MASFOS Schedule and Workshop Descriptions are here!

The full conference program and workshop descriptions have been announced!!

Check out Schedule 2014 for all the details.
Don’t forget to register to ensure you’ve got a spot and remember drop-ins are always welcome!!

If you can’t attend the conference or would like to financially support the conference make a donation by clicking here on our paypal link or visit the donate section of the website.

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NEW! Right To Dance: Week Long Intensive!!

We’re excited to announce a Summer Week Long Intensive August 11 – 15!!
Right To Dance Week Long Intensive – one week of professional training in dance technique, choreography, mentorship for LGBTTIQQ2S folks, affirming the experiences of people of colour,  body types, class backgrounds, and abilities. First- time movers of all levels and abilities are welcome.

 APPLY HERE for more information check out the link under Dance Education.

Also! Tomorrow (July 11th) is the last day to apply to facilitate or perform at Making A Stage for Our Stories!! 

 

Get Involved: 2nd Annual LGBTTIQQ2S Dance Conference and Showcase

Making A Stage for Our Stories
dance conference and showcase
| Aug 11 – 16 |

Join us for the second annual, Making A Stage for Our Stories is a dance conference and showcase, that focuses on celebrating and affirming the experiences of LGBTTIQQ2S* lives and stories in dance and movement in the studio and on stage.  Last year over 300 people came to share, learn and witness the magic that comes when LGBTTIQQ2S folks come together.

You won’t want to miss it this year!

Workshops will take place in the evenings (6- 10pm) on August 11 – 13 at the 519 Church Street Community Centre. There will also be two showcases: August 16 at 2pm and 7:30pm at the Palmerston Library Theatre, showcasing work by LGBTTIQQ2S people who are movers, dancers and artists.

All dance and movement techniques and genres are encouraged to apply and attend.  Professional to first time movers, facilitators and performers welcome.  LGBTTIQQ2S people of colour, varying class backgrounds, body types, abilities, age ranges, are encouraged to apply!

Facilitator and Performer Application Deadline: July 11 2014
Apply Online at the links provided, if needed copy and paste link into address bar.
Please send questions/concerns: makingastage@gmail.com

FACILITATE  |  PERFORM |  ATTEND

or

DONATE and SUPPORT this conference

* LGBTTIQQ2S refers to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, 2 Spirit and other Spectrum identities

Come see ILL NANA/DCDC this World Pride!

The Pride season is upon us and we’ll be performing at various community events throughout June as well as curating and performing on different stages on Pride Weekend June 27 – 29th. All Events are taking place in Toronto, except for our performance and workshops at the Allied Media Conference which will be in Detroit. https://www.facebook.com/events/247665525430251/

Events are FREE, ticketed and Pay What You Can – Please check event info!!
Here’s where you can find us:

June 13 – May I Have this Dance? @ 519 Church Street Community Centre
https://www.facebook.com/events/630219213733143/
We go on right at the beginning of the night!

June 14 – Refugee Pride @ 519 Church Street Community Centre
http://www.worldpridetoronto.com/festival/events-calendar/2014/refugee-pride-2014
We’ll be performing in the evening around 8:30pm!

June 17/ 18 – The Ground From Which We Grow: queer. consensual. anti-racist. unapologetic. not your average burlesque. @ Gladstone Hotel
https://www.facebook.com/events/640747176016810/
Individual Members of ILL NANA/DCDC will be performing solos.

June 19 – Allied Media Conference @ Detroit, MI
http://amc.alliedmedia.org/
If you make it to Detroit, catch us at the Opening Ceremonies and come to our workshops on Saturday Morning!

June 25 – In Love and Chaos @ Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
http://buddiesinbadtimes.com/pride2014/colour-me-dragg-in-love-and-chaos/

June 26 – East Side Pride@ Albert Campbell Square
http://www.worldpridetoronto.com/festival/events-calendar/2014/east-side-pride
We’ll be headlining this event and will be performing around 8:30!

June 29– Blockorama @ TD Wellesley Stage
We take to the stage around 5:30!

**June 29 – Making a Stage for Our Stories @ Church-Wellesley Village Stage**
We are curating a special hour of performance, showcasing amazing local queer community artists and a special set from ILL NANA/DCDC!  You won’t want to miss this! Our Pride Our Way!
Featuring Performances by
Ill NANA/DiverseCity Dance Comp
Shi Wisdom
James Williams
Shadrack Jackman
And more………….

 

In Life and After Life and Cancelled Right to Dance Classes

Wednesday May 14, 8 pm – 10 pm, $10 – 15 PWYC
The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen Street West

In Life and After Life – explores the personal stories of 3 queer young adults of colour as we acknowledge and sit with our past, current realities and futures. Life does not stop after hard times, and hard times continue. What becomes of us as we live through and with hardship? As we continue on the journey of finding ourselves what makes us who we are, where do we go and what options do we have to survive and thrive? In Life and After Life is a movement derived multidisciplinary work about hope, resilience, and strength. A short Q&A with Sze-Yang, Jelani and kumari will follow their performance.

Co-presented with Gladstone Hotel and United Steelworkers (USW).
Co-sponsored by Inside Out LGBT Film Festival and The People Project.

This event is part of the 29th annual Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts, taking place from May 1 – 15, 2014 at various GTA locations. For more details on this year’s program, artists, and festival partners, please visit http://mayworks.ca/.

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IMPORTANT!!!

There will be no Right to Dance classes on Tuesday May 13th and Saturday May 17th.
We’ll be back for regularly scheduled classes on May 20th at the 519 Church Street Community Centre

FLAWLESS~CANTSTOPWONTSTOP~ takes the stage!!

After 2 months of hard work and dancing, the Right To Dance Intensive Showcase is here! LGBTTIQQ2S dancers take the stage and dance their self choreographed dance works and works in progress, some of whom will be performing for the very first time!

Join us; Tue April 8 and Wed April 9 2014
@ Buddies in Bad Times Theatre Cabaret
7:30 doors, 8pm Show

Sliding Scale PWYC, no one turned away.
Suggested Donation $5 – 15 donations will go to Right To Dance Programming and sending ILL NANA/DCDC to the Allied Media Conference this year!

Featuring:
*Solo Performances by the Intensive Participants!!
*Two group performances (one choreographed by RTD 2month Intensive participant from the very first cycle!)
* Performances by ILL NANA/DCDC

Hosted by the most amazing hosts in the world!
Tue Night: Dainty Box
Wed Night: Sedina Fiati

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Right To Dance: 2 Month Intensive is a free 2 month professional training intensive in dance technique, choreography, mentor ship, ending with a final performance for 10 LGBTTIQQ2S people, including LGBTTIQQ2S people of colour, varying body types, class backgrounds, and abilities.
www.illnana-dcdc.com

CREATE / CONNECT / TRANSFORM
The AMC is a collaborative laboratory of media-based organizing strategies for transforming our world, held every Summer in Detroit.
http://amc.alliedmedia.org/