Mile Zero Dance Blog2021-04-01T12:12:29-04:00

Mile Zero Dance Announces its picks for REELING: Dance on Screen Short Films (2021)

MZD received over 1,000 international submissions and our judges and curators can not wait to share their favorites at REELING: Dance on Screen. May 14 – 7 PM MDT Digital Screening 1: Struggle Left Behind (United Kingdom) Subject (Brazil) BubbleGum (Australia) Decay (Iran) Dürer (Hungary) Just a Day (Uganda) Catharsis (India) Etica Peletica (Italy) Vestiges of Disappearance (Korea) Esquina (Brazil) L'Appât (China) The Complicated Dance to the Wheel of Life (Philippines) READ MORE May 21 – 7 [...]

Job Opportunity: Communications and Marketing Assistant

In preparation for MZD’s 2021/2022 season, the Communications Assistant will work under the direction of MZD’s Communications and Marketing Advisor, Artistic Director and General Manager, executing tactical tasks in support of the organization’s communications and outreach initiatives. This opportunity is funded in part by the Canada Summer Jobs program and is available to people aged 15-30. Responsibilities of the Role: Writing or editing for digital and print materials; Content creation for MZD’s website and social media channels (Facebook, Instagram and [...]

Mile Zero Dance is giving away $200 for International Dance Day!

To celebrate International Dance Day and the launch of REELING: Dance on Screen, Mile Zero Dance is giving away $200! You can’t win if you don’t play – SO SHOW US YOUR MOVES! How to enter: Post a short dance video (<60 sec) to Instagram by noon on Monday, May 10 In the caption, tell us how dance plays a role in your life Be sure to tag both @milezerodance #mzdmoves #danceday MZD will announce the top five video [...]

Bodies + Screens (pt.3) by Julianne Chapple

Part three. The pandemic has passed the one year mark. It’s been so long since I’ve been in the studio with another person that I’m welling up just putting a rehearsal on the calendar. I’ve been working with Maxine through emails and videos over a month where first I was in quarantine, and then she was. We’re building a performance that plays with liveness, intercutting real time footage with greenscreened images imported into some imagined location. I’ve been staring [...]

Bodies + Screens (pt.2) by Julianne Chapple

Part two. It’s been a long time that we’ve all been apart and most everyone has succumbed to the screens. Having gone through phases of attempted connection and intentional solitude, I’m trying to engage with more art. I sit upright at my computer. I angle it slightly to make my background a little less cluttered. The lighting on my face is terrible, but I’ve long given up on looking cute over Zoom. The piece is interactive and while I [...]

Bodies + Screens (pt.1) by Julianne Chapple

Part one.      It’s early in the pandemic and empty days stretch out long. Being in the studio feels  strange and uneasy, but I’m eager to attempt something, to still be connected to  dance and to the outside world. I had chosen an old piece to remount for live stream.  Something voyeuristic and cyclical, meant for the audience to come in and out of. It  had been a durational performance in a small art gallery a few years [...]

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