Are you a contemporary dancer? Help bring this new theatrical work to life

Contemporary dancers are invited to take part in an upcoming two-week workshop for a new play in development.

Savage Society has put out a call for contemporary dancers to take part in the workshop of Tai Grauman’s new play in development, You Used to Call Me Marie …

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The workshop will explore how the company can create horses by using an ensemble of six contemporary dancers.

A press release notes that You Used to Call Me Marie … follows two souls in eight different Métis love stories at eight distinct points in time, beginning in creation and ending in the present. It follows Iskwewo and Napew before and after the creation of Treaty 6: through the emergence of the Métis communities across the plains, the colonization arising from the fur trade and the loss of knowledge over time.

You Used To Call Me Marie … shares the love, the loss and the fight of Treaty 6’s Métis women.

It uses alternate forms of theatrical structure, five different languages, puppetry, jigging and contemporary dance.

The company encourages submissions from dancers of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Preference will be given to self-identifying Indigenous applicants.

The workshop will take place Oct. 15 to 26 at the Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New West, with a public presentation on Oct. 25 and 26. Dancers will be given remuneration of $1,400.

Dancers should submit a headshot and resume to tai@savagesociety.ca to be considered.

Savage Society tells stories based on myth, tradition and the contemporary Indigenous experience. See www.savagesociety.ca.

 

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