“Instead of better glasses, your network gives you better eyes.” ~ Ronald Burt. ...
An interesting five days immersed in discussions about dance in Canada with The CanDance Network + ACDN. National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada Dancing on the Edge Akram Khan Company (UK)
Sunday, October 14
9:00 AM: Welcome Ceremony with Annie Smith St Georges, Algonquin Elder
Artists presenting include: Aicha Bastien-N’Diaya, Andrea Peña, Aria Evans, Ivanie Aubin-Malo, Natasha Powell and Nova Bhattacharya.
Project funded by the Québec-Ontario Cultural Exchange Program. (at the National Arts Centre, Pavillion Room) - * an interesting project. the artists presented their works and their visions.
Andrea Pena was awarded the Clifford E. Lee Award.
3:00 PM: Ottawa Dance Artist Showcase co-hosted with Ottawa Dance Directive, featuring:
Natasha Bakht, Christine Friday, Bboyizm, Deepti Gupta, Compagnie ODD - Yvonne Coutts, Sylvie Desrosiers, Jordan Samonas, and Tara Luz. (at the Arts Court Theatre)
* the work pitched was on par with emerging/mid-career artists in YVR, Jordan Samonas(Bboyism) had a unique approach to the culture of street dance.
ACDN Planning Meeting (break out session with - Dena Davida, Mimi Beck, Lynne Thibodeau, Natalie Bonjour, Brian Webb, Andrew Tay)
Statement of Purpose:
Positive work of ACDN:
10 year vision and beyond -
How do we assist the sector and development of artists through moving the work today and tomorrow?
Possible Ideas to incorporate:
Blockchain based technology to create transparency around contracts and decision making
Think Tank Days
Re-grounding ourselves in the meaning of the work
Discussion on alternate Models of presenting
Committees/caucous developed based on interests/concerns (learning from PACT)
Actively seeking disruption creates conversation
Entrepreneurship as a value
Incorporating the digital age
ACDN 10:30-12:30 October 15, 2018
Heritage - Performing Arts (CAPF)
Canada Council for the Arts
Zaena Campbell (officer)
Supporting Artistic Practise
Within Canada Travel
*Explore and Create another option for travel and support the project further.
Eligible expenses: contribution to activities, fixed amounts.
Public Outreach: (not eligible if on core deadline)
Composite (multiple years) and project —
1 deadline per year
Up to two applications (if the dates overlap you can only choose one if both successful)
Multi-disciplinary = organizations that work with multiple disciplines
Inter-disciplinary = combines disciplines in the work
Sector-Innovation + Development— planning, development and implementation of arts that benefit the sector. - resource sharing - networking -
12:45-5:30 PM: CanDance Network Meeting (at the National Arts Centre Rehearsal Hall)
Tuesday, October 16
9:00AM - 4:00PM: CanDance Network Meetings (at the National Arts Centre, Rehearsal Hall)
Small to Medium Size Presenters/Festivals
Discussion: how and when does a presenting organization, presenter, AD- interject into the work with audience perception and subjective experience of the work?
Conversation about “mentoring” work that is presenter will be discussed later.
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