Call to Choreographers

Irvin Chow, Amanda Pye, Lisa Emmons and Mayumi Lashbrook in rehearsal. Photo Credit: Marlowe Porter

Irvin Chow, Amanda Pye, Lisa Emmons and Mayumi Lashbrook in rehearsal. Photo Credit: Marlowe Porter



PROSPECTS: an evening of dance and discussion

Aeris Körper is proud to produce 'PROSPECTS: an evening of dance and discussion' at the Burlington Student Theatre. PROSPECTS creates the opportunity for choreographers to present short works, excerpts, or works in progress around a specific theme, and invites the audience to give their feedback. Proposed works can be up to 15 minutes in length.

The Burlington Student Theatre is a studio theatre and audience seating can occur in any arrangement the choreographer desires: proscenium, in the round, no seats, outdoors in the park, etc. We welcome choreography that is willing to explore nonconventional audience viewing.

Choreographers will be expected to talk about their work and to participate in a talk back with the audience.

DATE AND VENUE: The sixth PROSPECTS night will take place the evening of SATURDAY October 19th, 2019 at Burlington Student Theatre, 2131 Prospect St, Burlington, ON L7R 1Z2. The evening will commence at 7:00pm with doors opening at 6:30pm.

REMUNERATION: Successful applicants will receive 15% of the box office revenue and a $150.00 honorarium through generous support from the Burlington Arts and Culture Fund Grant.

Aeris Körper will give priority to artists of colour, artists living with disabilities, new generation artists (18-30), and new Canadian (immigrant) artists.

Please note that applications will be assessed under the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Ontario Human Rights Code. For more information on these codes please visit:

Applicants will be notified of results no later than Monday, August 26th at 5pm. Upon successful acceptance Choreographers will be asked to submit: 1 headshot, 3 photographs or images representing the selected work by Frday August 30th, 2019. There will be an optional Choreographers Meet and Greet prior to October 19th.

NOTE: We are so grateful to all the applicants and are continually amazed at the ideas, concepts and execution. Please know that while we would love to accept all who apply, due to budget and time constraints we are only able to accept five applications per edition of PROSPECTS.

We ask that all artists involved stay for the entire evening and participate fully in the event: warming-up, viewing, talking and discussing their and others works.

For more information, please contact Aeris Körper at or visit

NOTE ON THEMES: Prospects happens three times a year with three different themes. As pieces can overlap themes, you are welcome to apply more than once with the same piece, and we also may request that you reapply for a different theme.

Spring Theme:
SOCIAL JUSTICE: This is a look at equality, privilege, society and human rights. What are the ways in which human rights are manifested in the everyday lives at every level of society?

Fall Theme:
IDENTITY: How do we define ourselves? How does our cultural background define us?

Winter Theme:
RELATIONSHIP AND CONNECTION: How do we relate to what is around us?