Emerging Voices Project 2017

Call to Emerging Choreographers

Toronto Dance Theatre invites applications from emerging contemporary choreographers working in any form to participate in a two-week choreographic residency and workshop, the Emerging Voices Project. The workshop will be held in Toronto from December 4-15, 2017, 10am-6pm, Monday-Friday, at TDT’s facilities at 80 Winchester Street, Toronto.


Nine choreographers will be invited to work with mentor/facilitators Ame Henderson and Christopher House, rehearsal director Rosemary James and nine TDT dancers in this intensive project. Over the two weeks, each choreographer will spend approximately twelve hours engaged in choreographic research with the support of two dancers; the object of this research is to explore personal artistic questions and plant seeds for future development rather than focus on finished work. In addition, choreographers will participate in morning practice sharing, group discussions, showings, walking conversations with colleagues, and individual sessions with mentors.


The workshop is offered free of charge. Pending successful funding, choreographers may receive an honorarium for their participation. The 2015 EVP received a high volume of applications; early applications are encouraged and previously unsuccessful applicants are invited to reapply. Only applications from Canadian residents can be considered. Applications must be submitted electronically to info@tdt.org by August 25, 2017. Please include a one page CV, a 200 word artistic statement and up to three examples of your work on YouTube or Vimeo to a maximum of ten minutes. Please write "EVP2017 application" in the subject line. Please direct questions to chouse@tdt.org