Ecole de danse contemporaine (Montreal, Quebec): Creative residency for a young European Choreographer


Where: École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
When: March 23 to May 23, 2020

Deadline: 1 September 2019

As part of MAP mobility programme, Pepinieres Europeennes de Creation and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec (CALQ – Quebec Council for Arts and Letters) are launching a call for applications for an artist residency in Montreal (Quebec, Canada). For its 2019-2020 program, the Ecole de danse contemporaine de Montréal will host a young European choreographer (18 to 35 y/o) for a two-month residency period.

The choreographer-in-residence is mandated to create an original 30-minute work for a group of 10 to 20 young dancers who are completing their professional training in contemporary dance. The residency takes place within the framework of a professional training in contemporary dance performance and the creation time is part of the training’s schedule. The created work will be presented publicly in a theater at the Wilder Espace-Danse building, from May 20 to 23, 2020, as part of the show Les danses de mai – Opus 2020.

The CALQ is offering a CAD $ 4,000 scholarship for a two-month residency (8 weeks) to the selected artist. The resident artist will also be given a well-equipped apartment.

About the Ecole de danse contemporaine de Montreal:
Specializing in contemporary dance training, the École de dance contemporaine de Montréal has positioned itself as a centre of excellence in the Canadian performing arts community. Recognized for its leading-edge, rigorous training, the EDCM is fertile ground for research and artistic development as well as for the emergence of new trends.

Since its founding in 1981, it has trained over 350 professional dancers, who have gone on to earn national and international recognition. The EDCM is an educational institution that is affiliated with the Cégep du Vieux Montréal and accredited by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’enseignement supérieur.