8 DAYS is an intensive encounter for Canadian choreographers. Initiated in 2012, the gathering occurs annually just before the summer solstice. The project situates peer-to-peer exchange as crucial to the continued relevance of the art form; 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.
From 2012-2016 8 DAYS was co-hosted and coordinated by Public Recordings in collaboration with its participants and a range of national partners. The membership of the 8 DAYS community continues to lead and develop the project, with the next iteration scheduled to take place at Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island in June 2017.
For information on 8 DAYS VI (2017) please get in touch with 8 DAYS HERE