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: Aryo Khakpour and Ziyian Kwan

2021/2022 Dates and Deadlines:

Fall 2021 Session
Studio Showing January 17, 2022 | 6pm
Winter 2021/22 Session
Studio Showing March 1, 2022 | 6pm
Spring 2022 Session
Submission Deadline: January 17, 2022 | 5pm
Showing May 16, 2022 | 6pm
Performance: June 30, 2022 | 8pm

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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 2021-2022

Fall Artists

Winter Artists

Spring Artists

Final Presentation

Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Tap

Alexandra Clancy

Tap & Jazz Dancer...
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Ballet, Contemporary

Ana Sosa

Ana was born and raised in Mexico, Pachuca Hidalgo. She moved to Vancouver when she was eight, and studied at Dance Co and Harbour Dance Center (ITP). Ana also has a Bachelor’s in Business from Pace University (NYC), an MBA from IPADE Business School in ...
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Contemporary, Improvisation

Jenna Berlyn

Jenna Berlyn is a contemporary dance artist based in Vancouver, B.C. She is a graduate of Modus Operandi Contemporary Dance Program under the artistic direction of Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond, where her final year was completed on scholarship from the...
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Contemporary

Kaia Shukin

Kaia Shukin (she/her) is dance artist who gratefully lives and works in Vancouver, Canada on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. Her interests ...
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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.