Crimson Coast Dance

Re-Scripting Dance - New Translocal Initiatives

 Part 2: New Curatorial Initiatives – The lure of the Translocal and its Discontent 

July 8, 2021 from 10:30am – 1:00pm PST / 19:30- 22:00 CET

The pandemic is a tale of the accelerated transformation of our ecological system and it foregrounds the unjust structures as the asymmetrical relations of resources within our global performing arts field. The need to reformulate international collaboration is inevitable, so how do we reshape our curatorial practice in response to that needt? Would exploring trans-local collaborations, where international aspirations are embedded in one’s locality, be a way forward? A translocality that on one hand engages in the diversity of one’s own locality and on the other operates as a cultural node in a connected network of affinities that transgress, or traverse, national borders. What would such curatorial work look like? What are the critical implications of such trans-local collaboration? 

Project Artists: Marit Shirin Carolasdotter [Sápmi/SE], Genevieve Johnson [French Canadian],
Samantha Letourneau [CA], Mårten Spångberg [SE]

Presenting Curators:

Martine Dennewald, Co-Artistic Director, Festival TransAmériques, [CA/LU]

Thorbørn Gabrielsen, Artistic Director, Stamsund Teaterfestival [NO]

Emily Johnson, Artistic Director, Emily Johnson/Catalyst, Organizer of First Nations Dialogues New York/Lenapehoking [Yup’ik/US]

Elle Sofe Sara, Choreographer and Founder of Dáiddadállu/ Sámi Artist Collective

Curators/ Moderators: Holly Bright [CA] and Rickard Borgström [FI]

ASL Interpretation Available
We are thankful for the City of Nanaimo Projects Grants, our funders, and donors to #CCDanceFree, for support of this project

We are grateful to live work and play on Snuneymuxw First Nation territory.