CALL FOR PROPOSALS
from Across Oceans : collaborations in contemporary arts
The CHOREOGRAPHIC MARATHON© 2012
December 17, 18, 19, 2012 Toronto Canada
deadline mid October 2012
propose NOW for early acceptance
Intensive professional exchange and training
for dance artists • established & emerging • all genres •
development, feedback, process, mentoring, video, show and later follow-up.
INFORMATION, PROPOSAL CRITERIA, APPLICATION and PROGRAM INFO
> www.acrossoceans.org > choreomarathon(at)acrossoceans.org
English is the main language, French and Japanese are also spoken
Across Oceans Maxine Heppner will mentor 4 groups of choreographers and their dancers over 26.2 hours of creative flow, discovery, creation and performance. Jessica Runge, Susan Lee and Takako Segawa will assist as coaches.
Question 1: how long is a marathon? 26.2 miles •
Question 2: how long is the choreographic marathon? 26.2 hours •
Question 3: why? to learn the Art of the Possible in a shared community pulling each other along not because it’s easy, but because it is hard, going deep inside yourself and drawing on inner creativity and strength that you might have never known even existed •
Bring an idea & Run with it for 26 hours 385 seconds & beyond
Work with your own ideas within your own creative process. Break blocks. Move work forward. Build creative stamina. Hit the wall and find out what is at the other side.
Come with material to test, twist, develop, cut, refashion, reason, rescue and refine. Share feedback and take it immediately back into the studio. Reflect. Wrestle with angels. Play with demons. End with work possibly unlike anything else you’ve created or performed before.
Maxine Heppner has been a mentor and teacher of choreographic process for professionals and students for over 30 years in Canada and worldwide. “A fine fine choreographer and she goes for it”, says the Globe and Mail. She developed the choreographic marathon to extend the contemporary dance quest to go beyond personal boundaries to discover deep personal creative resources.
Assisting in mentoring are senior dance artists Jessica Runge “tremendous breadth and depth”, Susan Lee “a tour de force” and Takako Segawa “compelling” “Maxine’s work became translucent through her.”