LIVE ART IS CURRENTLY HIRING TWO SUMMER STUDENTS!
(IT Intern, Administrative Intern)
Please read below to see if you qualify.

LIVE ART DANCE IT INTERN 2018 SUMMER STUDENT POSITION

Live Art Dance seeks and IT Intern for a full-time (30 hours per week/4 days per week), ten week contract beginning June 11, 2018 and ending August 24, 2018.

As a key presenter and advocate for contemporary dance, Live Art Dance is the only company east of Quebec to program an annual series of nationally and internationally recognized artists. Live Art has distinguished itself as a premiere dance presenter and has anchored Halifax’s presence on the international dance-touring map.

Responsibilities:
The IT Intern will support Live Art’s permanent staff in the planning and implementation of the upcoming season. Responsibilities will include updating and maintaining the SUMAC database with all relevant upcoming season data, formatting images for use on web based platforms, updating the website (WordPress), integrating the ticketing component of the website with the database, and assisting with social media updates.

This position is funded through Canada Summer Jobs and is designed to provide training and experience in IT & Social Media administration. The successful candidate will gain career-related work and practical experience in correlating their IT skills in a thriving business environment. The IT Intern will work 4 days a week, from 9 am – 5 pm at the Live Art Dance office on Quinpool Road.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will be a post-secondary student in an IT management, development, web design or database management, with a demonstrated interest in the arts, good computer and organizational skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work independently as well as under supervision.

Eligibility:
To be eligible for the position, applicants must:
• be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
• have been registered as full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
• be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
• be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

To Apply:
Email your resume and cover letter by Friday May 25, 2018 to info@liveartdance.ca. Please use “IT Intern” as the subject of your email.

LIVE ART DANCE ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN 2018 SUMMER STUDENT POSITION
Live Art Dance seeks and Administrative Intern for a full-time (30 hours per week), eight week contract beginning June 25 2018 and ending August 17, 2018.

As a key presenter and advocate for contemporary dance, Live Art Dance is the only company east of Quebec to program an annual series of nationally and internationally recognized artists. Live Art has distinguished itself as a premiere dance presenter and has anchored Halifax’s presence on the international dance-touring map.

Responsibilities:
The Administrative Intern will support Live Art’s permanent staff in the planning and implementation of the upcoming season. Responsibilities will include updating an electronic archive, scanning and uploading of data to the archive, subscription and advertising sales, updating and maintaining the database, research and compilation of information on the upcoming season, assisting with website and social media updates, assisting in the distribution of promotional material, assisting in the organization of fundraising activities, filing and other duties as assigned.
This position is funded through Canada Summer Jobs and is designed to provide training and experience in arts administration. The successful candidate will gain career-related work experience in administration, database management, event planning, marketing and communications. The Administrative Intern will be paid $11.00 per hour and work 4 days a week from 9 am – 5 pm at the Live Art Dance office on Quinpool Road.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will be a post-secondary student in an arts program, public relations, arts administration or business program, with a demonstrated interest in the arts, good computer and organizational skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work independently as well as under supervision.

Eligibility:
To be eligible for the position, applicants must:
• be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
• have been registered as full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
• be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
• be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

To Apply:
Email your resume and cover letter by Friday May 25, 2018 to info@liveartdance.ca. Please use “Administrative Intern” as the subject of your email.

It’s the Live Art Winter Auction! This is a wonderful chance to get some holiday shopping done while supporting the arts!
Support your favourite dance presenters by bidding on some beautiful, local goods. Gift certificates from Highwayman, EDNA, and Dilly Dally Eats; tickets from 2b theatre company, Symphony Nova Scotia, and Live Art Dance; and a beautiful bottle of cava, complete with two vintage Waterford crystal champagne flutes. Such splendour!

These gifts are perfect for the family artist, your cultured best friend, or the neighbour who just loves shopping local. All proceeds go towards ensuring that our 35th season is our best one ever!

Bidding is super easy – just click here!

Re-Quickening
Premiering as part of Harbourfront Centre’s 2015/16 Next Steps dance series, Re-Quickening takes the prevailing discourse surrounding international Indigenous women’s issues and incites a tough topical dialogue through performance, music and art, fuelled by re-constructing feminine power. Does reconciliation mean the same thing to everyone, including those living on Turtle Island? Re-Quickening goes there, while facilitating an artistic re-awakening of her-story. “By piecing together fragments and shards of Indigenous knowing, this production acts as a reaffirmation of life and healing from issues of violence against women and the Earth,” says Santee. She also makes it clear that the driving force behind Re-Quickening are Indigenous voices, “It’s about our experience and it’s our truth.”

Devised from Indigenous methodology, Re-Quickening boldly goes where few dare, and is led by a powerhouse team of international Indigenous women collaborators: Santee Smith (Kenien’keha:ka/Mohawk Nation), Monique Mojica (Guna, Rappahannock Nations), Marina Acevedo (Zapotec descent), Frances Rings (Kokatha Tribe descent), Louise Potiki-Bryant (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe and Waitaha descent, Māori), Bianca Hyslop (Te Arawa, Ngati Whakaue, Maori), Nancy Wijohn (Te Rarawa, Tuhoe/Ngati Paoa, Ngati Tahu, Māori), Cris Derkson (Cree descent). Guided by the words of artist-activist leaders Leanne Simpson (Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg ancestry from Alderville First Nation), Christi Belcourt (Métis), Alva Jamieson (Onkwehon:we), Leigh Smith ((Kenien’keha:ka/Mohawk Nation) and elder Maria Campbell (Métis).

Inspired by narratives encoded in Indigenous symbol and iconography, and traversing the inner scared landscape of Backwards woman, Changing woman, Skywoman, Claywoman and Earth Mother, Re-Quickening deals with stripping away the layers of colonial imposition on women’s body-mind-spirit and the re-affirmation of life, of voice, of body sovereignty. Re-Quickening aims to open up pathways for re-storing internal fractures and to re-ignite feminine position and presence – Mana Wahine, Konkwehon:we.

Known for award nominated scores KDT’s Re-Quickening will not disappoint with an original score by collaborators: Cris Derksen (2016 JUNO Awards nominee), Humberto Alvarez (MX), David R. Maracle (Kenien’kehá:ka/Mohawk Nation), Jesse Zubot featuring vocals by Polaris Prize award winner Tanya Tagaq (Inuk), Eugene Draw and Santee Smith. Re-Quickening design includes: Lighting, Arun Srinivasan; Video, Louise Potiki Bryant; Set, Andy Moro (Mushkegowuk Cree descent); Costumes, Adriana Fulop; Props, Adrian Harjo and Steve Smith (Kenien’kehá:ka/Mohawk Nation)

Re-Quickening is a spiritual resurgence, tipping colonialism on its head. The performance touches on themes of dislocation from land, body and voice; the history of violence against Indigenous women since contact; residential schools; and the assimilative processes of the Indian Act towards reclaiming women’s blood ties, rites, umbilical connection to land and healing.

Re-Quickening – It’s time to re-awaken the giant within.

Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/154773974

Live Art Dance is honoured to announce that this piece is being presented in collaboration with the Prismatic Arts Festival, one of Canada’s leaders in diversity and accessibility. (For more information about Prismatic’s incredible line-up, please visit http://prismaticfestival.com/)


JOIN US SEPTEMBER 21 AT 7:15-7:45: Pre-show chat with Halifax’s Poet Laureate, Rebecca Thomas. A chance to hear about her practice and to learn about the themes at play in Kaha:wi’s work.

POST-SHOW CHAT, SEPTEMBER 22: Join Live Art Impresario Don Rieder on the Dunn Stage after the performance for a Q&A with the artists!

In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation, this performance is part of Atlantic Presenters Association’s “Canada 150 Performance Series” in partnership with RADARTS (Réseau atlantique de diffusion des arts de la scène).
Huge thanks to our show sponsor, the University of King’s College and the Fountain School of Performing Arts, and our season sponsor, Gordon Stirrett & Associates!

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre is grateful to receive generous support from: Canada Council for the Arts; Ontario Arts Council; Toronto Arts Council; Department of Canadian Heritage and GREAT. Their ongoing support fuels our creative work, education/training and outreach to communities.

We would like to acknowledge our Re-Quickening production sponsor Creative New Zealand, as well as creation support from: Makeda Thomas – Dance & Performance Institute (Trinidad), Woodland Cultural Centre (No Word for Art Exhibition), Native Earth Performing Arts: Weesageechak Begins to Dance 2014 and Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement.

Nia:wen kowa to our family, friends and colleagues who continue to inspire, feed and propel us forward; all our collaborating artists, staff, cast and crew for sharing their passion and amazing talents with KDT and for making it possible for us to envision Re-Quickening on the world stage.

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