Call for Workshop Participants

Call For Workshop Participants

This March, Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage will present Disabled Theater, created by French
choreographer Jérôme Bel with Switzerland’s Theater HORA. In partnership with World Stage, Theater
HORA will host a unique 5-day workshop and theatre creation lab open to local performers with
developmental/intellectual disabilities (actors, dancers, singers, musicians) to work collaboratively with Theater HORA company members.

Under the direction of Theater HORA’s artistic director, Michael Elber, the workshop will use improvisation and theatre games to create new work with participants. Working primarily without talking, participants will get a taste of Theater HORA’s creation process through demonstration and active contribution. Theater HORA is also excited for an exchange of information and techniques between Theater HORA and the workshop participants, and will encourage participants to share any of their own established practices or knowledge. Held around the world, the workshops create a network of artists in the field of inclusive theatre and performance who are interested in an exchange of artistic concepts and ways of working. Over the five days, in-process works created during the workshop will be shown to the invited public through informal presentations.

The workshop is FREE. To apply, send a brief description of your performance background and
experience, and an explanation of why you’d like to take the workshop, to Ara Glenn-
Johanson at A maximum of 20 participants will be accepted.

The workshop will run March 19-23 from 9:30am-4pm, location TBD but in the downtown core of
Toronto. Participants are expected to attend all of the workshop days. Participants should be
accompanied by a support person, and will need to arrange their own transportation and lunches.

To apply or for more information please contact Ara Glenn-Johanson at

Emailed applications must be received by Feb 20.

*Please note that artists with physical disabilities are not the target participants for this workshop.*

*This workshop is for adults only. Ages 18 and up.*

For more information click HERE


TDT 2015 Creation Residency

Toronto Dance Theatre invites proposals from Toronto-based dance artists for either a one-week or a two-week creation residency at the Winchester St. Theatre, Toronto, from June 15-26, 2015.

The Winchester St. Theatre will be made available to successful applicants, free of charge, for the purpose of creative rehearsals from 9:00 am-5:00 pm Monday to Friday. Artists will have use of house rehearsal sound system and work light if necessary (the studio is very bright in June) but will not have access to theatrical lighting instruments. This is not a production residency.

To apply, please submit a brief description of the project you will be working on (maximum 200 words) as well as a link to online examples of your work. Send applications or any questions to with the subject line Creation Residency.

Please submit applications by 5pm, March 6, 2015.

Artists will receive notification by March 20, 2015.

TDT Intern Audition



Audition Notice 2015 Final



DATE: Sunday, February 8, 2015
TIME: Registration begins at 2:00pm. Audition 2:30pm – 5:45pm
LOCATION: Dance Teq Centre, 226 Queen Street West, 2nd Floor, Toronto
AUDITION FEE: $25.00 (payable by cheque at the time of the audition)

For our Open Auditions expect the following:

Applicants must have a strong classical technique, good partnering skills, and experience in contemporary work.
Applicants will be observed in a ballet class
Women must be prepared for pointe work.
Applicants will be expected to learn repertoire.
Applicants must provide a current resume, headshot and full body photograph at the audition.

Pre-registration is greatly appreciated. Please email to pre-register.

Ballet Kelowna performs a mixed repertoire of classical, neo-classical and contemporary dance. Under the artistic direction of Simone Orlando, Ballet Kelowna brings excellent, inspiring and memorable dance to British Columbia and the Canadian west and fulfills its mandate to commission new work from emerging and established Canadian choreographers, while presenting masterworks from the world’s ballet canon.

You are also welcome to send at any time your current resume, a headshot and full body photo, as well as either a DVD or a link on the web of your dancing by email to or by mail to Ballet Kelowna at 101 – 2303 Leckie Road, Kelowna, BC V1X 6Y5.

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Dancing in the 3rd Act: Call for Senior Participants


Springboard Danse Montréal, project: June 7-26

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Audition: Decidedly Jazz DanceWorks

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Alberta Ballet Company Auditions for the 15/16 season.

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The Alberta Ballet is holding auditions for their 15/16 season.

Alberta Ballet is Western Canada’s largest ballet company. This season, their 48th, includes the Director’s Cut of their hit collaboration with Sarah McLachlan, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, as well as the world premiere of a new Carmen by company dancer Yukichi Hattori.

Audition dates:

Saturday January 17th, 2015 at the Juilliard School 155 West 65th, studio 322. Check in begins at 16:00 (4pm).

Sunday January 18th, 2015 at the National Ballet School studio 6D 400 Jarvis Street Toronto, ON M4Y 2G6. Check in begins at 11:30am.

Sunday February 22nd, 2015 at the Alberta Ballet’s main studios 141 18th Ave SW Calgary, AB T2S 0B8. Check in begins at 14:00 (2pm).

All applicants must register by sending one headshot, at least one dance photo, resume and video link to

Only those who register will be admitted to the audition, due to maximum occupancy restrictions.

Call for Submissions: PITCH ANDY, Theatre Passe Muraille

December 15 and 16
Theatre Passe Muraille

This is our twice-a-year invitation to artists of all disciplines and backgrounds to come and make a pitch to Artistic Director Andy McKim. Releasing the bounds of a formal audition, Pitch Andy is an opportunity for artists to introduce themselves to Theatre Passe Muraille in whatever way best represents them.

Pitch Andy gives artists five minutes to showcase themselves or present an idea. Pitch an idea, pitch a show, pitch yourself! We’re on the lookout for exciting new artists to work with and remarkable artistic projects to facilitate, collaborate on, and be inspired by. Be sure to think outside the box—we are most interested in seeing artists who have something to say beyond “please produce my show”.

We are now accepting submissions for our next Pitch Andy session on December 15 and 16. Please submit only if you are available between 11am and 3pm on those days. There are NO alternate pitch times. Pitches will take place in the Theatre Passe Muraille backspace; there is no piano in the space, and no technical elements will be available. Be prepared to bring everything you need. Set-up time will be included in your five minutes. All submissions are due on December 11. To apply, simply click HERE and you’ll find all of the information you need.



The 25th Anniversary of the SummerWorks Performance Festival runs for 11 days from August 6 – 16, 2015 – application details below.

The Early Bird deadline for applications is 11:59 PM on January 19, 2015. The Regular Deadline is  11:59 PM on February 2, 2015.

NEW THIS YEAR We now have the newly-minted National, Theatre, Dance, Music, and Live Art Series. This is not only the inaugural year of the Dance Series, but also the first time we’re accepting formal submissions for the Music Series. Both musicians and performance-based (theatre, dance, etc.) artists are invited to apply separately or collectively for the Music Series.


- Application Guidelines

Click here for the Dance Series Application.

More info: