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November 2014

Several showings of the new work “Pods” have been beautifully received. Thank you to Saskatoon Salsa, Dance Saskatchewan, Potash Corp. Fireworks Festival and Nuit Blanche.

Dr. Sketchy's Zombies at Saskatoon Expo was a great opportunity to build a following. Several new doodlers and artists were excited to hear about our regular life drawing events with a concession and an intermission show!

The Boudoir Photo Shoot, board sponsored fundraiser, was very popular and a financial success. Thanks to Ken Greenhorn for donating his time and creative eye as our photographer. Thank you to the board for sponsoring the event. Thank you to Jo James for donating the use of her beautiful Lia Sophia jewellery. Thanks also to all of the beautiful women that participated.

Dr. Sketchy Creepy Classics took place on Fri. Oct. 22 featuring models dressed as Steam Punk Frankenstein and one of the Ghostbusters! The annual Rosebud Peek a BOO concert also donated $100 in concession tips to our not for profit company!

Free Flow Dance Centre hosted The Muted Note Wed Oct 29th. Montreal composer and trombonist, Scott Thomson, and dance artist and vocalist, Susanna Hood, performed The Muted Note, a suite of songs and dances based on poems by P.K. Page, 40 times and in 9 Canadian provinces in the autumn of 2014.

Scott composed the suite, a hybrid of jazz and artsong, and Susanna subsequently choreographed the songs on three other dancers with live music by Scott's quintet, The Disguises. Susanna's dances, like Scott's songs, are made to be extended through improvisation, and the creative input of their superb collaborators will animate and activate Page's beautiful verse, the core of this provocatively unconventional Poetry + Music + Dance show. (See personnel below.)

Susanna Hood is an award-winning dance artist renowned, especially, for her synthesis of dance and vocal improvisation, as well as her beautifully crafted choreography. In performance, she sings the song lyrics with tremendous poise and intention, and animates them with her singular improvisations characterized by both their focus and wild abandon. As part of their duo, Scott switches freely from accompanying Susanna to soloing in a vocal, extroverted style reminiscent of his teacher, the great American trombonist, Roswell Rudd.

Patricia Kathleen Page (1916-2010) is one of Canada's most celebrated literary figures, and wrote some of this nation's finest poems. She was also a visual artist, working as P.K. Irwin, whose artworks are in the collections of major museums including the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Upcoming Events

Free Flow Dancer Auditions-Sat. Nov. 8

Spread the news! Free Flow Dance Theatre is holding open auditions for both male and female dancers for a variety of projects during our 20 year anniversary! We are seeking a variety of dancers for short term performance based paid contracts. We are also seeking 2 dancers for annual paid contracts. Our contracts include free studio usage for personal training, modern dance classes, conditioning classes and consulting.

Requirements:
Dancers should be at an intermediate-advanced level.
Age 18+
Modern or contemporary dance experience an asset.

The details:
Saturday November 8th
Free Flow Dance Centre 224 25th St. W. Saskatoon
1-4 pm
Come dressed to dance!
Please feel free to bring a dance resume if you have one.


Clean Bingo (Sister to the Naughty Bingo)-Sat. Nov. 22

We are looking for donations of prizes and hope to have a great group of bingo players. Come on out and support Free Flow and win some fabulous prizes!

Join Free Flow Dance Theatre and the Rosebuds for a fun, frisky, frolic of a time at the "Clean" Bingo. Yep it is just like the Naughty Bingo but with a twist! Fun prizes, 1/2 time show and of course BINGO!!! All proceeds will go towards the not for profit Free Flow Dance Theatre Company season of works!

$10 at the door
$2 Bingo rounds
Concession! Performances! Great fun!
Age 19+ with ID
No membership required.
Stay tuned for our list of performers and special guest Bingo Callers!

If you would like to contribute a prize please drop us a line!
Prize sponsors so far include:
Penny Lane - Melissa Murray
The Better Good
Manitou Spa
Sunday Morning Organic Salon and Spa
Anthony Bidulka
Hair Craft - Rona Sumners
Rosebud Burlesque Club
Wood's Body Goods
Harlequin Romance
Carrie Catherine - Somewhere Saskatchewan.
Rick Fehr/ Mona Handful
Konga Cafe
Unreal City
Bodacious Bustlines Bras and Lingerie
LB Distillers

Motion Influx: A gala of contemporary dance-Sat. Nov. 29th

Join Free Flow Dance Theatre and friends at their annual fall concert for an evening of professional contemporary dance works at the Refinery Theatre on November 29th!
Motion Influx features:
Free Flow Dance Theatre with special guests Erica Jacks & Kyle Syverson
Sat Nov 29th 2014
Refinery Theatre 609 Dufferin Ave. Saskatoon
Doors open 7:30pm Show @8pm
Tickets $20 general, $15 student/senior
Advanced sales
Tickets avail now! Box office: 306-653-5191 or www.ontheboards.ca

Advertisers needed for our gala program-Thurs. Nov. 13th

Free Flow Dance Theatre would like to offer you the opportunity to support local professional dance by purchasing an advertisement for your business in our printed program for the Free Flow Dance Theatre Fall Gala event at the Refinery Theatre on November 29th 2014. We are a small local not for profit arts organization who strives to make contemporary dance accessible to people of all backgrounds through our community based performances and workshops. We receive some funding from the Saskatchewan Arts board and other granting agencies but must work to supplement our budget by finding other ways to generate income such as program advertising sales. We thank you for supporting the Saskatchewan arts scene!

Advertisements are available in the following sizes:
Business card size: $25
1⁄4 page: $50
1⁄2 page: $100

The deadline for advertisements is Thursday November 13th 2014.
Please note that the program will be printed in black and white only and that all files should be sent as a high resolution PDF or JPEG format. Minimum 200 DPI

For more information please contact
Amanda Losonsky-Prentice at freeflowdanceassistant@hotmail.com
Or Jackie Latendresse at freeflowdance@hotmail.com
Questions? Call us at 306-665-5998
Check us out online at www.freeflowdance.com
Or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/2453697079/

Dr. Sketchy's Xmas Edition-Fri. Dec. 5 at 7:30pm

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