For students ages 16 – 19 who have an advanced technical ability and who aspire to a professional career in Ballet or Contemporary Ballet or Contemporary Modern.
The CatchingART aspirant company program includes:
An intensive and comprehensive Professional Training with top teachers in Vancouver
An extensive performing calendar (up to 40 performances per year) with guest choreographers, The Lions Gate Sinfonia, Pandoras Vox and Espiritu Choirs, The Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Yarilo Music, Outreach Charity performances and a Schools Program
Vocational & Associate Teacher Examinations in RAD Ballet and ISTD Ballet & Modern
Opportunity for private coaching for International Competitions
Audition prep and guidance
BC Ministry approved dance course credits for Grades 11 – 12
*Program runs Mon – Fri 1.30 – 6.30pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm + performances
When: Friday 26th May 2017 4.00 – 6.00pm
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 classical variation should also be prepared.
Please note: Applicants must submit a resume, headshot and letter of intent to email@example.com prior to the audition date.
Now in its 5th year, past company graduates went on to dance with Ballet Theatre UK, Ballet Jorgen, the Joffrey Ballet, Twyla Tharpe, Alberta Ballet, Rudra Bejart, Rambert, Ballet Victoria, Ballet BC, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
Catch 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.
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.
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!