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dance: made in canada/fait au canada (d:mic/fac) Festival, a biennial repertory festival, will be running from August 14 to 18, 2019 in Toronto. d:mic/fac presents both new and existing works by established, mid-career, and emerging choreographers working in Canada. We have two platforms:

  • Mainstage, curated by three artists from Canada’s dance community, including Artistic Director Yvonne Ng
  • What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG), a lottery-based platform.

Choreographers may apply for either a Mainstage presentation, a WYSIWYG presentation, or both. The festival also includes ancillary programming that encourages collaboration amongst artists.

The Festival was founded in 2000 by Yvonne Ng, with Co-Festival Directors, Janelle Rainville and Jeff Morris. Eleven festivals of d:mic/fac have been produced.

What we provide to you, the artist:

d:mic/fac will provide festival publicity, festival marketing, a festival production team (including Stage Manager and Lighting Director), venue and other support for applicants selected by the curators for presentation. Mainstage choreographers will receive a performance fee for their work, while WYSIWYG choreographers will receive an honorarium

Artists working in all genres and cultural aesthetics are encouraged to apply, within the following criterion:

For a Mainstage Production:

  • A choreographer must have had a minimum of five of their works professionally presented, and have been professionally active for a minimum of six years. Workshop, process-based showings and academic settings do not qualify as being professionally presented.
  • Existing or proposed new creations may be a minimum of fifteen (15) minutes in length, or up to a maximum of twenty-four (24) minutes. The curatorial team will consider excerpts of longer works. The festival format cannot present works with run times over 24 minutes.

For a WYSIWYG Production:

  • A choreographer must have had a minimum of three of their works professionally presented, and have been professionally active for a minimum of four years. Workshop, process-based showings and academic settings do not qualify as being professionally presented.
  • Existing or proposed creations may be a minimum of five (5) minutes in length or a maximum of ten (10) minutes.
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