Call to Artists

Series 3 - Into the Fire

April 25 @ 8pm, 26 @ 4pm

Tech rehearsals: April 24 after 5pm

Venue: The Citadel

Deadline: February 21, 11:59pm EST

Into the Fire is a fun and family friendly program showcasing emerging talent, artistic collaborations and the fusion of contemporary dance with other art forms.

If selected you will receive an honourarium of $500, a video of each performance, full technical staff and marketing as well as a fantastic opportunity to show your work and meet other artists! We offer a travel stipend for out of town artists. This opportunity is available to artists who, at minimum, have completed a professional training program or equivalent and professional choreographers as defined by The Canadian Artist Code.

To apply please send the following via email to by the deadline (no exceptions):

  1. Choreographers’ CV, contact information and biography
  2. Performer biographies
  3. Piece description
  4. A paragraph explaining how the proposed work relates to the theme presented in the series. Interpretations are encouraged. *This is an important aspect of your application. Please give this aspect of the proposal considerable thought.
  5. List of props, or special technical requests.
  6. A video of the proposed work or a recent work or work-in-progress. You may send the video via Youtube link or vimeo (with password), or web link. *Please ensure your privacy settings are turned off where necessary.

Works of a minimum of 5min up to a maximum of 20min will be considered. You may propose an excerpt of a longer work, a remounted work, or a new piece. This series is meant to showcase finished works/well-developed pieces and NOT works-in-progress.

If the work you are proposing is not finished as of the application deadline, please show video excerpts of rehearsal footage of the work and clearly dictate with description and video your ideas/rough rehearsal footage to provide an indication as to how the work will be completed.

Curatorial Criteria

Dance Matters’ rotating curatorial committee makes its decisions by upholding the following criteria:

  • Works of clarity in form and idea
  • Works of strong artistic integrity
  • Works showcasing spirited performances
  • Works from artists who are not presented frequently in other platforms
  • Works from a range of artists - from emerging to senior
  • A range of solo, duet or group work
  • A range of dance aesthetics and viewpoints

Photo by: Craig Chambers

Featuring: Denise Solleza and Justine Comfort, Choreographer: Tracey Norman