Programs

Artist-in-Residence and DanceLab programs

Margaret Grenier/photo Chris Randle

Margaret Grenier, Dancers of Damelahamid/photo Chris Randle

Artist-in-Residence

The Dance Centre’s Artist-in-Residence program provides studio space and technical and administrative support to enable choreographers to work with various artists and audiences, through creation, teaching, outreach activities and performances. Technical residencies offer production support to artists preparing for full theatre presentations.

Artists-in-Residence 2016-2017:

Justine A. Chambers
Yvonne Chartrand, V'ni Dansi
Mique'l Dangeli, Git Hayetsk
Chick Snipper
Lesley Telford
Wen Wei Wang, Wen Wei Dance

Artists-in-Residence 2017-2018:

Rosario Ancer, Flamenco Rosario
Colleen Lanki, TomoeArts
Kasandra Lea, Kasandra Flamenco
Helen Walkley

DanceLab

Our DanceLab program supports research and collaboration between dance artists and other art disciplines. It provides fully subsidized studio space at Scotiabank Dance Centre to the participating artists for a period of 2 weeks, enabling the artists to research how cross-art form collaboration can enhance their artistic growth and the development of new work. Upon completion of the process, the artists open up the process to the public through an informal studio presentation.

DanceLab Artists 2016-2017:

Amber Funk Barton, the response. (lighting, music, design, theatre)
Olivia C. Davies (visual art, text)
Emmalena Fredriksson (film, new media)
Jeanette Kotowich (sound, music)
Natalie Tin Yin Gan (theatre)
Helen Walkley (music, text)

DanceLab Artists 2017-2018:

Naomi Brand (integrated dance, live audio description)
Idan Cohen (music, opera)
Margaret Grenier, Dancers of Damelahamid (Pacific Rim Indigenous dance and song, design)
Aryo and Arash Khakpour, The Biting School (theatre, text)