Established in 2007, Belinda McGuire Dance Projects (BMDP) supports the research, development, production, and presentation of international and collaborative multidisciplinary dance performance as a means to stimulate the conscientious capacity of wide-ranging publics through exposure to creative experimentation and artistic excellence.
The launch of BMDP on the international dance scene began in 2007, with the inception of McGuire’s first evening-length production: The Desert Island Project. BMDP’s second full-length production, The Heist Project, was nominated for a 2013 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance. This project, among others, has lead to the creation of vibrant, impactful work, the best of which remains currently active, while new and exciting projects are in-progress.
Workshops, residencies and master classes are coordinated between BMDP and various companies and schools, to introduce other dancers to the technical methods and expressive power of the repertoire.
January 7 - 6pm and 8pm
January 8 - 4pm and 5:30pm
Featuring work by Belinda McGuire and Idan Sharabi, performed by McGuire and Idan Sharabi & Dancers, lighting design by Elizabeth Mak.
Sylvain Émard - Waltz
Belinda McGuire - Slaughterhouse/Requiem
Idan Sharabi - new work
Idan Sharabi - Til 120, Again
Doug Varone - Speaking English
December 2014 - Incipit Vita Nova - Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre
December 2014 - Incorporeus 2 and Incorporeus 12 - New Dialect
February 2016 - new work - James Sewell Ballet
June 2016 - new work - Springboard Danse Montréal
September 2016 - new work - National Ballet of Canada (choreographic workshop)
April 2016 - new work - Ballet Divertimento
Workshops and masterclasses have been given across North and Central America at the following institutions (among others):
The Limón Institute
Tisch/New York University
Ecole de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal
Franklin and Marshall College
Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre
New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble
Fundación Espacio Creativo
December 2015 - The Eighth Day - Franklin and Marshall College