March 12, 2018
Native Earth‘s annual Weesageechak Begins to Dance festival is a celebration of new works and works-in-development which fosters the development of Indigenous work and artists from across Canada and around the world.
Each November, Native Earth selects dance, theatre and interdisciplinary works reflecting Indigenous performing arts to be presented, or to receive development support and a workshop production or reading during the two-week festival. We encourage national and international performing artists of all disciplines and at any stage in their career to apply.
Curated by a committee, select pieces receive dramaturgical/directorial support, rehearsal time and a public showing. In order for a submission to be eligible, the primary artist or artists must identify as Indigenous.*
We proudly partner with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre to include
2-Spirit Cabaret in the Weesageechak festival. 2-spirit, trans and queer-identified Indigenous artists are encouraged to apply with short (5-10 minute) works. Both presentations and works-in-development will be considered, with any desired development support to be discussed with selected artists individually. To view photos from Weesageechak 30, click here.
WEESAGEECHAK BEGINS TO DANCE 31
• Artistic Merit
• Programming Fit
• Production Capacity and Viability
All applicants must be available between November 5th and November 24th, 2018 for rehearsals and performance dates.
If you experience difficulty submitting materials through this form, please send your application and all required materials by email to:
*Native Earth Performing Arts uses the term Indigenous to encompass the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit of Turtle Island (North America). We also include Indigenous peoples from other regions including Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and Greenland.
Miigwetch to the Supporters of
Weesageechak Begins to Dance
Featured Photo from W30
Header: (L-R) Dillan Chiblow, Shandra Spears Bombay,
Rain Richardson, Taran Kootenhayoo;
All Photos by Kaytee Dalton Photography