Call for young artists

YOUNG AND QUEER, HERE AND NOW – June 18-28, 2016

Call for young artists (ages 15-24)Vancouver based contemporary dance company MACHiNENOiSY is offering a free 7 day workshop that explores identity, gender and community that will culminate with a performance as part of the Queer Arts Festival.Young and Queer, Here and Now is being offered to LGBTQ2S+ youth and allied youth ages 15-24. No previous training in dance or theatre is necessary. Through this workshop we will create a safe space for the youth to feel empowered and secure to express themselves, to explore what it means to be young and queer, here and now. Each day, the participants will receive training in dance and theatre improvisation and in Contact Dance as a means to highlight the unique identities and talents of each of the youth. We also welcome the inclusion of other skills the participants may wish use in the workshop such as music, spoken word, or (?) The workshop will culminate with a performance as part of the Queer Arts Festival June 28th at 7:00 pm. Young and Queer, Here and Now provides an opportunity to give a voice to queer and allied youth within a professional arts platform and demonstrate how dance performance can be a catalyst for liberation, self-development & social change.MACHiNENOiSY is a Vancouver-based contemporary dance company whose work has been presented nationally and internationally. Artistic Directors Delia Brett and Daelik maintain a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to dance making. They teach a democratic form of dance, which promotes the inclusion of all bodies, races, gender and ages into dance. Our methodologies have set us apart as provocateurs and courageous rule breakers among our contemporaries. MACHiNENOiSY has been working with LGBTQ2S+ youth on developing performances since 2012.Workshop Dates (Roundhouse) June 18th 12:00-4:30 June 19th 12:00-4:30 June 22nd 1:00-5:30 June 25th 12:00-4:30 June 26th 12:00-4:30 June 27th 12:00-3:00 June 28th tech rehearsal TBC, Performance 7:00 pmIf you are interested in participating, please contact MACHiNENOiSY with a short statement on why you’d like to be a part of this workshop: