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Suddenly Dance Theatre

DANCE SURVEY 2021

Questions for Dance Artists

NOMINATE A BC DANCE ARTIST TO WIN $500.00!

Suddenly Dance Theatre

DANCE SURVEY 2021

Questions for Dance Artists
 

Why this survey?:

 

Suddenly Dance Theatre invites feedback from dance artists (dancers, choreographers, companies, filmmakers, visual artists, writers). This information will help us facilitate future performance opportunities in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. As producers of the ROMP! Festival of Dance and other public events, we are exploring concepts of production that consider pre and post Covid-19 challenges. The results of Dance Survey 2021 will be shared in a general statement with our funders and the public. Quotes may be extracted as “Anonymous”.

Focus area: 

 

Vancouver Island; Gulf Islands / Haida Gwaii; Lower Mainland / Vancouver; and all regions of British Columbia. Canadian and International dance artists are encouraged to participate.

Time Frame:

 

February 1 - March 15, 2021 > SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED > SEE BELOW 

*Nominate a BC Dance Artist: 

 

To incentivize participation in Dance Survey 2021, we will offer a $500 award to one BC dance artist as nominated by survey participants. (chosen randomly in a draw)

What else can I do?:

 

- Share this survey.

 

- Make a charitable donation to support the work of dance artists!

UPDATE:

 

Thank you to the dance artists who responded to Suddenly Dance Theatre's invitation for feedback. This information will help us facilitate future performance opportunities in Victoria, BC. 
 

As nominated by survey participants, one BC Dance Artist has won $500! Congratulations KRISTEN LEWIS!

Watch guest Lynda Raino choose by random draw:

CONGRATULATIONS TO BC DANCE ARTIST
KRISTEN LEWIS!
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I am a dance artist, based in Victoria, B.C. (Coast Salish), and from Nova Scotia (Mi’kmak’i). My choreographic approach is very much performance-art oriented in its practices and aesthetic; I like long-range processes, value sacrifice as a fundamental ordering-device of the performative act, and regularly interrogate, through my practices and thinking, the audience/performer relation. In creating dance-based performances, I like to work with courageous and boundary pushing dance artists whose individual vision I value and seek to nourish. I often collaborate with thinkers working in academic environments (where I can be found when not in the studio or outside dancing) to theorize the body as an agent for knowledge-making. I also teach public workshops as a central part of my dance practice, to both adults and children; these introduce improvised dance as a way of thinking-with the world, as and through the body. My practices, both performative and pedagogical, investigate the ways that adherence to a narrow range of cultural mythologies cause bodies to perform themselves along certain, quite normalized and limited lines. I seek to disrupt this process of normalization by creating choreographic spaces where bodies let themselves be inhabited by new and multiple mythologies—and in the process, become agents for the telling of stories that offer a bit more freedom, a bit more levity, a bit more beauty, and a bit more room to imagine the future along happier, more expansive lines. 
Kristen Lewis, JD. Dance Artist

www.kristenlewis.org

photo: Kate Plyley

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