COMMUNITY /// Choreographer’s Lab Aug 17-28


AUGUST 17-28, 2015

COMPANY LINK is currently accepting applications for 

3 Choreographers and 6 Dancers

to participate in an intensive two-week exploration into the integrated use of Text and Movement .  All participants will receive a $500 Honorarium for their involvement. 

What is the Lab?

The Lab is an opportunity for dancers and choreographers to come together for an intensive two-week period to investigate current performance issues. It is led by a skilled facilitator and is designed to promote performance skills, develop a language for objective analysis and encourage critical dialogue within a supportive and collaborative group of peers.   This year’s exploration will centre on the integration ofTEXT AND MOVEMENT and will be led by Company Link’s Artistic Director, Tom Stroud.

The integration of text and movement has been a long time interest of many choreographers. When the more literal element of text is layered with the more visceral, abstract nature of movement the results can be magical. However, there are few opportunities for creators to explore and develop their skills in this area free from the pressure of the paying public. The Text and Movement Lab addresses this need by providing three creators and six performers a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in an in-depth collective exploration of the potential inherent in the marriage of text and movement.

 The Lab will be open to both emerging and established professional choreographers and performers and will run for two weeks Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 5:00, August 17-28, 2015 at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg.  

Please Note: preference will be given to those choreographers operating without ongoing support.  Participants will be selected by a committee consisting of the facilitator and two established artists from the community.

To Apply:  please send a paragraph or two about your interest in the Text and Movement Lab and a brief Bio and/or Artistic Resume, by June 15, 2015 to

Tom Stroud

822 Dorchester Ave.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

R3M 0R7

Please indicate whether you are interested in participating as a performer or a choreographer.  If applying as a choreographer please indicate if you would be interested in participating as a performer if we were not able to accommodate you as a choreographer.   Applicants will be notified of the results by June 30, 2015.

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