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Posted by Spindle Collective



Date Production Starts: January 8, 2024

Pay Rate: $26.55/hour for a total of 24 hrs

Deadline to Submit: November 30th at 10PM

Production Name: SAMCA

Written by: Natalia Bushnik & Kathleen Welch

Director: Brendan Kinnon

Contact Name: Natalia Bushnik

Contact Email:

Ethno-cultural mandate: Spindle Collective and Riot King welcome and encourage submissions from all artists. We champion artists who represent the entire spectrum of identities, abilities, and cultural backgrounds. Our audition process and workshop will make additional accommodations to ensure all performers can participate. We seek to make the casting process the best it can be for both the creative team and performer, so that everyone has the opportunity to perform at their best and participate in the creation of art and telling stories!

Additional Information: Spindle Collective, along with Riot King, are accepting EQUITY and NON-EQUITY submissions for a Choreographer for our upcoming workshop of SAMCA. SAMCA, written by Natalia Bushnik and Kathleen Welch, is a dark folktale with original music that examines themes of fertility, abortion, and fear of the ‘feminine’ body. The story follows two sisters who live in a convent in Transylvania in the late 1800’s, and the horrors that occur when one of them becomes pregnant following a sexual assault. The workshop will consist of 8 three hours rehearsals in Toronto, ON.

This project was made possible by the Toronto Art Council.

COVID Safety Policy: All artists involved in this project will need to provide proof of vaccination. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available for participants. The workshop will follow COVID safety protocols outlined by the provincial government in regards to capacity and best safety practices.

Role Breakdown: As part of our ongoing development of our multidisciplinary, outdoor horror play, SAMCA, we will be holding a workshop from January – February 2024 to focus on the physical language of the show and the creation of choreographed scenes/dances to insert into the play. We will be hiring an experienced choreographer to collaborate with our director, and lead our ensemble in-studio. We are searching for someone who is willing to work with both dancers and non-dancers (movers), and is excited by how the horror-genre can be explored through dance and body-horror.

Submission Requirements: Please submit your CV, and a 1 minute choreography video demo. Please also include a letter of interest describing your artistic practice and the type of creation styles that excite you. This letter can be in written or audio format; whichever you find most accessible. Please list any conflicts between January – February 2024. Email your materials with the subject line “CHOREOGRAPHER SUBMISSION – Artist Name” to by November 30th. Select applicants will be asked to participate in an interview, with final decisions made by December 15th. If you require accommodations for your submission, or have any questions regarding the project / process, please feel free to reach out to us.

Thank you to all who submit, and stay spooky!

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