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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: DANCER-IN-RESIDENCE, FALL 2016

Memorial University, in partnership with Creative Gros Morne, and DanceNL, invites applications for a Dance Residency of six weeks during the Fall (Sept.-Dec.) 2016 Semester, subject to funding approval. The Dancer-in-Residence is open to dance scholars and emerging and established dancers in any genre whose creative work demonstrates a high level of artistic achievement.
This residency has two major components: first, to allow the artist time and resources to work on a central project which expands their practice or scholarly activity; and second, to foster public engagement between Memorial University, the dance community of the province, and the wider public. The Dancer-in- Residence will be expected to interact with these communities in ways applicable to their expertise and the needs of the relevant community: for example, through workshops, performances, consultations, and/or presentations.
This unique residency takes place in three diverse locations: the St. John’s campus of Memorial University, the Grenfell Campus of Memorial (located on the west coast of Newfoundland, in Corner Brook), and in Gros Morne National Park. Each location offers different opportunities to engage with academics, scientists, dancers, musicians, history, and the natural world.
Memorial University of Newfoundland is one of Canada’s most distinguished post-secondary institutions. As the only university in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial University plays an integral role in the educational, business and cultural life of the province, and is committed to excellence in teaching, research and public engagement.
At the St. John’s campus, the Dancer-in-Residence is expected to work with students in a number of academic units and to incubate their own creative work or scholarly project.
At the Grenfell Campus, the primary focus is the artist’s core project- this can be through development, research, and/or rehearsal. The Dancer-in-Residence is also expected to engage with students at the Division of Fine Arts through class leadership, workshops, or in other ways appropriate to the artist’s practice.
The Gros Morne National Park portion of the residency will provide the candidate with time for private scholarship and creation within the park. Gros Morne National Park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It offers unique geological significance amid an area of outstanding natural beauty. This portion of the residency will be coordinated with Creative Gros Morne to complement the overall project goals of the candidate.
Co-ordinated through Dance NL, at each location The Dancer-in- Residence is expected to engage with the dance community in locally appropriate ways: such as, conducting DanceNL workshop(s), networking with local artists, public performance(s) and/or lecture(s).
We seek a highly motivated, innovative dancer or dance scholar with an artistic or scholarly vision that can be shared and explored both within and outside the academic community. Dancers/scholars wishing to be considered for the residency are asked to provide the following, no later than January 8, 2016:
1.) a letter of application which includes a.) a statement of how the residence will contribute to the artistic/scholarly development of your own work and b.) a brief description of the core project(s), its goal(s) and how it relates to the three locations noted above (max. 750 words)
2.) a current CV (max. 3 pages)
3.) (Optional) support material in the form of photos (in jpg format, no more than 10), video of past work (no more than 8 minutes), and/or full reviews of recent work (no more than 4).
The residency provides a stipend (approx. $1650/week), an allowance for travel to, from, and within Newfoundland (max. $2500), accommodation in each location, and the possibility of allowance for other residency costs, such as studio rental, videography, photography, materials, etc.
Questions and applications should be sent only via email, and be addressed to: danceres@grenfell.mun.ca.


NL Moves in St. John’s on Friday, November 20th: Contact Improv With Ryan Davis

DanceNL presents workshop in Contact Improvisation with Ryan Davis

When: 7-9pm, Friday, November 20th, 2015

Where: DanceSpace, St. John’s Arts & Culture Centre

Admission: $10 ($5 for DanceNL members & students of St. John’s Actors’ Studio)

DanceNL is proud to present an NL Moves workshop: Contact Improv with Ryan Davis.

Contact Improvisation is a dance form in which points of physical contact provide the starting point for movement improvisation and exploration. If you could do Aikido, surf, wrestle and dance at the same time, you would have an idea of what Contact Improvisation feels like.

 

This introductory workshop will explore the skills of balance, counterbalance, sharing weight, rolling, falling, lifting, and moment-to-moment reponsiveness to our dance partners and the ground. Participants experience moving in and out of physical contact while rolling, spiraling, springing, and falling. Dancers are asked to wear loose, comfortable clothing without zippers or other hard pieces. Long-sleeved shirts are preferred. Please refrain from wearing scents.

 

Ryan Davis has been studying Contact Improv for the past 3 years. In 2012 he spent 4 months at Leviathan Studio on Lasqueti Island, BC, doing intensive Contact Improv training.

 

NL Moves is a workshop series by DanceNL designed to expose the general public to many different dance genres while promoting wellness and physical activity. NL Moves workshops are led by DanceNL members and highlight some of the amazing work and skills of the dancers and movers of the province.

DanceNL is Newfoundland and Labrador’s sectoral dance association. Incorporated in 2010, DanceNL works to forge connections between dance professionals and enthusiasts across Newfoundland and Labrador, generating programs and initiatives and promoting and gaining recognition for the province’s rich, varied and vibrant dance scene.

 

For more information, or to register, please contact:

Corie Harnett

Administrative Assistant, DanceNL

709-739-7765

info@dancenl.ca

LINDY HOP ON THE ROCK IS NL MOVIN’ AROUND THE PROVINCE!

For immediate release:

DanceNL presents workshop in Swing with Lindy Hop on the Rock

When: 4-6pm, Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Where: Community Cultural House, Milton-George’s Brook

Admission: $10 ($5 for DanceNL members)

DanceNL is proud to partner with New Curtain Theatre Company to present an NL Moves workshop: Introduction to Swing with instructors from Lindy Hop on the Rock.

This introductory swing workshop covers the fundamentals of partner connection for swing dancing, bounce, and the basic 6-count rock-step (the essential ingredients for East Coast Swing). No partner or dance experience required. Participants will switch partners constantly throughout the lesson. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothes, keeping in mind that they may wind up quite warm! The best shoes for swing are flat and smooth-soled.

 

Lindy Hop on the Rock began in 2012 as the Memorial University of Newfoundland Swing Club. The club grew as students caught the Lindy bug and began instructing as well. LHotR is a volunteer-based, co-operative club. All proceeds from classes go towards social dancing events, club promotion, and bringing highly experienced teachers in for weekend workshops. LHotR has been seen at MUN LBGT’s Queer Prom, Roller Derby, Relay for Life, and MUN Iranians new year celebration. They’re also known to “Lindy bomb” music shows and dance bars — swing dancing regardless of the type of music!

 

NL Moves is a workshop series by DanceNL designed to expose the general public to many different dance genres while promoting wellness and physical activity. NL Moves workshops are led by DanceNL members and highlight some of the amazing work and skills of the dancers and movers of the province.

DanceNL is Newfoundland and Labrador’s sectoral dance association. Incorporated in 2010, DanceNL works to forge connections between dance professionals and enthusiasts across Newfoundland and Labrador, generating programs and initiatives and promoting and gaining recognition for the province’s rich, varied and vibrant dance scene.

 

For more information, or to register, please contact:

Corie Harnett

Administrative Assistant, DanceNL

709-739-7765

info@dancenl.ca

DanceNL’s 5th Birthday Party: Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Come out to the Cox & Palmer Second Space at the LSPU Hall on Sunday, October 4th, 2015 and help us celebrate five awesome years of DanceNL!

6pm: Join us for refreshments

7pm: Demystifying Modern Dance with Amy Bowring

8pm: Dancing Documents with Colleen Quigley

Please linger for cake and a dance party afterwards!

Admission is free!

(Donations always welcome)

Check out the Facebook event page for all the details!

 

Municipal Dance Off – vote here!

Check out the dance videos, or vote here!

Polls close April 28th at 11:59pm NDT

Jumping Bean #dance4discounts

Espresso Yourself! Customers will get one free size upgrade of their tea or coffee, including espresso drinks, in exchange for a dance!

Available at selected St. John’s locations throughout Dance Week, April 22-29.

47 Harvey Road

258 Water Street

TD Place (access from Duckworth Street)

Fortis Building, Springdale Street

Tower Corporate Campus, 240 Waterford Bridge Road

www.jumpingbeancoffee.ca

 

Sharon dropped in to Jumping Bean Coffee Company on Springdale to #dance4discounts! #NLdanceweek

Posted by DanceNL on Wednesday, April 22, 2015