Tim Mikula's Closing Party | Dance Crush | Drop-In Classes Return Sept 20 | Alberta Culture Days | Dance Spot | RV There Yet? | Dirt Buffet Cabaret | SubArctic Improv & Experimental Arts | Martin Keogh | Get Involved | And More!
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Closing Party: Tim Mikula's "The Endless Portrait Project"
September 9, 8pm to late

Tim Mikula's "The Endless Portrait Project" has been growing in Spazio Performativo all summer long. Tim has been painting portraits every Sunday from 3-5pm with the goal of reaching 1,000 portraits.

Now, it's time to close the show and have a good, old-fashioned party. DJ/cash bar/dancing/good vibes.

This will also be our volunteer appreciation party. Previous volunteers get two free drink tickets! Email to let us know you're coming.

Pick up your portrait while you're here, so Tim doesn't have to carry them all home. Portraits can be picked up from 10pm onwards.

Spazio Performativo (10816-95 St)
Friday, September 10th
Reception 6-8pm
Party 8pm until the dancing stops

DJ by Mitchmatic

RSVP on Facebook. Invite your friends.
Dance Crush: Sasha Ivanochko
Ivanochko et cie – projects de performance (Vancouver/Montreal)

October 7 & 8 at Mile Zero Dance

The Dance Crush series is back for our 2016-17 season "Making Contact", and the first performer is Sasha Ivanochko (Ivanochko et cie - projects de performance, Vancouver/Montreal). She will be performing "Objets chantants, chansons en mouvement".

Through the Dance Crush series, MZD will produce four performances with some of our favourite movement-based artists from across Canada all season. These artists will be sharing their craft through community workshops and performances.

It's going to be a good one, so don't miss out!

RSVP on Facebook

Other Dance Crush performers this season include:
  • Todd Houseman & Vanessa Cardona (Edmonton/Colombia), "Whiteface" (Jan 13 & 14/17 at 8pm)
  • Amelia Ehrhardt (Toronto), “No Context" (March 2-4/17 at 8pm)
  • Nancy Sandercock (Edmonton), "frost flowers/RHIZOME" (March 30-April 1/17 at 8pm)
Drop-In Classes Are Back the Week of Sept 20th

This fall, drop-in classes return to MZD. We are bringing back old standards such as contact improv, butoh, toonie yoga, professional technique, and beginner contemporary. As well, hip hop with Sean Arceta returns based on popular demand.

New classes include: 
  • house (groovy toprock to house beats)
  • Folk Now! (different folk dances in 4-week intervals, starting with pow wow, followed by capoeria, West African, and Ukrainian)
  • Noguchi Taiso (Japanese release work based on natural phenomena)
  • two new kids' classes (ages 3-5 & 6-10)
  • beginner ballet (self-explanatory)
All classes are held at Spazio Performativo (10816-95 St). For more info on our classes, visit our website.

$100 for 10-class MZD card (which can be used for any of our classes)
$15 regular drop-in
$12 MZD member drop-in
$15 annual membership, valid Sept 2016-Aug 2017

Email to register or for more info.
Alberta Culture Days 2016: MZD Host Celebration Site

Mile Zero Dance is excited to have been chosen as one of ten host celebration sites for this year's Alberta Culture Days.

On Saturday, October 1st, we are presenting a day of free performances, including Send in the Girls Burlesque, Bill Yong & Chad Bryant, Tianna the Traveller, Richard Lee, Amber Borotsik, Gerry Morita, and more. On Saturday evening, we are holding a community dance party.

On Sunday, October 2nd, we are presenting a day of free classes! Free, free, free. 

The weekend will also include a custom mural painted on the back wall of our performance space, a visual art installation in the front gallery space, and so much more. Stay tuned for details on our Facebook event.

If you are interested in performing on October 1st, take a look at our call for submissions (and spread the word to anyone who might be interested). 
The Dance Spot: Email Highlights

In the spring, Tim Folkmann's "The Dance Spot" was located outside Spazio Performativo. This installation invited passersby to press a button and dance. Those who dared press the button would cue lights and music, and would see themselves dancing on a screen in the window.

Now, we have compiled a "greatest hits" collection of videos and will be releasing them to email subscribers. Signing up is quick, easy, and free - and you can sign up on our website.
A taste of what we'll be sending...

RV There Yet?

Our RV There Yet? pop-up dance series has been a hit this summer, but we aren't finished yet. 

The next RV There Yet? show is this Saturday, September 10th at 9:30 at the Kaleido Family Arts Festival (which is held on 118 Ave between 90 and 94 St). 

Look and listen for an RV, dancers, and music, and you know you've made it...

Dirt Buffet Cabaret #16:
2016-17 Series Opener

The start of MZD's 2016-17 season "Making Contact" brings with it the return of the popular Dirt Buffet Cabaret series. 

Dirt Buffet Cabaret is a variety show-style series that features concept comedy, dance, performance art, music, and man other shades of vaudevillian spectacle. Hosted by local impresario Ben Gorodetsky, Dirt Buffet Cabaret is where things get weird - in a good way.

Featuring 10-minute performances by:
  • Nasra Adem (spoken word/poetry)
  • Nefarious Gorehound (burlesque/zombie/Krampus walks)
  • Paul Lopushinsky (podcasting)
  • Maria Burkinshaw (projections/performance art)
  • Ben Freeland (poetry) & Jodie Vandekerkhove (dance)

RSVP on Facebook

September 15th at 9pm
$10 OBO
(nobody turned away for lack of funds)
Spazio Performativo, 10816-95 St

SubArctic Improv & Experimental Arts:
2016-17 Series Opener

"Making Contact" (our 2016-17 season) also brings back the SubArctic Improv & Experimental Arts series. 

SubArctic Improv & Experimental Arts is a professional, but informal, multidisciplinary arts series. All performances incorporate a component of live creation and bring with them the potential for collaboration. Every show is different from the last.

This month's performers:
  • Cindy Baker (visual art)
  • Stacey Murchison (dance art)
  • Mark Segger (percussion art)
  • Ainsley Hillyard (dance art)
  • Chenoa Anderson (flute art)
  • Jason Lee Norman (words art)
RSVP on Facebook

September 29th at 8pm
$15 OBO
(nobody turned away for lack of funds)
Spazio Performativo, 10816-95 St
Opportunities with MZD

As we plan for the upcoming season, there are a few ways you can get involved with the organization:

Martin Keogh: October Workshops

Did you attend Martin Keogh's summer workshops and want more? Did you miss out and wish you had another chance?

Martin is back October 21-23 for a second set of contact improv workshops. This set of workshops is geared toward people who have prior experience with contact improv (no raw beginners).

October 21 6-9pm
October 22-23 10am-4pm
Potluck on Sat/Sun from 12:30-1:30pm

Register before Oct 1st for the early bird price of $150 MZD members / $165 non-members. After October 1st, prices are $160 MZD members / $175 non-members.

If you have questions about whether you qualify for these workshops, email or attend a Contact Improv with Gerry Morita class (Mondays, 7-9pm starting September 26th).

Register by emailing
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