Community Dancers

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Community Dancers

This is an opportunity to work with a professional choreographer and perform at the 2020 Chinese New Year concert—Song of the Phoenix.

Individuals (ages of 10 to 85) of all gender identities and physical abilities to participate are encouraged to apply. No performance experience is necessary but pre-registration is required to audition.

This could be for you:

  • If you have a passion for contemporary performance.
  • If you are interested in moving your body.

Rehearsal Dates:

Sunday afternoons in November 2019, and weekends in January 2020. Extra rehearsals will be announced as needed.

Dress Rehearsal & Performances:

  • January 31, 2020, 7:00 – 10:00pm
  • February 1, 2020, 5:00 – 10:00pm
  • February 2, 2020, 5:00 – 10:00pm

Auditions will be held 10:00am to 3:00pm, Sunday, November 3, 2019, at the Studio, The Grand (608 1st St. SW)

Audition Process

From Barbara England – Choreographer

This is a group workshop audition. The intention is to get to know each other, the choreographer, and the theme of the piece. We will also dive into some fun movement exercises fit for everybody! No prior preparation is needed, but please wear comfortable clothing suitable for moving and sweating.

Audition results will be posted on within seven days of the audition.

To register online visit

Pre-registration is required by November 1, 2019, with an application fee of $10.

If you have trouble registering online, please contact for registration assistance.

About the Project

The 2020 Chinese New Year Concert celebrates the Chinese mythical bird Feng Huang—the phoenix. Facet Music has commissioned choreographer, Barbara England, to create an original piece, and original music by Jiajia Li. In addition to professional dancers, both Facet Music and Barbara would like community dancers to be involved in this project. It is a great opportunity to work with professionals and to perform on stage at The Grand  on February 1 and 2, 2020 to celebrate the Year of the Mouse!

About the Choreographer

Barbara England is a choreographer, dancer, and performance artist based in Calgary. After years of professional experience and a post-graduate degree in conceptual choreography, Barbara now devotes her time to community development through performance practices. She looks forward to working with Facet Music again for the 2020 Chinese New Year Celebration!

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Facet Music is a fresh new non-profit arts organization committed to promoting talented young musicians and composers, advocating for fresh ideas and innovative ways of presenting works in the 21st century, and celebrating ethnic music in true Canadian multicultural fashion. Recently co-founded by award-winning flutist, Jiajia Li and Chinese antique furniture dealer, Miki Wu, the organization has already launched an exciting new intimate concert series, Warehouse Live, based in Wu’s furniture warehouse and has featured local musicians Nia Devetzis, Cody Oliver, and Nate Waters Trio, as well as the Calgary Chinese Orchestra.

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