Corpus Cule, FND 2015

Corpus Cule, FND 2015

Community Outreach & Youth Initiatives

NDW stimulates the local dance scene by providing opportunities for performance and professional development. Outreach takes many forms including workshops, choreographic labs, and creative residencies. Our programs benefit both artists and the general public with much-needed training and mentorship, this includes individuals with disabilities, members of the indigenous community and dance from diverse cultural backgrounds.

photo of: Meagan Musseau

photo of: Meagan Musseau

Spirit Song Dancer in Residence Program

The Spirit Song Dancer in Residence Program is produced by Neighbourhood Dance Works, in partnership with First Light Friendship Centre, Spirit Song Festival and The Arts and Culture of Newfoundland and Labrador. The residency fosters collaboration and exploration of dance in an indigenous-led process with artists in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Jacob’s Ladder, Window Dances FND 2017. Photo: Enlighten Photography

Jacob’s Ladder, Window Dances FND 2017. Photo: Enlighten Photography

Window dances

This series engages local dancers and choreographers inviting them to create pieces for storefront windows. These dances animate public spaces and inspire people to see their surroundings in a different light.

Our heart breaks: Sarah Joy Stoker, First Look 2016. Photo: Ritche Perez

Our heart breaks: Sarah Joy Stoker, First Look 2016. Photo: Ritche Perez

FIRST LOOK

First Look is an opportunity for performance artists to present works-in-progress. Each event is held in a supportive environment and followed by a moderated public discussion. First Look continues to be a crucial stepping-stone for artists who want to further their careers and seek funding for the creation of new works.

Lois Brown in Technical Residency at LSPU Hall, 2018. Photo: Kenneth J. Harvey

Lois Brown in Technical Residency at LSPU Hall, 2018. Photo: Kenneth J. Harvey

Technical Residencies

 Technical Residencies allow artists to explore and realize technical details of their work. Artists have time in the theatre to think and move through each production element with the guidance of professional technicians. 

Made to Order Dance, FND 2012

Made to Order Dance, FND 2012

CURTAIN-RISERS

Curtain-raiser performances showcase local dance students and emerging artists. This initiative offers a meaningful context to connect with youth, and provides them the opportunity to perform in a professional environment.

banner image: Navigating Home: The NL Dance Project 2017, photo credit: Justin Hall