2020 Community Dance Project
Due to the cancellation of the 2020 Guelph Dance Festival, we are also postpoing the Community Dance Project until next season. Participants will be contacted by project organizers with details.
Community Dance Project with Meredith Thompson
Photo by John Lauener
Guelph Dance is looking for up to 40 movers of all ages to participate in a dance project that will culminate in three performances as part of the Guelph Dance Festival In the Park series in June 2021.
If you enjoy dancing or if you dream of dancing – this project is for you! All you need is the desire to be part of something special, an interest to meet new people, and the availability to attend all the necessary rehearsals and performances (outlined below)!
Imprint, choreographed by Meredith Thompson, will be presented by the Guelph Dance Festival and we are looking for an intergenerational cast of up to 40 movers, ages 8 years and older.
There is no audition process! Email Meredith Thompson at [email protected] if you are interested.
Please note that those interested will need to be available for all rehearsals and performances.
More about the project:
Day to day, and moment to moment, we exist and live suspended by ten thousand threads of connection and interdependence. Whether we like to think so or not, we don’t accomplish anything in this world alone. Imprint is an acknowledgement of this interconnectivity and the many weavings of our lives.
– Meredith Thompson
Imprint was first commissioned by Dusk Dances and premiered at Dusk Dances Withrow Park on August 5, 2019.
Meredith Thompson is a Toronto-based dance artist, dance maker and arts educator originally from Huntsville, Ontario. She has performed throughout Canada and beyond with Sylvie Bouchard, Dancetheatre David Earle, the Danny Grossman Dance Company, Mairéad Filgate, Tina Fushell, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Barbara Lindenberg, and Yvonne Ng, among others. A core artist with Dusk Dances, Meredith has also been performing, touring, and creating for this popular outdoor, site-specific dance festival for over a decade. As a maker/creator, Meredith works both independently and collaboratively, and past projects have been presented at a number of festivals and events across Canada. Meredith has been profoundly influenced and inspired by her work creating community-based dance works for large casts of performers of all ages and backgrounds. Fond of teaching and young people, Meredith has also worked extensively as a teaching artist with the Toronto District School Board, and is the Director of the Young Apprentice Program at Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre. Meredith is a graduate of York University’s Department of Fine Arts and Faculty of Education.