YLDE Annual Fundraising Event
to Nov 12

YLDE Annual Fundraising Event

  • 618 Arlington Street Winnipeg, MB, R3G 1Z5 Canada (map)
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Young Lungs Dance Exchange is planning for our annual fundraising event, a cherished community gathering, and celebratory reunion.

As always, our 2017 fundraiser is an open door to artists of all mediums to feature, share and experiment with new work.

The evening will be a mix of interactive art creations, music and dance.

We invite those who want to share a short performance, video presentation, durational work, or installation.

Over the past 13 years, Young Lungs Dance Exchange has continuously evolved and transformed to find new ways to support and encourage embodied art experiences.

This year, Young Lungs has put an emphasis on having our own studio, allowing for participating artists to have a neutral place to play, experiment, and call home as they dive into their creative research. Our fundraising efforts will go towards having a studio space to call our own for our upcoming Research Series.

If you are an artist interested in participating in our fundraising event, and sharing your work, please submit a brief description of the work you want to present. Please specify if it will be an installation, durational, or short (less than 10 minutes) performance.

Spots are limited, we hope to design the evening’s program around the artists interested in presenting work. That said, the night is only so long! Therefore, artists will be programmed on a first come, first serve basis. Because of the fundraising nature of the event, we unfortunately do not have an honourarium to offer participating artists, but we promise to treat you like art royalty!!

Interested artists, please submit your interest by Oct. 4th, 2017

Details on the Fundraiser:

When – 8-12midnight on November 11th, 2017

Where - 618 Arlington St.

If you are interested in helping out with the event by volunteering, please write younglungs.wpg@gmail.com

If you are unavailable to perform, share work or volunteer, but still want to help, we will be having a wine raffle, and any donations of wine would be greatly appreciated!!!

Just email younglungs.wpg@gmail.com and we will arrange a pick up or drop off of the donation.

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Teach/Choreograph at the DanceBarn Festival
to Jul 30

Teach/Choreograph at the DanceBarn Festival


Apply to teach/choreograph at the third EVER DanceBARN Festival - July 24-30.

The DanceBARN Festival is an annual event held in Battle Lake, MN that brings professional dancers, choreographers, and dance educators from all over the country together for one week of dancing, creating, relaxing, and performing in the heart of the lakes. Visit our website for more details on the festival. www.dancebarncollective.org

TEACH - Share the technique of something you are an expert in, or experiment with something you've been pondering.

CHOREOGRAPH - Create something new or reset a work on new dancers at the festival. Selected choreographers will present their work on Saturday, July 29 at a performance open to the public.

SCREENDANCE - Have your screendance shown at our outdoor screendance festival! Films are shown in the ART Stream Alley in Battle Lake at sundown (around 8:30pm) on July 29.


Follow the link to apply:


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Artistic Residency and Commission Opportunity from WCD
to May 31

Artistic Residency and Commission Opportunity from WCD


Artistic Residency and Commission Opportunity

OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS OF ALL DISCIPLINES: Request for expressions of interest
DEADLINE: 1 May 2017 at 4 pm
BUDGET: $50,000-$60,000 (includes artist fees, production costs, travel and accommodations)


WINNIPEG’S CONTEMPORARY DANCERS invites artists working in all disciplines to submit an Expression of Interest to be our Artist-in-Residence for 2017/18.  This opportunity is open to individual artists or collaborative teams at any phase of their career, emerging or established. The selected artist or artistic team (the ‘Artist) will research and create a new full-length performance work at Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers (WCD), to be premiered at the final show of our 2017/18 season.

This is not a live-in residency. It is a two-phase residency hosted by Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers. Phase 1 (research, creation) will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba beginning in Fall 2017. Phase 2 (rehearsals, production) will culminate in a presentation of the commissioned performance work in Spring 2018.

Specific dates and number of weeks to be determined and agreed upon by Artist and WCD as required, with a work period spanning a maximum of 6 months. The total budget for this project will not exceed $60,000, and will be paid in instalments to the Artist over the span of the residency. The budget includes Atist/commission fees, production costs, dancer’s fees, accommodations and travel. Priority will be given to projects that fulfill WCD’s mandate.

Artists wishing to be considered for this residency are requested to submit the following:
A brief proposal (750 word maximum), outlining your vision for the creation and presentation of the proposed performance work, along with a draft timeline and schedule
A one-page CV that focuses on activities of the last 5 years, demonstrating the Artist’s field of interest and creative direction
Support materials (video, audio, still images—see specifications below)

WCD is looking for proposals that:
Further the possibilities of performance work
Stimulate conversations between fellow artists and audiences
Fulfill WCD’s mandate
Expand our view of dance and the performing arts moving forward

OUR ORGANIZATION                                                                                                                                                                       
Established in 1964, WCD is the longest continuously running contemporary dance company in Canada. The power of contemporary dance is inherent in the fact that it requires presence, which has become increasingly important in contemporary culture. Contemporary dance thrives on exploration and cross-pollination. It asks us to recognize and respond to the humanity in one other. At WCD we recognize that some of the most original and intriguing work being produced today results from artists collaborating and experimenting across conventional boundaries. Moving forward, we aim to expand our mandate and explore avenues for the future of contemporary dance and for performance work in general.
WCD strives to create a place on the local, national and international arts landscape to enable vital intersections, linkages and exchange among dance creators and interpreters, interdisciplinary artists, spectators and communities. Our values, programs and activities are based on respect for our history, the ongoing development of our artists and to our place in the community.

We are an evolving, responsive arts system. We act as a springboard for the presentation of new and existing dance work. This fosters and advances artistic vitality and excellence in dance.

We create, produce, mentor, present and promote professional contemporary dance with a view to championing and furthering the art form for artists and audiences alike. We aim to provide a forum for exploration, originality and invention.

Artistic merit of the Artist and proposal
Conceptual clarity and vision of the proposal
Demonstrated ability of the Artist to produce performance work in a way that respects and challenges participating artists and audiences alike

Priority will be given to projects that fulfill WCD’s mandate


Round 1
Proposal deadline: 4 p.m. on 1 May 2017

The Board of WCD will select a short-list of applications for consideration by a selection committee. The selection committee comprises 3 senior artists from the Canadian artistic community, appointed by WCD’s Managing Artistic Director, Brent Lott.

Round 2
Deadline: 4 p.m. on 31 May 2017

 Selected artists from Round 1 will be asked to submit a detailed project description, one-paragraph biographies for their creative team (if applicable) and a detailed budget (template will be provided).

The successful Artist will be notified by mid-June 2017.

Please supply up to two samples of recently produced work (past 5 years) of the following support materials that best represent your recent work:
Up to 10 minutes of video and/or audio
Up to 15 still images
1 sample of published material (book/publication)
If you work in more than one artistic discipline, you may supply up to two of the above-noted samples, in each of your disciplines.

Audiovisual specifications:
Image files must be:
JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg) format
RGB colour mode
No larger than 1.5 MB
Audiovisual files must be:
Playable with VLC media player (consult www.videolan.org/vlc/)
A maximum 60 FPS
A maximum resolution of 1080P (or frame size of 1920 x 1080)
No larger than 4 GB

PLEASE NOTE: Web links to media via Vimeo, YouTube, or website content are acceptable, as long as they correspond with the support material specifications. Artists are also welcome to submit hard copies of media on BD, DVD, CD, or USB key.

Please send submissions to: submissions@wcdancers.ca

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$5,000 Mona Gray Creative Arts Scholarship - Feb. 28
9:00 PM21:00

$5,000 Mona Gray Creative Arts Scholarship - Feb. 28

Mona Gray Creative Arts Scholarship $5,000 - Deadline February 28, 2017

Applications for the Mona Gray Creative Arts Scholarship are now being accepted by the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba. This award is based on artistic achievement and/or merit, academic excellence, financial need and community involvement. This $5,000 scholarship is awarded to one recipient per year. To be eligible, you must be a Bachelor's degree graduate or a 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student who is pursuing a university degree in one of the following areas:
Creative writing
Fine arts

Questions? Contact Marla Aronovitch, Grants & Distributions Officer, at scholarships@jewishfoundation.org or 204-477-7520 or toll-free at 1-855-284-1918.

Apply online HERE

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The 2016 Screendance Intensive - Call for Dancers
to Aug 20

The 2016 Screendance Intensive - Call for Dancers

Call for Dancers: SCREENDANCE INTENSIVE - August 8-20, 2016 in Winnipeg MB

Winnipeg Screendance Intensive is looking for 12 contemporary dance artists to participate in a two week dance for the camera Intensive August 8 to 20th, 2016. Dancers will have the opportunity to work with the 16 directors, choreographers and visual artists who are participants of the 2016 screendance intensive. All dancers will receive DVD copies of all screendances they are cast in, morning movement classes, access to all video salons, screenings and lectures. 

We are looking for professional or emerging dance artists of all ages. Students in a full time Professional Training Programme will also be considered. 

Please send a CV and (if you have it) video support material of yourself moving.

Email constancecooke@shaw.ca with the subject line “Call for Dancers 2016”.

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FREE DV8 Physical Theatre Workshop with Lloyd Newson in Berlin
to Aug 20

FREE DV8 Physical Theatre Workshop with Lloyd Newson in Berlin

August 8-20, 2016

DV8 is pleased to announce that they will be running a two-week intensive workshop this summer in Berlin.

Thanks to the generous funding they received from the Tanja Liedtke Foundation, this workshop will be free of charge for all participants.

Their Development Workshop is a rare opportunity for professional dancers and perfomers to experience Lloyd Newson/DV8’s unique working practice.
This two-week intensive course will be led by DV8’s Creative Associate, Hannes Langolf and long standing performer Ermira Goro. It will focus on verbatim physical theatre - the connection between text, meaning and movement - and understanding how body language influences performance.  Dancers will be encouraged to confront their physical habits and develop a strong sensibility for detail and authenticity in choreography and the spoken word.

Participants will be selected at an open audition on Sunday, 3rd July 2016 in Berlin.
The audition will take place at Uferstudios.

There are places for 10 female and 10 male participants and we are looking for exceptional performers, who are keen to challenge and develop their training, performance and creative skills. Due to the nature of the work, all participants will need a good command of spoken English.

To find out details on how to register for the audition, click here.

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YLDE Quarterly Research Series DEADLINE EXTENDED
to Oct 31

YLDE Quarterly Research Series DEADLINE EXTENDED

Announcing a QUARTERLY Research Series August - October, 2016


Young Lungs Dance Exchange is continually revisiting and improving the services it offers to remain responsive to the changing motivations and inspirations of the community around it.
As experimentation is essential to artistic practice, YLDE invests much of its energy into producing The Research Series. This past year, additional components were incorporated which included peer­-to­-peer observation, creator classes, and an endnote address & roundtable discussion, including the presentation of an essay by a commissioned academic reflecting on the process.

This year Young Lungs will be facilitating the series all year long! Each quarter will see three new artistic research teams: a total of twelve for the year running August 2016 - July 2017. Also exciting is the carrying forward of the commissioned essay. Through out the year four writers and four photographers will participate in the discourse and present their own work based on the research during the series in written and photographic essays. Find last research series' thought-provoking essay written by a. charlie peters here.

Below is the submission call for the first quarter:
YLDE /// Call for Submission:
The Research Series 2016/17
What is the Research Series?

A research laboratory designed to support the individualized creative process of movement-based artists by providing resources such as artists fees, rehearsal space, performance and public presentation opportunities. The purpose of the series is to allow for in-depth research, critical thinking, risk-taking, professional development, skill enhancement and an exchange of expertise.

Three (3) artists or artistic teams will be selected to participate per quarter of the 2016/17 Research Series via this application process. Applications will be reviewed and chosen by a selection committee.

Applications must be submitted online to younglungs.wpg@gmail.com

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by Sept 9 , 2016.

Please read the guidelines before applying by visiting:



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The DanceBARN Festival - Minneapolis
to Jul 31

The DanceBARN Festival - Minneapolis

July 25-31, 2016

The DanceBARN Festival is an annual event held in Battle Lake, MN (three hours NW of Minneapolis) that brings professional dancers, choreographers, and dance educators from all over the country together for one week of dancing, creating, relaxing, and performing in the heart of the lakes.

This unique experience allows choreographers, dancers, and educators to gather at the lake for a week of classes, choreographic explorations, networking, and playing at the lake.

What to expect:
Daily technique classes in a beautiful old church.
Rehearsal space available and opportunities to create and perform.
Relax at the beach, kayak, hike, waterski, swim, sail. Enjoy the lake life.

Unlimited camping
Limited space at the historical lake cabin, The 7 C's, on crystal clear Battle Lake
Access to refrigerator, restrooms, showers and kitchen for all "stayers"

Full Festival (July 25-31): $145
Half Festival (July 28-31): $95
Need a place to stay?: $50
Subsidized Rates available for teachers.
Ages: 21+

Apply to teach or choreograph by June 1st
Apply to attend the festival by June 25th
Screendance submissions due June 25th

For more information:

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OYO - Summer Dance Experience in Namibia
to Aug 19

OYO - Summer Dance Experience in Namibia

Summer Dance Experience with OYO Namibia – ONLY 2 PLACES LEFT!

25 July - 19 August 2016

Would you like to dance with the only dance company from Africa selected to be part of the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival at Glasgow? Would you like to spend one month dancing in Namibia? Would you like to work with an NGO that harnesses dance and other arts to engage, inform and empower young people to tackle social issues?

We are seeking 6 outstanding, self-motivated and energetic dance students or graduates with a desire to experience dance in a development context. You will be working with members of the OYO Dance Troupe to create a piece that will be performed to reach learners and members of the public. The piece will directly tackle a social issue that is pertinent to the moment and the community. We are looking for talented individuals who have the skills to work creatively and to a tight deadline, who are vibrant, reliable performers, comfortable as role models, confident at building new relationships, and ready to adapt quickly to new people in a new culture.

On this Dance Experience with OYO, there will be 3 weeks of full-day rehearsals in Windhoek to exchange skills and create the new piece, immediately followed by performances. For further details, costs, and to apply, please read the attached information document or email OYOinternship@gmail.com , or call 00264 61 254 915 to speak with the Director. http://www.ombetja.org/
You can also follow us on Facebook where you can meet interns from previous years.

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Summer Intensive with Helen Walkley - Vancouver
to Jul 24

Summer Intensive with Helen Walkley - Vancouver

The Presence of Mind in Motion: a summer intensive with Helen Walkley

> SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver, BC | Courtyard Studio, 4th floor

Join Helen for a four-day opportunity to dive deep into your dancing. Mine your dynamic range and create moving maps in space as you compose in the moment. We will witness and embrace the moment with our breath and the presence of our minds.

July 21, 22, 23 & 24, 2016

$180 + GST
to hold your place, a $50 non-refundable deposit is due Jun 30

with support from the School for the Contemporary Arts

for more info and to register > info@helenwalkley.com

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The 2016 Screendance Intensive - Call for Applications
4:30 PM16:30

The 2016 Screendance Intensive - Call for Applications

Call for applicants: SCREENDANCE INTENSIVE 2016: Winnipeg, MB, Canada - August 8-20, 2016 (Registration deadline: June 1, 2016)

This intensive will explore the choreographic and filmic potential of creating dance specifically for the camera. It's an exciting opportunity for emerging to established videographers, choreographers, filmmakers, dancers, and artists from all genres to participate in an intensive two-week programme in screendance creation. 


WEEK ONE focuses on tools, skills and aesthetics with an emphasis on creating dynamic imagery for the screen. It includes a morning movement class especially designed for this programme, specific tasks/ exercises to train the eye to create and look for energy in the frame, site-specific exercises outside the studio, viewing footage of exercises from class and dance films from across the globe followed by critical dialogue. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on the meaning, metaphor and the politics constructed by their choices of representation. Participants will also learn to use a camera, lighting for film, scoring a soundtrack, how to edit and storyboard.

With the support from the mentors and other participants in the intensive, during WEEK TWO all participants will take what they have learned from week one and apply that as they direct and edit their very own screendance. The intensive culminates in a SCREENING of all the participants’ films on the last Saturday of the intensive.

For this two week intensive you will want to bring devices to capture footage, such as smart phones, tablets and digital cameras to use in the exercises. Creators will be provided with technical assistance for their films as well as access to professional equipment and editing suites. It is recommended that participants bring their own laptops to edit on.

Please also wear layered clothing that is easy to move in. 


This workshop is supported by SOS Dance, Parachute Media Lab and The School Of Contemporary Dancers.

Click here to register: http://parachutemedialab.com/2016dfc 

For more info contact: constancecooke@shaw.ca

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Designing for Dance Andrea Brussa Costume Design Workshop for Dance

JULY 11 - JULY 15, 2016


Designing for Dance

Andrea Brussa Costume Design Workshop for Dance


From Pablo Picasso for the Ballets Russes, to choreographer Damien Jalet’s collaboration with Marina Abramovic; more and more visual artists, architects, fashion and product designers are working with dance-based concepts and performers. This program will introduce designers of all disciplines to the fundamentals of designing for dance. Participants will utilize their own artistic ideas and concepts to transform the presentation of dance to future audiences and dancemakers.

What does the program offer?

The program will be led by the 2016 Andrea Brussa Master Artist, visionary designer, painter and sculptor Alexander Polzin, with guest faculty that includes the head of the New York City Ballet costume department, Mark Happel and from Norway Opera and Ballet, the theatre and fashion designer, Stine Sjøgren. Participants will work with summer dance faculty, which includes choreographers, set and lighting designers and technical specialists of the craft of costume and scenic fabrication, to realise and prototype their design ideas on choreographers and dancers.

Who should apply?

Post-graduate students interested in expanding their understanding and developing skills in theatre design for dance. The majority of applicants will have significant experience or formal training in visual art, fashion design, or theatre. Applicants from other disciplines who are skilled in visual expression are also encouraged to apply. Please mention any skills or techniques that you may have that would be of interest to dance choreographers in your application.

This program is generously supported by Andrea Brussa


Contact the Registrar

For questions on preparing your application, please contact the Office of the Registrar:



Toll Free Number (Canada + USA)

1 (800) 565-9989


(403) 762-6180

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to Dec 1

8 Days V - Call for Participants




8 DAYS is an intensive encounter open to all Canadian choreographers working both in Canada and abroad – a gathering that values curiosity, creative risk-taking, reflection and a fluid approach to theory, practice and fun.

8 DAYS is an opportunity to collide practices, to provoke, invigorate and inspire. Instigated in 2012 by Ame Henderson and Tedd Robinson, the ongoing 8 DAYS project addresses a need for peer-to-peer choreographic encounters in Canada, insisting that such encounters are crucial to the continued relevance of the art form. How dance artists work is intimately related to what they create. Theory and practice, talking and making, doing and reflecting, are understood as interwoven threads of creative development. 8 DAYS takes seriously the importance of time outside the pressures of production-driven work to create space, to reflect on one’s current practice and to envision – through dialogue, experimentation, and feisty conviviality – new artistic possibilities.

For 8 DAYS V, six Canadian choreographers, selected by open call, will be invited to join the participants of previous 8 DAYS encounters. The resulting group of up to 33 artists will co-author an experience influenced by their surroundings and guided by their overlapping and divergent experiences and desires. Participants are asked to arrive with a curiosity and openness about what this encounter might be, willingness to expose and share, and a rigour around intellectual and artistic exchange.

Days are primarily structured around group meals; sustenance informs how the group functions. The days also include sharing and exploring work and methods, reading, open discussion, as well as time for leisure and personal reflection. Each participant is responsible for facilitating or planning a portion of the shared time.

It is imperative that 8 DAYS engages with the community at large. To this end, each participant will be asked to respond to the concept of documentation and the need that we share the experience. Participants will propose and create responses specific to 8 DAYS during or immediately following the gathering. This co-authored response will be disseminated via a framework determined by the contributors in order to share the process and its outcomes.

Logistical Details

8 DAYS V will be held at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island. Housed in a former school, Artscape Gibraltar Point offers 35,000 square feet of multi-use space. Artists will enjoy semi-private accommodations, bright and spacious studios, a shared kitchen and lounge, free wi-fi, and bike rentals. This idyllic beachfront property has the feeling of a remote cottage getaway but is a short fifteen-minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto.

The participating artists should anticipate arriving on June 13th, and departing on June 22nd 2016. Public Recordings has applied for funding to cover travel costs and meals. Funding results should be known by the end of March 2016. Participants are encouraged to seek further funding to support their participation.

Deadline December 1st, 2015

Please submit a recent biography along with an application detailing your current choreographic curiosities in relation to the milieu. Address how this encounter might enrich your practice, position yourself in regard to the documentation process, and propose what you would like to share with the group and what kind of activity you would like to facilitate. Your application may take the form of a letter of intent, video or audio recording or other material (or any combination thereof). Use whichever method will allow you to best respond to the specific concerns of 8 DAYS and demonstrate your thoughts and practice.

The selection committee is comprised of four past participants and one invited guest. As the committee changes each year, past applicants are encouraged to reapply.

Applications can be submitted in English or French. Please note: the primary working language will be English.

All materials must be submitted electronically. Support materials must be included as an attachment or available online. Make sure to include all necessary links and access information. Please note, applications sent by mail cannot be processed.

For more information and to apply: eightdays (at) publicrecordings (dot) org


Project History

8 DAYS was held at la B.A.R.N. on Lac Leslie in the Pontiac Region of Quebec, from June 16 – 24, 2012. It was hosted and supported by 10 Gates Dancing Inc. and Public Recordings.

Selection committee: Sara Coffin, Ame Henderson, Tedd Robinson, Stephen Thompson

Participants: Justine A. Chambers, Claudia Fancello, Marie Claire Forté, Ame Henderson, Benjamin Kamino, Davida Monk, Tedd Robinson, Stephen Thompson, Michael Trent


8 DAYS II was held at ten fifteen maple and The Dance Centre from August 10-18, 2013. It was hosted by Justine A. Chambers and Public Recordings, and received support from the Canada Council for the Arts, Public Recordings, The Dance Centre and ten fifteen maple.

Selection committee: Martin Belanger, Justine A. Chambers, Benjamin Kamino, Davida Monk

Participants: Naomi Brand, Justine A. Chambers, Karine Denault, Claudia Fancello, Marie Claire Forté, Caroline Gravel, Ame Henderson, Christopher House, Davida Monk, Andrew Tay, Stephen Thompson, Michael Trent, Laurie Young


8 DAYS III was held at Artscape Gibraltar Point from June 16-24, 2014. It was hosted by Public Recordings, and received support from the Canada Council for the Arts, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Dance Theatre and 10 Gates Dancing Inc.

Selection committee: Naomi Brand, Caroline Gravel, Robin Poitras, Laurie Young

Participants: Martin Bélanger, Naomi Brand, Justine A. Chambers, Karine Denault, Claudia Fancello, Marie Claire Forté, Caroline Gravel, Ame Henderson, Christopher House, Benjamin Kamino, Jennifer Mascall, Freya Olafson, Bee Pallomina, Tedd Robinson, Andrew Tay, Stephen Thompson, Michael Trent, Peter Trosztmer, Katie Ward, Laurie Young


8 DAYS IV was held at Artscape Gibraltar Point from June 14-23, 2015. It was hosted by Public Recordings and received support from the Canada Council for the Arts, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Public Recordings and Mascall Dance.

Selection Committee: Caroline Gravel, Bee Pallomina, Freya Olafson, Lin Snelling

Participants: Jacinte Armstrong, Naomi Brand, Karine Denault, Marie Claire Forté, Caroline Gravel, Ame Henderson, Adam Kinner, Christopher House, Johanna Householder, Benjamin Kamino, Liz Kinoshita, Jennifer Mascall, Nicole Mion, Freya Olafson, Bee Pallomina, Thea Patterson, Andrew Tay, Michael Trent, Peter Trosztmer, Katie Ward, Laurie Young

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Pina Bausch Fellowship


Kunststiftung NRW (the Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia) and Pina Bausch Foundation award a grant for dance and choreography

“It is not about art, and also not about mere skills. It is about life and about discovering a language for life.”

This is how Pina Bausch describes the reason for dancing. The Arts Foundation of NRWand the Pina Bausch Foundation carry on her artistic credo with a co-developed grant programme - in order for the “Tanzland NRW” to take responsibility for a further educational professionalising in a global context.

The Pina Bausch Fellowship enables dancers and choreographers around the world to discover new forms of expression as a temporary member of an ensemble of their choice or to look into the working methods of a renowned choreographer. The aim of the fellowship is to extend the own repertoire of movements and to find new, individual means of expression - in order to spur the personal, artistic development. A public presentation in Wuppertal will exhibit the experiences and the results made in this.

The Fellowship is promoted internationally, the application period for 2016 begins on June 1st and ends on October 1st, 2015. The grant holders are selected by a specifically composed panel. They can stay 3 to 6 months and get a monthly allowance and the travel expenses. Up to four fellowships are granted each year.

Detailed information and online application are available on fellowship.pinabausch.org from June 1st.

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to Sep 30

The New Teachers Act

The Dance Post





The goal of The New Teachers Act is to develop emerging teachers by providing the resources and the opportunity to teach a professional level community class. 

We are looking for 1-3 New Teachers to receive this opportunity in our Fall Training Session.

How it works:

We will select up to three New Teachers who will be given a week of classes to teach.  Our Fall Session classes run on a Monday to Thursday schedule from October to December.  However, your week will run Monday to Friday, with Monday being a private test class with a Dance Post Director (Lise McMillan and/or Janelle Hacault) and 1 dancer of your choosing (class is free for your guest dancer).  This will allow you to prepare and solidify your exercises and class plans, as well make any changes before the Tuesday to Friday open classes. 

On Tuesday to Friday of your week, you will teach open community class.  During this time the Dance Post will provide you with on-going feedback received from anonymous comments by class attendees (attendees will have the options to send comments and feedback anonymously through TheDancePost.org)

The Dance Post will provide you with:

 ·       1-2 days of Class Planning space at Stone’s Throw Artist House in Steinbach (optional): You can choose to plan your class from home, or at another studio space of your choosing at your own cost.  However, Lise McMillan’s studio in Steinbach is available to you     for 1-2 days for as many hours as you like, any time of day, rides may be available) *Consultation with a musician is an option at Stone’s Throw, however for your classes                you will be using recorded music.

 ·       1 week of free training:  You can choose 1 week of Dance Post Classes with the Teacher of your choosing at no cost.

·       50% of class attendees’ drop-in fees during your teaching week (up to a maximum of $25/class)

·       Through a partnership with Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, the Rachel Browne Theatre will host The Dance Post Fall Training Session and The New Teachers Act

Who is eligible:

·       you must be a graduate of a professional dance training program and/or be recognized as a    professional by your peers

·       you must be a resident of Manitoba

·       this must be your first time teaching a professional community class

 How to submit your interest:

 Please submit a letter expressing your interest (1 -2 pages max). 

Include in your letter any previous teaching experience you might have, who are your teacher role models and influences, what type of class you would like to plan and teach with this opportunity, lastly, why this is the right time for you to utilize The New Teachers Act. 

Submission accepted as a single PDF to thedancepost@gmail.com, with “The New Teachers Act” as the subject line.

Submission deadline: September 30th, 2015. 

You will receive an email confirming receipt of your submission and results will be emailed by October 9th, 2015 at which time dates for your week will be discussed and scheduled. 

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Call for submissions: YLDE Research Series
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Call for submissions: YLDE Research Series

Young Lungs Dance Exchange (YLDE)

Call for Submissions: The Research Series 2015
DEADLINE: September 21, 2015

The YLDE Research Series is an ongoing initiative that offers a range of creators at any stage of practice with a professionally-paid platform to explore approaches to researching untested creative ideas with space, performers, mentorship, concluding informal public showing, research-derived ublic classes and contexts for dialogue.


YLDE Admin Contact: Ian Mozdzen



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Company Link: Alternative Classes

  • Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (map)
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COMPANY LINK: Alternative Classes


Company Link is an organization dedicated to the Experimental Theatre and Dance artist living and working in Winnipeg. Through training, presentation, and forums we support the development of work that is driven by artistic vision and work that resists definition within traditional categories.    


COMPANY LINK is offering Alternative Classes every Sunday from

October 4th to December 6th, 2015.



Contact Improvisation with Ali Robson

11:30am - 1:30 pm ($100 for 10 Weeks)


Contact Improvisation is a partner dance form based on the physical principles of touch, momentum, shared weight, and most quintessentially - following a shared point of contact.    Through an honoring of every moment one learns to recognize and differentiate subtle impulses in our movement choices and our partner's choices. We begin to decipher the cues that we give and receive which tell us when to lead or follow, when to go up, when to go down, where to touch, how to lift, when to slow down, and when to be still. In this form one learns to stay in integrity with each choice, never forcing, never rushing.  

Who Should Take The Class? Actors, dancers, and/or anyone interested in expanding physical range and skill. All levels are welcome. 



Crossing Boundaries: Image Based Improvisation with Tom Stroud

 Level I - 2:00pm-4:00pm ($ 40 for 4 Weeks, Oct 4 - 25)

Level II - 2:00pm-4:00pm ($ 60 for 6 Weeks, Nov 1 - Dec 6)

Today performers are expected to participate in the creation of work that crosses the boundaries of theatre and dance. Yet the performers may not have the necessary training to contribute to their full potential. Through understanding the principles of performance, the development of shared language, vocal and physical exercise and improvised scores participants in this class will explore the potential of the intuitive impulse within spontaneous collective creation.  


Level I will focus on remedial exercises to develop skills and to familiarize participants with the approach to improvisation.  It is designed for those participants who have no experience in working with Tom or those who may wish to review and strengthen basic skills.  

 Level II is for those participants who have experience with Tom and wish to practice their improvisational skills or for those participants who have completed Level I.


A special discount is available for those who have experience working with Tom in the past.  

Please contact Brittany for details.


Who Should Take This Class? Actors and dancers, performers who have completed their basic training and are interested in interdisciplinary creation, devised theatre, and/or expanding their expressive range. 


PACKAGE DEAL (Contact & Crossing Boundaries): $175


Classes will be held at The University of Winnipeg’s Asper Centre for

Theatre & Film, studio 2T15.





Please contact Brittany Thiessen at thiessen.brittanym@gmail.com

by September 15th, 2015.

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Company Link Choreographer's Lab


AUGUST 17-28, 2015


COMPANY LINK is currently accepting applications for 

3 Choreographers and 6 Dancers

to participate in an intensive two-week exploration into the integrated use of Text and Movement .  All participants will receive a $500 Honorarium for their involvement. 

What is the Lab? 

The Lab is an opportunity for dancers and choreographers to come together for an intensive two-week period to investigate current performance issues. It is led by a skilled facilitator and is designed to promote performance skills, develop a language for objective analysis and encourage critical dialogue within a supportive and collaborative group of peers.   This year’s exploration will centre on the integration of TEXT AND MOVEMENT and will be led by Company Link's Artistic Director, Tom Stroud. 

The integration of text and movement has been a long time interest of many choreographers. When the more literal element of text is layered with the more visceral, abstract nature of movement the results can be magical. However, there are few opportunities for creators to explore and develop their skills in this area free from the pressure of the paying public. The Text and Movement Lab addresses this need by providing three creators and six performers a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in an in-depth collective exploration of the potential inherent in the marriage of text and movement. 

The Lab will be open to both emerging and established professional choreographers and performers and will run for two weeks Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 5:00, August 17-28, 2015 at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg.  

Please Note: preference will be given to those choreographers operating without ongoing support.  Participants will be selected by a committee consisting of the facilitator and two established artists from the community. 

To Apply:  please send a paragraph or two about your interest in the Text and Movement Lab and a brief Bio and/or Artistic Resume, by June 15, 2015 to 

Tom Stroud

822 Dorchester Ave.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

R3M 0R7

Please indicate whether you are interested in participating as a performer or a choreographer.  If applying as a choreographer please indicate if you would be interested in participating as a performer if we were not able to accommodate you as a choreographer.   Applicants will be notified of the results by June 30, 2015

More about the Lab

The Lab is designed to promote performance skills, develop a language for objective analysis, and encourage critical dialogue within a supportive and collaborative group of peers.

The four factors that make the Lab particularly effective and unique are: daily classes in the integration of voice and movement, critical analysis led by a skilled facilitator, performers and choreographers receive an honorarium for their participation, and there is no public presentation.

A choreographer will always be limited to the abilities of the performers they are working with and the ability to integrate voice and movement is a specific skill set that requires specific training. Accordingly the performers and creators will be given a class in the integration of voice and movement. Areas covered will include breath support, vocal and physical range, vocal and physical dynamics, articulation and projection, and working in the ensemble.

The facilitator's role is critical in achieving the goals of the Lab. In most mentorship models the course of investigation tends to be prescriptive. The Lab offers a facilitator whose role is to help the choreographer to articulate their objectives in a given study and to lead group discussions as to why a particular study was effective or not effective in achieving the stated outcome. This approach will help develop a more objective system of analysis and foster critical dialogue amongst peers, which in turn will strengthen ties within the community.

It is also important that there is no public presentation of the material generated in the Lab. Participants must feel completely comfortable with the possibility of failing in order to truly access their full creative potential. When the notion of public presentation is introduced, no matter how informal, it is almost impossible for the choreographer to keep their focus entirely on exploration without feeling the inevitable judgment of the audience.

In Week One, each choreographer will be paired with two performers to conduct a study. They must articulate what the objective of the study is and what they are trying to communicate. This will form the criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of the study. They will be given 45 minutes to complete the task at which point each study will be videotaped and discussed. Each choreographer will generate 3 studies per day. By the end of the Week One we will have generated and discussed a total of 45 studies.

In Week Two, each choreographer will be given the opportunity to work with the entire group to allow them to explore more complex choreographic concepts such as patterning, repetition of image, and working with a chorus. As in Week One, they must articulate what the objective of the study is and what they are trying to communicate. They will be given one hour to complete the task at which point the study will be videotaped and discussed. 

By the end of the Week Two we will have generated and discussed a total of 15 studies.

Video copies of all the studies will be given to the choreographers. It is important to note that the Lab is not designed for choreographers to work on an existing idea. The Lab is designed to be a place where Choreographers will discover ideas for new works. 

Who is the Facilitator?

Tom Stroud has been working with text-based creation for over 30 years. He is currently the Artistic Director of Company Link, a company dedicated to experimental theatre and

experimental dance artists living and working in Winnipeg.  He is also an Associate Professor at the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg where he teaches movement and acting in the Honours BA and General BA Program.

He has an extensive background in Dance and has performed and choreographed for major companies and festivals across Canada. As an Actor he has trained in Meisner Technique, and studied at the Strasberg Institute in New York. He has also trained in Linklater Voice Technique, Roy Hart Vocal Technique, The Alba Method, and Viewpoints.

In 1986 Tom was the resident choreographer at Le Groupe de la Place Royale, the first company in Canada to structure itself as a choreographic laboratory. Tom also was the Artistic Director of the Dance Umbrella of Ontario's Choreographic Lab which ran in Toronto from 1989 -1991.

In 1991 he was appointed as the Artistic Director of Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers. During his fourteen-year tenure he created numerous full-evening works and initiated a number of significant and innovative co-productions for the company. In 2001 Tom was awarded the prestigious Choo-San Goh Award for Choreography.

Since joining the Faculty at the U of W in 2005 his creation and performance credits include Othello (2005), The Glass Menagerie, (2006), Jealous/Pervert (2006), Witches, (2007), Picnic (2008), Obscene, (2008), Duck Variation (2008), The God Box (2008), A Doll’s House (2009), Juliet and Romeo, (2010) and The Rite, (2010).

Most recently Tom was awarded a Major Arts Grant from the Manitoba Arts Council for the creation of a full-evening work based on Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit, which was presented as a work-in progress September 6, 2014 at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg.

About Company Link 

Company Link is an organization dedicated to the Experimental Theatre and Dance artist living and working in Winnipeg. Through training, presentation, and forums we support the development of work that is driven by artistic vision and work that resists definition within traditional categories. We believe that each work must create its own definition and that a successful work must be measured by its ability to communicate it's ideas and feelings clearly and unpretentiously to an audience.  We are particularly interested in supporting artists who are interested in removing the boundaries between theatre and dance.

Company Link was born out of TRIP dance company, a Winnipeg based contemporary dance company that was founded by Artistic Director Karen Kuzak and General Manager Randy Joynt and operated from 1997-2010. The organization was shuttered in 2010, as the co founders were ready to move to other pursuits. The corporate structure was kept active, however, until such time as a new Artistic Director with a compelling vision was identified to assume the leadership of the organization. In early 2013, Tom Stroud assumed this role and the organization began to transition to support a new vision. This included, along with the new name Company Link, electing a new Board of Directors and establishing a relationship with Artspace Arts Management for administrative support.

To date, Company Link has hosted an intensive Alba Emoting workshop for actors and dancers with CL5 certified Alba Emoting instructor Laura Facciponti, and presented the first draft production of Tom Stroud adaptation of Jean-Paul Sartre's seminal work No Exit at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film.   Company Link has also offered classes in Contact Improvisation taught by Ali Robson and classes in Improvisation taught by Company Link's Artistic Director, Tom Stroud. 

For additional information please contact Tom Stroud at 204 786-9323 or mailto:tom@companylinkwpg.com or visit  http://www.companylinkwpg.com 


Company Link's Text and Movement Lab has been made possible with the generous support of the W.H. & S.E. Loewen Foundation Inc.

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The IFPC Call for Proposals

The IFPC Call for Proposals for 2015 is open

Are you an artist or creator? An NGO or a non-profit private body or a public body, whose activities contribute to the promotion of culture and artistic creation? If your project is compliant with the criteria indicated in the Operational Guidelines of the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC), you can submit your project application and be considered in order to benefit from the financial support of the Fund.

Priority is given to young artists and creators aged 18 to 30 years old

Only a limited number of projects will be approved for funding.

Deadline for submission is 29 May 2015 at noon CEST - Paris, France time.


Practical information/online application process

• You are strongly advised to read the FAQs  prior to starting the online application process;

• You must create an account in order to start your online application;

• The application form must be duly completed online; 

• While filling the online application form, you may use the ‘SAVE” button at the end of the application form to save your work before submitting your project proposal;

• All applications must be completed in English or French; 

• Please note that only one (1) application per applicant/project holder will be considered;

• Once your application has been submitted you will not be able to make any further changes;

• Final selection will be made in February 2016. Successful candidates only will be notified no later than two weeks following the date of the selection;

• Deadline for submission is 29 May 2015 at noon CEST - Paris, France time


Due to the large number of applications we receive, there may be technical issues during the hours close to the deadline. We therefore recommend that you submit your project proposal well in advance of the deadline. Applications which, for technical issues or for issues of any other kind, are not received within the deadline will not be accepted.


Please note that unsigned and/or incomplete applications will not be evaluated.

If you have any queries related to the call for project proposals you may write to us at: infoifpc@unesco.org

Click here to start an online application.



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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Production Series 2015

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Production Series 2015


DEADLINE: May 11th, 2015


The YLDE Production Series is an ongoing initiative that offers a full-scale creation + productionminutesprocess to TWO selected professional creators at any stage of development.

Creators are to embark upon the development of original half-length works of approximately 20 to 40 minutes in duration.

“Development” includes research, creation, rehearsal and a (mediated) mid-process showing -- all culminating with a final official presentation.

Creators may apply to work with up to 4 professionally paid performers. Creators may also apply to create + perform solo work for the standard professional fee provided. Configuration of the projects selected are based upon the nature of the submissions received (for example, a selected creator may only have 4 performers if the other selected creator was making a solo).

Projects are to be completed within a total budget of 90 hours consisting of 70 hrs of studio (confirmed) and 20 hrs of production. There may be 1 or 2 additional hours added, depending upon projects.

Mentorship, outside eye and/or rehearsal direction is also funded.

Participants will be chosen primarily based on the quality of their submission, but level experience will determine final selection if there are multiple submissions to compare. However, professional creators of all levels of experience are encouraged to apply.



Young Lungs Dance Exchange is a network of artists committed to promoting and contributing to professional contemporary dance in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This network facilitates a range of projects geared towards new dance creation by independent dance artists. All projects are professional-level in nature and are designed for the continued development of our communityʼs contemporary dance scene. New collaboration, artistic risk and challenging practice are key guiding concepts for the organization.


Given YLDE's role in the contemporary dance community as a presenter/service organization, it has worked to PROVIDE the following for The Production Series 2015:

1) professional-level pay to ALL creators & performers (contracted)

2) funds for mentorship/outside eye/rehearsal director (contracted)

(These financial resources have been generated thanks to application to Winnipeg & Manitoba & Canada arts councils as well as YLDE's year-round volunteer activity and fundraising.)


3) space to conduct rehearsals and showcase work

(Space for The Production Series 2015 is being provided thanks to ongoing partnership with The Gas Station Arts Centre.)

The only limit on The Production Series is the funds YLDE has managed to raise; ergo, only a select number of artists and mentors can be paid according to professional standards.

Those creators interested in being considered for participation are required to submit an official proposal for a peer selection committee made up of 3 local artists.

That said ...


(electronic applications only - single file pdf format for text + support material + youtube link for video support -- email to younglungs.wpg@gmail.com - subject header: "PRODUCTION SERIES 2015

SUBMISSION" -- received submissions will be confirmed)

Please include the following in your submission:

A) Artist CVs for all artists involved in the project (2 pages each artist)

B) Creator Statement outlining artistic experience, practice and interests (1 page)

C) Description of Process: Define an approach: Methods? Techniques? Aesthetics? etc. (1 page) 

Description of Process should also include a brief explanation of the inspiration for the project, the subject matter you will be working with and a vision for your final piece.

Please also include what you see as your creative challenges and how you can benefit from a mentor, rehearsal director or outside eye.

Specify if you would like to work solo OR with 1, 2, 3 or 4 performers. Please provide a 1st and 2nd option. Also remember that, due to limited resources, YLDE may ask you to work with a “3rd” option -- this is unlikely, but nevertheless please be prepared to contemplate changes in the scale of your project.

Support Material:

Please include TWO items of support material.

Support Material can be a selection of photos, video, articles, or a review. Please note that ONE of the items of support material MUST BE a video of up to 3 minutes in length.

If the artist chooses to have both items of support material be video, then both videos combined may add up to 6 minutes in length.

Important information for all applicants

Performer and Creator Fees:

Artist fees are an hourly fee of $22/per hour for creator and performer. This fee is based on a “template” rehearsal schedule of 3 hours a day, Monday to Friday for 5 creation weeks. There is also one production week (hours dependent upon the nature of the project).

This fee MUST be respected.

If the creator desires more time spent in rehearsal period, added performer fees will be the responsibility of the creator.

Also, if the creator has ambition for a larger cast beyond YLDEʼs resources and seeks out emerging performers through any kind of special arrangement, the creator is responsible for paying all performers equally and informing YLDE of the arrangement before it is set.

If creators aspire to work as co-creators, the single creator fee will be split in two (not recommended, but the arrangement will be equally considered by the jury).

All special arrangements will adhere to YLDEʼs fee policy & be outlined in an official contract.

No exceptions.

It is YLDEʼs hope that the set hourly fee will allow for an easier commitment of time from all artists involved.

Costs covered by YLDE:

1) Production -- ranging from publicity, photo/video archiving of work, all production roles house management and (contracted) lighting design

That stated, creators are indeed encouraged to promote the showing of their work as well. Any publicity costs will be absorbed by YLDE. Please contact YLDE's Administrator Ian Mozdzen with any cost-associated plans for promotion, if any (contact info below).

2) Studio rental costs (YLDE has open access to the Gas Station Theatre for the project -- with some exceptions TBA).

3) Costume & Prop costs (up to $350 per creator)

4) all Artist Fees (contracted)



Mentorship will be funded by YLDE.

A mentor will be a fully committed senior-level artist who is engaged in assisting the creative and technical development of the piece.

Creators select their own mentors.

The involvement of the mentors is “one-on-one” with the creator and participates in the rehearsal process.

It is the creatorʼs responsibility to coordinate the mentorship schedule.

If you prefer to engage an artist as a rehearsal director or outside eye, this is your choice as a creator.

Also note that the mentorship position could be shared by multiple individual artists. However, the total amount of mentorship time/fee spent is the same as for a project using only one mentor.

Mentors are responsible for being present for 20 hours throughout the process. YLDE pays a chosen mentor up to a total of $440 ($22hr x 20hrs).

Selection Committee Process

Participants will be chosen primarily based on the clarity and consideration of their submission.

Selection Committee members will additionally be considering the value of the goals applicants are giving themselves for the duration of The Production Series.

Artists are encouraged to show a clear idea of what is possible within the 5 weeks of creation and one production week.

The Selection Committee is made up of local artists, senior and emerging; and they will have no conflict of interest with the submissions received.

Your mantra as you consider your YLDE proposal:





* Submissions Deadline: Monday, May 11th, 2015

* Notification of results: Friday, June 5th, 2015

* Creative process : mid-August to mid-September (specific dates TBA)

* Mid-Process Showing: To be determined by creators in conjunction with YLDE Administration.

The mid-process showing also be a context for a YLDE fundraising event -- details TBA.

Note on Mid-Process Showing:

The intention behind this showing is to provide ongoing opportunities for artists to develop our ability to discuss work. The evening will be facilitated by an artist in the community. It will be held at the Gas Station Theatre. The event will have a suggested donation entry of $5 and is intended to provide the public and arts community with an opportunity to appreciate process and development of work.

* Production week: mid-September at the Gas Station Theatre.

******************CONDITION OF PARTICIPATION*****************


The Production Series 2015 is possible because of YLDEʼs ongoing bartending relationship with the Gas Station Theatre. In exchange for taking care of all bar shifts, YLDE receives GSAC residency for the creative process AND a free production rental.

In order to make this exchange possible, the work load must be distributed among YLDE-affiliated artists.

As a creator in the Production Series you are required to cover SIX shifts as a bartender between August 2015 and June 2016.

As a performer in the Production Series you are required to cover THREE shifts as a bartender between August 2015 and June 2016.

NOTE: There are benefits to bartending! Bartenders receive tips as well as free admission to the show for which they are working. Bartending is announced and arranged through email between GSAC, YLDE and the participating BARTENDERS. (NOTE: one show = one shift -- even if it is a “long” show).


All information and materials submitted to YLDE will not be shared with the public and will be used in strict confidentiality.

Unsuccessful applicants are also reminded not be discouraged and urged to apply for future YLDE calls for submission.

ANY substantial changes to a successful proposal must first be presented to YLDE Administrator Ian Mozdzen, who will present changes to the YLDE Board for consideration.

All changes may not be accepted by the YLDE Board. Be prepared to proceed as planned if you propose a change.

Creators MUST also submit an informal FINAL REPORT, commenting on all aspects of the process.

Comments may include critique of YLDE, but also critique of oneʼs own process and results is required. Also consider the larger (dance) community when composing your report.

This report will be confidential and only viewed by the Administrator and the YLDE Board.

Information gathered will help us to conceptualize and structure our future programming.


Please direct submissions (and final reports) and any questions to:

YLDE Admin, Ian Mozdzen: younglungs.wpg@gmail.com

Thanks for your interest in Young Lungs Dance Exchange!


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Ghana 2016
3:30 PM15:30

Ghana 2016

Inspiring Dancers to be Citizens of the World

We’re looking for the following types of people:
1. Are passionate
2. Have experience within dance or the arts
3. Are inspired and want to engage with meaningful work
4. Are engaged and willing to learn more about global challenges
5. Be able to commit, work as a team whether virtual, via Skype, or on the ground for around 12 months
6. Are willing to fundraise and campaign for our cause
7. Are “go getters” that like to be challenged and experience different cultures
8. Age 18 +

Deadline for application: 30th April 2015

Where: Ghana

When: 7th March-29th March 2016

An experiential learning journey that will give you the experience of a lifetime.

We run international experiences for dancers and young people from all over the world. Our experiences expose you to different perspectives and inspire you to create new opportunities for yourself and others. Using dance and art we connect and form relationships with local communities. We believe there are no other ways that can build relationships better than music and movement. (We like to call it relationships bound by sweat!)

We are currently working with the community of Medie in Ghana- applications for 2016 are now open and we would love to have you on board!

We have two options for 2016!

1. 7th March – 29th March 2016
Applications close on the 30th April 2015

2. 10th October – 1st November 2016
Applications close on the 31st August 2015

Head to the website to fill in an application form and tell us about you and your passion for change.


Costs for participants: £2500

Contact details

Claire Hardy / Director 
 / +447462405746

Awareness Through Dance 
+44 (0) 844 241 2987 

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Chrystal Dance Prize
4:00 PM16:00

Chrystal Dance Prize

Chrystal Dance Prize

Dance Victoria Will Award $27,000 in 2015

The 2015 Chrystal Dance Prize application is now open. Created to support new works by independent dance artists that live in western Canada (MB, SK, AB, BC, YK) who are working with a dance artist or artists outside Canada and/or emerging dancers from western Canada who are training at a recognized dance institution outside Canada, the Chrystal Dance Prize can include a two-week residency at Dance Victoria Studios. Supported projects will also be considered for presentation in an upcoming Dance Victoria season. 

Dance Victoria has eliminated paper applications.

Both emerging and independent dance artists can complete their proposals online. Be prepared to provide links to performance samples by uploading your videos so they can be sourced online.

Submission Deadline: Monday, March 16 at 4:00 pm PST

Results: May 1, 2015 - all applicants will be notified

MORE INFO http://dancevictoria.com/seelearndo/about-the-chrystal-dance-prize/

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Canada Council for the Arts: Production Projects Grants in Dance

Production Project Grants in Dance


15 March
Learn more

Grant Amount

Up to $30,000 (Short-Term Production Grants) - Up to $100,000 (Long-Term Production Grants)

Learn more


Get Eligibility Information
Learn more

The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from diverse Aboriginal, cultural and regional communities, and from people with disabilities.

Please refer to the complete Program Guidelines [PDF, 520.6 KB].

Program Description

This program provides production project support to Canadian dance professionals (individuals), collectives and non-profit companies working in all dance forms, genres and specializations.

The Production Project Grants program responds to the creative cycles of professional dance artists. It has two components:

  • Short-Term Production Grants provide support for one project that will be fully developed and presented to a paying audience within 24 months of the start date of the project.
  • Long-Term Production Grants provide support for one major project that requires between two and four years from the start date of the project to its presentation to a paying audience.


15 March

If this date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.


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Winnipeg Arts Council Individual Artist Grant


WAC: Deadline Reminder, INDIVIDUAL ARTIST GRANT PROGRAM for Winnipeg artists working in all artistic disciplines, March 10

Winnipeg Arts Council Deadline Reminder:  Individual Artist Grant Program Cycle 1, March 10, 2015

The Winnipeg Arts Council supports established, mid-career and emerging professional Winnipeg artists working in all artistic disciplines, in the creation, development, production, and exhibition of their works of art through the Individual Artist Grant Program.

Applications to this program will be received at two deadlines in 2015; March 10 for projects beginning after June 10 and September 8 for projects beginning after December 8. 

For more information, please visit http://winnipegarts.ca/grants-artists to download the Program Guidelines and Application Forms.

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Tdt Intern Auditions
4:00 PM16:00

Tdt Intern Auditions

2015/16 Season Auditions:

TD Dancer Intern Auditions
March 21, 2015 (subject to change)

Toronto Dance Theatre, under the direction of Christopher House, seeks dancer interns with strong, articulate technique, skill in improvisation, and an interest in artistic research and collaboration.

Time: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester Street, Toronto

To register for the intern audition please send a brief statement of interest, explaining why you want to dance with TDT, along with your headshot and CV to info@tdt.org.
Registration deadline  March 9!

TDT’s Dancer Interns are sponsored by TD Bank


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The Craft of Embodiment

The Craft of Embodiment

A creative process workshop with Crystal Pite

Program dates: June 1, 2015 - June 5, 2015

Application deadline: February 25, 2015

excerpt below from http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1547

About the Workshop

This new original Banff Centre dance workshop will allow participants to work with esteemed choreographer Crystal Pite in an investigation of the relationship between text and movement, story and the body, as well as an exploration of a physical process that can deliver narrative elements and emotion. Participants will work at their own pace, creating unique choreography and structured improvisations while exploring kinetic relationships both within their own bodies and to the space around them. The work is explorative and non-performative: its focus is on the play between analysis and instinct, and the use of improvisation both as a tool and an experience.

Who should apply?

This workshop is for early-to-mid career artists that make their own movement-based work. It is for choreographers, directors, playwrights, and puppeteers: any creators that are making work for the stage. No dance experience is necessary. This workshop welcomes individuals and small (5 people max) collectives.

For more info and how to apply visit The Banff Centre's website or click here http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1547&p=requirements

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to Feb 22

3 Day Dance Teacher Training Workshop with Lisa Howell

World renowned Dance Physio Lisa Howell will be in Winnipeg February 20th to 22nd, to teach a workshop regarding the prevention and action of most common dance injuries. This is for an audience of dance teachers or health professionals. 

The workshop is being held across the street from the RWB at Pilates Winnipeg, 254 Edmonton street.

For more info visit http://www.theballetblog.com/

Due to popular demand Lisa Howell from Sydney, Australia is finally hosting an intensive Dance Teacher Training weekend for Dance Teachers and Health professionals in Winnipeg: February 20 to 22, 2015
Whether you are a dance teacher who wants to give more to your students, or a health professional who works closely with dancers, this 3 day intensive training course will be very powerful for you. The focus of the course is to help fine tune your observation skills, assessment of technical faults and anatomical restrictions, allowing you to work with dancers at a much higher level. You will leave with a deeper understanding of how to correct these issues with specific exercises or stretches, and how to integrate this into a dancers training and class work.
Lisa is the owner and creator of Perfect Form Physiotherapy and has a strong history in classical dance and is well respected both nationally and internationally for her work with young dancers, professional dancers and dance teachers. Lisa’s focus is on education to prevent injury and maximize performance rather than waiting for injury to occur. At the 2007 IADMS conference her poster on pre-pointe assessment was joint-winner of the award for the poster making “The Greatest Contribution To Dance Medicine” and continues to develop programs to educate and inspire young dancers to become the best that they can possible be. Lisa is also a qualified instructor in The Pilates Method and has had extensive personal involvement in various forms of Dance and Yoga. Throughout her professional studies and career she has continued her involvement with dance and uses her personal experience as a constant learning tool to advance her knowledge.


For more information on Lisa’s workshops and how to register please go to:



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IETM 2015 Spring Plenary in Bergamo, Italy Due Feb 16
11:00 AM11:00

IETM 2015 Spring Plenary in Bergamo, Italy Due Feb 16

Call for applications: IETM 2015 Spring Plenary in Bergamo, Italy

The IETM (International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts) Spring Plenary will take place from April 23 to 26, 2015 in Bergamo, Italy. A plenary meeting brings together more than 500 professionals  to exchange ideas in an informal way and build closer relations with various partners/members. The theme of the 2015 Spring Plenary is Regeneration: how to revive existing resources and forgotten potential.

The Canada Council for the Arts is inviting Canadian artistic leaders incontemporary theatre, dance, inter-arts and contemporary circus art to apply to participate in a delegation to the IETM 2015 Spring Plenary. Up to eight participants will be selected, and will receive a grant to subsidize their costs.

Deadline to apply:
Monday, February 16, 2015

Details and application form
or visit canadacouncil.ca

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