Opportunities

Cruising at 30 Kilometers a Second and Attempting Not To Crash

Deadline: due to the popularity of this opportunity, intake has been placed on hold. Please check back or visit www.kevinjesuino.com/participate for the most up to date information.

Multidisciplinary artist, facilitator, teacher, arts producer and community organizer Kevin Jesuino is seeking LGBT & BIPOC community members and emerging artists to participate in an upcoming community-based workshop and participation-based performance, Cruising at 30 Kilometers a Second and Attempting Not To Crash.

Just like in nature, there is no right or wrong for this project and all individuals and bodies (18+) are encouraged to sign up to participate!

The goal of this experimental work is to explore  how queer bodies relate to nature, create a safe space for discussion, and loose to interpret and create!

This is a workshop based project that requires two types of participants:

  1. Pre-recorded participants will receive a score (a series of prompts) that participants  will interpret in a public green space. All scores/prompts are different. Participants must have a smartphone with video capturing capability. All scores are filmed outside and no longer than 30  minutes. Videos will be submitted via wetransfer.com.
  2. Live performance participants will receive a score (a series of prompts) that they will interpret live on Feb 12 – 7pm or Feb 13 – 2pm. Participants must have a laptop or smartphone. You may be asked to film inside or in your backyard at times. For no longer than 60 minutes.

All participants will receive:

  • An invitation to a virtual collaboration dinner with various multidisciplinary artists;
  • Credit for participation in the show and for any future use of its content; and
  • $50 in compensation for their participation and 30 minute performance.  

Requirements:

  • 18+
  • Available to attend:
    • A virtual collaboration dinner on January 23 at 7PM MST; and
    • The live performance(s) on February 12 – 7PM and/or  February 13 – 2 PM.
  • Access to a smartphone to record or ‘witness’ to your experience. 
  • Performance experience is not required.

REELING: Dance for Screen Festival

Call for submissions, deadline January 31

MZD is accepting submissions of short video works (10 minutes or less) for REELING: Dance for Screen Festival.
REELING’s focus is to represent the best work from artists across Alberta, Canada, and the world who have been pushed by the 2020 pandemic to innovate the dance medium through the use of video.

Works could include (but are not limited to):

  • Cultural dances;
  • Work from under-represented artists; and
  • Interdisciplinary collaborations.

Up to 25 works will be selected and presented at the festival through various online and community events, including a big screen drive-in party and presentation.

Participants will receive:

  • A feature spot in the online festival, scheduled for May 2021;
  • Credit and mention in festival promotion, and on the MZD website; and
  • An honorarium.

All individuals are welcome to apply, and submissions must include:

  • The title, length and date of your piece;
  • A 140 character elevator pitch (think original Twitter, lol);
  • A 400 word (or less) description of the project;
  • A link to your film or footage (up to 10 minutes long);
  • Headshot and bio (lead artist only, please include where you are from); and
  • Relevant online links (website, social media etc.).

All applications must be submitted through the online application form.

Inquiries about the festival may be sent to info@milezerodance.com.

Application deadline is January 31.

Photography on this page by Mat Simpson