CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS FOR NEW SITE-SPECIFIC WORK BY NOEMIE LAFRANCE – TORONTO

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    The Bentway and Noémie Lafrance are currently looking for artists, performers and community members (of all ages) who would like to participate in the creative process for a new site-specific work to be presented at The Bentway in Toronto in June 2019.

    Where: The Bentway, Toronto, Canada

    When: March 23, 24, 30, 31 / April 6, 7, 13, 14 / May 4, 5, 14

    The Bentway is thrilled to be working with world-renowned choreographer Noémie Lafrance on a new commission to be presented on June 7-8, 2019. The site-specific work will traverse the entire length of The Bentway and be performed by 60 performers.

    We are currently looking for artists, performers and community members (of all ages) who would like to participate in the creative process for the June performances through a series of free public workshops with Noémie Lafrance. The workshops will consist of round table discussions, collective writing exercises and group physical improvisations in movement and voice. (pre-registration is required).

    Lafrance’s site-specific choreographic work has been staged on sites such as the architecture of Frank Gehry and the abandoned 50, 000 sq ft McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn. She’s also choreographed for Cirque du Soleil and music artists such as Feist, David Byrne, Carly Rae Jepson, Snow Patrol, Rita Ora, Amanda Palmer, and Justin Timberlake.

    How to apply: Participants will choose their own dates on a first come first served basis, until the capacity (25 per day) is reached.

    To register, adults (age 18-59) must commit to attending a minimum of 4 workshop days. Please note that the same workshop is given on Saturdays and Sundays for adults.

    Youth (age 8-17) and Elders (age 60+) must commit to a minimum 3 workshop days.

    We encourage everyone to register for the May 14 workshop as we would like to gather everyone on the last day.

    **Please note that we will require all participants to sign a waiver before their first workshop.**

    To Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/creative-process-workshops-with-noemie-lafrance-at-the-bentway-registration-55792628253

    Free to participate.

    Contact details: Sarah Munro, Manger of Programming, The Bentway, smunro@thebentway.ca, 416-304-0222

    For further information, please visit http://www.thebentway.ca/

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