Introducing 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
- 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
- Letter of Intent
For further information: www.catchingart.ca
The catchingART dancers laid their own mats before getting ready for rehearsals! Learning all that goes into a performance.
“Pre Show Dinner”. CatchingART performed for “Reach out For Africa” last Saturday. We are all getting very excited for the November 15th & 16th Performance at the Kay Meek.
“Getting last minute corrections from Ms Charla via skype for this weekends show!”
“Hard at work on our Pas De Deux!”
“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!
“Although long rehearsals are leaving us exhausted, we must push through for another couple of weeks! Pieces are starting to come together and can’t wait for the show!”
“Working Together!” by Carolyn Black
Rehearsals for the Education without Border & Platform November Series at the Kay Meek on November 15th & 16th 2014.
“Costumes are starting to come together for the show!”