Intensives & Auditions

IN PERSON

Vancouver Spring Intensive

March 13 – 15, 2024 (3 days), 10am – 2pm

Location: Q7 Studios, 77 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver BC V5T 1M4

Serious applicants to the MO Full Program are strongly encouraged to attend the Spring Intensive. We strongly encourage serious applicants to audition through the Vancouver Spring Intensive, as it is the ideal way for dancers to get a sense of the environment and values of Modus Operandi and work more substantially with the directors. The Vancouver Audition is only for those dancers who are unable to attend the spring intensive. 


Vancouver Audition

March 16, 2024, 10am – 2pm | Free

Location: Q7 Studios, 77 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver BC V5T 1M4


Summer Intensive

July 22 – 26, 2024, 10am – 3pm

Location: Q7 Studios, 77 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver BC V5T 1M4

Join MO artistic faculty and guest artists for the annual MO Summer Intensive. This is a great opportunity for young artists interested in joining MO in future to better get to know the program training style and environment, and a wider opportunity for artists ages 16 – 30 to join together in exceptional contemporary dance training.


PAST

Montreal Audition 

February 15, 2024, 10am – 1pm | Free

Location: Studios GB, 1435 De Bleury St., Montreal, QC H3A 2H7

Toronto Audition 

February 16, 2024, 12pm – 3pm | Free

Location: The School of Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, 509 Parliament Street, Toronto, ON M4X 1P3

Sign up to attend a free MO audition in Montreal, Toronto, or Vancouver, including contemporary dance, improvisation, and repertoire. Auditions will be led by Tiffany Tregarthen or David Raymond, Artistic Directors of Out Innerspace Dance Theate and Modus Operandi, and are for serious dancers ages 17 and up.

We strongly encourage dancers who are serious about applying to the Modus Operandi 2024/25 Season consider attending multiple workshops or intensives, as an introduction to the program environment, methods, and expectations while building a relationship with the directors. MO welcomes auditions from serious, advanced dancers between the ages of 17 and 25 who are passionate about continuing their dance education through a rigorous post secondary training program. Each year, approximately seven to ten new dancers are invited to enrolled in MO.

Spring and Summer Intensives

The MO Spring & Summer Intensives attract aspiring and emerging professionals ages 16 – 30 from across Canada and abroad. MO Artistic Directors David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen and MO Associate Artistic Directors Kate Franklin and Maiko Miyauchi, offer an inspirational dance experience in which contemporary dance technique, improvisation, movement generation and current company repertoire make for challenging and rewarding exposure to new methods and ideas. Additionally, the directors offer Q&A sessions to answer students questions and share their international performance and choreographic career experience.

The intensives are ideal ways for dancers to audition for the full MO program, where they can get the best sense of the environment and values of MO. There is no audition to participate in the Spring or Summer Intensive. Participants must be serious experienced dancers who can participate in full-time rigorous dance activity. Registration is first-come-first-served and space is limited. Dancers who wish to enroll in the Spring or Summer Intensive for training, but are not ready to audition, are also welcome to do so. Upon registration you will be prompted to select your intention to audition for the MO full program or not.

I want to audition for the MO Full Program through one of the Intensives. Which one should I attend?

Serious applicants are strongly recommended to audition through the Spring Intensive. The MO leadership team will send out the first round of offers following the Spring Intensive relative to how many qualified applicants they identified through the audition. You are welcome to audition through the Summer Intensive, but we can not guarantee how many spots, if any, will be left to offer in the MO Full Program at that time. If you have further questions about auditioning, please contact us at modusoperandi@outinnerspace.ca.

Video Auditions

ONLINE

MO Full Program Audition via Video

Due March 16, 2024

Video Audition

It is highly recommended that serious applicants audition for the full program by attending the Spring or Summer Intensive in Vancouver, or another audition day. For those who cannot audition in person, video auditions may be submitted on or before March 16, 2024.

Learn more about the full video submission requirements by visiting the Audition tab on the MO Full Program page.

Upcoming Performances


Modus Operandi at Vancouver International Dance Festival

Modus Operandi will share excerpts of new creations and repertoire in development in the open Woodwards Atrium as part of the  VIDF 2024. Mark your calendar for this upcoming free performance.

When: 25 February & 3 March, 2pm & 3pm
Where: Woodwards Atrium
Tickets: Free


New Works presents MO

New Works is excited to present the Modus Operandi dancers in a special presentation of works in development. Come see these young artists on stage in a mixed program of works by celebrated choreographers. Mark your calendar for this upcoming performance and grab tickets now!

When: 24 March, 2024, 3pm

Where: Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC

Tickets: Can be purchased HERE