CALL FOR PROJECTS (from local artists)INAUGURAL SEASON 2016-2017
Édifice Wilder Espace danse
Context: In fall 2016, Tangente will invest in Édifice Wilder Espace danse, and so begins a brand new stage in its evolution. The new building complex will also house Agora de la danse, Les Grands Ballets and l’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal. Tangente will share a presentation space with Agora de la danse and will also be equipped with its own creation space – Le Laboratoire – which will offer artists diverse opportunities for presentation, exploratory and creation residencies (and more), along with Studio Libre, a platform for research guided by Lynda Gaudreau.
The 2016-2017 season will mark a shift in Tangente’s historical narrative. This artistic season will be an unusual one because we will finally take possession of the spaces and their equipment, there will be a limited number of activities possible in this first year, and also because of the joint inaugural activities conceived by all of the partners that will serve to give visibility to this new project for the widest possible public. In consequence, the programming procedure is unusual. We are thinking about unaccustomed ways of presenting work to permit the dance community to push further in developing the discipline and also to enrich the experience of spectators.
☐ STRAND 1 : Presentation of artistic work on the main stage – approximately 52’ x 65’ (close to the dimensions of Espace Go at 57’ x 57’)
Because of the unusual character of this first season, there will be only be eight (8) programming weeks on the main stage. And so to permit a sufficiently large number of artists to show their work, we have decided to include three (3) projects by three different (3) artists in each week’s programme (a triple bill). As always, we are seeking to encourage aesthetic innovation and choreographic visions where powerful form and content become instrumental witnesses of the present. This theatre space is transformable, allowing for a variety of configurations and relationships between spectators and performers, and we hope to discover projects which challenge traditional spectatorship.
- Simplicity of technical requirements because of shared programmes
- Duration of 20 to 30 minutes
- PRESENTATION PERIOD : Between January and May 2017 (specific dates yet to be determined)
- Four presentations including three (3) days for technical set-up and rehearsal (to be shared with the two other artists)
- Capacity of the performance space: Between 100 and 200 seats in function of the nature of the project and the chosen configuration.
☐ STRAND 2 : Presentation of three (3) programming weeks of artistic work in « Le Laboratoire » – approximately 52’ X 34’ (similar to Studio Hydro-Québec)
This space will have the technical equipment of a multi-functional space. Tell us about your artistic project which would be presented in this intimate space !
- Duration of 30 to 90 minutes
- PRESENTATION PERIOD: Between January and May 2017 (specific dates yet to be determined)
- Four (4) public presentations with 3 days of technical set-up and rehearsal
- Capacity of the performance space: Between 50 and 70 seats according the chosen configuration
☐ STRAND 3 : The « Habitations » projects in Le Laboratoire
Le Laboratoire will become principally an incubator ideas, research, collaborations, formal and informal public presentations. So the three (3) Habitations projects will invite groups of artists (who may or may not already be acquainted) to « be together » and to engage in various kinds of exploratory activities for 14 consecutive days. No further orientation will be imposed, nor will there be any imperative to make artistic work. The only requirement: to imagine some form of citizen participation (open house, public discussion, and so on), some type of documentation (daily blog, notes, photos, …etc.) and its dissemination. Allow your imagination to run free in thinking about how you would like to use this space!
- no technical support requested
- a liaison person will be responsible to represent the group
- TIME PERIODS FOR REALISATION: winter and spring 2017 (precise dates to be determined)
Tangente is moving forward to more fully support choreographic work in the digital arts as part of our programming as well as community outreach. We would like to know who is interested in developing projects within this aesthetic orientation.
☐ STRAND 4 : 60 to 90 second dances for smartphones filmed by our videographer
☐ STRAND 5 : All other kinds of digital arts projects for dance, including screen dance
OTHER KINDS OF PROJECTS
☐ STRAND 6 : Any and all kinds of exploratory projects that imply other than those described above.
Please surprise us with unusual and challenging projects that move beyond the usual time frames and spaces of contemporary dance presentation. We intend to test the boundaries of our new quarters and imaging “wild(er)” events and happenings!
☐ STRAND 7 : Interlude (intermission) performances in the lobby of the main stage on performance nights.
The lobby space – before, after and between main stage presentations – will become a place for diverse forms of small and short events and exhibitions of various kinds. Please let us know if you have propositions for our café-bar space!
- TIME FRAME: Winter and spring 2017