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MascallDance

EXPERIMENTAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY DANCE

MascallDance is concerned with dance as an art form and its significance to our culture. While MascallDance primarily develops and promotes the work of choreographer Jennifer Mascall, the company also places a high priority on mentoring new and emerging choreographic voices.

Founding Artistic Director Jennifer Mascall is a dance choreographer, teacher, mentor, and an advocate for the art form. Mascall and her nearly 200 choreographies have received countless accolades including the Clifford E. Lee Choreographic Award, the Jacqueline Lemieux Prize, a Dora Mavor Moore Award, a Jessie Award, the Canada 125 Confederation Commemorative Medal, the International Woman’s Day Award, and the Ann O’Connor Award.

The offerings of MascallDance are as diverse as the participants. The improvisational Nijinsky Gibber Jazz Club conducts choreographic research by bringing unexpected moves to unexpected places such as bars, streets, and churches. Mascall’s informal incubator, BLOOM, offers emerging choreographers training, mentoring, and editing. Over three studio performances, the public samples the work-in-progress with fine wine and comic commentary. The annual Way Out West Summer Intensive provides artistic regeneration through experiments and somatic training.

In MascallDance’s newest work, The Outliner, a suspended and magical white kingdom is inhabited by fantastical beings and unexpected events. Each figure wears an architecturally devised costume: some appear like creatures, others contraptions, and all are extensions of an idea of the body.

MascallDance’s choreography (proscenium, site-specific, youth, or improvisational) knows no bounds with tour stops including Monte Carlo, Italy, Scotland, and India. Classes, residencies, and mentorships further define MascallDance as “Danse Sans Frontieres”—guerilla training for the artist.

BLOOM
Fall 2016 & Spring 2017
Venue: MascallDance Studio
Artist-in-Residency Program

WAY OUT WEST
August 2017
Venue: MascallDance Studio
Annual Summer Intensive

THE OUTLINER
February 28, 2017
Venue: The Annex
Time: 8pm
Tickets here.

THE OUTLINER
Spring 2017
Venue: On Tour
Salt Spring Island, Edmonton, Regina, and Winnipeg

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Ongoing
Dialogues, workshops and artist-in-residencies

 

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