Mile Zero Dance’s Sesquicentennial Parties celebrate diversity, creativity, and create a deeper understanding of what it means to be Canadian.
In How to Say Goodbye: An Obituary for Canadian History, we’re looking back over the last 150 years of Canadian people, practices, achievements, and failures. Artists are asked to confront what they’ve said goodbye to, or what they hope to be rid of by our bicentennial. Whether its loss amounts to grief or they would rather rejoice in that absence, this party gives artists a chance to show Canadians how they’ve moved forward and bid farewell.
We’re looking for durational work, or performance/video work that is between 10-15 minutes. Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with video links, bio, and proposed description.
This event is part of The Sesquicentennial Parties, Mile Zero Dance’s contribution to Canada’s celebrations surrounding its 150th. MZD recognizes that the land that we call Canada, and its first peoples, have been around long before Confederation. Hosting four parties throughout the year, the C150+ Parties celebrate the different sides of Canadianism. This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150+, a collaboration between the Edmonton Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.
About Bridget Jessome
Bridget Jessome is a Canadian choreographer and dancer based out of Edmonton, Alberta. Her work has been performed in Edmonton and Montreal in festivals such as Bouge D’ici, Semaine de la Danse, Nextfest, Feats Festival, and has been presented by the Good Women Dance Collective. Since graduating from Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec) with a BFA in Contemporary Dance she has worked with dance artists such as Peggy Baker, Mile Zero Dance, Jen Mesch, Ainsley Hillyard, Amber Borotsik, and Stephanie Morin-Robert. Her practice is informed by the simple narratives of the human body, and carried out with the love and action of movement.
About Mile Zero Dance
Mile Zero Dance Society (MZD) is a contemporary dance company that creates and produces original dynamic interdisciplinary works focusing on performance, collaboration, community outreach, and training.