Summer Newsletter

Summer Dance & Music Event – August 23, 2020
July 27, 2020

Summer Newsletter

The New Works team and board members at Grandview Park on July 23rd, enjoying some sun and a rare socially-distanced meetup!

Introducing Virtual Office Hours

Dear Dance Community, 

Do you need information on budgeting, strategy, touring, programming? You can book a 45-min free consultation with our Executive Director, Julie Mamias to get the information you need for your dance project.

You can easily see her real-time availability and schedule a time with Julie through our website.

She is looking forward to chatting with you!


Upcoming Outdoor Performance on August 23rd!

After several months, we’re happy to once again be supporting artists by hosting a performance. This will be an outdoor event on Granville Island with safety protocols in place and a limited number of audience members. The performances will also be made public online. More information will soon be available but for now, save the date!

When: August 23rd at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Where: Ron Basford Park, beside Performance Works on Granville Island

(1218 Cartwright St Vancouver, BC)

Who: Farnaz OhadiAfro Van Connect and more!

Details here: https://www.newworks.ca/2020/07/aug23granvilleisland/


Artist Support

In January we sent out a call to dance artists in need of support with their various projects. This was a fantastic way for us to learn about what people are working on and in what ways New Works can adequately support the community. Through this program we’ve been supporting three artists/collectives so far: TWObigsteps collective, Erika Mitsuhashi and Avery Smith. You can find out more about them and their projects here: www.newworks.ca/coaching/

Technical Residencies on Granville Island

One way we’ll be supporting these artists is by offering them a technical residency at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island from September 21-27, 2020!

“This technical residency will provide me with the resources to experiment with specific lighting elements that up until now, I have only been able to imagine! I’m excited to see what both drastic and subtle lighting choices will challenge inside my work, and inspire me to explore further. Having the space and time to play with this technical element will certainly inform my future creative research of this work.”
– Avery Smith, Dance Artist