Calling All Dancers

Responding to a performance event Dances for Everybody (1974), presented by Deborah Hay and the Box 80 Theatre Society at Western Front, Justine A. Chambers’ new performance work Steady (2021) considers the act of “rocking” to be a dance that can be performed by everybody in some way or another.

Chambers will create Steady in May and June during a residency at Western Front. The creation of the work requires submissions in the form of images, videos and/or scores documenting or providing instruction for the “rocking” body. Submissions will aid in the formation of a dance as a living archive and will also be presented online. Everybody is welcome to submit!

Submission Guidelines

File submissions should be no larger than 1GB
You may submit up to 5 images or photographs and videos up to 3 minutes in length
Images should be in jpeg. format and text submissions in pdf
Submissions should be labelled clearly with individuals name and submission type – if submitting more than one photograph please number appropriately (dancer_photograph_1)

Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2021

Submissions can be made at

Any questions regarding submissions can be directed to

Steady is part of the project No Single Dancer curated by Jasmine Hynes, a candidate for the MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies at the University of British Columbia. No Single Dancer is presented with support from the Killy Foundation and the Audain Endowment for Curatorial Studies through the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory in collaboration with the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia.