Transcendance Project Workshop

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Attention Dancers! : Interact | Explore | Transcend

June 26, 2016 | 4:30 – 9:30pm | Cost: $90

Extension Room – 30 Eastern Avenue | Toronto

An Evening of explorative movement and ideas to enhance performance in the advanced dancer. Dancers will work on how to perform in an interactive space, how to build and develop character work, partnering as well as repertoire. Dancers will participate in a structured improv at the end of the evening in which guests are welcome to attend in order to put their exploration into action.

Advanced and pre-professional dancers only 16+

Click here to sign up.

Please email for additional information.

Keaja d’Dance – Kokoro Dance Butoh Workshop



Kaeja d’Dance presents Kokoro Dance Butoh Workshop with Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi 

Sat. July 9, 2016 | 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Dovercourt House 3rd floor

This four-hour workshop is an introduction to Kokoro Dance’s approach to butoh training. Butoh is a Japanese dance aesthetic that began in the late 1950’s through the work of Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno. It is a radically different understanding of how meaning is derived from movement as it is grounded in the conviction that we each have our own original way of moving. Butoh is the search for your own movement expression. Common to most butoh practice is the use of imagery to motivate exploration of how your body uniquely responds to express meaning.

Info/Reg: T: 416-516-6030 E:

Pre-registration required. Limited enrolment. Apply to!

Rate: $40 for CADA members. $50+hst onwards.

U of Calgary Seeking Guest Artists


The University of Calgary is seeking VISITING GUEST ARTIST/Sessional Instructor!

JOB DESCRIPTION: The University of Calgary, School of Creative and Performing Arts, Division of Dance, invites applications for a Visiting Guest Artist in Contemporary Dance for Winter Term 2017.

The Division of Dance is seeking a visiting guest artist who will provide our students with a strong base in current Contemporary dance techniques, and who will also contribute significantly to the students’ national and international perspective on Contemporary dance.

This position requires a:

  • 14 week commitment from one guest artist: January 9 – April 12, 2017 OR
  • 7 week commitment each from 2 guest artists: January 9 – Feb 24, 2017 & February 27 – April 12, 2017

Non-Canadian applicants may only apply for the 14 week teaching option.

Responsibilities include teaching Contemporary dance, improvisation, and choreography to dance majors, teaching Contemporary dance to non-majors, and creating a new work or setting repertory on advanced dance majors. The candidate will also be expected to provide service to the Dance Division by mentoring and advising the students they teach.

For more information, and application details, please see attached PDF. The application should be mailed or emailed by June 30, 2016.

Websites: U of Calgary | School of Creative and Performing Arts

Call for Choreographers – National Ballet of Canada


The National Ballet Presents: Choreographic Workshop & Call for Choreographers

Applications due: June 3, 2016 | Full Information: 2016-17 Choreographic Workshop 

The National Ballet of Canada’s Choreographic Workshop provides choreographers with the opportunity to participate in a flexible creative process, working with dancers of the company, for works at all stages of development. Choreographers are able to share their process in an informal setting before a decision is made to develop the work for the stage.

The process will be facilitated by Robert Binet, Choreographic Associate at The National Ballet of Canada, Peggy Baker, Artistic Director of Peggy Baker Dance Projects and Laurence Lemieux, Co-Artistic Director of Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie. Choreographers will work, with support from the facilitators, to develop their creations over the course of the season and participate in peer feedback sessions and two informal in-studio showings.

The National Ballet of Canada seeks emerging local choreographers practicing in diverse disciplines to participate in our Choreographic Workshop, bringing new ways of moving, new ideas and inspiration to our dancers.

To apply, please send the following, in the body of an email (no attachments please) to by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 3, 2016:

  • A letter of intent – no more than 500 words – stating why you would like to participate and what idea(s) you would like to explore. Include an approximate number of dancers you envision working with.
  • A video (Vimeo or YouTube) of your past performance or choreographic work. Not to exceed five minutes.

A meeting with Choreographic Associate Robert Binet during the period of June 6—15, 2016 will be required for short-listed applicants. Applicants will be notified of results on or before June 20, 2016.

Please address questions to:

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IGNITE Summer Program Auditions


Audition for IGNITE: A Summer Program for Contemporary Dancers

June 5, 2016 | 1-4:30 pm | Fee:  $30 Audition fee (cash or cheque)

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre – 509 Parliament St. | Toronto

Video auditions due June 9.

IGNITE is an one week summer (July 24-29) program for contemporary dance artists.

For full program details please click here.

Dancers who would like to attend a live audition MUST send an Pre-Registration RSVP to indicating:
– Full Name and Phone Number
– If they are interested in being considered for the Emerging Artist Stream, the Professional Stream or both.

Dance Matters – Call to Artists


Dance Matters – Call to Artists

Call to Artists for Series 1 – A Woman’s Work | Oct. 22, 2016 – 8 PM | Oct. 23, 2016 – 4 PM

The A Woman’s Work series explores topics related to women’s rights and roles in society, women’s individual stories related to their heritage, culture or experiences and issues related to gender.

Deadline for application | June 3, 2016 | 11:59 PM

To apply please send the following via email to by the deadline (no exceptions).

This opportunity is available to artists who, at minimum, have completed a professional training program, or equivalent, and professional choreographers as defined by The Canadian Artist Code.

For all the information please click here.

CASTING – Evolution Dance Theatre

Evolution Dance Theatre is casting male dancers for their production in September 2016. (For details: click here, and follow the menu to “Casting” under “Next Show”)

SUPPORTING ROLE| Matthew | Male 22+
– African/Dark complexion
-Excellent dancing skills in jazz/contemporary, partnering (African dance a definite asset)
-Excellent acting skills.
-Must be at least 5.9 in height.

IN ADDITION | Male dancers with technical skills; ballet and or contemporary (who would be interested in dancing cultural dance as well).

Call for Participation – Culture Days


Culture Days at the Library – Take Part in Culture Days at  Toronto Public Library

Culture Days 2016 | Sept. 30 | Oct. 1-2 | Application deadline | May 13, 2016

Over 5 years: 9,000 people have participated in 260 activities at the library branches on every corner of the city.


Toronto Public Library, the Neighbourhood Arts Network and Ontario Culture Days are pleased to announce the sixth year of Culture Days @ The Library. The program was created as a way to help artists and arts groups share their creative work with the public during Culture Days, a pan-Canadian celebration of arts and culture. For more information, visit in all artistic disciplines are encouraged as well as those that appeal to families and audiences of diverse ages. To be considered for a space, the arts activity must be free and interactive.

Toronto Public Library staff will review the applications, make their selections and contact activity organizers directly for any additional information they may require and to make arrangements. Library branches are providing free space but cannot provide any financial assistance, including funds for supplies or equipment. Participants do receive substantial administrative, marketing and promotional support for their activity via the joint efforts of Culture Days, Toronto Public Library and Neighbourhood Arts Network.


Breakdown – Open Casting Call



Open Casting Call – All Performing Arts disciplines | Tohu-Bohu Productions

Auditions | Montreal – Apr. 12-15, 2016 | Toronto – Apr. 21-22, 2016

Production Positions: Multiple projects | Performing Roles: Numerous

Union Contracts: UDA Governing body for productions and theatre/ADISQ | Length: Determined on the project (as of May 2016)

Skills and attributes:

  • Men and women (age 18-30)
  • Advanced level of 2 of the following: Acting, singing, dancing, animation, theatrical improvisation
  • Multilingualism (English, french) strong asset
  • Experience with youth and family animation an asset
  • Must feel challenged by the world of family entertainment

Please send your resume, photo, and demo to:

Deadline | Montreal – Apr. 11, 2016 | Toronto – Apr. 18, 2016


Tohu-Bohu Productions – Creates imagination through high quality entertainment products, mainly for children and families. On stage, on disk, and on television, their expertise shines across the world!

For the more information, please click here (casting document).


Workshop Series with Sashar Zarif

Spring 2016 – Workshop Series with the celebrated Sashar Zarif Dance Theatre
Sat. March 26 | 10:00am – 1:00pm 
Sat. April  30  | 10:00am – 1:00pm 
Artscape Youngplace | Centre for Indigenous Theatre | 180 Shaw St. Suite 209
$30 per class | $55 for both classes | Space is limited | Pre-registration required.

Sama, the Inquisitive Movement Practice

Explore body/movement, mind/thoughts, and emotion/sound as employed within the integrated dance practice of Sufi and Shamanic Traditions.

Participants will be instructed in vocal and physical patterns through repetition of song and dances featuring poetry, music, Zikir (Sufi Chanting), Sama (Sufi Ritualistic Dance), and Calligraphic movement meditation. “Sashar Zarif is a beautiful teacher, a master, yet humble and eager in his openness to all opportunities.” – Carol Anderson
Open to artists from all disciplines and all interested individuals. Please e-mail for more information, and to register.