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Erin Flynn sees contemporary dance a perfect vehicle for revealing the more ephemeral aspects of the human condition. Trained in Winnipeg, Erin has pursued a career as a dancer and choreographer in Montreal since 2001. Erin has performed the works of other choreographers across Quebec, Canada and Europe and presented her own works in Winnipeg, Regina, Ottawa and Toronto. In Montreal, her choreography has been performed at Studio 303, Tangente, Le Gesu, as a part of Les Printemps de la Danse and the festivals Vue sur la Relève, OFF.T.A and TransAtlantique. Next May, Erin’s piece The Shallow End will be presented in Tokyo and Seoul thanks to Tangente who will also be premiering her new piece, From ashes comes the day, as a part of its 2011 season.

Based equally in Toronto and Montreal, Susanna Hood, Artistic Director of hum, is a compelling and virtuosic performer in dance and music. For over a decade, she has been synthesizing voice and movement into a dynamic practice through which she creates intimate, raw and sensual performance work. She has performed the works of various Canadian choreographers, composers, and filmmakers (including Tedd Robinson, John Oswald, Nilan Perera, and Phillip Barker) and has performed widely as an improviser both in dance and music. Her choreography, compositions, and interdisciplinary collaborations have been presented locally, nationally, and internationally on stage and film since 1991. Awards include the 1998 K.M. Hunter Emerging Artists Award in Dance and the 2006 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance in Dance for She’s gone away. Most recently Susanna was the recipient of the Canada Council’s Victor Martin Lynch-Staunton award for Outstanding Achievement in the field of Dance. www.humdansoundart.ca

Sasha Ivanochko is a Toronto based dancer, teacher, choreographer and Artistic Director of blackandblue dance projects, a dance theatre company she founded in 2005. A “lot’s behind the eyes” (The Dance Insider) kind of performer, she has graced the stage in the works of many of Canada’s most critically acclaimed choreographers, and is currently best known for her intense and intuitive performances from within her company’s repertoire. Considered the “mover and shaker” (The Globe and Mail) of her generation, her work is tightly crafted, gutsy, experimental and marked by its unflinching directness and emotional honesty. An inspired and thoughtful teacher, Ivanochko has recently developed a training methodology that supports the learning of her signature movement style. Ivanochko is 5 time Dora Mavor Moore Nominee, a two-time Chalmers Fellowship Recipient, has received the K.M. Hunter Award and was the subject of Bravo’s Freedom Series Documentary. www.blackandbluedanceprojects.ca