The École de danse contemporaine de Montréal is recognized for the rigorous training it provides its students. It prepares professional and versatile dancers through quality instruction as well as technical, artistic and personal development tools, thus opening the door to a career in today’s world of contemporary dance. The school, which was founded in 1981, is affiliated with Cégep du Vieux Montréaland accredited by Quebec’s Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport. The School also receives subsidies from Canadian Heritage.
The School's particular approach is defined as the union of two essential components in the make-up of the dance artist : a profound search for his/her own creative uniqueness combined with the mastery of the dancer’s rigorous technique. This technique is acquired through an understanding of the body as well as intense and disciplined work with guest teachers who share a similar vision. Another essential focus of the training is reflection on the art, the movements made and their significance.
The aim of this project is to create a choreographic work of a length of 30 minutes for agroup of 15 to 20 dancers.
number of artists received : 1 choreographer
length of the residency : 4 months
proposed dates of the stay : September 1st to December 20, 2014
The residency takes place within the framework of the professional contemporary dance training in the college program (DEC) « Danse-Interpretation ». The course is offered at the fifth session of a program of six sessions ( 3 years).The creation period is programmed into the school’s calendar for a total of 80 hours distributed mainly between September 1st and mid-october. Beyond this period of creation, the choreography will be repeated by a rehearsal director.The course ends with a series of four shows presented in a professional theater in Montreal. More over, as our training program is accredited by the Ministry o fEducation of Quebec, all teachers and choreographers should participate in thee valuation of students following the various guidelines set by the School andthe College.
Deadline to apply : 15th March 2014