Olivia C. Davies

O.Dela Arts/Olivia C. Davies

Call for Proposals -  CoexisDance Western Edition 1

Deadline November 1, 2018

Dance Centre Artist-in-Residence O.Dela Arts / Olivia C. Davies seeks proposals from Vancouver improvising dance artists to participate in CoexisDance, with live performance Saturday, December 22, 2018, Faris Family Studio, Scotiabank Dance Centre. All genres welcome. Please include preferred musical accompaniment (i.e. violin, soprano, cello) in the proposal along with brief bio to info@oliviacdavies.ca by November 1, 2018.

CoexisDance is a platform for improvising dancers and improvising musicians to share short (10 min) performances in an hour-long mixed bill of live improvisational duets. Started by the late Colin Anthony in Toronto, circa 2005, with members of Toronto’s association of improvising musicians, the series continues to exist in cities around the world today.

Duets will receive 10 hours of creation time in the studios of Scotiabank Dance Centre to build the concept during the week of December 17-21, 2018. Public performance is in the Faris Family Studio on the evening of Saturday, December 22 with tech rehearsal that afternoon. Note: microphones and amplification are provided by the venue; sorry, no projections or set decoration will be accommodated. All cash donations received at the door will be split across participating artists. Tickets are pay-what-you-can / suggested $10.

Please submit proposals by November 1, 2018  via email to info@oliviacdavies.ca 

Contemporary dance artist Olivia C. Davies has established a multifaceted practice which honours her Métis-Anishnawbe heritage, and is grounded in feminism, social justice, and our relationship to the land and our environment. 

As part of a major Dance Centre residency this season, Olivia C. Davies will curate a program of public events including:

CoexisDance (December 22, 2018), a performance series of improvised duets for dancers and musicians;
Home: Our Way (March 22-April 12, 2019), women’s creative writing and dance workshops exploring the idea of Home in the body;
Matriarchs Uprising (June 20-22, 2019) a weekend of performances, events and circle conversations focusing on women in the arts and highlighting work by contemporary female artists.

Full details to be announced.

Presented through the Artist-in-Residence program

Photo by David C. Wong