Sep 25 2019
November 14-16, 2019
Théâtre de la Cité
The Beginning of Happiness
March 26-28, 2020
The Foundry Room
May 4-8 and July 6-10, 2020
All four collective artists will spend two weeks in the studio creating, playing and discovering new ways of working collectively, with no deadline, and no expectation of a finished product. This will be a chance for GWDC artists to experiment, explore, challenge one another and grow as choreographers and performers, deepening our creative understanding of how to work together, and pushing the collective into new territory.
April 27 – May 1, 2020
Artists will participate in a week-long creation workshop with their peers, facilitated by local dance and theatre artist Amber Borotsik. The week will include facilitated exercises, sharing and discussion between participants, opportunities for collaboration, and an informal public showing/sharing at the culmination. Participation will be by application and is open to all disciplines. Keep your eyes out for the call in early 2020!
Each artist will have access to Good Women’s space at the Ruth Carse Centre for Dance (RCCD), as well as outside eye services, if desired.
2019/20 will be the inaugural year for our Apprenticeship Program! We are excited to welcome Konomi Kiguchi (Japan), who will join us for classes and projects throughout the season.
BWDC Master Classes
GWDC partners with the Brian Webb Dance Company to provide an opportunity for local dance practitioners to learn from artistsfeatured in BWDC’s 2019/20 season, including:
The program provides the opportunity for two emerging dance artists to attend GWDC classes for free for one term each season.
Oct 1 @ 10-11:30am
Kate Stashko is performer, choreographer, dance educator, and writer based in Edmonton. She is one quarter of the Good Women Dance Collective.
Photo credit: NIUBOI
Oct 8 @ 10-11:30am
Marynia Fekecz is a Polish dancer, performer, choreographer, teacher, producer based in Edmonton.
“A mix of floor work and experimental work, which are based on physical exercise, and how to organize our body to move through the space.”
Photo credit: NIUBOI
Oct 10 @ 10-11:30am
Ralph Escamillan is a queer, Canadian-Filipinx performance artist/choreographer/teacher and community leader based in Vancouver, BC.
“Drawing from my experiences as street, commercial, and contemporary dancer, this class is a full exploration of movement and the dynamics of the body.”
Photo credit: Patrick Leung