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When you see rap duo, The Dragon Sisters, in action for the first time you’re likely to wonder: who are these magical beings? Six-foot-five, acres of liquid brown skin, legs for so many days it might as well be weeks? Are they together, like together-together? Are they drag queens? Are they twins? Only one has a beard. Sisters at least? Brothers? Are they male or female, both or neither? Are they even real? What you’re feeling is the transcendent charisma that is the hallmark of the union of multidisciplinary performers Cain Coleman (aka Odessa) and Issa Perez . There is no right answer. They’re all of the above and none of the above. Once you think you’ve seen their whole toolbox, they show you a secret compartment. The Dragon Sisters are what you get when you mix two once-in-a-lifetime soulmates, a busload of talent, and a New York City hustle mentality. From their journey as art school students, to professional modern dancers, to fashion models, to artistic directors, to night-life queens with a self-made household name, their first studio EP “The Fine Print” is the creative culmination of their entwined pasts, told with a strong focus on the future they will shape for themselves. “The Fine Print” drops February 12th 2021!

The heart of this fated collaboration lives in Issa and Odessa’s unshakable friendship. The pair met at North Carolina School for the Arts, as young dancers just entering the thick of what would be years of rigorous classical training. It happened when at a school audition, the two spotted each other in the hallway. They noticed they looked alike, both long, tall, skinny brown boys. They struck up a conversation, took a trip on the campus shuttle to Walmart, and that was that. From that day on, they would never not have each other. Both transferred to the Dance Conservatory at SUNY Purchase a year later. They were already The Dragon Sisters, they just didn’t exactly know it yet. The friendship has always been tied to learning with and from one another. Side-by-side for their formative years, they always had each other to look to for inspiration on dance, music, fashion, style, etc. Though they recognize they often have different perspectives when it comes to art, the essence of The Dragon Sisters comes from quality time spent training together, studying from the same teachers, doing the same drugs, developing their values, growing always together.

The EP’s first track, “The Vibe”, simmers into your ears, floating on a surface about to be broken by a boil. The tension of the instrumentation is there for a reason, as it speaks on behalf of all the too fem, or too masc, or too-something people that have worked hard to be where they are and deserve to be treated with respect. The subject matter is serious, even confrontational, but the melody and clever repetition of lyrics, with the instruction ‘side-to-side’, make it impossible to listen to the track without letting your shoulders dance. It’s in this opener that we get an introduction to the full spectrum of the duo’s talents. Their quick-witted lyricism, punctuated by vocal manipulations, keep the ear excited but sit comfortably within the group’s developing umbrella of sound.

The whole EP is a meeting of many musical genres, exploring rap, RnB, pop, rock, and a flash of a boy-band/girl-group allusion here and there. It’s a chill but motivating vibe, music to listen to with the windows down on the freeway. It says we’re going, we’ve got this, let’s get it. It’s about conviction, rising up, and taking things into their own hands. That’s what this pair has had to do.

In their years devoted to mastering classical dance, their individual voices were not accepted as part of their art. Even when they learned to be bold enough to contribute their voices to the space, both knew it was an unavoidably white space and their voices would not be received in the same way as their white colleagues. Obedience was the watchword in the concert-dance world and it took time to ease out of that brain-space once the sisters transitioned from the classical dance space to the wide-open world of night life, where they met a lot of club-kids, queens, musicians, and promoters.

They met recording artist Spencer Ludwig, who invited them to host a recurring circuit party called Le Trumpet, at The Freehold in Williamsburg, BK. ‘The Dragon Sisters’ were born! In heels and wigs with faces beat to the gods, the sisters lip-sync and dance full-out in unison to banging medleys of popular black-made songs. A Dragon Sisters event is a mind-blowing, life-affirming thing to behold. But there was more they could do. They wanted to make their own music, push their productions and artistry to the next level. But could they?

The Dragon Sisters grew up believing that people like them weren’t allowed to be rappers. Coleman comes from Virginia, Perez from the Bronx, and though they both grew up with hip-hop as the backing track for their youths, certain things were made clear to them from the get-go: they were queer, fem, and as Kanye West once claimed, “The literal opposite of hip hop is gay.” Hip hop was the language they spoke, but Perez and Coleman knew their own people didn’t want to hear it from them. They both grew up feeling excluded from rap’s hyper-masculine space, with all the taboos surrounding gayness in black culture. But the industry has been changing since then, and The Dragon Sisters are ready to bust it all the way open. Issa and Odessa write to reclaim their identities, their time, and recondition their minds from an oppressive past, to access to the wells of creativity within.

Their second track “Security” is about feeling vulnerable and needing protection. As two tall, athletic men one might think they don’t need protection, but as queer black men dressed femininely, they are part of one of the most vulnerable demographics in America. This song is a love letter to outcasts and the people that help keep them safe in the present, but also looks ahead to a time when they won’t have to worry about their safety after a late night gig. They look ahead to their glow-up, when they’ll be big enough to hire their own security, and they can live as themselves without fear. Until then, however, they know they have to watch over their shoulders.

“Hollywood”, is about being iconic, picturing yourself in silhouette and instantly recognizable to the masses. It’s told from the perspective of people who have spent much of their lives hiding and are ready to be seen. In “Arigato” the sisters enter a full hip hop fantasy, seeing their songs hit the top of the charts and still staying humble, a good winter song to jump you out of your seasonal depression.

Speaking on their next song “Insight Out,” Odessa and Issa talk about the importance of keeping ones sense of self precious, safe from others who seek to do harm. “Think of your life as a concert hall. Everyone is invited in, but you decide where to put them. Some people are front-row orchestra, some people are up in the balcony. Not everyone is invited backstage, but everyone is welcome.” It’s a bittersweet song, presenting both the power in creating boundaries for yourself, and also the sadness in those you’ll lose because of it.

The EP closes strong with “Piece of Steel,” a song about the stillness of peace, and how in that stillness is the weight of all experiences lived through, good or bad. “It’s like, don’t make me start a riot here,” the sisters say about the song, “And then we start a riot.” There is an undercurrent of anger in the song, and why shouldn’t there be? This EP was written in pieces, separate and together, over 2020, living as black queer artists, hustling through the emotional, physical, and financial traumas of covid-19, the killing of unarmed black men by cops in America, all the while trying to imagine a beautiful future.

“The Fine Print” EP ends on an inhale, leaving the listener caught up, unbreathing, mind turning, and likely scrolling to the top of the track list to listen over again.

The thing about The Dragon Sisters is they know how to believe in each other, and in this world and this time and this industry, radical self-belief is everything. It took years of muscling through a world that celebrates so few to realize that to tell their story, it would be up to themselves to write it. They have become their own historians, archivists, making sure their legacy is eternal, passed down, and real. The Dragon Sisters are a lot of things: a striking image, an energy, a rhythm in your heart. They are genre-bending, gender-bending, perspective-bending artists. They are culture, they are pop, they are history in an instant. You can find them in a gay bar, in a cipher, in a music video, as featured guests in a socially-distanced Black Lives Matter protest at McCarren Park. They are all that and the infinite possibilities of everything they can become. You really don’t want to miss it!

CV & PRESS

Publications/Press Mentions

Vouge | USA, 2021

Billboard | USA, 2021

Coarsen | UK, 2021

Thotessy Hot 100 | USA, 2021

Queer The Music | USA, 2021

Paper Magazine | USA, 2020

Billboard.com | USA, 2019

CAP 74024 | Italy, 2020

logo.tv.com | USA 2019

New York Post | USA, 2019

Mulieris Magazine | Italy, 2019

Vanity Fair | USA, 2019

Elle Magazine | USA, 2018

Current Campaigns

The Kit | Daniel Vosovic, 2020

Frock the World | Eli Schmidt, 2020

Sidewalk Killa | Alexi Kim, 2019

Previous Campaigns

Adidas x Missoni | Santiago & Mauricio, 2020

House o Bones | BONES, 2019

KHYRI | Jameel Mohammed, 2019

Performances

The Quick Flight Tour| Directed and produced by The Dragon Sisters, 2021

SHE’S A RIOT | Black Trans Lives Matter Virtual Fundraiser Deryck Todd Live Stream, 2020

The Lost Halloween | NYC Immersive Theater Live Stream, 2020

Harvest Moon Festival CHOSEOK | KQTx Presents Live Stream, 2020

Bushwig BLM Protest | Mccarren Park New York, NY, 2020

Bubble Ball | That Brunette & Lexxe Mermaids UK Live Stream, 2020

Interdependence Day | The Wide Awakes Washington Square Park New York, NY, 2020

Butt Con | Hello Tushy New York, NY, 2019

Love Ball 3 | Suzanne Bartsch New York, NY, 2019

Bushwig | New York, NY, 2019

Then Their Heads Fell Off | That Brunette & Lexxe Gold Sounds Bar Brooklyn, NY, 2019

VICELAND Pride | Vice Metropolitan Brooklyn, NY, 2019

React/Reaction Screening | Spark Film Festival Brooklyn Ballet Brooklyn, NY, 2018

Incriminate the Intimate | Otion Front Studio Brooklyn, NY, 2018

International Rescue Committee Benefit | Power of People Combined Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY, 2018

World Pride with The Dragon Sisters | The Freehold Brooklyn, NY, 2018

‘Second Act’ | Mana Contemporary Jersey City, NJ & Miami, FL, 2018

Gibney Dance Company-Curated | Gibney Dance New York, NY, 2018

OUT DANCE | Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance Bronx, NY, 2018

3:5 Immersive Art Exhibit | Okay Space Gallery New York, NY, 2017

ColemanCollective Fashion Show | Rainbow Fashion Week New York, NY, 2017

‘Someday’ Premiere | WOVEN (We Oppose Violence Everywhere Now) New York, NY, 2017

‘For Us’ | Groundswell Fund New York, NY, 2017

A BENEFIT DANCE CONCERT | MOVE (NYC) Gibney Dance New York, NY, 2017

Afro Dance Xplosion | Arts Council England London, UK, 2017

Parties

Opps | West Dakota and Chiquitita The Rosemont Brooklyn, NY, 2020

Situations | The Dragon Sisters The Gradient Brooklyn, NY, 2020

Holy Mountain | Lady Fag Avant Gardner Brooklyn, NY, 2019

Le Trumpet | Spencer Ludwig The Freehold Brooklyn, NY, 2019

Bitch Nasty | DJ Ickarus The Rosemont Brooklyn, NY, 2019

Rumpus Room | Kynect Faur Rumpus Room New York, NY, 2018

Collaborators

• Braden Clark | Art Director

• Maximo Xtravaganza | Videographer

• Angelo Vasta | Videographer

• Shoy-li | Music Producer

• Javery James | Music Producer

• Nick Atkinson | Curator

• Spencer Ludwig | Curator

• That Brunette | Curator

• Lexxe | Curator

• M.A.D. Smooth Music | Music Engineer

• Alexander Propios | Fashion Designer

• Darrell Thorne | Costume Designer

• Camila Falquez | Photographer

• Andrew Boyle | Photographer

• Lauren Silberman | Photographer

 

Published in Singers

When you see rap duo, The Dragon Sisters, in action for the first time you’re likely to wonder: who are these magical beings? Six-foot-five, acres of liquid brown skin, legs for so many days it might as well be weeks? Are they together, like together-together? Are they drag queens? Are they twins? Only one has a beard. Sisters at least? Brothers? Are they male or female, both or neither? Are they even real? What you’re feeling is the transcendent charisma that is the hallmark of the union of multidisciplinary performers Cain Coleman (aka Odessa) and Issa Perez . There is no right answer. They’re all of the above and none of the above. Once you think you’ve seen their whole toolbox, they show you a secret compartment. The Dragon Sisters are what you get when you mix two once-in-a-lifetime soulmates, a busload of talent, and a New York City hustle mentality. From their journey as art school students, to professional modern dancers, to fashion models, to artistic directors, to night-life queens with a self-made household name, their first studio EP “The Fine Print” is the creative culmination of their entwined pasts, told with a strong focus on the future they will shape for themselves. “The Fine Print” drops February 12th 2021!

The heart of this fated collaboration lives in Issa and Odessa’s unshakable friendship. The pair met at North Carolina School for the Arts, as young dancers just entering the thick of what would be years of rigorous classical training. It happened when at a school audition, the two spotted each other in the hallway. They noticed they looked alike, both long, tall, skinny brown boys. They struck up a conversation, took a trip on the campus shuttle to Walmart, and that was that. From that day on, they would never not have each other. Both transferred to the Dance Conservatory at SUNY Purchase a year later. They were already The Dragon Sisters, they just didn’t exactly know it yet. The friendship has always been tied to learning with and from one another. Side-by-side for their formative years, they always had each other to look to for inspiration on dance, music, fashion, style, etc. Though they recognize they often have different perspectives when it comes to art, the essence of The Dragon Sisters comes from quality time spent training together, studying from the same teachers, doing the same drugs, developing their values, growing always together.

The EP’s first track, “The Vibe”, simmers into your ears, floating on a surface about to be broken by a boil. The tension of the instrumentation is there for a reason, as it speaks on behalf of all the too fem, or too masc, or too-something people that have worked hard to be where they are and deserve to be treated with respect. The subject matter is serious, even confrontational, but the melody and clever repetition of lyrics, with the instruction ‘side-to-side’, make it impossible to listen to the track without letting your shoulders dance. It’s in this opener that we get an introduction to the full spectrum of the duo’s talents. Their quick-witted lyricism, punctuated by vocal manipulations, keep the ear excited but sit comfortably within the group’s developing umbrella of sound.

The whole EP is a meeting of many musical genres, exploring rap, RnB, pop, rock, and a flash of a boy-band/girl-group allusion here and there. It’s a chill but motivating vibe, music to listen to with the windows down on the freeway. It says we’re going, we’ve got this, let’s get it. It’s about conviction, rising up, and taking things into their own hands. That’s what this pair has had to do.

In their years devoted to mastering classical dance, their individual voices were not accepted as part of their art. Even when they learned to be bold enough to contribute their voices to the space, both knew it was an unavoidably white space and their voices would not be received in the same way as their white colleagues. Obedience was the watchword in the concert-dance world and it took time to ease out of that brain-space once the sisters transitioned from the classical dance space to the wide-open world of night life, where they met a lot of club-kids, queens, musicians, and promoters.

They met recording artist Spencer Ludwig, who invited them to host a recurring circuit party called Le Trumpet, at The Freehold in Williamsburg, BK. ‘The Dragon Sisters’ were born! In heels and wigs with faces beat to the gods, the sisters lip-sync and dance full-out in unison to banging medleys of popular black-made songs. A Dragon Sisters event is a mind-blowing, life-affirming thing to behold. But there was more they could do. They wanted to make their own music, push their productions and artistry to the next level. But could they?

The Dragon Sisters grew up believing that people like them weren’t allowed to be rappers. Coleman comes from Virginia, Perez from the Bronx, and though they both grew up with hip-hop as the backing track for their youths, certain things were made clear to them from the get-go: they were queer, fem, and as Kanye West once claimed, “The literal opposite of hip hop is gay.” Hip hop was the language they spoke, but Perez and Coleman knew their own people didn’t want to hear it from them. They both grew up feeling excluded from rap’s hyper-masculine space, with all the taboos surrounding gayness in black culture. But the industry has been changing since then, and The Dragon Sisters are ready to bust it all the way open. Issa and Odessa write to reclaim their identities, their time, and recondition their minds from an oppressive past, to access to the wells of creativity within.

Their second track “Security” is about feeling vulnerable and needing protection. As two tall, athletic men one might think they don’t need protection, but as queer black men dressed femininely, they are part of one of the most vulnerable demographics in America. This song is a love letter to outcasts and the people that help keep them safe in the present, but also looks ahead to a time when they won’t have to worry about their safety after a late night gig. They look ahead to their glow-up, when they’ll be big enough to hire their own security, and they can live as themselves without fear. Until then, however, they know they have to watch over their shoulders.

“Hollywood”, is about being iconic, picturing yourself in silhouette and instantly recognizable to the masses. It’s told from the perspective of people who have spent much of their lives hiding and are ready to be seen. In “Arigato” the sisters enter a full hip hop fantasy, seeing their songs hit the top of the charts and still staying humble, a good winter song to jump you out of your seasonal depression.

Speaking on their next song “Insight Out,” Odessa and Issa talk about the importance of keeping ones sense of self precious, safe from others who seek to do harm. “Think of your life as a concert hall. Everyone is invited in, but you decide where to put them. Some people are front-row orchestra, some people are up in the balcony. Not everyone is invited backstage, but everyone is welcome.” It’s a bittersweet song, presenting both the power in creating boundaries for yourself, and also the sadness in those you’ll lose because of it.

The EP closes strong with “Piece of Steel,” a song about the stillness of peace, and how in that stillness is the weight of all experiences lived through, good or bad. “It’s like, don’t make me start a riot here,” the sisters say about the song, “And then we start a riot.” There is an undercurrent of anger in the song, and why shouldn’t there be? This EP was written in pieces, separate and together, over 2020, living as black queer artists, hustling through the emotional, physical, and financial traumas of covid-19, the killing of unarmed black men by cops in America, all the while trying to imagine a beautiful future.

“The Fine Print” EP ends on an inhale, leaving the listener caught up, unbreathing, mind turning, and likely scrolling to the top of the track list to listen over again.

The thing about The Dragon Sisters is they know how to believe in each other, and in this world and this time and this industry, radical self-belief is everything. It took years of muscling through a world that celebrates so few to realize that to tell their story, it would be up to themselves to write it. They have become their own historians, archivists, making sure their legacy is eternal, passed down, and real. The Dragon Sisters are a lot of things: a striking image, an energy, a rhythm in your heart. They are genre-bending, gender-bending, perspective-bending artists. They are culture, they are pop, they are history in an instant. You can find them in a gay bar, in a cipher, in a music video, as featured guests in a socially-distanced Black Lives Matter protest at McCarren Park. They are all that and the infinite possibilities of everything they can become. You really don’t want to miss it!

CV & PRESS

Publications/Press Mentions

Vouge | USA, 2021

Billboard | USA, 2021

Coarsen | UK, 2021

Thotessy Hot 100 | USA, 2021

Queer The Music | USA, 2021

Paper Magazine | USA, 2020

Billboard.com | USA, 2019

CAP 74024 | Italy, 2020

logo.tv.com | USA 2019

New York Post | USA, 2019

Mulieris Magazine | Italy, 2019

Vanity Fair | USA, 2019

Elle Magazine | USA, 2018

 

Current Campaigns

The Kit | Daniel Vosovic, 2020

Frock the World | Eli Schmidt, 2020

Sidewalk Killa | Alexi Kim, 2019

 

Previous Campaigns

Adidas x Missoni | Santiago & Mauricio, 2020

House o Bones | BONES, 2019

KHYRI | Jameel Mohammed, 2019

 

Performances

The Quick Flight Tour| Directed and produced by The Dragon Sisters, 2021

SHE’S A RIOT | Black Trans Lives Matter Virtual Fundraiser Deryck Todd Live Stream, 2020

The Lost Halloween | NYC Immersive Theater Live Stream, 2020

Harvest Moon Festival CHOSEOK | KQTx Presents Live Stream, 2020

Bushwig BLM Protest | Mccarren Park New York, NY, 2020

Bubble Ball | That Brunette & Lexxe Mermaids UK Live Stream, 2020

Interdependence Day | The Wide Awakes Washington Square Park New York, NY, 2020

Butt Con | Hello Tushy New York, NY, 2019

Love Ball 3 | Suzanne Bartsch New York, NY, 2019

Bushwig | New York, NY, 2019

Then Their Heads Fell Off | That Brunette & Lexxe Gold Sounds Bar Brooklyn, NY, 2019

VICELAND Pride | Vice Metropolitan Brooklyn, NY, 2019

React/Reaction Screening | Spark Film Festival Brooklyn Ballet Brooklyn, NY, 2018

Incriminate the Intimate | Otion Front Studio Brooklyn, NY, 2018

International Rescue Committee Benefit | Power of People Combined Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY, 2018

World Pride with The Dragon Sisters | The Freehold Brooklyn, NY, 2018

‘Second Act’ | Mana Contemporary Jersey City, NJ & Miami, FL, 2018

Gibney Dance Company-Curated | Gibney Dance New York, NY, 2018

OUT DANCE | Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance Bronx, NY, 2018

3:5 Immersive Art Exhibit | Okay Space Gallery New York, NY, 2017

ColemanCollective Fashion Show | Rainbow Fashion Week New York, NY, 2017

‘Someday’ Premiere | WOVEN (We Oppose Violence Everywhere Now) New York, NY, 2017

‘For Us’ | Groundswell Fund New York, NY, 2017

A BENEFIT DANCE CONCERT | MOVE (NYC) Gibney Dance New York, NY, 2017

Afro Dance Xplosion | Arts Council England London, UK, 2017

 

Parties

Opps | West Dakota and Chiquitita The Rosemont Brooklyn, NY, 2020

Situations | The Dragon Sisters The Gradient Brooklyn, NY, 2020

Holy Mountain | Lady Fag Avant Gardner Brooklyn, NY, 2019

Le Trumpet | Spencer Ludwig The Freehold Brooklyn, NY, 2019

Bitch Nasty | DJ Ickarus The Rosemont Brooklyn, NY, 2019

Rumpus Room | Kynect Faur Rumpus Room New York, NY, 2018

 

Collaborators

• Braden Clark | Art Director

• Maximo Xtravaganza | Videographer

• Angelo Vasta | Videographer

• Shoy-li | Music Producer

• Javery James | Music Producer

• Nick Atkinson | Curator

• Spencer Ludwig | Curator

• That Brunette | Curator

• Lexxe | Curator

• M.A.D. Smooth Music | Music Engineer

• Alexander Propios | Fashion Designer

• Darrell Thorne | Costume Designer

• Camila Falquez | Photographer

• Andrew Boyle | Photographer

• Lauren Silberman | Photographer

 

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Become part of the 26th edition of Vue sur la Relève’s high-quality multidisciplinary programming by submitting an application before October 31 2021.

Where: Montreal, Canada

When: from May 3 to May 21 2022

Deadline for applications: October 31 2021

[Vue sur la Relève is now seeking the artists who will form the program of its 26th edition.]

After a year in which opportunities to present the results of creative processes proved rare, Vue sur la Relève stayed on course and managed to showcase 25 artists in a reinvented format—and it is now time for the next set of up-and-coming artists to engage by submitting your project before October 31, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. to become part of the 26th edition of Vue sur la Relève Festival.

Become part of the 26th edition of Vue sur la Relève’s high-quality multidisciplinary programming by submitting an application before October 31 2021. The Vue sur la Relève team is proud to announce that, in solidarity with emerging arts communities, which were and remain among those most stricken by the COVID-19 pandemic, registration for the 2022 edition of the festival is free.

Moreover, given that we constantly reflect on how we can contribute to a more inclusive and accessible arts ecosystem, we decided to raise the maximum age for participation in the festival to 40. We recognize that some artists, namely those from visible minorities and Indigenous communities, may face structural barriers that could delayed their integration into the performing arts industry. Revising this eligibility criteria is a tangible way for the Vue sur la Relève team to reiterate its commitment to fight for a more inclusive and equitable arts ecosystem.

[By submitting your application to Vue sur la Relève, you will have the chance to be part of our program and thus:]

→ have the opportunity to present your work in a paid, professional context especially designed for up-and-coming artists that is not a competition;

→ have the opportunity to be discovered by people that might have an impact on your career development and by an audience that might follow you for the rest of that career;

→ become part of a large, supportive family that listens to the needs of its artists;

→ potentially have access to a creative residence as part of the Chantiers de creation VSRL;

→ be eligible to receive “Coup de Pouce” professional help (in the form of a grant, a performance (gig), mentorship, production, etc.) offered by more than 40 partners from the performing arts industry;

→ network and exchange with artists from various disciplines within the performing arts who represent new trends in the field;

→ profit from the guidance of industry leaders during round tables and talks on the challenges for emerging artists.

[Eligibility criteria]

→ The submitted project must be an original work from any performing arts discipline (except stand-up comedy);

→ The main initiator or creator of the project, as well as the majority of the artists performing on stage, must be emerging artists and aged 40 and under;

→ The project must be intended for an adult audience;

→ The project must be finalized and ready to be presented in a professional context. No projects in a phase of testing or in the process of creation will be considered;

→ Only artists who have not yet commercialized or distributed an album (more than 6 songs or 30 minutes of content) will be considered for the categories of songs/music;

→ Artists must be available for the festival dates, from May 3 to May 21 2022;

→Music artists: The festival will present showcases of up to 35 minutes in length;

→Theatre, dance, circus and speech arts, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary arts: The festival will present, whenever possible, complete shows.

[Artists outside of Québec]

As of today, we are not able to confirm our capacity to welcome artists from abroad for our 2022 edition. Before submitting your application, please contact the festival team.

We strongly suggest that artists interested in submitting their application should immediately begin seeking funding to travel to Montreal for the festival.

[Evaluative criteria]

The selection of artists is made by the artistic direction in consultation with committees composed of professionals in the industry. Together, they will analyze each application based on the following criteria:

→ Artistic quality (40%) – The submitted project is well thought out and demonstrates a strong artistic process that fits well within the artist’s and/or collective’s career path;

→Potential for touring in Quebec (30%) – The project or show has strong touring potential and is adaptable to various locations, events, or venues. The show or project is completed and ready to be presented.

→Originality and process (20%) – The show or project is distinctive and contributes, through its originality, to the vitality and diversity of Quebec’s cultural landscape. The proposal iis innovative, either due to its will to advance artistic practices, the techniques it employs, the issues and themes it addresses, or any other element.

→First contact with the presenter’s industry (10%) – The project is not well established in the industry and therefore has not been or is not in the process of being widely presented to the public. The committee will evaluate the project on the number of times it has been or is planned to be presented. The project must not, for example, have been part of RIDEAU grant’s official selection and must not have toured across the province.

[How to apply]

To submit your application, you must fill our online application form before October 31 2021 at 23h59

→For music artists: provide a sample of 5 songs or 20 minutes of content that are representative of the content that will be presented during the performance. Ideally, please also provide a recording showcasing a sample of the performance.

→For artists from all other disciplines: provide a link to a video recording of the entirety of your proposed performance;

→Provide a synopsis (one page maximum) that explains your artistic process (motivations, inspirations, themes addressed, explored forms, etc.)

→Provide a technical sheet of your performance including all specifications related to the necessary technical equipment as well as it’s placement on stage.

→Optional: Provide a dossier of press reviews compiling reviews and articles regarding you or your project.

→Optional: Provide the resumes of the artists taking part in your project.

→For projects including on-stage instruments: provide a detailed list of your instruments (patch list) and a detailed plan of their layout on stage (as an indication for the festival’s Technical Director).

→For projects with a specific lighting design: provide an extensive lighting plan (as an indication for the festival’s Technical Director).

→For projects with a scenography or accessories: provide a detailed plan of the elements’ placement on stage and a summary (as an indication for the festival’s Technical Director).

How to apply: https://www.vuesurlareleve.com/call-for-artists-26th-edition/

Contact details: Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For further information, please visit https://www.vuesurlareleve.com/call-for-artists-26th-edition/

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Experienced model based in London

Published in Models & Actors

I am a Singer/Pianist

Published in Singers

I am a Singer/Pianist

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I’m an experienced e-commerce, fashion, runway, beauty, lingerie model. Modeling became my passion since I moved to NY from Russia in 2017 and I just love it madly. Besides that I do boxing, yoga and stretching, I love to dance, I’m a makeup artist, and I’m looking forward to open a brow salon.

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Hello, how are you doing? I am the Director of Argendance and I am currently in the United States with a colleague.
We do a show to duo of Malambo, hype and boleadoras
It is an Argentine dance. 

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Emma Craig was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas and moved to NYC in 2011. She spent four years touring with the plus-size pop group The Glamazons and has since gone on to do solo cabaret shows, studio work, live backing vocals, wedding bands and live band karaoke hosting. Emma most recently held residencies at 1803 in Tribeca and Omar’s LaBoite in Chinatown. Currently, Emma performs a Dolly Parton Tribute and is the resident Chanteuse for The Love Show NYC . You can see her live, every Thursday at Motel 23 in Chelsea

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