Have you ever wondered what is going on in a choreographer's mind? What is their creative process like? Where do they get ideas and inspiration from and how do these things all result in a completed dance piece? The W.I.P is the place to find out! If you love dance or are even just a little bit curious about it then this is the series for you!
The W.I.P. was founded in 2003 by Jackie Latendresse and presented fifteen different choreographers during its first season. It was followed by a second season in 2004 which presented the work of nine independent choreographers. In 2006 we collaborated with Zen Prairie Dance to present Progressions: Presentations which featured six more choreographers in both Saskatoon and Regina. The WIP Series presents in studio showing of works in progress and culminates in an annual Gala of finished works. This series is designed to provide a venue for both emerging and professional choreographers who are working in the area of contemporary and experimental choreography and is open to all artists working in this vein in both the province of Saskatchewan and across Canada. Each in studio performance will present 4-5 different choreographers.
To our VIEWERS:
The most important aspect of this new series is YOU! Yes it is the audience. You will get a chance to meet the choreographers and hear them speak about their work. Each choreographer will ask the audience for certain types of feedback that they feel will be instrumental to helping them further develop their work. The work will then be presented to you and afterwards you will be given a few moments to jot down your observations, comments, criticisms or even doodles are welcome! This audience feedback will be collected at the end of the performance and distributed to the choreographers.
This series is the first of its kind in Saskatchewan and is fast becoming a staple in Saskatchewan's Dance Diet! So everybody W.I.P. it up! If you would like to help out by volunteering for the series please contact us at 665-5998 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Choreographers are invited to send applications to
224 25th Street West
Please see the Call for choreographers for application details.