Jan
29

 The Road Forward

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red diva projects, in association with Visceral Visions and in partnership with the PUSH Festival, The Cultch and Touchstone Theatre, presents The Road Forward. Feb. 5-7. (York Theatre, Vancouver)

Created and directed by Marie Clements, The Road Forward is a multi-media musical composed by Jennifer Kreisberg, and featuring an award-winning ensemble including Michelle St. John, Cheri Maracle, Jennifer Kreisberg, Wayne Lavallee, Shakti Hayes, Russell Wallace, Mwalim, Ostwelve, Doug Proulx and Maurice Nahanee. Inspired by the groundbreaking movement of the Native Brother and Sisterhood of British Columbia, and dedicated to the countless First Nations women who have disappeared on B.C.’s Highway of Tears, this blues/rock musical integrates traditional and contemporary art forms, historical media archives and interactive live performance.

See here for more information!


Jan
29

 Bears, Pyretic Productions & AAA

Bears

Pyretic Productions, in association with Alberta Aboriginal Arts and the Rubaboo Festival, presents Bears, Feb 5–15.

Written by Matthew MacKenzie; Starring Sheldon Elter; Featuring: Bryce Kulak; Alida Nyquist-Schultz; Krista Posyniak; Kate Stashko; Anastasia Maywood; Aimee Rushton; Lianna Makuch

A multi-disciplinary comedy about the Northern Gateway Pipeline, Bears asks what the hell we think we’re doing here in Wild Rose Country.

If there’s one thing Floyd loves, it’s bears. Maybe he’ll take in an orphaned cub, maybe he’ll hunt poachers, maybe he’ll make art installations out of their shellacked droppings — it doesn’t matter really, so long as it involves bears.

But as the prime suspect in a workplace accident, Floyd has to get out of town fast. Pursued relentlessly by the RCMP, he heads through the Rockies for Kitimat, B.C. By the time he reaches the Great Bear Rainforest, Floyd has experienced changes — his gait widening, his muscles bulging, his sense of smell heightening…

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Jan
28

 Applications, Theatre Ontario PTTP

Theatre Ontario’s Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) offers financial support for unique and flexible training with a chosen mentor in any theatrical discipline except performance. Deadline: Mar 1.

Applications will be accepted from professionals who wish professional development within their own discipline or a “change of direction” within their careers (examples: an actor wants to become a publicist; a stage manager wants to become a producer; a technician wants to become a designer.)

Persons whose professional experience lies outside the theatre, but whose skills are readily transferable to the theatre, may also apply.

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Jan
28

 Appel de candidatures, IETM 2015

Appel de candidatures : Réunion plénière de réseau international pour les arts du spectacle du printemps 2015 à Bergame, Italie. Date limite pour poser votre candidature: 16 février.

La réunion plénière du printemps de l’IETM se déroulera du 23 au 26 avril 2015, à Bergame, en Italie. Une réunion plénière rassemble plus de 500 professionnels afin qu’ils échangent des idées de façon informelle et qu’ils tissent des relations plus étroites avec divers partenaires ou membres. Le thème de la réunion plénière du printemps 2015 est Régénération : comment raviver les ressources existantes et le potentiel oublié.

Le Conseil des arts du Canada invite des leaders artistiques en danse, en interdisciplinarité, en arts du cirque et en théâtre contemporains à présenter une demande de participation à la délégation qui se rendra à la réunion de l’IETM 2015. Jusqu’à huit participants seront sélectionnés et recevront une subvention qui couvrira les coûts de leur participation.

Détails et formulaire de demande.

Jan
28

 Applications, IETM 2015 Plenary

Call for applications: International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts 2015 Spring Plenary in Bergamo, Italy! Deadline: Feb 16.

The IETM Spring Plenary will take place from April 23 to 26, 2015 in Bergamo, Italy. A plenary meeting brings together more than 500 professionals to exchange ideas in an informal way and build closer relations with various partners/members. The theme of the 2015 Spring Plenary is Regeneration: how to revive existing resources and forgotten potential.

The Canada Council for the Arts is inviting Canadian artistic leaders in contemporary theatre, dance, inter-arts and contemporary circus art to apply to participate in a delegation to the IETM 2015 Spring Plenary. Up to eight participants will be selected, and will receive a grant to subsidize their costs.

See here for details and application form.

Jan
23

 Storyweaving Presentation, CIT

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Centre for Indigenous Theatre

The Centre for Indigenous Theatre is pleased to announce its annual Storyweaving Presentation; a collaborative effort between senior students Christopher Mejaki & Randee Plain Eagle with Muriel Miguel. Jan 30 & 31.

Muriel Miguel is the Presentation’s creative director. The annual Storyweaving Production is an opportunity for CIT’s senior students to develop and perform an original ensemble work under the direction of a seasoned professional.

Come out and join us January 30 & 31, 2014 at Factory Studio Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street (at Adelaide). Show starts at 8:00pm, and admission is $10 or by donation

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Jan
23

 Sister Says performance

Sister Says, Photo by Leigh Righton

Sister Says, Photo by Leigh Righton

Sister Says will be performing 2 sets of original music and maybe a few covers with its full band (Gillian, Rob, Lonny Eagleton and Max Marceau Ley) on Feb 5, Vancouver.

Calabash Bistro, 428 Carrall Street, Vancouver on Thursday, February 5th.
Take a break after work or whatever for music & drinks!

$5 @ the door

More info about Sister Says here: sistersays.com

Sister says makes soulful pop music.

Jan
22

 Informal Dialogue for Indigenous

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Dancers of Damelahamid, as part of the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival, are hosting an informal gathering with representatives from three different organizations who will speak about the many resources available for emerging and established artists. Mar 7 in Vancouver.

Time: 11am-12pm, March 7 2015
Location: UBC Museum of Anthropology (in the Michael Ames Theatre)
This is a FREE event, all are welcome.

The representatives include, our own Cole Alvis, on behalf of IPAA; Michelle Olson, Artistic Director of Raven Spirit Dance, and longtime IPAA member; and Jessica Wadsworth from the Canadian Alliance for Dance Artists.

See below or here for more information on speakers and event details.

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Jan
22

 Applications, SummerWorks

Cherish Blood in Cliff Cardinal's Maria Gets A New Life

Cherish Blood in Cliff Cardinal's Maria Gets A New Life

The 25th Anniversary of the SummerWorks Performance Festival is happening from August 6 – 16, 2015. Deadline for applications, Feb 2 at 11:59pm.

NEW THIS YEAR, SummerWorks presents the new National, Theatre, Dance, Music, and Live Art Series. This is not only the inaugural year of the Dance Series, but also the first time SW is 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.

See here for more information!

Jan
22

 Proposals, South-North Griots Summit

South-North Griots Summit, which connects culturally diverse spoken word artists across the Americas, is Coming to Toronto and looking for proposals! Deadline Jan 30.

May 28-31, 2015, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada

The Summit draws on the lineage of the Griot as storyteller, poet, musician, community documentarian, cultural voice and socio-political commentator. The discourse will centre on Spoken Word as an agent of social change, and a catalyst in the shaping of contemporary identity. The Summit will examine historical traditions, explore new arts practices, and envision future movements throughout the Diaspora. The Summit focuses on developing global networks connecting African Canadian and international artists of African, Caribbean, South American and other culturally diverse heritages.

The Summit is inviting Proposals for paper presentations & interactive workshop sessions addressing the following Themes (see below):

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Jan
15

 Children wanted for Cirque du Soleil...

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The world renowned Cirque du Soleil is looking for motivated and enthusiastic children to participate as a volunteer in its performance in the opening ceremony of TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games.

Cirque is hoping to have between 20-30 indigenous children in the show, in regalia if possible. Candidates must be 12 years old or older as of April 24th, 2015 and no taller than 1.47m (4’ 10”).

Click here for more information (PDF).

This is a unique opportunity for children to perform in front of thousands of live spectators and millions of television viewers through an international broadcast!

Jan
14

 Delicious and Demystifying, NTSC

Cliff Cardinal

Cliff Cardinal

Red Sky Performance present, in partnership with The Banff Centre and the National Theatre School of Canada, the first edition of “Delicious and Demystifying,” an incredible lineup of artist speakers. Jan 20 (Toronto).

Come and hear from artists as they share their cultures, talents, traditions, and connections to the ‘here and now’. What opportunities await young creators and performers? How can leading Canadian training institutions serve their artistic passions and professional goals?

GUESTS: Cliff Cardinal (Playwright and Actor), Thomas Fonua (Dancer, Associate Artist at Red Sky Performance), Nicholas Nahwegahbow (Actor), Rosary Spence, (Singer, Musician and Designer)

HOSTS: Sandra Laronde (Founder & Artistic Director of Red Sky, and the director of Indigenous Arts at The Banff Centre) and Alisa Palmer (Artistic Director of the English program at the National Theatre School of Canada)

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Banff Summit 2014
Twelve Indigenous artists, including several IPAA board members, members, and staff, were invited to attend the Banff Summit 2014, April 21-24.

Banff Summit Report - Cole Alvis, IPAA Executive Director.

Indigenous Body of Work - an uncomprehensive list started at the Summit; please add in the comments section.

The Medicine Project

grunt magazine looks at Aboriginal notions of medicine and how they influence the lives of First Nations people and artists today.

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