12 MINUTES MAX

SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHOREOGRAPHIC IDEAS THROUGH EXPERIMENTATION AND DIALOGUE.

12 Minutes Max (12MM) seeks to foster experimentation and the development of a choreographic idea or work-in-progress, from the initial stages through to the first public encounter. Artists have access to support and feedback from the facilitators, the opportunity to share the work with their peers in the program and participate in community dialogues with audiences at public showings.

Facilitators: Barbara Bourget and Paras Terezakis

2020/2021 Dates and Deadlines:

Fall 2020 session: showing November 10, 2020
Winter 2020/21 session: showing February 23, 2021
Spring 2021 session: submission deadline January 15, 2021, showing March 30, 2021
Performance: June 4, 2021

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The 12 Minutes Max Process

  1. There will be three research and development modules for which artists can submit ideas and works-in-progress.
  2. The facilitators will select up to four artists per module.
  3. Selected artists will receive 16 hours of fully-subsidized studio space at Scotiabank Dance Centre to develop their works, with input from the facilitators. Artists may book additional rehearsal hours at regular rates if desired.
  4. At the end of each module all the artists will share their work first with each other and the facilitators, and then in an informal studio showing open to the public. Artists are expected to have 7-12 minutes of material to show.
  5. At the end of the season, the facilitators will identify a selection of the works for further development and the introduction of production elements, leading to a ticketed performance at Scotiabank Dance Centre.

12 MINUTES MAX ARTISTS 2019-2020

Fall Artists

Winter Artists

Spring Artists

Final Presentation

Due to COVID-19, this performance has been cancelled.

GUIDELINES AND HOW TO APPLY FOR 12 MINUTES MAX

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be Full Artist or Company members of The Dance Centre.
  • The applicant must be the author and primary creator of the work/idea.
  • Proposed works must be in the early stages of development: finished works are not eligible.
  • This program is geared towards emerging artists but is also open to any artist experimenting with new directions in their practice.
  • All dance forms and choreographic styles are welcome.
  • Emerging artists must have completed a recognized professional dance training program, or the equivalent.

Tips for Applying

Artists should provide:

  • A brief biography/artist profile
  • Short bios of collaborators, if any
  • A SHORT description (500 words max) of the research/idea you are interested in working on during 12 Minutes Max.

DID YOU KNOW?

The original 12 Minutes Max concept was pioneered by On the Boards in Seattle where it has been running since 1979. In 1994 The Dance Centre launched a Vancouver edition which for over fifteen years provided an opportunity for artists to show eclectic and innovative new works that ran under twelve minutes. The program was relaunched in its current format in 2014.