In response to a growing cross-disciplinary interest in choreography, this eight-day thematic residency co-facilitated by Ame Henderson and Christopher House will bring together 8-12 artists to engage with methods and ideas distilled from contemporary choreographic practice.
Choreography Across Disciplines is for professional artists working in disciplines other than dance who are leaning towards choreographic ideas, and for dance practitioners investigating choreography in dialogue with other art forms. The goal of the residency is to explore how choreographic thinking - spatial, temporal and sensory - can enhance a diverse range of artistic practices.
What does it offer?
The residency will be grounded in embodied research, knowledge sharing and play, enhanced by encounters with a range of somatic and formal approaches and work with scores and improvisation structures. Physical activities will be supported by open discussion, writing and dialogic walks.
Who should apply
For professional artists in any medium including visual art, performance, film/video, digital arts, sound arts, music, theatre, writing and inter-arts who are interested in exploring the potential of choreographic thinking in their practice, and for dance artists working with choreography in relation to, or within, other forms.
Participants must have experience in some physical practice (not necessarily dance-based) and be willing to act as performer/collaborators in the working of their peers; performance-as-choreography is an important aspect of the work.
Applicants should have an established practice with a history of public presentation, and an interest in both learning through the body and collaborating in an intensive group environment. International and Canadian artists are invited to apply.
When applying, choose between staying in a single or a shared bedroom on the Banff Centre campus for the duration of your program.
Get connected with other artists on campus and focus on your projects in a creative environment while we take care of the day-to-day essentials.
Using a credit-based system to dine on campus, our flexible meal plans allow you to select meals according to your own needs during your stay.
The Full Flex meal plan includes $38 credit per day, equivalent to breakfast, lunch and dinner in Vistas Dining Room.
Your program fee includes free access to the swimming pool, climbing gym and fitness suite as well as discounted rates for classes at the Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Centre.
Enjoy special artist rates for ticketed performances or complimentary access to events.
Fees & Financial Assistance
How to Apply
Participants are selected by impartial adjudicators on the basis of their submitted material. In addition to artistic merit, consideration will be given to the likelihood that the artist's work will benefit from the program.
Applicants will be notified of their status as soon as adjudication is complete.
Note: All programs, faculty, dates, fees, and offers of financial assistance are subject to change. Program fee is subject to applicable taxes. Non-refundable fees and deposits will be retained upon cancellation. Any other fees are refunded at the discretion of the Banff Centre.