Following two hugely successful editions in 2014 and 2017, Breakin’ Convention is returning to Canada and is partnering up with Sony Centre to deliver another edition of Open Art Surgery.
ARTIST CALL OUT
Participants from past Open Art Surgeries have developed work further, received funding and were programmed for various performances, including the inaugural 2017 Breakin’ Convention Toronto festival.
Participation is FREE! Take part by signing up here:
*The deadline for applications is 22 January 2018*
Artistic Director: Jonzi D
Mentor: Crazy Smooth
Co-produced by KeepRockinYou (KRY)
WHAT IS OPEN ART SURGERY?
Breakin’ Convention’s Open Art Surgery is a professional development opportunity for hip hop artists interested in making hip hop theatre. It combines an intensive week of training, mentoring and devising, culminating in the Open Art Surgery event.
Led by Breakin’ Convention’s Artistic Director, Jonzi D, participants workshop ideas, before being allocated studio space to develop and create new work. Artists are given the time and space to be creative and unrestricted while Jonzi remains on hand to advise at all times. Participants will also take part in a range of theatrical workshops throughout the week.
The Open Art Surgery event, which takes place at the end of the week, is hosted by Jonzi and each of the new works are presented to the audience who are then invited to critique, feedback and ask questions to the artists involved.
Open Art Surgery is not about creating finished work. The focus is to develop theatre skills within hip hop artists and to experiment with new ideas that could be developed further in the future. What also makes Open Art Surgery unique is the breaking down of the fourth wall to allow the audience to engage with the artists.
Thank you to Toronto Art Council for their support towards this community production.
The deadline for applications is 22 January 2018
You will be informed of our final decision within 5-7 days after the deadline
Dates of the project: Mon 12 – Sat 17 March 2018
Date of final show: Sat 17 March 2018
Venue: Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6R8, Canada
Submit your application, or direct any questions you may have to Judi Lopez – Keeprockinyou@gmail.com or call 647-519-8195