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Deadline: April 18th, 2021 11:59pm EST

Resident Artist Aisha Sasha John

Who should apply: Movement artists of African descent with training in any dance vocabulary. Dancers of all genders and generations are encouraged to apply.

We are looking for performers with strong improvisational skills and a sense of their own personal movement language. We are looking for performers who practice listening seriously. We are looking for performers who are energized by connection. We are looking for performers interested in the power of their vulnerability and motivated by feeling.

Fees: Participants will be paid development, rehearsal and performance rates in accordance with CADA recommended fee structures.

Residency details: In order to keep each other safe regarding Covid-19, this residency will take place outdoors, in a park, maintaining physical distancing. Participants will have access to the green room at Dancemakers to store personal belongings and access washrooms. There’s also a fridge to store food. Though this residency is a research period, there is a possibility of a visitation/showing if Covid-19 regulations make that possible.

The residency is four weeks and will take place during either end of the following period: May 31 —July 3, 2021, pending participant availability. For additional context, note that there will be another residency period for this work in the 2021/2022 season that will culminate in a production. All details for this forthcoming period are pending.

To apply: Please fill out this Google form where you will be asked to provide the following (in more detail):

  • Bio (up to 250 words)
  • Video of you improvising (max 3 min)
  • Video of you telling a story (max 3 min)

Applications are due April 18th, 2021 11:59pm EST. Accepted applicants will be contacted with further details.

Please send any questions to dianarossdream [at]

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