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Call for Submissions (Edmonton): Artists for Site-Specific Workshop and Performance -Swallow-A-Bicycle Theatre/Found Festival

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Call for Submissions (Edmonton): Artists for Site-Specific Workshop and Performance -Swallow-A-Bicycle Theatre/Found Festival

CALL FOR ARTISTS.
Swallow-A-Bicycle Theatre Site-Specific Workshop and Performance at the Found Festival
presented by Print Machine

Poster design by Meags Fitzgerald

Poster design by Meags Fitzgerald

Have you ever wanted to abandon the stage and perform on a rooftop? How about in a freight elevator, a forest, a parking lot or a museum?

Swallow-a-Bicycle and Found Festival are seeking emerging artists with an interest in the creation of new work, and who wish to challenge their current creative practice via artistic experimentation with site-specific performance. We are proud to offer artists, from any discipline, an opportunity to create original work in a professional development workshop.

This ten-hour workshop explores the challenges and opportunities of working outside of purpose-built theatres, and provides techniques to help create original work in peculiar spaces. You’ll learn some of the tools from Swallow-a-Bicycle’s creative process, including physical improvisation, contextual research and the practicalities of working in found space.

Sunday, June 28, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park (83 Ave & 104 Street)
*A public performance will take place at 7:00pm at the end of the workshop.

*$20 participation fee made payable on the day of the workshop. All participants become Found Festival artist, which gives you access to exclusive artist parties, complimentary tickets, and discounts on festival merchandise.

Applications are open to both individuals and groups.
To be considered for this project, please submit a description (maximum two pages) of:

• Your creative practice
• Your experience with performance creation and site-specific performance/creation
• Your reasons for wanting to participate

You may also submit additional materials, including: CV, video, reviews, surprises.
NOTE: In your application, we are interested in your overall artistic practice, not in the details of the performance you hope to do.

For more information visit www.swallowabicycle.com and www.commongroundarts.ca

To register, contact Mark Hopkins at mark@swallowabicycle.com or 403-710-0093

Applications due June 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm. More info at www.commongroundarts.ca

Click here to download this call for submissions as a PDF.

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