Choreography, Contemporary Dance, Performance, Video, Installation, Photography.
I study everyday human experience utilizing the relationships developed between the choreographic themes of subject, time and space. Through my work, I examine the impacts that people, places and events have on individuals throughout their lives. Namely, I am interested in personal archiving, cellular memory, behavioural patterns, internal dialogue and the performativity of self.
I am a multidisciplinary artist, performer, arts administrator and stage-manager. Originally from Victoria BC, I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts, awarded with distinction, from Concordia University (Montréal QC, 2013) where I majored in Contemporary Dance.
My studio practice focuses on performative work, investigating choreographic principles within visual arts media and exploring image within movement. Drawing attention to the mundane, finding the strange in the ordinary and exploring narratives within imaginary constructs, I aim to better understand human behaviour through its observation, analysis and representation.
I have performed and presented work both across Canada and internationally. I worked with Ingrid Bachmann on her video piece and performance, The Gift as part of The Hybrid Bodies Project, exhibited at Kunstkraftwerk (Leipzig, Germany), The Hannah Maclure Centre (Dundee, Scotland), the University of Toronto Art Centre, The International Festival of Video Art (Camagüey, Cuba) and Centre PHI. I have been a collaborator and performer for the company FOR BODY AND LIGHT in the show Coming And Going, directed by choreographer Stéphanie Morin-Robert and spoken word artist and musician Ian Ferrier, participating in creation and research residencies at Hexagram - Concordia University, MainLine Theatre and Main & Station and performing across Canada and in New York City at such venues as Wildside Festival, TANGENTE: Laboratoire de mouvements contemporains and The Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. A collection of three short films based on Coming And Going, directed by Ben Rich, premiered at NextFest in 2015.
Photo taken by Stéphanie Morin-Robert