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UPCOMING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Kinetic is hosting a series of morning classes & workshops in July with guests Kevin Ormsby/KasheDance & Michael Caldwell! Details below:


Classes with Kevin Ormsby:

July 4-8, 2022—10-11:30AM at DANSpace 


Classes with Michael Caldwell:

July 11 & 13, 2022—10-11:30AM at Halifax Dance

+Special Workshop —The Art of Producing:

July 12, 2022—2:30-4:00PM at DANSpace

Click here to register!

About Kevin:

Artistic Director of KasheDance and Program Manager at Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO), Kevin A. Ormsby has performed with companies in Canada, USA and the Caribbean. Recipient  of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Victor Martyn Lynch – Staunton Award and TAC Cultural Leaders Fellow, he has been a Guest Artist at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts - University of the West Indies (Mona), University of Wisconsin – Madison and Northwestern University.  Kevin's research and creative practice through his company's technical approach to dance exists in a space of constant interrogation and navigation of Caribbean cultural nuances towards, a methodology of understanding space in creation, research, and presentation. He is on the Boards of Dance Collection Danse, Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts and has served on the Boards of Canadian Dance Assembly, Prologue to the Performing Arts and Nia Centre for the Arts.  



About Michael:

Michael Caldwell is a Toronto-based choreographer, performer, curator, director, producer, and arts advocate. He has performed/collaborated with over 50 of Canada's esteemed performance creators/companies, performing across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, earning two (2) Dora Mavor Moore Awards for outstanding performance in dance. His choreography has been commissioned/presented throughout Canada at major festivals, in traditional venues and in site-responsive and community-engaged contexts. Michael is a two-time K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation Artist Award finalist, and a nominee for the 2021 Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize. He serves in leadership, as Creative Director: Programming at Generator in Toronto, and as Associate Artistic Director at Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia. Previously, Michael played a pivotal role in the growth and development of Fall for Dance North, serving as Executive Producer for nine years. He has also served as a Guest Curator and Producer for Dusk Dances, Older & Reckless, and most recently, the 10th anniversary season of Kaeja d’Dance’s Porch View Dances. In addition, he acts as a consultant with various arts organizations and as a mentor to many emerging artists/curators in the Toronto arts community. With a bachelor’s degree in film/art history from Syracuse University in upstate New York, and professional dance training at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Michael now serves as Vice President on the board of directors at The CanDance Network.


Photo: KasheDance in Recalcitrare (Photo by Chris Cushman)

[ID:Five black dancers are huddled together on stage, barefoot, wearing deep purple dresses with light purple bodices. Their arms are extended to the side, all facing each other and are lit from the top]

 

ANNUAL PROGRAMMING

The Open Studio Series

Kinetic Studio offers professional choreographers the opportunity to show in-progress or finished works through our Open Studio Series. Through this series, Kinetic presents curated performances of work three times a season, showcasing the pieces of approximately 15 choreographers in total. The majority of the participating artists are local, but we also include some out-of-town artists each season. Successful artists receive an honorarium, access to rehearsal space, and documentation of their work.

Explorations

Through the support of the Craig Foundation, Kinetic Studio provides extra support to an artist to explore new or developing dimensions of their choreographic process. Each year the program is custom-tailored to the needs of the Explorations artist, with support generally including access to rehearsal space, a stipend, documentation, and the opportunity to show work multiple times over the season.

Artistic Residencies

Kinetic Studio offers artistic residencies to dance artists and those wishing to explore dance and movement in their artistic practices. These residencies are offered to artists whose work falls within Kinetic Studio’s mandate, and most often take the form of access to rehearsal space. Other supports can also be considered. 

Taking Steps to Fly

Jointly organized by Dance Nova Scotia and Kinetic Studio, Taking Steps to Fly is an annual showcase that provides young choreographers with the opportunity to present their work. 

Participation is by application, with the showcase taking place in February of each year. Further information can be found here.


Please contact the Artistic Director at director@kineticstudio.ca for further information on any of our programs.

 

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