Creative Risk Residency

Sometimes all that's needed is a little risk!

About The Residency

       Thanks to the generous support of Kaeja d'Dance, we are proud to partner and present the Creative Risk Residency. The focus of this residency is to provide space, encouragement and support for emerging artists to take a step outside of their comfort zone. With one week of free studio space along with an award winning Kaeja as a personal mentor, this is your chance to take a shot at creating and exploring what you’ve always wanted. This residency also allows room for further development; with a showing in the Kaeja’s Wind Down Dance as well as The Festival 19 by New Blue Emerging Dance. Be bold, be daring and keep innovating!

The Creative Risk Residency offers TWO successful choreographers:

  • 15 hours of free studio space over one intensive week in September 2018
  • Access to professional archival equipment (video camera etc.)
  • Personal mentorship by Allen or Karen Kaeja
  • A showing of the work at Wind Down Dance in February 2019
  • A chance to present a finalized work at The Festival 19 in June 2019 or another New Blue event throughout our 18/19 or 19/20 season.

2017/2018 Residency Artists: Justin de Luna & Kylie Thompson.

Residency Dates & Times

Monday, Sept 3rd 2018 - Friday, Sept 7th 2018

(Choreographer #1 - Allen Kaeja Mentorship)
10:00am - 1:00pm

(Choreographer #2 - Karen Kaeja Mentorship)
1:00pm - 4:00pm


Dovercourt House - (2nd Floor Ballroom)
805 Dovercourt Road
Toronto ON,  M6H 2X4

PLEASE NOTE | To be eligible for this residency, you must be FULLY available:

September 3rd - 7th 2018
(Creative Risk Residency at Dovercourt House)
*for either the morning or afternoon slot
**for the final day (Friday, Sept 7th) - you must be available the full day to share residency work with the other choreographer

Friday, February 8th 2019 | 4pm - 6pm
(Wind Down Dance at Dovercourt House)
*30 minute tech during the day - TIME TBD (must be available all day)

Beginning/Mid - June 2019
(The Festival 19 by New Blue Emerging Dance)
*dates and location TBD

Applications Due
Tuesday, July 31st 2018 at 11:59pm


Email applications to in one combined PDF with the Subject Line:
“Creative Risk - FIRST & LAST NAME”

Questions, Comments or Concerns can be directed to Peter Kelly:
No financial compensation is provided for participation in this residency.

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