Dance Victoria is accepting applications from choreographers based in Victoria, B.C. for its inaugural Choreography Walk during Dance Days 2019. The application form is available at www.dancevictoria.com. Deadline for submissions is July 15, 2018.
The four selected choreographers will receive:
- Mentorship from Justine A. Chambers, the 2016 winner of the Chrystal Dance Prize and Susan Elliott throughout September and October 2018 (see bios below);
- Free access to Dance Victoria’s studios/rehearsal spaces during their creation process;
- $1,000 each towards their individual project; and
- The opportunity to showcase their work during Dance Days’ Choreography Walk.
The Choreography Walk during Dance Days 2019
Saturday, January 26, 10 – 11 a.m.
Sunday, January 27, 10 – 11 a.m.
Sunday, January 27, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Inspired by the Soundwalk, participants will be lead on a one-hour silent walk through the City of Victoria. The Choreography Walk invites four curated dance/performance-makers to develop fleeting choreographic works that respond to “choreography as a way of seeing the world” (Klein, Valk, Gormly). Where the Soundwalk is “an excursion whose main purpose is listening to the environment….to rediscover and reactivate our sense of hearing” (Weterkamp), the Choreography Walk invites choreographers to create work that will re-shuffle context, broaden participants perception and draw attention to the many choreographic acts of the everyday. It’s an opportunity for artists to consider the social choreographies found in the everyday, and offer a gentle intervention on these daily movements.