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Svaha National Audition - Standing Call

NATIONAL AUDITION - STANDING CALL

Nova Dance is extending our search for female and female identified dancers across Canada from all Indian classical backgroundsfor the production of Svāhā, an epic pageant of dance, chant, and ritual choreographed by Nova Bhattacharya premiering in October 2020 in Toronto, followed by a national tour.

Please submit your dance CV or bio, and one video file including: 1 example of nritta (3 minutes) AND 1 example of abhinaya (3 minutes) to svahaauditions@gmail.com. 

We request rehearsal video if possible, and if you have experience with nattuvangam please also include an example of recitation.

Please clearly indicate the city in which you reside.  All emails will be answered.

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

Svāhā is a new work for an ensemble of Indian classical dancers, sharing the stage with a body-choir of up to 75 performers from Indian dance training backgrounds. Delving into the integration of classical vocabulary with improvised movement, along with elements of body percussion, vocalisation and transmission that are inherent to Indian dance.  A driving, compelling, ceaseless, and loud celebration, Svāhā pays homage to South Asian Canadian women through a presentation of joy, faith, and female collectivity, offering the audience an immersion in a visual and sonic experience inspired by rituals of the South Asian diaspora.

Contracts will include 2 weeks in September 2019, 3 weeks in May 2020, and 3 weeks in October 2020.


Deep End Weekend 2019

The Deep End Weekend will return in 2019!

September 14 & 15 @ The Theatre Centre in Toronto

The Deep End Weekend is a two-day creative immersion combining stimulating conversations and joyous surprising collaborations. On Saturday, multi-generational and multi-disciplinary artists share their experiences and thoughts on art and life. On Sunday participants work with Team Leaders to collaborate and create a Season in A Day, with performances for the public in the evening.

Led by Artistic Director Nova Bhattacharya, The Deep End Weekend aims to provide dance artists who have trained in dance forms of the South Asian diaspora the opportunity to consider their art as a vital and essential part of contemporary Canadian society; and collaborate with artists of a diverse range of practices and cultural backgrounds in the creation of new works.

The Deep End Weekend is a unique opportunity to work in and outside of your comfort zone in a supportive and challenging environment with a diverse range of aesthetics, artists and ideas. Participation for artists is free, as are the performances for audiences.

Registration will open in early 2019. Stay tuned for details!