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Call for Choreographers

The W.I.P. (works in progress) Series in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is looking for professional and emerging choreographers to present original and innovative works in progress in Saskatoon. Jackie Latendresse is the Series Coordinator. Informal showings will take place twice a year and the season culminates in a Gala event of finished works. The next showing will take place June 4th 2011. The showing following that will take place on September 24th 2011. The Gala event of finished works is to be held on December 3rd.

Priority will be given to Saskatchewan based artists however; national applications are encouraged. Please send:

  1. A brief description of the proposed W.I.P. (work in progress) Max. 1 page
  2. A current dance resume. (include phone #, email and mailing address)
  3. A short statement detailing the type of audience feedback that would most help you to continue to develop your work. Max.1 page
  4. Using the guidelines from the Canadian Artists Code describe your status as professional or emerging. Guidelines are available here

Applications are being accepted immediately and are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Up to five Choreographers will be accepted for each performance. There will be two in studio performances. Please specify which showing you would prefer to present your work at.

W.I.P.'s should be an exploration using contemporary/modern or experimental style. Choreographers will receive no less than five and no greater than fifteen minutes to present their work. They will be expected to speak about their work prior to the presentation of it for up to a maximum of ten minutes. Written audience feedback will be collected and distributed to the choreographers. A DVD of your piece will be provided. An honorarium of $100.00 will be available for professional choreographers. Billets will be provided for all out of town parties upon request. The W.I.P. Series uses the definition of a professional artist outlined in the Canadian Artists Code and used by the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists. All artists presented will be considered for participation in the final Gala of finished works in the autumn.

Please send your applications to:
W.I.P. Series Attention J. Latendresse
J. Latendresse
224 25th St. W. Saskatoon SK S7L 0C4
(306) 665-5998
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