DIV 2019 Studio Showings

DIV 2019 Studio Showings

Andrea Catani photo Catalina Fernandez

Information for visiting presenters

Andrea Catania

Company Vice Versa/Valerie Calam in collaboration with Kate Franklin
Wednesday November 20 | 2.30-4pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre, Faris Family Studio

Costa Rica native Andrea Catania graduated from the Folkwang University of the Arts in Germany and has worked with Sasha Waltz and Guests, Vincent Dance Theatre and others: at DIV she will share excerpts from her new solo Travel Blind.
Vancouver dance artist Kate Franklin’s collaboration with Toronto-based Valerie Kalam, Gotta Go Church, was nominated for three prestigious Dora Awards and has toured across Canada.

Farouche Collective photo Chris Randle

Shay Kuebler Radical System Art
Farouche Collective
Thursday November 21 | 11.30am-1pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre, Birmingham Studio

Shay Kuebler’s intense, highly physical works have toured across Canada and internationally, and have a sensational impact on audiences. At DIV you’ll see work from the upcoming MOI (momentum of isolation) and Epilogos.
The innovative young collective Farouche, founded by Felicia Lau, Erika Mitsuhashi, and Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien, demonstrate the wit, creativity and style of a new generation of creators with their work We Talk Disco One Day.

Ziyian Kwan photo David Cooper

Ziyian Kwan/dumb instrument Dance
Thursday November 21 | 2.30-3.30pm

The Odd Volume is an autobiographical solo created and performed by Ziyian Kwan. The piece sources childhood memories from 70’s Vancouver to consider a lifetime of racialization that has been internalized by one womxn of colour.

Starr Muranko photo Yasu Okada

IndigeDIV Showcase
Friday November 22 | 11.30am-12.30pm
KW Studios

Excepts of work in development by Indigenous artists. Jessica McMann’s ihksiisiinatsiistostiimao Nipaitapiitsiin an exploration into adoption, displacement, connection with the land, and disconnection with land interwoven with current realities of lived experience as an Indigenous Woman. Cedar Woman is a collaboration between Tasha Faye Evans and carver Ocean Hyland. Starr Muranko’s Chapter 21 grapples with the edges of healing and art making, the reverent and irreverent aspects of our human experiences, questioning how we share and honour each other’s journey.

TWObigsteps Collective photo Meaghan Gipps

Jeanette Kotowich
Marissa Wong/TWObigsteps Collective
Friday November 22 | 2.30-4pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre, Birmingham Studio

Jeanette Kotowich’s contemporary dance works are grounded in her Cree Metis heritage: Eloise is a character-driven solo which brings insight into the practice of honouring traditional territory. Marissa Wong is co-founder of one of Vancouver’s most intriguing emerging collectives. Livespace is a movement installation that questions the technological lens and uses livestream video to explore ideas of presence and perception.

Ballet BC photo Michael Slobodian

Ballet BC Studio Visit
Friday November 22 | 4.15-5pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre, Kraul & Strate Studio

A company of 21 dancers, Ballet BC has become known for innovative work from the best international choreographers. Operating in a collaborative atmosphere and focused on the creation process, the artists of the company are of the highest caliber and tour around the globe, including recently in London, New York, Tel Aviv, Madrid, and Luxembourg. Join Ballet BC for a rehearsal viewing of a work being featured during its 2019/20 Season.

Ne.Sans photo Chris Randle

All Bodies Dance Project
Saturday November 23 | 11.30am-1pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre, Birmingham Studio

Founded by Israeli-born choreographer and opera director Idan Cohen, Ne.Sans presents work in progress from Orfeo ed Eurydice, based on the classical Greek myth.
A pioneer in integrated dance for performers with and without disabilities, All Bodies Dance Project’s Translations is an immersive project for small audiences designed for the non-visual senses.

Photo credits top to bottom: Andrea Catani/Catalina Fernandez; Farouche Collective/Chris Randle; Ziyian Kwan/David Cooper; Starr Muranko/Yasu Okada; TWObigsteps Collective/Meaghan Gipps; Ballet BC/Michael Slobodian; Ne.Sans/Chris Randle.