Volunteer Board Member - HCA Dance Theatre

Posted On: 2014-12-17  
Application Deadline: 2015-02-28  
Time Commitment: 1-5 hr / month
Type of Organization: Dance 

HCA Dance Theatre (HCADT) makes the art of dance visible and accessible to all Hamiltonians. Since 2001 we have been working to enrich the existing artistic and cultural landscape of Hamilton and Golden Horseshoe region, complementing and completing Hamilton’s artistic legacy which includes reputable Orchestras, Theatres and Art Galleries with a professional dance organization.

In the summer of 2014 HCA Dance Theatre brought the acclaimed dance festival Dusk Dances to Hamilton's Bayfront park. Dusk Dances is an outdoor dance festival that brings high quality contemporary and traditional dance to public parks. The festival takes place each night at sunset and begins with a local band that plays for 30 minutes while the audience gathers. Once the band has finished the evening’s host leads the audience through the park to watch five diverse dance pieces that are performed in different areas of the park. HCA Dance Theatre (HCADT) will be presenting Dusk Dances Hamilton from July 30-August, 2015 in Bayfront Park

HCA Dance Theatre needs committed and enthusiastic new board members who are passionate about helping dance flourish in Hamilton. Our Board of Directors provides organizational leadership and vision, maintains high ethical standards in accordance with our values, engages in effective planning to present dance to Hamilton audiences on an ongoing basis, and acts as wise stewards of our resources.
We are seeking candidates to serve on our volunteer governing board.
In particular, we are looking for people who meet one or more of the following: 
• Enthusiastic dance lovers
• Energetic professionals who are not already overextended with other commitments, eager to contribute skills and expertise in one of the following areas: 
Law,Finance/Accounting,Fund Development 
• Community leaders and philanthropists willing to engage their peers in support of our mission
• Individuals with board experience
We have high expectations of our board members who are required to:
• Have a strong love of dance and a commitment to enriching Hamilton's arts landscape with regular professional dance performances , workshops and other outreach activities
• Attend six to ten board meetings annually
• Actively serve on and contribute to the outcomes on our sub-committees 
• Advocate for the organizational needs of HCA Dance theatre in the community and among colleagues and peers
• Learn more about the field of dance (production, presentation, outreach) as well as non profit governance
• Make a personal, charitable contribution to HCA Dance Theatre, to the best of their ability.
 

About the Organization

HCA Dance Theatre (HCADT) makes the art of dance visible and accessible to all Hamiltonians. Since 2001 we have been working to enrich the existing artistic and cultural landscape of Hamilton with a professional dance organization.
Since its inception HCA Dance Theatre has commissioned and presented innovative new dance works for Hamilton audiences. HCADT's inaugural presentation in 2002 was An Evening with Michael Ondaatje; Dance & Poetry Unite which was a work commissioned by the company. The performance featured Ondaatje reading his works with dance performances by noted Canadian dance artists such as Andrea Nann, Robert Glumbek and Roberto Campanella among others. In 2007 HCA Dance Theatre commissioned and presented Displacement an interdisciplinary dance work featuring the choreography of Robert Glumbek, visual arts installations by Vessna Perunovich and music by composer Christos Hatzis. This exciting multi-media collaboration between three internationally acclaimed artists explored the immigrant experience. In the 2009/10 season Displacement was presented as part of Harbourfront's Next Steps series and was voted #3 dance show of the season by Now Magazine's Glen Sumi. In the 2010/2011 season HCADT presented Full Bloom at the Studio Theatre at Hamilton Place. Choreographed and performed by Kevin O'Day, Robert Glumbek and Luches Huddleston Jr., it is a poignant work which explores themes of mortality, strength, and personal freedom while all along questioning the role of men in society. In the summer of 2014 HCA Dance Theatre brought the acclaimed dance festival Dusk Dances to Hamilton's Bayfront park. Dusk Dances is an outdoor dance festival that brings high quality contemporary and traditional dance to public parks. The festival takes place each night at sunset and begins with a local band that plays while the audience gathers. Once the band has finished the evening’s host leads the audience through the park to watch five diverse dance pieces that are performed in different areas of the park. HCA Dance Theatre will be presenting Dusk Dances Hamilton from July 30-August 1, 2015 in Bayfront Park

http://www.hcarts.ca/events/hca-dance-theatre/

If you are interested in being considered for our board, please contact Vitek Wincza at 905-528-4020 or vitek@hcarts.ca

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