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We provide career opportunities for both seasoned and emerging dance professionals. Open calls are announced annually in Calgary, Alberta. National and international applicants can apply via video audition, details provided upon request.

Call for Dancers - Fall 2019

Corps Bara is seeking professional contemporary dancers for a short-term contract this fall with the opportunity to renew. Dancers will be chosen based on movement aesthetic, availability, and openness to our spiritually-infused working process. Selected candidates will be invited to participate with choreographer Deanna Witwer in a research/creation workshop with contracts confirmed afterwards.

Corps Bara will be Artists-in-Residence at Ambrose University for the 2019/20 season, participating in a collaboration with the Ambrose Orchestra. This contract will be a research platform for a first performance iteration of an eventual full-length work. The process will include work-in-progress showings, outside eye feedback from artists of diverse backgrounds and participation in a lecture-demonstration with students.


  • Research/audition workshop (unpaid) Sept 1st, 2-6pm, Sept 2, 10am - 4pm.
  • Paid rehearsals once per week from September to November 8th.
  • Note: ONE of Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm or Sundays 2-5pm.
  • Dress rehearsal Nov 7, performance Nov 8, times TBD
  • One to two other events TBD (work-in-progress showing, lecture showing)
  • Dancers can expect:

  • Spiritual engagement through discussion and experiential movement exercises
  • Rigorous physical engagement, including floor work, partnering, improvisation and collective movement creation
  • Rehearsal pay at CADA hourly rates ($15, $23, $26 based on experience)
  • Honorariums of $50-$100 per performance/special event.
  • To apply, submit the following by July 28th to deannawitwer(at)corpsbara(dot)com:

  • A letter of interest indicating what excites you about this opportunity, what your aspirations are as a dance artist and what your strengths/growing edges are as a performer/technician. Please also include your availability for the times noted above.
  • A video link to a performance work you are proud of, clearly indicating which dancer is you.
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