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What happened in 2015

So…that was a year and a quarter. I realized I should probably, you know, update this, in case folks are looking me up.

2015 saw some large-scale collaborations:

  • I made the Weatherworn augmented reality app for Anandam Dancetheatre’s performance Weather, at the Bata Shoe Museum. We also used Cohort for all audio cueing and playback in that show.
  • I made the FluxDelux multiplayer dance game / app with Peggy Baker Dance Projects (also using Cohort), which has appeared at Panamania / Nathan Phillips Square, Nuit Blanche 2015, Carleton University in Ottawa, and in London ON with Tangled Arts + Disability
  • I directed World Ballet Day 2015, featuring the National Ballet of Canada live from Montreal
  • I directed Factory ’15 at the Toronto International Film Festival’s BOOMBOX event, in which 10 performers and 10 screen-printing artists took over the loading docks for an all-night art party / activation. Over 200 guests made take-home screen prints of Canada’s Most Wanted (Drake, Pamela Anderson, and Justin Trudeau.

I also had two substantial choreographic commissions:

  • Unfavourable Geometry for the dance:made in canada festival, which explored the world of secret nuclear workplace-safety accidents; and
  • Jacqueries, Part 2 (excerpt) for Dance Ontario DanceWeekend, which brought audience members onstage and integrated them into the choreography (again, we pulled that off using the Cohort framework)

Jacqueries at SummerWorks 2014

Thanks to everyone who came out to see Jacqueries, Part 1 this summer. The team is honoured and humbled to be awarded the Buddies in Bad Times Vanguard Award for Risk and Innovation.