Screen Dance Mentorship Residency Final Presentation

Screen Dance Mentorship Residency Final Presentation

Join us for a screening of the final presentations from the Screen Dance Mentorship Residency!

Young Lungs Dance Exchange is excited to present the final screening of works created by the six residency participants/artists in residence over the course of the residency program. The screening will be followed by an artist talk & refreshments.

Monday, December 5, 2022
Winnipeg Film Group Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street (Artspace Inc.)
Accessibility Info
Doors open at 7pm, screening starts at 7:30pm
$10

Artist Talk to follow. ASL interpretation provided for the talk.

Please click HERE for tickets.

ABOUT THE SCREEN DANCE MENTORSHIP RESIDENCY

The Screen Dance Mentorship Residency is a new YLDE program designed to support the choreographic inquiries of artists through the lens of filmmaking by providing mentorship and resources such as artists fees, studio space, public presentation and discussion opportunities. The purpose of the residency is to allow for in-depth skill building in developing, creating, editing, and sharing video works.

Cinematic Somatics Workshop with Melanie Jame Wolf

Cinematic Somatics Workshop with Melanie Jame Wolf

YLDE has partnered with Blinkers to present a workshop with Berlin-based choreographer and visual artist, Melanie Jame Wolf!

This workshop explores performance, embodiment and the choreographic potential of materials and the moving image. No formal performance or dance training is required. Wolf will introduce her current research into ‘cinematic somatics’; analysing how time and space behave differently between the two distinct formal systems of the stage and the screen; exploring feeling into the screen and choreographing the lens. The workshop will then use these experimental strategies to play with and practice possibilities for staging fantastic embodiments and rehearsing fluid subjectivities and persona as critical artistic materials.

Saturday, November 26
11 AM – 4:30 PM
Synonym Art Consultation – 211 Pacific Avenue
Pay What You Can

Please click HERE for tickets.

ABOUT MELANIE JAME WOLF

Coming from a background in contemporary performance, Melanie Jame works with text, sound, moving image, choreography, & textiles. Her work is concerned with the poetics and problematics of ghosts, class, pop, sensuality, gender, narratology, and the body as a political riddle. Wolf pursues an ongoing interest in analysing the idea of performance-as-labour in artistic, popular entertainment, and everyday contexts. Her work often focusses on specific performance techniques, for example: impersonation, rehearsal, or stand up – using this strategy as a lens to analyse broader political currents wherein performance is understood as a means of survival and an engine for fluidity of subjectivity.

2023 Research Series: Artist-In-Residence Call For Submissions

2023 Research Series: Artist-In-Residence Call For Submissions

Research Residency runs February – April 2023 in Winnipeg, MB

The Research Residency is an annual program designed to support the kinesthetic and choreographic inquiries of artists engaging in dance and/or movement-based research. 

The residency provides resources such as artist fees, studio space, public presentation, documentation, and platforms for discussion. 

The purpose of the residency is to allow for in-depth research, critical thinking, risk-taking, professional development, skill enhancement, and creative exchange. 

While the Research Residency culminates in a public presentation, the program refuses the pressures of a finished product or conclusion.

Three (3) artists or artistic teams will be selected to participate in the 2023 Research Residency via the following application process. No less than one (1) of these teams will be led by an artist based in Manitoba, and up to one (1) of these teams will be out-of-town-led. The Residency will take place in Winnipeg, MB. We encourage applicants from local and national contexts to apply. *YLDE is happy to provide letters of support for selected out of town artist(s) seeking additional funding to cover travel and living costs while in residence.

Young Lungs Dance Exchange (YLDE) is committed to the principle of equitable access and strives for a fair, cooperative, respectful, and safe environment that protects and promotes human rights and affirms the dignity of all persons. A minimum of one (1) Black, Indigenous, or artist of colour (or artistic team-lead) will be selected of the three (3) projects. We encourage you to self-identify. 

YLDE has funds set aside to support a portion of accessibility-related costs. We are happy to work together with artists to secure the appropriate and necessary budgeting requirements. 

 Applications will be reviewed and chosen by a selection committee.

CONTEXT AND CRITERIA

Resources facilitated by YLDE during the residency:

  • $3,500 in fees per artist or artistic team
  • Access to 40 hours of studio space 
  • Engagement and discussion of work by written and visual creative responders
  • Public presentation of the research
  • Video and photo documentation 
  • Public endnote exchange with all residency participants

Each artist/group is required to adhere to the following:

  • Adapt research to meet current Covid-19 safety protocols
  • All artists involved must be available to share their research at the public Research Residency Presentation as well as being available for the public Endnote Essayist Presentations and Discussion  *dates decided with selected artists
  • Participate in discussion at the Research Residency Presentation and Endnote Presentation
  • Be open to sharing their processes with two essayists-in-residence (a writer and a visual artist) as well as with other participating artists-in-residence through studio visits, cohort meet-ups, and postmortem 
  • Submit a final report at the end of the residency detailing activities, experience, and feedback

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

To apply, please email the following information in a single PDF attachment with the subject line: Research Residency Submission

Email to younglungs.wpg@gmail.com 

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Friday, December 2, 2022

1. Contact Information: Full name, pronouns, email, address, phone number.

2. A description of the research inquiry (700 words max.): Explain the inspiration for your inquiry and why you wish to dive into it at this time. Discuss your proposed research process.

3. Artistic statement (400 words max.): For collaborations and/or artistic teams, this can be a combined statement or include the statements of each applicant.

4. CV (two-pages max.): For collaborations, please include one CV per collaborator.

5. Biography of the lead artist(s) (each 250 words max.): If you are selected, this text will be used for promotional purposes (press release, website, social media, etc.).

6. Two items of support material with written context (500 words max.): This can include recent dance or movement work/research, or relevant materials to provide context for your research proposal. 

Support material can be sent in the form of weblinks (Youtube or Vimeo) embedded in the PDF package, image files attached to the email, and/or text included in the PDF package. 

The jury will be asked to spend no more than 8 minutes on each submission’s support material. 

Please provide information on what you would like the jury to focus on and how the support materials relate to your proposed research inquiry.

7.  Budget: This is a critical part of the application. Make sure you are allocating enough funds towards maintaining a professional rate for all collaborators. YLDE suggests using the following guideline for dance artist fees – The CADA/West recommended MINIMUM for an hourly wage is $26.00/hr for professional artists. Materials, mentorship/consultation, travel costs, and specific requirements should also be considered in the budget. 

Note: YLDE covers up to 40 hours of studio rental outside of $3,500 artist fee.

For questions, including further accessibility information, please do not hesitate to contact younglungs.wpg@gmail.com (Jillian Groening and Erica Urias, YLDE Co-Directors) and efrketich@gmail.com (Lee Frketich, Residency Coordinator)

Young Lungs Dance Exchange is a not-for-profit artist-run support organization committed to the development, creation, and presentation of contemporary dance and performance on Treaty 1 Territory, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

More information about Young Lungs Dance Exchange at www.younglungs.ca.

The 2023 Research Series is made possible with the generous support of Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts.

Community Talk with Liz Kinoshita

Community Talk with Liz Kinoshita

Saturday, November 5
12 pm – 1 pm — with ASL interpretation childcare available
Prairie Theatre Exchange
3rd Floor, Portage Place
393 Portage Avenue
Pay What You Can

Please click HERE for tickets.

Walkups are welcome. Masks will be required.

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY TALK

Liz Kinoshita will lead a workshop from 12 – 1 pm opening a discussion on fair practice in our various arts communities. This will be followed by a community talk, where we will sit together and engage in conversations around arts practices and values.

ABOUT LIZ KINOSHITA

Liz Kinoshita was born in Toronto, Canada and moved to Europe in 2002. She studied at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, Belgium between 2004 and 2008. Liz has since worked with ZOO/Thomas Hauert, Tino Sehgal, Good Move/Eleanor Bauer, Hiatus/Daniel Linehan, among others, as well as making her own work with collaborators such as Clinton Stringer, Justin F. Kennedy, and Salka Ardal Rosengren. In 2013 she started her research into the mechanisms of the musical. In 2014 she created VOLCANO, a contemporary dance backstage musical performance. In 2017 Liz premiered Radical Empathy (commissioned by Den Danske Scenekunstskole) and You Can’t Take It With You, an in-the-round performance about waste vs necessity. Liz was part of the artistic team for West Side Story on Broadway, choreographed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and directed by Ivo van Hove. Liz’s new creation 11 O’clock is set to be shared on stage and screen in 2021-2023.

YLDE SURVEY

YLDE Survey

We’re looking for the community’s feedback to help inform our five-year strategic planning process! We’d love to hear how we can improve as an organization that is committed to the support, development, creation, and presentation of dance on Treaty 1 Territory.

Please click HERE to fill out the survey.

Photo: Workshop participants, Open Jam: All-Styles Street Jam, April 2022 by Michelle Panting

Workshop Liz Kinoshita

Workshop with Liz Kinoshita

YLDE is excited to partner with Art Holm Series to bring you programming presenting an International artist group from Belgium!

Saturday, November 5
10 am – 12 pm — with ASL interpretation and childcare available

Prairie Theatre Exchange
3rd Floor, Portage Place
393 Portage Avenue
Pay What You Can

Please click HERE for tickets.

Walkups are welcome. Masks will be required.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

As an anchor member of voices of dance (VOD) and member of State of the Arts (SOTA), groups that relay info between the cultural field and policy makers, Liz shares a workshop on the Fair Arts Almanac, a workbook, agenda, scribbler, full of testimonies and solutions, to open up discussions on fair practice in our various arts communities. This will be followed by a Community Talk from 12 – 1 pm, where we will sit together and engage in conversations around arts practices and values.

ABOUT LIZ KINOSHITA

Liz Kinoshita was born in Toronto, Canada and moved to Europe in 2002. She studied at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, Belgium between 2004 and 2008. Liz has since worked with ZOO/Thomas Hauert, Tino Sehgal, Good Move/Eleanor Bauer, Hiatus/Daniel Linehan, among others, as well as making her own work with collaborators such as Clinton Stringer, Justin F. Kennedy, and Salka Ardal Rosengren. In 2013 she started her research into the mechanisms of the musical. In 2014 she created VOLCANO, a contemporary dance backstage musical performance. In 2017 Liz premiered Radical Empathy (commissioned by Den Danske Scenekunstskole) and You Can’t Take It With You, an in-the-round performance about waste vs necessity. Liz was part of the artistic team for West Side Story on Broadway, choreographed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and directed by Ivo van Hove. Liz’s new creation 11 O’clock is set to be shared on stage and screen in 2021-2023.

Workshop with Justin F. Kennedy

Workshop with Justin F. Kennedy

YLDE is excited to partner with Art Holm Series to bring you programming presenting an International artist group from Belgium!

Monday, October 31 – Thursday, November 3
10 am – 12 pm each day — with ASL Interpretation available
(you can participate in as many days as you’d like!)
Prairie Theatre Exchange
3rd Floor, Portage Place
393 Portage Avenue
Pay What You Can
*Masks are required*

Please click HERE for tickets

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Auto-mythologizing Dance and vocal artist, Justin F. Kennedy will share their practice of Auto-mythologizing and how the material generated translates into lucid science fiction operas. Auto-mythologizing continues a line of research about durational dance and the experience and analysis of altered states of consciousness and its further translatability into live performance. The Auto comes when the practice is so deeply embodied that it becomes second nature or automatic. The myth-making emerges after physical exercises (prompted by images, tasks and movement qualities), when the participants exchange stories, archetypes, and impressions without judgement nor hierarchy. Lucidity is an essential aspect of the work and only arises once the participants have exhausted their constraints and habits. These emergent mythologies inform and are folded into pre-existing science fictions and lay the foundation for rock operas, as well as a deeper relation to the materials. Justin’s work reclaims the value of a-live experience that disrupts notions of individual authorship, in favour of collaboration that expands towards, with, and for others.

ABOUT JUSTIN F. KENNEDY

Justin F. Kennedy aka JK (1983) is a Berlin-based dance/vocal artist, teacher and DJ originally from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. With a playful and collaborative approach, their research evolves from experiences and analysis of trance dance and its further translatability into workshops, science fiction operas, durational dance installations and film. In 2006, they earned a BA in Dance and Ethnic Studies from Wesleyan University and in 2013, an MA in Choreography from HZT Berlin. Justin’s notable projects of late include Some Murder Theatre in Here, Volksbühne Grüner Salon, Berlin (2020), UNFURL: a lucid sci-fi opera, BB11 (2020) and SPUR: a fashion western (Winter 2021). They have performed intimately with and for Emma Howes, Ligia Lewis, Louis Vuitton, Tino Sehgal, Adam Linder, Liz Kinoshita, Jeremy Shaw, Josh Johnson, BODYSNATCH, Faustin Linyekula, Jeremy Wade, Peaches, Wu Tsang amongst others.

2022 Annual General Meeting and Community Consultation

2022 Annual General Meeting and Community Consultation

Join us for our 2022 Annual General Meeting. Everyone is welcome!

Sunday, September 25, 2022
2 – 3 PM (AGM)
3 – 4 PM (Community consultation with LAHRK)
Online through Zoom

Please register HERE.

We are seeking interest from those who want to contribute to the dance/movement/art community in Winnipeg. If you are interested or know someone who would be well suited to be on our Board of Directors, please join us at the AGM or send your nomination/interest/questions to younglungs.wpg@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY CONSULTATION

Following the AGM, LAHRK Consulting will lead a guided community discussion as part of YLDE’s five-year strategic planning process. This discussion is part of a larger consultation process that includes a survey, focus groups and one-on-one discussions. We are interested in hearing from everyone to ensure the strategic plan meets the needs of the organization. These discussions will provide a holistic look on how to move forward and include BIPOC engagement. 

We would love to invite you to stay after the AGM and share with us your thoughts on YLDE as an organization, and how we might move forward in new ways to bolster dance in Manitoba focusing on anti-racism and reconciliation

YLDE’s programming is made possible with the generous support from Winnipeg Arts CouncilManitoba Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts.

YLDE Co-Director Call

YLDE Co-Director Call — July 2022

We’re Hiring!

Title: Co-Director (45 week contract, possibility of renewal)

Wage: $27/hr  

Starting Contract: $12,000

Timeline: August 22, 2022 – June 30 2023 (averaging 10.5 hrs/week)

DESCRIPTION

Young Lungs Dance Exchange is a not-for-profit artist-run support organization committed to the development, creation and presentation of contemporary dance and performance on Treaty 1 Territory, Winnipeg, MB. 

YLDE’s range of projects are aimed at dancers, makers, thinkers of dance, and anyone contributing to their physical understanding of self and the world around them. YLDE believes that physical expression is a political act that requires support and community interaction. We therefore are committed to nurturing the beginnings of the creative process when artists are most engaged in experimentation, research, building new ideas and discovering new collaborations. 

We’re looking for a Co-Director to join the team to co-lead our organization in supporting the evolution of dance in Manitoba. The ideal candidate will share with us a love for dance and the belief that dance should hold a vital and valued place in society. As well, they will have flexible daytime and evening availability, a strong grounding in dance/dance knowledge, strong grant writing skills, and have an excitement for creative visioning and working closely with a team to co-steer this organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES of YLDE’s CO-DIRECTOR

Organizational Development

  • Research, vision, and plan future Young Lungs Dance Exchange organizational development in collaboration with Co-Director and the board of directors
  • Research grant opportunities that match the direction of the organization

Human Resources

  • Co-Lead team of contractors (Residency Coordinator, Bookkeeping, etc.)
  • Liaise with, and maintain positive relations to all those connected to YLDE (contractors, artists, funders, partners, stakeholders, etc.)

Operations

  • Oversee all YLDE activity
  • Secure appropriate studio space/venues, and work with the online platform ‘Zoom’
  • Respond appropriately to evolving MB COVID-19 protocols 
  • Manage workshops, training, jams, presentations, and outreach events
  • Write grants, reports, and contracts
  • Write calls for artists, calls for contractors, statements to the public, etc.

Administrative Tasks

  • Propose projected budget and maintain actual budget
  • General bookkeeping, and work with bookkeeper to manage YLDE finances
  • Manage payroll and pay all invoices
  • Maintain an organized filing system for all YLDE related documents
  • Report to the board of directors
  • Monitor work hours, budgeting time appropriately for work dense periods (ex. grant deadlines)

Communications and Outreach

  • Act as media contact
  • Establish and maintain partnerships by engaging with relevant organizations, artists, and stakeholders within the local, national, and international arts community
  • Manage, social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook)
  • Produce regular bi-monthly e-newsletters
  • Manage website redevelopment
  • Monitor and respond to emails

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and visual)
  • Strong independent work ethic, and excellent organizational skills
  • Proficiency in excel spreadsheets
  • Strong project management skills, ability to handle projects end-to-end
  • Must have a love for communicating with people, and deep respect for artists
  • Must be highly adaptable and able to co-lead a team, working collaboratively
  • Must have a strong dance knowledge base
  • Must have flexible daytime, and some evening and weekend availability
  • Must have access to wifi, work space, and a working smartphone & computer

Experience

  • Must have experience in leading an organization or team
  • Must have experience working in dance, performance, and/or the arts
  • Experience working within the Winnipeg dance community is an asset
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector, and with a board of directors is an asset
  • Experience using WordPress, google drives, Mailchimp, Zoom, Eventbrite, Facebook, Instagram, and twitter is an asset
  • Must have expertise in the areas of grant writing, budgeting, making schedules, and keeping deadlines

YLDE is committed to the principle of equitable access to employment, and welcomes applications from diverse backgrounds. We encourage you to self-identify in your cover letter.

If you are interested and qualified for this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume by end of day, Sunday, August 14th, 2022 to Kayla Jeanson, Board Chair, Young Lungs Dance Exchange.
By email: YLDEcodirectorcall@gmail.com with subject line: YLDE Co-Director

Young Lungs Dance Exchange (YLDE) is located in Winnipeg, MB on Treaty 1 Territory. Our Board of Directors, Kayla Jeanson, Sam Penner, Yuri Karube, Susie Burpee, Neilla Hawley, Jennifer Otisi, Johanna Riley, and Ella Steele welcomes all humans to participate in YLDE activities, and strives to work on/with accessible platforms, and in physically accessible studios and venues. YLDE has a zero tolerance policy for any racial discrimination, transphobia, gender discrimination, misogyny, bullying, or sexual harassment. YLDE strives to be a safer space for everyone.

YLDE Residency Coordinator Call

YLDE Residency Coordinator Call — July 2022

We’re Hiring!

Title: Residency Coordinator (32 Week Contract)

Wage: $24/hr  

Starting Contract: $6,000

Timeline: August 22, 2022 – March 31, 2023 (averaging 7.5 hrs/week)

DESCRIPTION

Young Lungs Dance Exchange is a not-for-profit artist-run support organization committed to the development, creation and presentation of contemporary dance and performance on Treaty 1 Territory, Winnipeg, MB. 

YLDE’s Residency Programs are designed to support the creative processes of artists engaging in dance and movement based projects, by providing resources such as artists fees, mentorship, resources, and public presentation opportunities.

We’re looking for a Residency Coordinator to manage The Screen Dance Mentorship Residency Program running from September-December 2022 and the Research Residency slated to run January-March 2023. The ideal candidate will share with us a love for dance and the belief that dance should hold a vital and valued place in society. As well, they will have an excitement for the creative process, project planning, and engaging with/caring for people.

RESPONSIBILITIES of YLDE’s RESEARCH SERIES COORDINATOR

Administration

  • Report to Co-Directors
  • Collect all necessary materials from all Residency participants to promote the Residency (Ex. Headshots, bios, etc)
  • Liaise with selected artists to ensure all needs are being met 
  • Collect photo consent from participants and the public at events
  • Liaise with, and maintain positive relations to all those connected to YLDE (contractors, artists, funders, partners, stakeholders, etc.)
  • Work within and maintain Residency budgets
  • Maintain an organized filing system for all Residency related documents
  • Monitor and respond to emails
  • Monitor work hours, budgeting time appropriately for work dense periods

Operations

  • Oversee all Residency activity
  • Secure appropriate studio space/venues, and work with the online platform ‘Zoom’
  • Working with Technical Support, ensure all technical needs are being met for virtual based activities
  • Working with Co-Directors, ensure all promotional material is being sent out in a timely and effective manner
  • Ensure accessibility needs are being met
  • Respond appropriately to evolving MB COVID-19 protocols 
  • Create rehearsal schedules for all participating artists in the Research Series as needed
  • Administer contracts at the direction of Co-Directors
  • Organize and schedule public presentations and workshops
  • Hire, and ensure proper documentation is taken for all Public events
  • Work with ‘EventBrite’ and organize registration for public events
  • Coordinate volunteers and event staff needed for public activities
  • Keep track of numbers, significant learnings/events, and write a final report summarizing these details including naming all partners, artists, volunteers.

QUALIFICATIONS for YLDE’s RESIDENCY COORDINATOR

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and visual)
  • Strong independent work ethic, and excellent organizational skills
  • Strong project management skills, ability to handle projects end-to-end
  • Must be highly adaptable and able to work collaboratively
  • Must have a love for communicating with people, and deep respect for art 
  • Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends to attend events
  • Must have an understanding of the online platform ‘Zoom’
  • Must have access to wifi, work space, and a working computer

Experience

  • Must have experience in event planning and coordination
  • Experience working in dance, performance, and/or the arts is an asset
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector is an asset
  • Must have expertise in the areas of correspondence, time-management, budget keeping, and scheduling

YLDE is committed to the principle of equitable access to employment, and welcomes applications from diverse backgrounds. We encourage you to self-identify in your cover letter.

If you are interested and qualified for this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume by end of day, Sunday, August 14th, 2022 to Jillian Groening, Interim Co-Director, Young Lungs Dance Exchange.


By email: younglungs.wpg@gmail.com with subject line: YLDE Residency Coordinator

We thank all applicants for their expression of interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Young Lungs Dance Exchange (YLDE) is located in Winnipeg, MB on Treaty 1 Territory. Our Board of Directors, Kayla Jeanson, Sam Penner, Yuri Karube, Susie Burpee, Neilla Hawley, Jennifer Otisi, Johanna Riley, and Ella Steele welcomes all humans to participate in YLDE activities, and strives to work on/with accessible platforms, and in physically accessible studios and venues. YLDE has a zero tolerance policy for any racial discrimination, transphobia, gender discrimination, misogyny, bullying, or sexual harassment. YLDE strives to be a safer space for everyone.