*** FREE EVENT ***
Join us as we welcome guest artists lo bil, Susie Burpee, and Miquelon Rodriguez who will share their thoughts and answer questions about making work, collaboration, the many faces of process, and their personal paths. We are excited about the cross-disciplinary spirit within this group of speakers, an evening full of curiosity and exchange!
«Talking Process» is a part of adelheid's re:research, a professional development intensive for emerging dance artists. re:research is supported by RBC Emerging Artists Program, Toronto Arts Council's OPEN DOOR program, Citadel + Compagnie, and adelheid.
lo bil is a Toronto-based settler artist and York University Interdisciplinary Masters student creating body-based experiments to generate intuitive “felt” research into academic concepts. lo’s improvisatory performances involve spontaneous utterance, impulse-based scores, object manipulation, unexpected humour, and interrelational proposals with audience. Since 2014, lo has created over 25 unrepeatable performances, winning the FADO Live Art Award at Summerworks 2015 and receiving Ontario Arts Council funding in 2017 to present work at Harbourfront Centre HATCH.
In 2019, lo will present work at Gruentaler 9 Project Space (Berlin), 4th Biennial of Performance Philosophy Research Festival & Conference (Amsterdam), Cloud Danslab (The Hague) and at The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics’s Encuentro (Mexico City). lo is the Director of The Performance Art Club at York University and is seeking participants, embodied proposals, and research submissions for “Anti-Conference.”
Susie Burpee is a multi-faceted dance artist with over twenty-five years of experience in the performing arts in Canada. Traversing both dance and theatre, her professional career includes choreography, performance, teaching, and mentorship. An award-winning performer, Susie has worked with many notable artists and companies, including Serge Bennathan, Marie-Josée Chartier, Crow's Theatre, Peter Chin, Dancemakers, Susanna Hood, Sasha Ivanochko, Nightwood Theatre, and Tedd Robinson. As a company dancer at Le Groupe Dance Lab (Artistic Director Peter Boneham), Susie developed a keen interest in creative process and choreographic development, and she is sought after as an outside eye and rehearsal director. As a choreographer, Susie’s critically acclaimed works have been seen across the country at various festivals and presentation platforms. She has received multiple Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding Choreography and Performance and is a recipient of the K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Dance.
Miquelon Rodriguez is a sound designer, composer, and arts leader-in-training based in Toronto. He attended York University for Theatre Studies with a specialization in Devised Theatre and has been working in theatre and dance for over a decade. His work in the dance world has mainly been as composer for Michael Greyeyes on several shows as well as with Colleen Snell and her company, Frog-In-Hand. He co-curated both the Tiger Bamboo Festival and the Shen Development Series at Soulpepper where he commissioned Ming-Bo Lam’s Good/Don't, and is the Apprentice Artistic Director at Factory Theatre, where SaMel Tanz is currently a Lab Creative Resident. Select sound design and composition credits include Yellow Rabbit (Soulpepper Theatre Company); Girls Like That (Tarragon Theatre); This Is The Point (Ahuri Theatre/Theatre Centre); Nôhkom (Signal Theatre/Michael Greyeyes); and HOMEbody (Shannon Litzenberger Contemporary Dance).
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