Phase 1 Fun

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Choreographer: Mahaila Patterson O’Brien
Dancers: Erika Mitsuhashi and Felicia Lau

Location: The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Photo: Claire French

 

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Project CPR 7

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Mahaila Patterson- O’Brien (Project CPR 7)

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Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien is an emerging dance artist in Vancouver, BC. She studied at SFU School for the Contemporary Arts.

 

She has also studied with Constance Cooke and Jung-Ah Chung in Victoria, BC, previous to moving to Vancouver.  As well, she studied at the School of Contemporary Dancers in Winnipeg and at the University of Winnipeg.

 

 

During her time at SFU she had the opportunity to perform in the works of Crystal Pite, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Santa Aloi, Rob Kitsos, Henry Daniel, Katie DeVries, Andrea Nan, and Desirée Dunbar among others.

As a choreographer her work has been presented at multiple venues inside and out of SFU, this includes 12 Minutes Max 2015, Dance Allsorts 2016, Romp Festival 2015 (Victoria, BC), ASCENSION 2013 and 2014, SFU Dance Student Mainstage, Launch! Festival 2014, Ignite Youth Festival 2013, and Light on Our Feet (Victoria, BC).

She has produced three shows that highlighted her work along with others, Emergence (SFU Dance Grad Show), x2 (Alucinari + L I L A C), and ASCENSION 2014.

Many of her pieces are collaborations with composers and new media artists.

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“For this process I am trying to find new ways to create that allows for more interaction between the dancers. Previously in my work the dancers have acted mostly as individuals or isolated units.  I am now trying to open up possibilities for physical connection and reliance on each other. I am also working with patterning, and how patterns and physical connection can combine.” Mahaila, 2016

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Project CPR 7

Project CPR 7

JA 5.1Applications are being accepted for PROJECT CPR 7-0, a research and creation-based professional development opportunity for choreographers. Facilitated by Restless Production’s co artistic director Claire French and expert guest mentors, the program provides choreographers with the chance to deeply investigate choreographic ideas and begin creation of a new work. CPR is carried out in two phases each culminating in an informal studio showing.

Phase 1:  March & April  2016 (Tues-Thurs 9am -2pm)  The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Phase 2:  August & September 2016 (Tues-Thurs 9am-2pm) The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Choreographers  and dancers should send an expression of interest to: projectcpr@shaw.ca or clairefrench@restlessproductions.com

Please include:

– a brief summary of motivations to apply

– availability over the two phases

–  a 250 word (approx) summary of your performance experiences and training to date.

–  a  link to an excerpt of your choreographic work  or performance work  (ideally created/ performed between 2012-2016 please)

Please note choreographers do not perform in their own works in Project CPR.

COST: $1,000.00- $1,500.00 (payment plans and subsidies available)

cost includes:  approx 70 hours of space per choreographer, workshops, mentorship, dancers, informal showings, artistic research resources, networking and presentation opportunities.

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Project CPR 6.2 – 4 September 2015

Project CPR 6.2

“After Right Now” Choreographer: Carolyn Schmidt Dancers: Jess Ames, Jennifer Bolcsfoldi, Sophie Brassard, Kathryn Carlberg, Cody Cox, Jen Edwards, Erin Leqereux

“With You For The Long Haul” Choreographers: Julia Carr & Meghan Goodman Dancers: Jess Ames, Maxine Chadburn, Erin Leqereux

“Shiny, Happy, Pretty” Choreographer: Kelly McInnes Performers: Maxine Chadburn & Rianne Svelnis

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Choreographer: Kelly McInnes
Performers: Maxine Chadburn & Rianne Svelnis

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CPR 6.1 Open Rehearsals

We have come to the end of Phase 1 for the 6th year of Project CPR. In the past we have invited an audience to a sharing of all three works back-to-back. While we are still encouraging (in fact craving) feedback, this year we are trying something new. Each choreographer is opening up the last 60-90 minutes of their process to an audience this week. They might still be rehearsing but you are welcome to observe and even join in discussions and share your experience of the work as it happens!

These open rehearsals are at The Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street.

Ask for Restless Productions/ Project CPR 

Here are the dates and times:

Monday 9 March 5pm-6pm: Kelly McInnes

Wednesday 11 March 1pm-2pm:  Julia Carr/ Body Narratives Collective

Thursday 12 March 2pm-3pm: Carolyn Schmidt

Photo: Claire French  Choreographer: Kelly McInnes (Project CPR 6.1)

Photo: Claire French
Choreographer: Kelly McInnes (Project CPR 6.1)

Thanks to The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts for all of the studio support through Phase 1.

We look forward to our return for Phase 2 in the Summer. It is a privilege that we truly appreciate. 

Restless Productions was awarded a project grant for Phase 2 this year through The Canada Council for the Arts- Support Services to the Dance Milieu. We are delighted to finally receive financial support and recognition for this program. Thank you to everyone who has participated and helped in its development so far.

See you later this week.    

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and next is…

Kelly McInnes who is working with a group of seven dancers.

Dancers: Sophie Brassard,  Erin Lequereux, Sophia Wolfe, Maxine Chadburn, Jessica Wilkie, Kaitey Desante and Rianne Svelnis.

Kelly has been working on this idea for a while with various incarnations performed over the last year or so. There are some new dancers in the mix and this also allows Kelly to continue her investigation into improvisation as process and performance. Will Kelly set anything? This is my question at this point. Does it matter? Kelly’s participation in CPR is a part of a larger mentorship with me throughout the year.

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Next up for CPR 6…

Carolyn Schmidt’s CPR process began today, with Erin and Jess (who are also in Body Narrative Collective’s process. See yesterday’s post.) joined by Marilu Reynoso.

Photo by Jaqi Medlock

Choreographer:  Carolyn Schmidt

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PROJECT CPR 6 is underway…

Wednesday February 4th, 2015

Body Narratives Collective (Julia Carr and Meghan Goodman) are the first to launch into Phase 1. They are joined by wonderful dancers: Jess Ames, Maxine Chadburn, and Erin Lequereux.

We are once again delighted and honoured to be hosted by The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.

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CALL FOR DANCERS

CALL FOR DANCERS FOR PROJECT CPR 6.0  (Choreographic Practice and Research)

A research and creation-based professional development opportunity

WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD on TUESDAY 16th DECEMBER 2014

1:30pm-3pm

Scotiabank Dance Centre Jarislowsky Studio ( 3rd Floor)

REGISTER at projectcpr@shaw.ca

Phase 1:  3 February- 13 March 2015 (Times between Mon-Fri 9am -2pm)

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (with informal showings at The Dance Centre and The Shadbolt)

Three choreographic processes will take place over this period. Approx 35 hours per choreographic process. Dancers will need to be available for at least 6 hours per week in Phase 1.

Phase 2: 7 July – 28 August 2015 (exact dates will be scheduled with the choreographers for a more intense process This will include a small amount of production time in a theatre.

Rehearsals will take place at The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (with culminating presentations at The Shadbolt and The Dance Centre).

Dancers will be asked to work for an intensive period (approx. 16 hours per week for 2 weeks in Phase 2)

CPR 6 Choreographers are: Kelly McInnes, Carolyn Schmidt & Body Narratives Collective (Julia Carr/ Meghan Goodman)   Visit: https://projectcpr.wordpress.com Contact: projectcpr@shaw.ca  CPR4.2- PMa

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