Submissions

Expanse 2024

History Reimagined

Looking at our collective pasts – where do our journeys intersect? Paths move through history in winding roads leading us through the day-to-day. Knowing what you know now, is there a moment you want to share – explore – reimagine?
For the 2024 Season of Expanse, we are asking how do we find common understanding and connection through sharing the stories of our collective, personal and imagined histories.

 

Expanse 2025

INTERTWINED

In 2025, we’re asking the question: how can our art expand beyond the boundaries of our respective artistic mediums?

2025 Intertwined is the exploration of the cross sections between artistic parallels, geography, and identity.


Mainstage Applications - 2024 & 2025 - NOW OPEN

Expanse is a 10-day Movement Arts Festival that focuses on body-based work from a cross-section of artists. Expanse offers opportunity, inspiration, education, and community for artists and audiences who share a love and curiosity in physical performance.

The festival has two main streams: a Performance Series of performance works by local, regional, national and international artists and the Expanse Community Outreach Program which encompasses a number of activities through which the festival interacts with the Edmonton Community at large.

The theme for 2024 – History Reimagined.
Theme for 2025 – Intertwined 

We support and encourage the sharing of space and stories from all bodies, lands and languages. Many experiences and stories have yet to be experienced and shared on our stages. We acknowledge this and actively strive to change it. All experience levels are welcome, from artists just starting their performing/creating practices to established artists in the community, we want to share in your work!

 

Submissions for this project are open to all. If you have yet to see your story on stage, we are here to listen, learn and create together.

 

We are a company that focuses on: 

  • Theatre 
  • Dance Theatre
  • Dance
  • New and Established Work
  • Play Readings 
  • Staged Readings
  • Performance Art 
  • Multimedia 
  • Workshops

 

If you have a piece that falls into the category and aligns with our theme of this coming year please do submit! We accept submissions that range from being seeds of ideas to those that are full-fledged productions. We are here to celebrate every stage of the process! Don’t let the idea of perfection impede you from submitting your work.

Other programs that are part of Expanse

 

Specifically For New Dance Creation, look to the Good Women Dance Collective Curation – Submission open now!

 

Specifically, to be a part of our Lobbyists Submissions Open – January 2023

For our mainstages, Azimuth Theatre acts as a presenter, meaning we will support producing companies and collectives by offering a presenting fee for performances. We also offer in-kind support (marketing, social media, ticketing, accessibility support, letters of support, etc.). 

 

These fees are negotiated based on industry standards as well as the needs of the specific projects. We are also happy to collaborate with co-productions and tours. 

We hope to let folks know if they have been successful in their application by the latest, May 30th, 2023

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Dance Curation - Extended - NOW CLOSED

 

 

 

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Do you have a dance or movement project on your mind that you would like to share with your community? Azimuth Theatre and Molly McDermott want to help make it happen as part of the 2023 Expanse Festival!

This is a PAID opportunity curated by Molly McDermott to present a new or existing work!

We are looking for pieces between 10-20 mins in length.

Shorter or longer pieces will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 

Molly McDermott is a creator, performer and educator interested in visceral and embodied performance that reflects our shared, current experiences.  Her hope is that dance and movement can exist anywhere and for anyone.  She is committed to making this a reality by making movement arts accessible and engaging with artists and audiences from all backgrounds.

 Molly McDermott | Facebook

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We support and encourage the sharing of space and stories from all bodies, lands and languages. Many experiences and stories have yet to be experienced and shared on our stages. We acknowledge this and actively strive to change it. All experience levels are welcome, from artists just starting their choreographic practices to established artists in the community, we want to share in your work!

We are specifically looking to engage Edmonton-based artists or artists who are confident working as a local for the duration of the festival. 

Submissions for this project are open to all. If you have yet to see your story on stage, we are here to listen, learn and create together.

All work will be curated, created and presented following and maintaining COVID-19 regulations, policy and protocol, with the possibility of pivoting to online or streaming options.

 We are offering a contract fee of $2000 for the presentation of a dance or physical-based work. 

This is a PAID opportunity curated by Molly McDermott to present a new or existing work!

Contract Entails: 

  • Attending and Participating in Tech Training Workshop 
  • Attending Technical Rehearsals
  • Presenting a New or Existing Dance Work as part of Expanse 2023 (2 Performances. March 24 & 31)

We are looking for pieces between 10-20 mins in length. Shorter or longer pieces will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

We will get back to all applicants no later than January 30, 2023

 

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If this form is a barrier to entry/application, you can also submit a video link application as well covering all the information below to producer@azimuththeatre.com