Industry Listing, Submission.

Deadline: September 1, 2020

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.)

The Criteria

  • 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 liberally. 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

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