CanAsian Dance GRIT: Short Dances
CanAsian Dance commission and performance opportunity for Ontario-based choreographers

It takes a bit of grit under the shell of an oyster to seed the creation of a luminous pearl, and it is true grit, courage and resolve, that allows us to realize works of art.

Propose something you are curious about pursuing as a starting point for a short new dance work. Tell us a burning question or an idea, and an approach to dance-making that you feel will be generative in your research and dance-making. (Don’t worry about describing the dance in its final form, as we expect it will evolve through your creative process.)

The Criteria
- Propose a question or idea as a starting point for the creation of a short, 6 minute dance performance work.
- Integrate an Asian-based idea or practice*
- Open to dance creators from emerging to mid-career.
- Open to applicants of all races and cultural backgrounds.

* ‘Asian-based ideas and practices’ are broad terms and we interpret them liberally. Think philosophically, mathematically, astronomically, ancestrally, artisanally, geo-politically, paradigmatically, poetically, personally, behaviorally, socially, mindfully or critically. Consider power, processes, systems, structures, stories, songs, objects, artifacts and/or actions. Integrate with respect and perspective.
Name *
Email Address *
Phone number *
Short bio *
A proposal for the new work that fulfills the KickStart criteria above *
Please include a vimeo or youtube link of recent work. Identify title, credits, cueing notes, password if applicable, and include a short statement on how it represents your proposed work. *
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