“How do I actually get people to give a shit about this and come?!”
Being a dance artist in Winnipeg is hard. It can be a constant struggle to find studio space, acquire funding and even just maintain the high level of physical fitness required. But the women of Nova Dance Collective work together not only to support each other through the trials and tribulations but also because of the bond they developed over many years together at Winnipeg’s School of Contemporary Dancers.
Nova’s hard work and determination led them to receive a grant from Manitoba Arts Council to perform their pieces “Not Potatoes” and “Judy and the Reckless” in March 2016. City Specific: Nova Dance Collective captures these performances and the lead up to the shows while the Nova women wax on about dance vs. other art forms that more easily commodified and about Winnipeg as an unique place to be a dancer because of our geographic location.