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Updates

Call for submissions (Canadian artists) 2016

Deadline: February 15, 2016

The 11th edition of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art will take place in Toronto from October 12 to 22, 2016. Curated and organized by a non-profit artist collective, the festival presents innovative and progressive contemporary performance art by local, national and international artists. This call for submissions is an invitation restricted to artists from Canada. We are looking for emerging, mid-career and established artists in Canada alongside international artists to showcase the breadth and depth of current contemporary performance art practice.

We pay artist fees that meet or exceed CARFAC guidelines, accommodation, and travel. We cannot accommodate dance, theatre, or circus troupes/companies. No email submissions please.

Application Guidelines: Please complete the following form and save it as a single PDF, and submit 10 images of your work and/or 5 minutes of video documentation on Vimeo or YouTube. Upload your materials to www.dropbox.com (you can set up an account for free) and send the links to performance@7a-11d.ca. Please note: email submissions will not be accepted.

Upload the following information on a single .pdf to Dropbox. Submissions must include:
ARTIST INFO
-artist name
-email
-telephone
-mailing address

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED WORK
Provide a detailed description of the proposed work. Include:
-title (if applicable)
-duration
-materials
-type of venue (indoor, outdoor, proscenium, etc)
-technical Requirements (500 words max)
-description of performance (500 words max)

ARTIST STATEMENT
-please provide a description of how the proposed work fits into your overall practice. 300 words max.

RESUME
-please provide a short CV, 2 pages max.

BIO
-please provide a short biographical statement. 200 words max.

DOCUMENTATION
-please attach 10 images of your work and/or a link to 5 minutes of performance documentation on video. Images should be jpegs, saved at maximum 800 x 600 pixels. 5 minute video, linked through Vimeo or YouTube, with a password if needed. Caption document (include the title, dimensions, medium, date and other applicable information for each image)

INFO
www.7a-11d.ca
performance@7a-11d.ca

7a*11d acknowledges the support of the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, and numerous artist-run organizations, private and business sponsors for our previous activities.

7a*11d mention

Festival fans may be interested in article by Ben Portis recently published by The Dance Current that mentions several performances from the 2014 edition of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art. You can read “Dance and Objecthood” here: http://www.thedancecurrent.com/feature/dance-and-objecthood

From the article: “A biennial exposition of the legacies and politics of performance, the festival gathers legends and upstarts, sages and jesters, masters and mavericks. Night after night, the performances were packed. A frequent motif was the irreverent or iconoclastic retrospective critique of the personal, reframing the inherited legacies of prior generations.”

Performance Art Daily 2014 now online

Since 2010, 7a*11d has hosted Performance Art Daily, a lunchtime artist “talk show” series during the festival featuring discussions with and among many our visiting artists and organizers. Videos of the 2014 festival talks have now been uploaded to our YouTube channel, and can be found along with the 2010 and 2012 installments at https://www.youtube.com/user/7a11dfestival.

Coverage in MARPA’s Bloc-Notes

French-speaking followers of 7a*11d may want to check out the February and March 2015 editions of Bloc-Notes, the monthly publication of MARPA (Maison Arts Plastiques Rhône-Alpes), which features reviews by Sylvie Ferré of several performances that took place at our 2014 festival.

Terrance Houle makes Canadian Art top 3

Terrance Houle’s 7a*11d performance is number 2 on Alison Cooley’s Top 3 picks for the year for Canadian Art. She writes “The performance was a demonstrative embodiment of trauma—not simply the kind inflicted upon Indigenous bodies in violent and visible ways, but the kind inflicted by complicity, by the academy and by arts institutions.” See the full review here.

After the festival

Another successful edition of 7a*11d has wrapped up, but the impressions linger on. In addition to the insightful commentary by Alison Cooley and Jenn Snider and photos from Henry Chan on the festival blog, you can read Michael Lyonsreview of the festival in the latest installment of Kapsula.

Scheduling changes

For those consulting the printed schedule, please note the following changes. The starting time for Nathalie Mba Bikoro’s‘s performance on Saturday has been changed to 5 pm, running until 8 pm.

Scheduling changes

For those consulting the printed schedule, please note the following changes. John Court‘s performance will begin at 4 pm rather than 2 pm on Thursday. Aidana María Rico Chávez, originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon program, will now be presented as part of the Saturday night program. Roberto de la Torre, originally scheduled for Saturday night, will now be part of the Sunday afternoon program.

7a*11d rated a “must-see”

Canadian Art has included the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art as a “must-see” Toronto event for the coming week. Check out the listing here.

Workshops with Eduardo Oramas

In conjunction with his visit to Toronto to take part in the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, Colombian choreographer, contemporary dancer, performance artist, and university teacher Eduardo Oramas will present two workshops in Toronto, on Thursday October 23 and Saturday, October 25, 2014.

Ensemble Improvisation
Thursday 23 October, 12-3pm, $15
Artscape Youngplace Centre, Studio 103, 180 Shaw Street

Eduardo will work with participants on group improvisation to develop the capacity of listening and working together. “I understand improvisation as a non-formalistic technique, based on the construction of relationships and the possibility of communication with the others. The aim of this workshop is to train a particular sensitivity that I will call “listening” which consists in establishing connections with other people through movement, paying special attention to the here and now when connections develop. In order to achieve this, I use a methodology based on group exercises where the participants become familiar with basic concepts of composition such as time, space and weight. We work on these concepts progressively, with the purpose of doing something together while being aware of what we do. In this way, we can develop what we come up with right in very the moment we are improvising.”

Contract Improvisation & Contemporary Partnering Workshop
Saturday 25 October, 12-3pm, $15
Artscape Youngplace Centre, Studio 103, 180 Shaw Street

Eduardo invites participants of all levels to participate in a Contact Improvisation & Contemporary Partnering Workshop. Starting with and then departing from the technical principles of contact dance, I propose exercises and dance sequences that are thought to be executed in pairs, focusing on weight transfer, the study of supporting points and the use of gravity force as a main impulse for movement. Thus, the workshop encourages participants to increase their sensitivity towards other bodies, working on movement flow and the use of inertia, all of which allows a minimal use of muscular energy.

For information regarding the Toronto classes please contact the organizer: lo bil – lbil@rogers.com

Biography

www.eduardooramas.com

Eduardo is a Colombian choreographer, dancer, performer and university teacher. He was born in Grenoble, France, in 1975. He graduated as an anthropologist at the University of Los Andes (2000) and has an interdisciplinary Master in Theater and Live Arts from the National University of Colombia (2009). Eduardo has won various prizes, including: a national internship for creative incentives from the Ministry of Culture (2007), two grants from the District Secretary of Culture to create new dance pieces as a dancer (2008 and 2010), two grants for interdisciplinary creation as a co-­‐director (2009 and 2011), a grant for dance creation from IDARTES as a director (2012).

As a dancer and performer he has worked with: Corporación Danza Relieve -­‐Medellín (2003-­‐2006), Compañía Impromotion In Promoción -­‐España/Colombia (2003), Ballet Metropolitano de Medellín (2005-­‐2006), Compañía Danza Común-­‐Colombia (2007-­‐2008), Compañía Estantres-­‐Colombia (2008), Mapa Teatro-­‐Colombia (2008) Compañía Korpe-­‐Colombia (2010), Compañía Tercero Excluido-­‐Colombia (2010-­‐2012), Colectivo Los Desvestidos (2012).
He is the director of the group “La Bestia”, a space for collective research and scenic creation, which gathers artists from different disciplines to explore the body in its scenic dimension. He has directed three pieces: FELICITACIONES (2009), ROSALA (2012) and PATAFUERTE (2012), and co-­‐directed two interdisciplinary works: INVIERNO (2009) and INVESTIDURAS (2011).

Eduardo started his pedagogic experience in contemporary dance in 2003 teaching at the universities of San Martin and San Buenaventura. Between 2004 and 2007 he gave workshops periodically, maintaining a training space at the Palacio de la Cultura in Medellín Colombia. He has also taught in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Antioquia (2006), the Institute Jorge Robledo (2006-­‐2007) and the Technological Institute of Medellín (2006-­‐ 2007). Between 2008 and 2012, Eduardo worked as a pedagogue in the Faculty of Arts of the Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas (ASAB), giving curses in contemporary dance technique, applied dance composition, improvisation, interdisciplinary ensamble and contact dance. Eduardo has been contemporary dance teacher in Colombia at Danza Común Foundation (2012), La Ventana Productions (2009 and 2013), the Politécnico Gran Colombiano Institute (2010-­‐2011), Tercero Excluído Dance Company (2010-­‐2012) and in USA at the “Modern Guest Artists” program of Dance New Amsterdam (DNA), New York (2012).

He also worked at the Centre for Experimentation in Artistic Pedagogy of the Secretary of Education of the District of Bogotá CEPAS (2011), was teacher at a Diploma in Story Telling at the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional (2012), and was part of the pedagogic team of the Diploma in Dance Creation of the Teaching Teachers Program of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia (2012). He has participated in various academic events, such as the World Dance Alliance Global Dance Event, organized by the University of New York, USA (2010), and the First Latin American Encounter of Scholars researching on Bodies and Corporealities in the Cultures in Rosario Argentina (2012). Nowadays, he is working at the Performing Arts Department of the Faculty of Arts at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Bogotá, and is coordinating the professional training project 2es-­‐Bogotá with the collective La Bestia.

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