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Call to Artists: Dance Work For Young Audiences (Sursaut)

The Sursaut Dance Company is looking for dance artists with a project to create a work for young audiences, that could be produced within the framework of the company.

Founded in Sherbrooke in 1985, the Sursaut Dance Company is dedicated to the creation of choreographic works for young and family audiences. The company’s works are disseminated in Canada and abroad.

One of the few companies situated outside the major urban centers, Sursaut ensures the presence of professional dance in its region and participates in the decentralization of arts and culture. Sherbrooke is a mid-sized city located in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec. The city is a regional hub and university center, with an urban population of 212,000 inhabitants. Strongly anchored in its milieu, the company’s presence and work make Sherbrooke an important center for dance creation for children and youth.

PROJECTS WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

The choreographic projects must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum of two performers
  • The body, movement, and dance, must be at the heart of the creation
  • The projected choreographic work must be a minimum of 25 minutes in length

As a first step in the process, three projects will be selected for a short residency of one or two weeks. Following the residencies, one of the projects will be chosen to be produced by the company.

WHAT THE COMPANY OFFERS:

  • Working space, a studio at the Centre des arts de la scène Jean Besré, in Sherbrooke (Quebec);
  • Technical support and two of the company’s dancers;
  • $2000 for additional expenses incurred by the artist in the context of the residency.

CALENDAR:

  • Deadline for submitting projects: November 30, 2020
  • Selection of projects: December 2020
  • Virtual meeting with the artists whose projects are retained and planning of the residencies: February 2021
  • Residencies: May to November 2021
  • Selection of the project that will be produced: December 2021
  • Creation and production of the chosen project: beginning in March 2022
  • Premiere of the new creation: autumn 2022 or spring 2023.

The financial conditions for the production will be determined by the nature of the project that is chosen.

HOW TO SUBMIT A PROJECT:

Send your curriculum vitæ, a description of the proposed choreographic project, as well as audiovisual support material from your professional career, to Francine Châteauvert, Artistic Director and General Manager, at fchateauvert@sursaut.ca before 5:00 p.m., Thursday, November 30, 2020.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.sursaut.ca

Organizer

Sursaut
Phone:
819 822-8912
Email:
info@sursaut.ca
Website:
http://sursaut.ca/en/home/

Venue

Online
Canada