The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta presents Built To Tour – a workshop to provide professional development opportunities for Alberta Dance artists through the process of applying for Alberta Showcase.
This free workshop will look at marketing tools specific to dance, how to articulate technical requirements and explain the benefits of performing at Alberta Showcase.
Facilitator: Kennedy Jenson – Executive Director, Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta
Laura Krewski – Independent Choreographer and Producer
Don Waddle – Technical Director/Production Manager, Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta
The ATAA is dedicated to supporting dance performance across the province of Alberta. We have started an education and awareness program for our arts presenting organizations to help build relationships between Alberta presenters and local dance artists. This initiative aims to increase the amount of dance being presented across the province and create
performing opportunities for the professional dance community. The Built to Tour workshop, geared towards Alberta dance artists, will provide details on how to construct an Alberta Showcase application and increase your chances for success at the annual Alberta Showcase conference. This conference is an opportunity for Alberta artists to present their work to over 100 presenting theatres.
This is a free workshop but you must register in advance in order to participate: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArd-2vrzwsGtfyTqZu9T3O1ihOUiPe78gc%20
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the meeting.
Guest speaker: Dance Artist and Choreographer
Laura is an independent choreographer, instructor, and a project consultant in dance and theatre. She is an active advocate for the increase of dance performance and dance activities in local communities. Laura the resident choreographer at Catalyst Theatre in Edmonton, a creation-based touring company. She is also an artistic producer on her own projects and is an educator for dance and theatre across Canada. Laura has created classes and workshops, planned programs, and created events, including the recruitment of dance artists and instructors. She acts as a mentor, advisor, grant writer, and assists organizations and individuals with stakeholder consultations and resource development opportunities in the arts.
Guest speaker: Technical Services Supervisor, City of Spruce Grove, Horizon Stage
Don’s 37-year career has taken him from a student at Grant McEwan College (University), to his job as technician at the Arden Theatre (St. Albert) and onward to his current position at Horizon Stage. Along the way, working with many dance companies, both small and large, from ballet to jazz, modern, musical theatre and beyond. Don brings all his experience and knowledge to help you navigate the technical world of Dance and Performing Arts. Outside of his full-time job with the city, Don continues to give back to the theatre community as Technical Director for the ATAA and the Westlock CATS organization for the past 14 years. Don is also a Freelance Technician, Technical Director, Theatre Consultant, Teacher and Mentor.