The School for the Movement of the Technicolor People
Deadline: November 1, 2018
This call is to form that Toronto-based collective who, under the direction of Los Angeles-based interdisciplinary dance artist taisha paggett and dramaturgical support from Toronto-based dance artist/scholar Seika Boye, will move through three stages (described below) to develop and then activate the exhibition’s experimental curriculum, which seeks to address a guiding conceptual question: “What is a Black. Dance. Curriculum. Today?” (Here “Black dance” is a play on words meant not just to point to the canon of African diasporic dance but to the perpetually unstable condition and resiliency of Black life in the United States and Canada.)
Who should apply: Movement-inclined artists and dancers of color interested in engaging somatic and contemplative practices; radical pedagogy; queer, feminist and Black studies; (Black) geography and land politics; and performance and visual art studies are encouraged to apply. Participants must also have access to a reliable computer and be comfortable with online communication (including video). Teaching and performance experience is a plus but not required.
Fee: Participants will be paid development, rehearsal, and performance rates in accordance with CADA recommended fee structures.
Read below for further details on the process and expectations of the collective. Send any questions to SMTPToronto@gallerytpw.ca. There will be a public information session on Thursday, November 8, from 7-9 pm with the lead artists at Gallery TPW: 170 St. Helens Ave. Toronto.
To apply: Please send a bio, CV and a brief statement describing your creative practice/research and interest in the project by November 1 to the email above.
More info on the project and examples of past classes and events can be found here (click on ‘Public Classes and Events’).