INTERFACE research intensive / labo de recherche

Jul. 28, 2021

INTERFACE research intensive / labo de recherche - Apply by August 6 2021

INTERFACE is a paid 2 day bilingual (EN & FR) research intensive for Adawe/Ottawa based professional dance artists in the emerging phases of their careers. It is open to all members of the Adawe/Ottawa dance community in all styles of dance.

INTERFACE focuses on exploration and collaboration. It is an opportunity to work with fellow artists in a non-judgemental, focused and inclusive space. Led by emerging choreographers Elizabeth Emond-Stevenson and Myrielle Bernier-Acuna, we will develop a work-in-progress together over the course of two days, without the pressure of creating a final product or formal presentation. 

Artists will receive an honorarium of $150.00 for their participation in INTERFACE. 

INTERFACE takes place on the traditional and unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people known as Adawe/Ottawa. 

In order to participate in INTERFACE, you must be available on Saturday, August 28 2021 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm and Sunday, August 29 2021 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Artists are free to break for water or to use the washroom whenever needed. 

Day 1 Schedule / Saturday August 28 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am Check In & Morning Practice led by Elizabeth
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Exploration Group A & B
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch 
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Exploration Group A & B


Day 2 Schedule / Sunday August 29 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am Check In & Morning Practice led by Myrielle
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Exploration Group A & B
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch & Guest Artist Talk 
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Exploration Group A & B
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Open Showing Group A & B

INTERFACE will take place at Vincent Massey Park or online, pending COVID-19 safety precautions. If in person, artists will work at a minimum 6 feet distance. Artists will complete a COVID-19 evaluation each morning of the intensive. Washrooms and sanitization supplies (hand sanitizer, disposable masks, disinfectant wipes) will be readily accessible. There will be a maximum of 10 participating artists.

You can apply to INTERFACE by answering the following questions in writing, by video or over the phone by Friday, August 6 2021 at 11:59 PM. 

Applications from individuals identifying as artists with disabilities, LGBTQ2IA+, BIPOC, women, francophone and other language minorities are encouraged and will be prioritized. 

*Tell us about yourself and your dance practice, training and/or experiences. 
What interests you? What are you passionate about?
Maximum 500 words / 2 minutes

*Why are you interested in participating in INTERFACE? 
What will you bring to the experience? What do you want to get out of it?
Maximum 250 words / 1 minute

*If possible, send us video footage of your dancing and/or your choreography. 
Vimeo, Youtube, DropBox, WeTransfer and Google Drive files accepted. 
Maximum 3 minutes total

*What are your accessibility needs, and how can we meet them?

1) In writing - Send your written responses to
2) By video - Send a video of yourself responding to the questions to
3) Over the phone - Call 613-797-0404 to apply through a conversation with Elizabeth. 

Please feel free to reach out with questions about INTERFACE and the application process by email at or by phone at 613-797-0404.

INTERFACE is made possible with the support of the City of Ottawa and Ottawa Dance Directive. 

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Saturday, August 28, 2021 - 10:00am to Sunday, August 29, 2021 - 4:00am
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