REMIX CanDance Creative Exchange

Bailey Eng by ManikMati

Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 6 p.m and Sunday September 24th 2017, 4 p.m. @ Studio 303
$10 to $20 sliding scale (cash, at the door)

Montreal-based choreographers Bailey Eng and Katia-Marie Germain will see their works Disintegration and Aube, respectively; remixed by Sarah Joy Stoker (St. John’s) and Amber Borotsik (Edmonton), over the course of a one week residency. Audiences are invited to witness the results during two public performances featuring two originals and two remixes, followed by a discussion with the artists.

For this fourth edition, Studio 303 continues to explore dance reinterpretation, remixing and covering, while expanding the concept with a new inter-province exchange. The REMIX CanDance Creative Exchange is a co-presentation of The CanDance Network, Studio 303 (QC), Neighbourhood Dance Works (NL), and Mile Zero Dance (AB) and is supported by the Dance Section of The Canada Council for the Arts and Canadian Heritage. Montreal’s residency is offered in partnership with José Navas/Compagnie Flak. One choreographer from each province will visit the two others to remix a local choreographer’s piece. Thea Patterson (QC) will go to Mile Zero Dance (AB) on October 14-15, and Neighbourhood Dance Works (NL) on November 18-19 to remix local artists’ works:

Disintegration | Original by Bailey Eng, performed with Greg Selinger

This work explores contemporary dance and Chinese pole with and through one another. The solo and duet were created separately, then arranged to be presented together. A research into the function and representation of the pole as an apparatus, object, and set piece.

Aube (excerpt) | Original by Katia-Marie Germain, performed with Hélène Messier

Through a body movement which take advantages similarity between performers, synchronism in shorts movements, precision, and subtlety; Aube explores, in a enigmatic universe, the double and identity thematic.

Artists’ biographies

Bailey Eng (QC) developed her mouvement practices through contemporary dance, breaking, parkour, contortion, and Chinese pole. She graduated from Concordia University with a BFA in Contemporary Dance, after having also studied at L’Ecole Nationale de Cirque and York University. She has done several performances which have allowed her to incorporate dance, circus, and parkour, including work with Andreane Leclerc, La Marche du Crabe, Jeff Hall, and Les Minutes Completement Cirque. In addition to performing, she is also an emerging choreographer and coach of acrobatics and dance

Katia-Marie Germain (QC) is a choreographer and performer. Her first creations were presented in 2010 at Montreal’s Tangente and at the OFFTA, Art Souterrain, Fringe and Bouge d’ici festivals. Her creations Aube (2012), FOLDS (2014) and Habiter (2017) were presented in various festivals and venues in Quebec and abroad. Already holding a Bachelor’s Degree in visual arts (2007) and in dance (2010), Katia-Marie Germain is currently completing a Master’s Degree in dance at the Université du Québec À Montréal.

Amber Borotsik (AB) is a creator and performer keenly interested in the intersection between improvisation, theatre and contemporary dance practices. To date, Amber has created three full length works Scythe, Backwater, The Moon at Midnight and numerous shorter works ( Here. Like this.). She has presented work and performed, in both dance and theatre, across Canada, the United States and in Japan. In 2015 she received the TELUS Courage to Innovate award at the Mayor’s Evening for the Arts in Edmonton, and has been working with inter-ability dance communities for five years.

Sarah Joy Stoker (NL) began her dance training as a child, graduating from the School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 1996. She worked as an independent dance artist in Toronto and Montreal performing her own work and that of other choreographers and companies nationally and internationally. Upon her return to NL she formed a collective and production company, was heavily involved with Neighbourhood Dance Works and the Festival of New Dance from 2003 until 2010, and since continues to create dance and interdisciplinary work.

Thea Patterson (QC) works through expanded ideologies of dance and performance on a variety of projects with many beloved colleagues. Her solo project the dance that I cannot do was presented in New York, in Montreal, in Halifax and Parrsboro Nova Scotia and in Munich Germany. Thea completed her Masters at DAS Graduate School (2016), in Amsterdam where she created her new solo between this is and the could be. She is currently working on projects in Montreal, Portugal and Amsterdam.

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