Short Dances

A Series of SHORT DANCES is an intimate presentation of solo works. Collaborating with a local businesses in Toronto, we feature artists of all sorts to collaborate, share and experiment to create movement within their bodies of work. It is a platform for professional development and a welcoming space for creative nurture and artistic ventures.  

Founder / Poster Design:
Alvin Collantes

Location Scout / Logistics:
Maricris Rivera

Artistic Direction / Producer:
Maricris Rivera

Photography:
Ken Dobb, Alex Medeiros

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Is it a contemporary dance show?
- It's contemporary in a way that all performers from different styles of dance explores ideas that are contemporary, whether it is the music, the movement or the style. The show doesn't fall to one category. It is open for all types of performers, even those outside of dance.

What do you mean by artist explorations?
- The content of this showing focuses on our featured artists; us getting to know who they are and their journey to try something new, to think outside the box, to go outside their comfort zone. Some artists have shared personal experiences, told stories, explored tasks, explored emotions, challenged a criticism, voiced their opinions or simply move to a song they feel connected to.

What is the setting like?
- The environment provides an intimate tone where it opens the room for dancers to go deep into their exploration. It can be uncomfortable, personal, exciting, suspenseful and emotional all at the same time for both the audience and the performers, which can be super rewarding!

If I am a featured artist for the month, do I prepare something or is it purely improvisational? 
- You can showcase a piece of your own work/choreography, a work-in-progress or completely improvise. The focus is the ideas you are trying to explore.

.SIGN UP TO OUR NEXT EVENT!

To sign-up, please fill out the form below with your name, the event you would like to participate, phone number and e-mail address. We will send you a confirmation of your participation. Please take note that each event is limited to 15 artists. If the event has reached the maximum amount of artists featured, we will put you on the waiting list or provide you other available dates.

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Please tell us what you are interested in exploring, or if you are open to having a challenge given to you (such as performing to live music or being given a concept to work with).

PREVIOUS EVENTS:

Mar 2017 - 918 Bathurst

Mar 2017 - 918 Bathurst

Feb 2017 - Aki Studio Theatre

Feb 2017 - Aki Studio Theatre

Jan 2017 - Sky Blue Sky 

Jan 2017 - Sky Blue Sky 

Oct 2016 - Daniel Spectrum

Oct 2016 - Daniel Spectrum

Sept 2016 - Majlis Art Garden

Sept 2016 - Majlis Art Garden

Aug 2016 - The Hub Ottawa

Aug 2016 - The Hub Ottawa

July 2016 - Majlis Art Garden

July 2016 - Majlis Art Garden

June 2016 - Rose Will Studio

June 2016 - Rose Will Studio

May 2016 - Cafe Novo

May 2016 - Cafe Novo

April 2016 - Cafe Novo

April 2016 - Cafe Novo

Mar 2016 - Rose Will Studio

Mar 2016 - Rose Will Studio

Jan 2016 - Fika Cafe

Jan 2016 - Fika Cafe

Nov 2015 - Aluna Theatre

Nov 2015 - Aluna Theatre

Oct 2015 - Fika Cafe

Oct 2015 - Fika Cafe

Sept 2015 - Majlis Art Garden

Sept 2015 - Majlis Art Garden

July 2015 - Majlis Art Garden

July 2015 - Majlis Art Garden

June 2015 - Videofag

June 2015 - Videofag

May 2015 - Videofag

May 2015 - Videofag

Mar 2015 - Videofag

Mar 2015 - Videofag

Jan 2015 - Videofag

Jan 2015 - Videofag

Dec 2014 - The Space

Dec 2014 - The Space

Nov 2014 - Videofag

Nov 2014 - Videofag

Oct 2014 - Videofag

Oct 2014 - Videofag

Aug 2014 - Videofag

Aug 2014 - Videofag

Mar 2014 - Creatures Gallery

Mar 2014 - Creatures Gallery

Feb 2014 - Creatures Gallery

Feb 2014 - Creatures Gallery

Sept 2013 - Creatures Gallery

Sept 2013 - Creatures Gallery

May 2013 - Dancemakers

May 2013 - Dancemakers