Alongside their exploration with how groups thrive or suffer inside social taboos, the creation process also focuses on technical experimentation with microphones, video projection and camera flashes. Outreach will play a key role in the creative process, as the public is invited to inform their ideas. OIS will work alongside project mentor Crystal Pite, rehearsal director Justine Chambers, and lighting designer James Proudfoot. Presenting partners include Live Art Dance Productions, Dance Victoria, Firehall Arts Centre, L’Agora de la Danse, and the Brian Webb Dance Company.
The CanDance Creation Fund supports Canadian choreographers in their creation and development of new works, culminating in a tour of at least four Canadian cities. This presenter-driven process, which deepens the working relationship among artists and presenters, develops new audiences, and enhances the artistic experience for current audiences. The Creation Fund offers an unprecedented opportunity to Canadian dance creators by giving commissioned dances a longer life and a national audience.