Call for Dancers & Traceurs

Dancers: all ages (9 – 99), male & female, contemporary experience preferred

Traceurs: 18+, male & female

What’s the upshot?

I’m shooting a short film set to Buck 65’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Who By Fire’, and I’m looking for performers. Read this, watch the video, and if you’re interested, email me and come to the open rehearsal this weekend (Oct 15 / rain date Oct 16).

What’s the concept?

Something based on this concept: (password is ‘jacob’). There’s a fair bit more info about the concept in the video description.


We’ll be shooting either Saturday Oct 29 or Sunday Oct 30.

Is this a paid gig? How much?

All performers will be paid. We’ve got a bit of support from MuchMusic’s MuchFACT (to make a ‘viral web video’, not a high-budget music video). The plan is to split the funding evenly among all performers and crew, so the exact amount depends, but performers can expect to make between $150 and $200. Like Bravo!FACT, we get the funding upon submission of the finished film, but because it’s a web video, there’s almost no editing; performers can expect to be paid within 30 days of the shoot.

What’s the time commitment?

A half-day shoot (about four hours) and two rehearsals, for a total time commitment of 8-10 hours.

I’m interested. What do I need to do?

  1. Contact me at and tell me so. If I haven’t worked or trained with you, please tell me a bit about your training and experience, and if you can, include a link to some video of yourself performing. I’ll send out an email in the next day or two with a time & location for the open rehearsal call and any other details.
  2. Come to the open rehearsal call this weekend. You’ll need to bring:
    • an iPhone / iPod touch (if you don’t have one and can’t borrow one, let me know; I may have some extras). We’ve built a custom microapp to make this concept possible.
    • earphones (that will stay in your ears if you move)
    • dark-ish clothing that you can move in (sweats are fine, please no capital-D dancewear). Make sure you’ve got a safe pocket for your phone / pod!

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