and the understudies for 2016-17 CatchingART

understudies-2Catch CatchingART and their up & coming understudies (Adriana, Nya-Manet, Mikaela, Michaela, Ashley & Connor) Saturday November 19th: Kay Meek Centre West Vancouver 7.30pm & Wednesday 23rd November: Round House Theatre Vancouver 7.30pm. Featuring choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin (New York), Andrea Pena (Montreal), Andrea Downie (Toronto), Astrid Sherman (Artistic Director), Stephana Arnold (Resident Choreographer) and the staging of the Pas de Quatre from “The Little HumpBacked Horse” by Yana Draguieva.

Introducing the 2016-17 CatchingART dancers

Watch out for these exuberant, talented and dynamic young dancers – they hit the stage November 19th 7.30pm at the Kay Meek, West Vancouver and Wednesday November 23rd 7.30pm at the Roundhouse, downtown Vancouver: Lauren Middlemass, Cassia Slager, Emma Dewar, Anja Fanslau, Katrina McKinnon, Iris Stuart Bosch, Katja Juthans & Sasha Slater.ca-1

Company 2015-16

2015 09 12 CatchingArt_PAM-768Introducing the dynamic  CatchingART Aspirant Company for 2015-16: Lauren Middlemass, Ethan Ponton, Savannah  Stuible & Cassia Slager (top); Iris Stewart-Bosch, Anja Fanslau, Sophie Derome & Maia Jadue (below).
Their Platform Performance series is November 14th & 15th at the Kay Meek featuring guest choreography by Clare Guss-West (Zurich), Candice Michelle Franklin (New York), Racheal Poirier (Vancouver), Stephana Arnold (Choreographer-in-residence) and Astrid Sherman (Artistic Director).
Photography by Pam & Larissa McFarlane

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CatchingART Auditions 2015

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AUDITION:

CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre 2015-16

The CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre “company experience” provides priceless professional learning opportunities and the development of resume performances, confidence and proficiency though unique performance opportunities, company classes with professional guest teachers and exposure to working with various choreographers.

Eight promising young artists, who are committed to a career in dance, are selected to be part of the company each year. These company artists receive a partial training scholarship (Funded by the Platform Society) to complete their advanced training level. Artists must be between the ages 16 – 19 years and have an Advanced 2 level RAD or ISTD or equivalent level technical capability. Dual proficiency in both classical and contemporary is required.

WHEN: Saturday June 13th 2015

10.00am – 12.30pm

 WHERE: Pro Arte Centre

3-1125 East Keith Rd North Vancouver

The audition will be based on a classical ballet class (including pointework for girls). A contemporary sequence and contact improv session will follow. A solo variation should also be prepared.

Please note: Applicants must submit a Resume, Headshot and Letter of Intent to catchingart@proarte.ca  prior to the audition date.

Prerequisites: Ages 16 – 19; Advanced 2 RAD/ISTD or equivalent training. Dual experience and proficiency in Classical and Contemporary

Emailed Video auditions are also accepted – deadline July 15th 2015

Emailed application package must include:

  • Headshot
  • Photograph in 1st arabesque en-pointe
  • 2nd Photograph of own choice
  • Youtube or vimeo link of Classical Pointe solo/Variation
  • Youtube or vimeo link of Contemporary/Modern solo
  • Resume
  • Letter of Intent

For further information: www.catchingart.ca

Thoughts from Alejandra Brossoit (CatchingART dancer 2014-15)

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“There’s just something special about having dancers and musicians collaborate together”!!

The CatchingART dancers rehearsing with the Lions Gate Sinfonia conductor, Clyde Mitchell, for Michael Conway Baker’s “Through The Lions Gate”. They are honoured to have Michael as their composer-in-residence!

The company performs this November 15th and 16th, 2014 at the Kay Meek to a recorded version and then again on April 11th, 2015 with the Lions Gate Sinfonia LIVE at the Centennial Theatre!