2019 Choreographic Workshop Open Call
The National Ballet of Canada’s 2019/20 Choreographic Workshop is the first under CreativAction, a new initiative to share the company’s resources, develop Canadian choreographic talent and support the Toronto dance community.
A platform that provides National Ballet dancers and independent choreographers the opportunity to create works in collaboration with the company’s artists, music and production staff, within the National Ballet’s facilities, the 2019/20 Choreographic Workshop will offer a unique opportunity for National Ballet and Toronto-based choreographers.
The National Ballet's 2019/20 Fall Season features contemporary new work and classical masterpieces. In conjunction with the upcoming season, the Choreographic Workshop will commission seven new solos (3 – 8 minutes in length) inspired by to the two oldest works being presented this Fall: Giselle and Etudes. Choreographers participating in the workshop can select to create a new work in response to either ballet, or find stimulus in one of the many themes in either work – such as betrayal, forgiveness, mental illness or the afterlife in Giselle. Alternatively, choreographers may also choose to respond to the structural themes of Etudes; a ballet about the progression of a dancer’s technique, the structure of training and geometric rigour.
Selected choreographers will collaborate with The National Ballet of Canada company dancers to create new solo works and receive guidance from workshop mentors, as well as receive a $1,000.00 honorarium.
The solos will be presented at The Walter Carsen Centre for The National Ballet of Canada on November 19, 2019.
The application process for the Choreographic Workshop is now closed.