Branch Intensive is a week-long series of classes and workshops that run in the third week of July. Each day breaks down into two physical practice (“technique”) classes, and two creative process (“choreography”) classes. The intensive contracts a faculty of local teachers and non-local teachers who are originally from Northern Ontario. The week includes a number of community events (All Artists Meet-Up and Community Conversations), and culminates in a Downtown Tour, taking an audience on a tour of performances set in different locations downtown, and finally a Community Meal in Memorial Park.
Branch Intensive 2018 (July 16th - 21st)
Branch Intensive 2018 was hosted at the Sudbury Theatre Centre and led by Kate Nankervis (South Porcupine), Matjash Mrozewski (Sudbury), Valerie Calam (Sault Ste. Marie) and Brian Solomon (Shebahonaning-Killarney), shown in order below.
Branch Intensive 2017 (July 17th - 21st)
Branch Intensive 2017 was hosted at Sudbury School of Dance and led by Mikaela Demers (Manitoulin Island), Lauren Foy (Sudbury), Brian Solomon (Shebahonaning-Killarney), Heidi Strauss (Sudbury), and Megan English (Sudbury).
Denise Vitali and Sudbury School of Dance for providing space in-kind for the first iteration of Branch Intensive
James Ross and Rachel Martin our photographers
Donor contributions from Julie Balen + Linda Cartier