Up to two residents will be selected and will benefit from a one-week dance exploration, research and creation residency at MainLine Theatre. These residencies will take place simultaneously from December 5th to December 9th 2022 in both the MainSpace and the MiniMain. In their submission documents, candidates will have to identify which of these two spaces they require, or if their project can take place in either space.
The Mainspace is an intimate thrust-style theatre, adaptable to a two-sided stage, or a small proscenium-style stage with the rearrangement of some masking. Its broad sightlines and above-average width make it a superb space for dance, variety shows, musical acts, and live theatre. Its low ceiling makes it easy to adjust lighting and rig flown scenery.
The MiniMain space is a cozy rehearsal hall, ideal for floor work, development work and space exploration. Its low ceiling makes it easy to adjust lighting, and the overall simplicity of the room makes it easy to use.
Selected residents will benefit from a one-week access to Mainline Theatre’s MainSapce or MiniMain, a meet and greet with the Bouge d’ici and MainLine team, and an honorarium of 1000$ for their participation in the week-long program. Selected residents will also be paired with professional artists who will offer mentorship and feedback throughout and after the residency. Mentors will be selected based on the artist’s needs and can provide support with dramaturgy, space work and offer collaborative notes to move the project forward.