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SummerWorks Lab Residencies 2020

Dance / Interdisciplinary / Live Art / Music / Theatre

in association with the Stratford Festival Lab


August 13, 5:00 PM

August 14, 1:00 PM

August 14, 5:00 PM

August 15, 5:00 PM

August 16, 1:00 PM

August 16, 5:00 PM

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To make the most of our time at home, the SummerWorks Lab is hosting a cohort of artists-in-(their-own)-residence to support the research, development, and thinking through of new performance works. Drawn from proposals in response to the original 2020 summer Festival call for submissions, these artists receive financial, logistical, and curatorial support as they explore and expand their ideas.

Public Showings and Events

From August 13-16, artists will be opening up their at-home studios to share their process and the work they are developing in their residency. Unless indicated, all events will be taking place on Zoom – register to have a link sent to you via email. Select showings and events will also be available to view via our Facebook Live.

August 13 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Process sharing and conversation with Eshan Rafi & Jessica Karuhanga

August 14 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Artist talk and process sharing with Alexa Mardon & Erika Mitsuhashi

August 14 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Kama La Mackerel shares an excerpt from ZOM-FAM followed by a Q&A

August 15 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Excerpt performance of The Monster from Inside the Third Dimension, from Anand Rajaram & Eric Woolfe, followed by a VR Hubs Demo and Q & A

August 16 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Double Bill: Liz Peterson & Fan Wu perform excerpts from alias to be dared + a pre-recorded interview with Shira Leuchter & Calla Hanratty

August 16 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Double Bill: Live screenings of dance films by Winchester Prize winners Haley Dimeck & Maria Isabel Salgado followed by a Q&A

Artists in Residence

Neema Bickersteth & Nikki Shaffeeullah
Haley Dimeck*
Jaz Fairy J
Frances Koncan
Kama La Mackerel & Teiya Kasahara
Shira Leuchter & Calla Hanratty
Alexa Mardon & Erika Mitsuhashi
Philip Nozuka & Jill Connell
Gislina Patterson & Davis Plett
Liz Peterson & Fan Wu
Eshan Rafi & Jessica Karuhanga
Anand Rajaram & Eric Woolfe (in collaboration with Neha Ross, Brandon Kleinman, and Dhwani Chotalia)
Diana Reyes & Miquelon Rodriguez
Khadijah Salawu
Maria Isabel Salgado*

Artistic Supports: Sue Balint, Benjamin de Boer, Jessica Carmichael, Karthy Chin, Katrina Darychuk, Aria Evans, Ana Lorena Leija, Ange Loft, Tawiah M’Carthy, Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, ted witzel

*Haley Dimeck and Maria Isabel Salgado are recipients of the 2020 Winchester Prize, their residencies and mentorship with choreographer Denise Fujiwara are offered as part of this prize, in partnership with the School of Toronto Dance Theatre.

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All SummerWorks Lab Residency showings will include ASL interpretation and live captioning except for Anand Rajaram & Eric Woolfe which will have captioning only.

SummerWorks Lab programming – a place for exploration, experimentation, and process, with diverse performance works shared at crucial stages of creative development, forging connections between artists and audiences.