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Call for candidates - Choreographic residency in Basque Country

Répétitions au Dantzaz
Rehearsal at the Dantzaz
© Dantzaz

Montréal, September 15, 2017 – The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) is offering Québec-based choreographers an opportunity designed to enhance their professional careers. This new two-month choreographic residency involves the creation of a work for 12 professional dancers in Basque Country.

This outstanding opportunity stems from CALQ's collaboration with Dantzaz (International Centre for Choreographic Creation), Tabakalera (International Centre for Contemporary Culture), Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia (Department of Culture, Autonomous Province of Gipuzkoako) and Montreal's School of Contemporary Dance (EDCM), which will host the Basque choreographers in Québec. The conditions offered by the partners are conducive to the development of creativity and the evolution of the choreographers' artistic approach, as well as their international career profile.

The Québec-based choreographers will take part in a one-month research and exploration residency at the Tabakalera cultural centre in Donostia-San Sebastian, as well as a one-month creation/production residency at the Dantzaz centre in Errenteria (Basque Country). A total of 12 professional dancers affiliated with Dantzaz will be available to produce a 10-to-15-minute work that may be presented publicly or performed as part of a European tour.

Registration deadline: November 2, 2017

Eligible individuals: Choreographers who have over five years of experience and who have had at least two works performed in a professional context.

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About the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

With a view to encouraging equitable and sustainable artistic development throughout Québec, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec supports creation, experimentation and production in the domains of the arts and literature and promotes their diffusion and influence in Québec, in Canada and abroad. The Conseil is a Québec government corporation funded by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications. This link will open in a new window

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Diane Isabelle

Program Manager, Studio and Workshop Residencies

Distribution Support and International Promotion Division

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

Phone: (800) 608-3350 or (514) 864-429

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