Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
Re-Centering/Margins Creative Residency Showings
Tickets: Free, suggested donation of $10
When: April 2-7, 2021
Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs
Join Made in BC (MiBC) - Dance on Tour online for a showing of contemporary dance works by this year’s 2020-21 Re-Centering/Margins Creative Residency Artists: Katie Cassady, Jessica McMann, Joshua Ongcol.
MiBC Re-Centering/Margins Creative Residency project provides opportunities and professional development for emerging dance artists of colour over an extensive residency period to create contemporary dance performance works.
The three selected artists were chosen in a competitive process by a Selection Committee of established artists: Justine Chambers, Natalie Tin Yin Gan, and Starr Muranko. Each emerging artist chose an established artist to mentor them with creative feedback: Julianne Chapple, David MacMurray Smith, Rulan Tangen and Lee Su-Feh. Each artist also invited a BIPOC emerging writer to accompany and document their process. Writers are crafting original essays to build context around the work: Haliehana Stepetin, Christian Vistan and Elysse Cloma, and essays will be edited by Emily Dundas Oke for public dissemination.
“The MiBC BIPOC Residency offered me the resources and space to lay the groundwork for my artistic voice as a qpoc artist. I had the freedom and resources to creatively research questions that I will pursue for many years to come.” Zahra Shahab, 2019 BIPOC Residency artist
Made in BC- Dance on Tour is dedicated to building a culture for dance throughout British Columbia. MiBC connects BC communities with dance artists, and fosters an appreciation of contemporary dance through its collaborations with multiple presenters and other community partners across the province.
Re-Centering/Margins Creative Residency project supports Made in BC’s mission by strengthening emerging and contemporary dance artists in Vancouver for future engagements both locally and provincially.
This residency acknowledges how critical it is to explicitly support BIPOC dance artists within our community. The residency both holds space and provides visibility for marginalized artists - Justine Chambers, dancer
Recognising the need for support for early career artists, MiBC provided free rehearsal space, mentorship support, and showcase opportunity of works in process (Nov 2020) for a group of another five dance artists who had expressed interest in the residency project: Jennifer Aoki, Angela Cooper, Juolin Lee, Simran Sachar and Marissa Wong
This MiBC Creative Residency is an initiative of ED, Dr. Jane Gabriels, and is a partnership project between Made in BC - Dance on Tour and participating studios: 45 W. and Xanadu Studios.
We acknowledge that this event take place on the Traditional Coast Salish Lands including the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ) and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Nations. Viewers may be watching from other territories.