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2020 Community Dance Project – Call for Movers!

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 May 29-31st, 2020!

Community Dance Project – Call for Movers!

Photo by John Lauener

                                                                                     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 May 29-31st, 2020!

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 on May 29th, May 30th and May 31st, 2020 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.

 Rehearsal schedule, Guelph Youth Studios, 42 Quebec Street or on-site at Exhibition Park (weather permitting).
1. Sunday March 8 4:00-6:00pm

2. Sunday March 29 2:30-4:30pm

3. Sunday April 5 2:30-4:30pm

4. Sunday April 19 2:30-4:30pm

5. Sunday April 26 2:30-4:30pm

6. Sunday May 3 2:30-4:30pm

7. Sunday May 10 2:30-4:30pm

8. Tuesday May 19 6pm-8pm

9. Sunday May 24 7pm-9pm

10. Tuesday May 26 6pm-8pm (*Dress Rehearsal)

Performances and Technical rehearsals, Exhibition Park 

Friday May 29- Technical Rehearsal between 1:30-5pm (exact time TBC)

Friday May 29 – 7pm Performance, 6pm call time for all Imprint performers
Saturday May 30 – 12pm Performance, 11am call time for all Imprint performers
Sunday May 31 – 12pm Performance, 11am call time for all Imprint performers

 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.

https://youtu.be/GpfJWJuSMoQ

 

Meredith Thompson

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.

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