Call for Submission: Weesageechak Festival

WEESAGEECHAK BEGINS TO DANCE

Native Earth Performing Arts is seeking submissions for Weesageechak Begins to Dance 27 —a festival devoted to developing and showcasing new works by Indigenous artists.

We welcome:

– Submissions in theatre, dance, music, poetry, multidisciplinary works
– Collaborations between Indigenous playwrights, choreographers or creators
– Works at all stages of development

This year’s Weesageechak Festival will take place November 12th –22nd, 2014 in our Aki Studio Theatre. Each selected piece receives dramaturgical/directorial support, rehearsal time and a public showing.  To be eligible, creators must be available to attend the festival.

Submissions will be curated by a selection committee.  The Weesageechak Festival is open to all Indigenous artists.  We are particularly, but not exclusively, interested in new work that examines contemporary Native challenges and experiences.

Deadline for submission:  June 30th, 2014

For more information: www.nativeearth.ca/current-season/weesageechakbeginstodance