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: Idan Cohen and Raina von Waldenburg

2019/2020 Dates and Deadlines:
Fall 2019 session: submission deadline September 6, showing November 5, 2019
Winter 2019/20 session: submission deadline October 25, 2019, showing February 18, 2020
Spring 2020 session: submission deadline January 17, showing April 7, 2020
Performance: June 12, 2020

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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 2019 Artists

Winter 2019/20 Artists

Spring 2020 Artists

Final Presentation

Authentic Movement, Ballet, Contemporary, Physical Theatre

Dance//Novella

Dance//Novella was established in 2018 by Brandon Lee Alley and Racheal Prince. The collective was brought to life with the intention to create, research and develop movement as well as build performance opportunities for independent artists. We are excited to...
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Flamenco

Linda Hayes

Pianist/Dancer, Linda Hayes has been teaching and performing for 25 years. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she studied with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in the professional program where she trained in all genres of dance with Flamenco being her forte. Linda visits ...
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Ballet, Contact Improvisation, Contemporary, Physical Theatre, Yoga

Rachel Helten

My desire to liberate myself and others fuels my artistic practice. I am a dance artist, choreographer, teacher and interdisciplinary creator. My process often incorporates found text, poetry, personal reflections, movement generation in the wilderness, voice...
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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.