Native Earth Performing Arts’ annual Weesageechak Begins to Dance festival is a celebration of new works and works-in-development which fosters the development of Indigenous work and artists from across Canada and around the world.
Each November, Native Earth selects dance, theatre and interdisciplinary works reflecting Indigenous performing arts to be presented, or to receive development support and a workshop production or reading during the two-week festival. We encourage national and international performing artists of all disciplines and at any stage in their career to apply.
We are now accepting submissions for Weesageechak Begins to Dance 30. Curated by a committee, select pieces will receive dramaturgical/directorial support, rehearsal time and a public showing. In order for a submission to be eligible, the primary artist or artists must identify as Indigenous.
Once again, we are proudly partnering with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre to include the 2-Spirit Cabaret in the Weesageechak festival. 2-spirit, trans and queer-identified Indigenous artists are encouraged to apply with short (5-10 minute) works. Both presentations and works-in-development will be considered this year, with any desired development support to be discussed with selected artists individually.
Submission Deadline: Sunday, April 30, 2017
Festival Eligibility and Submission Form
Posted by: Native Earth Performing Arts
For more information: http://www.nativeearth.ca/weesageechakbeginstodance