Open Art Surgery: A Hip Hop theatre workshop – Call for Applicants


What is it about?

Breakin’ Convention and Harbourfront Centre know Toronto has a wealth of Hip Hop talent. We also recognize there is a lack of quality professional development opportunities available. We are proud to offer Hip Hop artists/crews a unique opportunity to develop theatrical skills. Participants will work with dance theatre heavyweights, Jonzi D and Crazy Smooth for one week of mentoring, experimenting and devising new work that culminates in a public performance.

Who is it for?

You don’t need to have any previous theatrical experience but you should have a solid understanding of your own Hip Hop discipline (dance, rap, dj, beatbox etc). The course is designed to explore ways of approaching choreography, story-telling, direction and staging. We aim to give you the means to create theatre from fresh, new angles without losing the essence of what you do.

Breakin’ Convention is committed to the elevation of Hip Hop theatre and believe this is a valuable opportunity for even the most accomplished Hip Hop artists.

Venue: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

Open Art Surgery dates: Monday, March 13 – Saturday, March 18, 2017

Application schedule:  Application deadline: November 1, 2016
Invited artists informed: November 15, 2016

The course is FREE to successful applicants. However all participants must be available for the full week as outlined above.

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