t worry about describing the dance in its final form, as we expect it will evolve through your creative process.)
Propose a question or idea as a starting point for the creation of a short, 6 minute dance performance work.
Integrate an Asian-based idea or practice*
Open to dance creators from emerging to mid-career.
Open to applicants of all races and cultural backgrounds.
* ‘Asian-based ideas and practices’ are broad terms and we interpret them broadly. Think philosophically, mathematically, astronomically, ancestrally, artisanally, geo-politically, paradigmatically, poetically, personally, behaviorally, socially, mindfully or critically. Consider power, processes, systems, structures, stories, songs, objects, artifacts and/or actions. Integrate with respect and perspective.
Successful applicants will receive
A fee to help cover research and creation costs. (CADA rate)
A performance opportunity** in Toronto in spring 2021.
A performance fee. (CADA rate)
6 hours of dramaturgy and a facilitated feedback session.
consideration for CanAsian’s KickStart commission and May 2022 performances.
** If physical/social distancing practices are extended in Toronto, live-performance resources will be converted to video production and on-line performance.
Submit your completed application by September 1, 2020
CALL to CHOREOGRAPHERS
commission and performance opportunity for Ontario-based choreographers