D2D - Dance 2 Danse Festival

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Country and Region CanadaOntario
Type of Festival Dance
Location of Festival Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Festival Contact Information

Dance 2 Danse Festival
1609 Queen Street W., Number 215
Toronto, ON Canada M6R 1A9
Phone: +01 416-553-1352
Email: DanceToDanseFestival@hotmail.com

Festival Description

The dance festival reaches around the world and reels in a spectacular variety of dance styles that include Flamenco, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Burlesque, Ballet, South Asian, Vaudville and more…. The inaugural edition of the festival takes place in 2010 in Toronto at two venues that will showcase close to 50 choreographers and more than 100 performers.

Festival Dates August 15 - 21, 2011
Festival Links

http://www.d2dfestival.ca/

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Articles:
  • Toronto’s newest dance fest a one-man show, by Michael Crabb (The Toronto Star, August 17, 2010)
    http://www.thestar.com/

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Practical Info:

Participant’s information:
  • Mirroring Canada’s multi-cultural diversity, The D2D Festival is open to all emerging, mid-career and established Dance Artists without bias. All applicants must have completed basic dance training or possess comparable professional experience. In the event that an applicant’s dance modality is not compatible with conventional dance training, the Artistic Director will base a decision on the strength of the Applicant’s application coupled with a brief interview.
  • For more information contact the Artistic Director, Sion Irwin-Childs at DanceToDanseFestival@hotmail.com.
The Three Series 2011:
  • Series One: Eros, Thanatos & the Avant-Garde ~ The Cabaret Series
    • Venue: The Rivoli, 332 Queen St. West
    • House: Capacity 200 (total)
    • Space: Performance area: 22 feet x 22 feet. Limited technical support.
    • Pieces: 12 Dance Artists, live music, film, multi-media performance.
      Eros, Thanatos & the Avant-Garde ~ The Cabaret Series presents work in the disciplines of dance, film, and multi-media performance created and performed by emerging and established artists. This is a curated event.
  • Series Two: D2D DNA-MITE!
    • Venue: The Winchester Street Theatre
    • House: 125 seats.
    • Space: Conventional Theatre. Letter / Black Box
    • Length: Limited to 7 minutes max
    • Artists: 10 Artists per show program. Max 20 Artists (2 Programs)
    • Shows: 2 Shows
    • Artists: 7 Dance Artists per program x 2 evening programs
    • Application fee: $199
    • Processing fee: $25
    • Artists receive $1 from every ticket sold for the 2 shows they perform in.
  • Series Three: D2D DLX!
    • Venue: The Winchester Street Theatre
    • House: 125 seats
    • Space: Conventional Theatre. Letter / Black Box
    • Tech: 35 minutes. No limit on lighting cues.
    • Length: Limited to12 minutes max
    • Artists: 6 Artists per show program. Max 12 Artists (2 Programs)
    • Shows: 2 Shows
    • Application fee: $285
    • Processing fee: $25
    • Artists receive $2 from every ticket sold to their shows.
Curatorial Statement:
  • D2D dance series are curated and selected by different methods
    • The Eros Cabaret Series is curated entirely by the Artistic Director. Performers are invited to perform by the Artistic Director and are encouraged to discuss potential proposals well in advance of the D2D Festival in August.
  • All D2D DNA-MITE! and D2D DLX!
    • Applicants must have completed basic professional dance training or have comparable experience. Applications will be selected by the Artistic Director based on the strength of the written proposal / piece description. Strong applications that attract the interest of the Artistic Director will be selected outright. The remaining applications will continue on to a final lottery selection process that will be held live at the Eros Cabaret on March 30th, 2011. Applications that do not meet the basic requirements will be removed from the selection process and the applicant will be contacted via email to inform them.
  • Lottery Selection Process
    • If your application is entered into the Lottery, the draw will be held live at the Rivoli during the Eros Cabaret on the evening of March 30th, 2011. Successful applicants will be notified via email in early April.

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