Artsweek SHIFT²/Precarious3 Festival Project “Swim!” by Jenn Cole is looking for participants.

Swim! is not dancing together in the same spacetime continuum at the moment. Instead, we are creating solo (or bubble) choreography for and with audiences through Canada Post.

We envision a time when salmon return to the watershed in Michi Saagig territory, where the locks come down and Odenabe, the river who bubbles like a beating heart, takes her former place. Maybe some stuff gets broken. Maybe the museums come apart at their seams and Michi Saagig Anishinaabeg can swim and bring some of their stuff home. Maybe grannies come to pick watershed plants for tea with their friends. Maybe our hearts all beat a little stronger. We invite you to deepen your relationship to Odenabe from your homes, from the river or canal edges, from your imaginations.

Audiences will receive mail from Swim! artists, including prompts for accessible movement and vocal practices. Participants can choose to maintain their privacy in their practice or are invited to share their results, shaping Swim!’s eventual live performance.

Send your mailing address to dancers at by May 27 to participate.

If you do not have a mailing address but would like to participate, please let us know in your email.

As part of Artsweek SHIFT2, Swim! will also be sharing a video glimpse into their rehearsal process, and Jenn Cole will appear on Trent Radio to discuss Swim! as a work in progress.

Find out more about Swim! here.