Series 8:08 seeks to promote the professional and creative development of professional Canadian dance artists, to build a strong sense of community amongst these artists, to support processes that lead to successful presentations of new Canadian dance works, and to build a knowledgeable and appreciative audience for new dance.
We organize innovative workshop and performance events that pursue these goals through two programs:
Series 8:08 was founded in 1992, when the considerable energies and diverse needs of a large group of Toronto based dance artists coalesced. When our first performance workshop was held in February of that year, it marked the realization of two great community dreams: the inauguration of an ongoing process-oriented performance series, and the beginning of a new artist-driven dance service organization that would respond directly and creatively to the needs of our local artists, community, and audiences.
Series 8:08 has grown considerably since its early days, expanding into new areas of programming and gaining recognition as an important local resource for audiences and artists. Yet, even as we change in response to our developing community, we continue to be guided by our origins, consistently committed to individual, community, and audience development.
Our performances and workshops are made possible by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. We also acknowledge the support of the Dance Umbrella of Ontario.
We thank our generous donors for their support, in particular Jennifer Dick, Jenn Goodwin, Kathleen Smith and Liisa Smith.
We are also grateful to the following companies for their in-kind donations:
|• Yvonne Ng||Artistic and Managing Director|
|• Yves Candau||Administrative Director|
|• Cara Spooner||ATC Program Manager and Outreach Coordinator|
|• Tanya Crowder||CPW Program Manager|
|• Jennifer Lee||Program Assistant|
|• Stuart Baulch||Technical Director|
|• Brittany Duggan||Blog Manager|
|• Omer Yukseker||Photography|
|• James Beamish|
|• Karen Duplisea|
|• Jade Sakamoto|
|• Kathleen Smith|
|• Sarah Chase||1992 – 1994||Founder|
|• Michael du Maresq||1992 – 1994||Founder|
|• Michelle Silagy||1992 – 1994||Founder|
|• Jessica Runge||1994 – 2004||ATC Program Founder|
|• Susan Lee||1994 – 2005|
Many thanks to Emma Bartolomucci, Dawne Carleton, Craig Chambers, Jesse Dell, Katya Kuznetsova, Suzanne Liska and Corrie Sakaluk for their support.
Arts Management Services provided by the Dance Umbrella of Ontario.
We work in partnership with Harbourfront Centre to offer workshops with world class artists in our ATC Program, and are grateful to Tina Rasmussen and Lynanne Sparrow for making this possible.
We are partnering with Hub 14, and Dovehouse Dance Ballroom (home of Kaeja d'Dance and princess productions), to offer residencies to selected TAKE TWO artists. Thank you for helping us provide them with studio time to further research their artistic processes and creation.
We also have a partnership with The Chimera Project, for their FRESH BLOOD festival. One outstanding choreographer, selected by Series 8:08 from the Choreographic Performance Workshops, will be presented in FRESH BLOOD 2013.
|• Artists' Health Centre Foundation (AHCF)|
|• Association for Contact Improvisation (ACI, in Montreal)|
|• Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists (CADA)|
|• Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA)|
|• Circuit Est - Centre Chorégraphique (in Montreal)|
|• Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC)|
|• Studio 303 (in Montreal)|
|• Training Society of Vancouver (TSV)|