8 DAYS V : APPEL À PARTICIPANTS | DATE LIMITE : 1er DÉCEMBRE 2015
UN RASSEMBLEMENT DE CHORÉGRAPHES À ARTSCAPE GIBRALTAR POINT, TORONTO ISLAND | 13 au 22 JUIN 2016
8 DAYS est une rencontre intensive ouverte à tous les chorégraphes canadiens qui travaillent au Canada et à l’étranger. Le rassemblement met en valeur la curiosité, la prise de risque créative et la réflexion, ainsi qu’une fluidité entre théorie, pratique et plaisir.More…
8 DAYS V: CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS | DEADLINE DECEMBER 1, 2015
A GATHERING OF CHOREOGRAPHERS AT ARTSCAPE GIBRALTAR POINT, TORONTO ISLAND | JUNE 13-22, 2016
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.More…
Transmitting Trio A (1966) with Sara Wookey
Project curated and presented by FADO Performance Art Centre
Open rehearsals | Performances | Discursive events
With: Robert Abubo, Martin Bélanger, Shannon Cochrane, Aleesa Cohene, Margaret Dragu, Francesco Gagliardi, Ame Henderson, Andrea Nann, Jon McCurley, Mikiki, Simon Rabyniuk
TRANSMITTING TRIO A (1966)
Over the course of a 5-day intensive workshop led by Sara Wookey – one of the few dancers authorized by Yvonne Rainer to “transmit” (to use Rainer’s own phrase) her works – a mixed group of dance and performance artists will learn several of Rainer’s dance works, focusing primarily on Trio A (1966).
Consisting of a 4½ minute sequence of movements that progress without repetition, phrasing, or emphasis and performed without musical accompaniment, Trio A (1966) is largely considered to be one of the originative works of the postmodern dance movement, as well one of the most influential works in the canon of 20th century dance.
Rainer’s interest in task-based movement, the ephemeral, the un-spectacular, and rethinking the performer-audience relationship are characteristic concerns of both contemporary dance artists and performance artists.
The starting point for this project is the shared conversation between dance and performance artists around the distinctions between repertoire and reenactment, in particular consideration of how these modes of archiving in live art relate to the increasing interest in presenting performance art and choreography in the museum.
The results of the project are a series of presentations of Trio A (and other works in the Rainer repertoire) in a variety of contexts: a dance studio, a gallery, and a museum; as an open rehearsal, a single iteration, and a rotating relay. In addition, Sara Wookey will be giving a lecture demonstration about Trio A, there are a series of discursive events being presented by Gallery TPW, and the AGO is hosting an artist talk by Yvonne Rainer.More…
8 DAYS IV: APPEL À PARTICIPANTS | DATE LIMITE: 1 DÉCEMBRE 2014
UN RASSEMBLEMENT DE CHORÉGRAPHES
À ARTSCAPE GIBRALTAR POINT, TORONTO ISLAND | 14 au 23 JUIN 2015 More…
8 DAYS IV: CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS | DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1st 2014
A GATHERING OF CHOREOGRAPHERS
ARTSCAPE GIBRALTAR POINT, TORONTO ISLAND | JUNE 14-23, 2015
8 DAYS is an intensive encounter open to Canadian contemporary choreographers. The gathering values curiosity, questioning and reflection on how we work in order to deepen choreographic practices.
The ongoing 8 DAYS project addresses a need for peer-to-peer choreographic development in Canada, insisting that this mode is crucial to the continued relevance of the art form. Originally instigated in 2012 by Ame Henderson and Tedd Robinson, 8 DAYS IV stems from the desire to continue this artistic exchange. How dance artists work is intimately related to what they create. Theory and practice, talking and making, doing and reflecting, and the systems we do and don’t rely on are understood as interwoven threads of creative development. 8 DAYS is an opportunity to share artistic practices and concerns and to challenge, invigorate and inspire each other. This is an occasion to contextualize oneself within a larger frame. 8 DAYS escapes the pressures of production-driven work. It creates space to reflect on one’s current practice and through rigorous dialogue and experimentation encourages new artistic possibilities.More…
our forgotten papers, or the one that got away
Next Gathering: Sunday July 27th 2014, at 8pm, for Dinner
Three papers, three times of life, three labours of love that got away.
presented by Toronto Dance Theatre
Feb 20-March 1
TDT presents the world premiere of Henderson/Castle: voyager, a new choreographic collaboration with Public Recordings’ Artistic Director, Ame Henderson, acclaimed singer/songwriter Jennifer Castle, Designers Kimberly Purtell and Bojana Stancic and nine wonderful TDT dancers (including regular Public Recordings collaborator Marie Claire Forté), crafting a work that explores continuous movement as a state of being, and the ways in which never stopping affects our bodies and our relationships.
February 20 – 22 & February 26 – March 1, 8:00PM
February 23, 2:00PM (PWYC)
Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester Street
$26 General | $20 Student/Senior/CADA
Tickets are available online or by phone 416.967.1365
our forgotten papers, or the one that got away
Three people, three papers, three times of life, three labours of love that got away.
First gathering: Sunday February 2nd at 1pm, for Brunch
RSVP with your name and potluck item: firstname.lastname@example.org
20 spots only! The first 20 people to respond will have a place reserved.
Menu announced January 31st
West Toronto Moving Company
2832 Dundas Street West
8 DAYS III: CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS | DEADLINE JANUARY 15, 2014
A GATHERING OF CHOREOGRAPHERS AT ARTSCAPE GIBRALTAR POINT, TORONTO ISLAND | JUNE 16-24, 2014
8 DAYS is an intensive encounter open to all Canadian choreographers. The gathering values curiosity, creative risk-taking and reflection with a fluidity around theory and practice in order to deepen choreographic work.
Selected by open call, six Canadian choreographers working in Canada or abroad will be invited to join past participants of the two previous 8 DAYS encounters. The selection committee is comprised of three past participants and a guest. Up to 20 artists will embark on a co-authored adventure influenced by its surroundings, created by those present, and guided by their overlapping and divergent experience. Participants are asked to arrive with an openness about what this encounter might be, a willingness to expose and share, and a rigour around intellectual and artistic exchange.