NL Dance Project, 2017. Photo: Christopher Darlington

NL Dance Project, 2017. Photo: Christopher Darlington

NL Dance ProJect

The NL Dance Project unites artists who left the province with ones who stayed. A team of 21 dynamic dance, theatre and visual artists, each born and raised in NL, converge under the creative guidance of a core team of dance professionals with their own deep roots in Newfoundland and Labrador.

This project is made possible by a Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter grant. 

 Raíces y Alas. Photo: Dayna Szyndrowski

Raíces y Alas. Photo: Dayna Szyndrowski

Community outreach Residencies

Neighbourhood Dance Works stimulates the local dance community by providing opportunities for performance and professional development for both experienced and emerging dance artists.

In 2017 and 2018 NDW, in partnership with Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Culture Centres, hosted Andrea Williams (Raíces y Alas) for a province wide workshop and performance series. 

In October 2018 NDW, in partnership with The Luca “Lazylegz” Outreach Committee (comprised of 8 cultural, healthcare and disability organizations) hosts dancer/activist Luca "Lazylegz" Patuelli. Luca toured Newfoundland and offered a series of lectures and workshops sharing his message of "no limits, no excuses". 

 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. 

Choreographers, Catherine Wright, and Lois Brown, are currently engaged in technical residencies in preparation for premieres in FND 2018. 

 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

Each year NDW presents First Look, an opportunity for local choreographers to present works-in-progress. First Look is held in a supportive environment, followed by a moderated discussion led by a local senior artist. The series increases awareness about the choreographic process enhancing the development of the dance sector in our community. First Look continues to be a crucial stepping-stone for local dancers who want to further their careers and seek funding for the creation of new work.

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Remix a creative exchange

Visiting choreographers reinterpreting dance works by local artists. A cross-country partnership between Studio 303 (QC), Mile Zero Dance(AB), Neighbourhood Dance Works (NL) and The CanDance Network.

Work by: Louise Moyes — Mavis Gallant: a docuDance
Remixed by: Amber Borotsik (Calgary, AB)

Work by: Candice Pike — couerPulse
Remixed by: Thea Patterson (Montreal, QC)

Funded by Canada Council for the Arts.