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Kidd Pivot
Part of the Series: Freedom
Crystal Pite is the one-woman dynamo behind Vancouver-based dance company, Kidd Pivot. She has taken the art of dance into the realm of theatre with dramatic and comedic twists and turns. A very accomplished dancer in her own right, Crystal…
Sasha Ivanochko
Part of the Series: Freedom
Sasha Ivanochko landed in dance after successfully representing Canada on the international stage in gymnastics. In a recent Globe and Mail article celebrating the "Top 133 Young Canadians" of the new millennium, she was described as "one of the powerhouses…
Kokoro
Part of the Series: Freedom
Partners Jay Hirabayashi, and Barbara Bourget have spent twenty-five years building a company whose works mesmerize audiences. Based on the Japanese performance art of Bhuto, Kokoro has succeeded in blending Asian esthetic and western sensibilities with incredible results.
Rubberbandance
Part of the Series: Freedom
This innovative company is the brainchild of choreographer/dancer Victor Quijada, who has successfully melded his love of hip hop with classical ballet to create a dance form that is as much at home on the street as it is on…
Corpus
Part of the Series: Freedom
Humor and minimalism are the hallmarks of this Toronto-based company. Sylvie Bouchard and David Danzon, partners on and off stage, bring their combined theatrical and dance backgrounds to the stage to entertain audiences around the world. Their expressive use of…
Battery Opera
Part of the Series: Freedom
Battery Opera is helmed by on and off-stage couple Lee Su-Feh and David McIntosh. Together, the pair has meshed modern dance, martial arts, folk songs and opera. McIntosh draws from his punk rock background to contribute musical stylings that act…
Santee Smith
Part of the Series: Freedom
Santee Smith has one foot in the ballet world and the other firmly planted in traditional aboriginal dance. By combining the two disciplines she has created a hybrid of breathtaking choreography based on her passion for storytelling. Fueled by a…
Yasmina Ramzy
Part of the Series: Freedom
Yasmina Ramzy, has the distinction of being Canada's top Belly Dance choreographer. Her dance company, Arabesque, has toured extensively across Canada and internationally. She has managed to fuse the ancient dance art with contemporary esthetics, all the while re- shaping…
Sylvain Emard
Part of the Series: Freedom
Sylvain Emard is a veteran of Montreal's vibrant dance scene. His meticulous attention to movement and set design has won him the affection and loyalty of audiences from around the world.
Link
Part of the Series: Freedom
Link is the brainchild of Gail Lotenberg - a transplanted big city artist who found herself and her voice in the wild northern frontier of the Yukon. Based in Whitehorse, Gail has translated her perceptions about man and nature into…
Michael Trent
Part of the Series: Freedom
One of Canada's most respected dancers, Michael Trent has spent 2 decades building a career that has included a recent nomination for the prestigious Dora Mavor Moore Award. Trent has created over 20 works that have been seen across the…
Lola Dance
Part of the Series: Freedom
Lola Maclaughlin's namesake company is Vancouver-based and celebrated across North America. Lola's attention to detail and research comes from an academic mindset that forms the basis for all of her work. In fact, Lola's search for her life's path took…
Pierre Paul Savoie
Part of the Series: Freedom
Founder and Artistic Director of Montreal's PPS, Pierre Paul Savoie has successfully combined his passion for dance with his love for drama and art. As a multi-disciplinary artist, he's constantly exploring the creative landscape between these varying expressions, always keeping…
Peter Chin
Part of the Series: Freedom
Peter Chin became a choreographer after establishing himself first as a classical pianist and composer. Add art direction to his multiple talents, and you have a combination that delivers dramatic performances with soaring soundtracks. Next to creating, Peter thrives on…
Le Fils d'Adrien
Part of the Series: Freedom
Harold Rheaume is a classic study in juggling. He is not only a renowned dancer and choreographer for Le fils d'Adrien Danse, but he has taken on the role of dance activist by championing the Quebec City dance community. His…
Les 7 Doights De Le Main
Part of the Series: Freedom
This talented group of ex-Cirque de Soleil performers have been able to create a miracle project by collectively directing and choreographing an interactive theatrical experience that culls from their various skills, and features some highly acrobatic dance routines. Five of…
Jenn Goodwin
Part of the Series: Freedom
Jenn Goodwin explores political and social themes in the context of environmental works. She thrives on creative adventures including innovative works for music videos, commercials and even mobile telephone programming.
Roger Sinha
Part of the Series: Freedom
Roger Sinha's affinity for Asian esthetic and culture is realized in his Montreal-based company Sinha Danse. He's intricately blended full body movement with the martial arts, arriving at a unique and dynamic artistic place that crosses the Far East with…
The Holy Body Tattoo
Part of the Series: Freedom
Based on the West Coast, this internationally acclaimed company is comprised of two dynamic choreographer/performers - Dana Gingras and Noam Gagnon. The imagery they cast is gothic, mixed with classical dance choreography against a multi-media backdrop. Their performances are highly…
Freedom - Deconstructing Urban Dance
Freedom is a documentary art series featuring some of the most eccentric, electric and leading edge urban dance performers, movers, choreographers and dance companies. Freedom will take the viewer into the subculture of dance with the world as the backdrop.
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