Call for Dancers!
CALL FOR DANCERS!!! Be part of Dreamwalker Dance Company's Welcome Gesture as we welcome Little Amal to Tkaronto as part of the Luminato Festival!
Welcome Gestures Dance Ambassador roles and responsibilities We will be greeting Amal as she arrives in Tkaronto/Toronto on Wednesday June 7th from 5pm-7:30pm. We are looking for positive role models who are comfortable greeting and moving with the general public in open spaces. Dancers will work directly with Dreamwalker Dance Conscious Bodies Core Ensemble, a collective of diverse artists honouring the stories and lived experiences of different cultures, Lands and People through our work. See examples of previous versions of THE WELCOME GESTURE here. And info about our day to WALK WITH AMAL here. How will you participate? Welcome Gestures Dance Ambassadors will attend one general information session (4 dates offered below). This will be followed by an online session specifically for Dance Ambassadors (date TBD) and remote preparation, (all Dance Ambassadors will access instructional videos online to learn and practice site specific Welcome Gestures). Groupings of Friends of Amal will gather at 5 different outdoor locations, and with support from Dance Ambassadors, everyone will move in unison to greet Amal as she journeys from Union Station to Nathan Phillips Square. When will learning of Gestures take place? Learning will be independently and online – Ambassadors will be sent links to instructional videos so learning and practice of the Gestures can be done independently. We are also offering live online tutorial sessions prior to meeting in person for Dress Rehearsal on location June 5th (raindate June 6th).
Schedule & Dates Information sessions WALK WITH AMAL Attendance at one of the following online sessions: Tues April 25 from 1pm - 2pm Tuesday April 25 from 7pm - 8pm Wednesday April 26 from 4pm - 5pm Wednesday April 26 from 7pm - 8pm Dance Ambassador Online Session date TBC In- Person Rehearsals June 5 from 4:00pm - 7:30pm June 6 from 4:00pm - 7:30pm Performance June 7 from 4:00pm - 7:30pm Dancers must be available for all dates above.
We are accepting 13 dancers on a first come first served basis.
An honorarium of $400 will be given to each participant.