September 14, 4pm @ The Dance Centre / Free
October 20, 2pm @ The Roundhouse for Dance All Sorts/New Works
I've had the pleasure of performing in Isabelle Kirouac's new work Third Space. In April we had a residency at The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and performed at The Pace. The work will be shown again in the fall at The Dance Centre open House and New Works performance series.
December 6th, Time tbc @ The Dance Centre / open studio showing - Free
I'm thrilled to announce that Arash and I will through a residency at The Dance Centre this fall and with the support of Canada Council for the Arts develop our duet UNTITLEdISTANCE with a new cast of five bilingual dancers. On December 6th we will do a studio sharing of the first phase of the process. Stay tuned for more!
Teaching WE DANCE with XXI (Open Level Contemporary Dance)
Vancouver 7:30-9pm Tuesday nights @ The Dance Centre http://wedancevancouver.ca/
Next years classes will be taught by teaching Collective XXI: Lexi Vajda, Rianne Svelnis, Alexa Mardon,
Emmalena Fredriksson, Francesca Frewer and Daisy Thompson.
Teaching at SFU BFA Dance Program
I'm delighted to be back at SFU as a term lecturer on the BFA dance program at The School for Contemporary Arts this fall.
July 12th 11pm/ July 13th 1pm @ What Lab (1814 Pandora Street) $10
Oh well is a new dance duet created in collaboration with dancers Lexi Vajda and Francesca Frewer. The work explores our relationship to romanticism and what it means to be together in two's, both on stage and in romantic partnership. Music composed by Kiran Bhumber.
Presented as part of a What Lab residency alongs side new works by Ileanna, Jamie and Zahra.
Tidal Traces VR 360 Dance Film - Now viewable online!
Captured offshore on intertidal mudflats near Vancouver, three characters explore a new and uncertain world—moving between tranquility and ominousness, beauty and peril. Entangled in this tension, the viewer becomes the fourth character.
Created by myself and Nancy Lee, danced by Lexi Vajda, Rianne Svelnis and Zahra Shahab. Music by Kiran Bhumber.
Produced by the National Film Board in 2017 https://www.nfb.ca/interactive/tidal_traces
Full film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYsS4Ay8m3c
Teaching Working Class 10-11:30am July 8-12th @ The Dance Centre
Teaching Harbour Dance Summer Intensive 11:10am-12:40pm @ Harbour Dance Centre
Mann Ist Mann
2019 started off with a new collaboration with visual artist Babak Golkar, choreographing a series of dances for video for his exhibition
All the Blind Men http://babakgolkar.ca/all-the-blind-men
Danced by Matthew Wyllie and Aiden Cass this piece is an interpretation of a piece of music that Bertolt Brecht wrote for an early play, titled Mann Ist Mann, which he played between 1924-1926. The play humorously explores themes of war, human fungibility, and identity. One of the agitprop works inspired by the developments in USSR praising the bolshevik collectivism and replaceability of each member of the collective: a man is a man. Golkars Mann Ist Mann is conjured through a triangular dialogue between sound, video-recorded performance, and a painted image of the Tsar of Russia pretending to fly. In each case, by distorting assumed certainties of perspective, Golkar questions accepted cultural and socio-economic systems and ideological viewpoints—as well as their persistence over time.
...To Travel The Distance of a Changing Feeling
Performed at New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) June 2019
In the fall of 2018 I worked together with Dr. Bob Pritchard, composer Brian Topp and dancer Sarah Wasik creating ...to travel the distance of a changing feeling using the interactive technology of the Kinect-Controlled Artistic Sensing System (KiCASS) and the Responsive User Body Suit (RUBS). The research project is led by Dr. Bob Pritchard http://blogs.ubc.ca/taste/sample-page/
Ashes For Beauty and The Return - Davida Monk
For the month of May 2019 I got to work along side Davida Monk as her rehearsal assistant for the remount of Ashes For Beauty and The Return. It was very special to get to know Davida and her way of working through these processes, it was inspiring to work with a choreographer who has such a clear artistic vision and years of practice. More about Davida's work: https://m-body.ca/
Amanda Smart Recollect
Francesca Frewer and I was invited to dance to Amanda Smart's opening exhibition of Recollect at the Betamax Gallery on April 12, 2019
As an improviser it is always a joy to dance with other artists and expressions, especially with work like Amandas that have so much movement in it already. Check out her beautiful paintings here http://www.amandasmart.com/