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PERFORMERS

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Performer: at yes of day

Dancer, improviser, teacher and choreographer, Marc Boivin begins his dance career at Le Groupe de la Place Royale in Ottawa under the directorship of Peter Boneham and in 1985 joins Ginette Laurin and her newly formed company O Vertigo Danse. Since 1991 he has worked as an independent dancer, performing among others for Louise Bédard, Mélanie Demers, Sylvain Émard, Jean-Pierre Perreault, Tedd Robinson and Catherine Tardif. Affiliated with L’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal since 1987 Boivin regularly guest teaches and choreographs in schools and professional organizations across Canada. He has been president of Espace Perreault – Transmissions chorégraphiques since 2006, president of the RQD (Regroupement québécois de la danse) from 2010 to 2014 and sat on the board of the Montreal Arts Council from 2005 to 2010. He is the recipient of the Canada Council’s Jacqueline-Lemieux prize (1999) and the Dora Mavor Moore award (2014) for interpretation, in Mélanie Demers’ WOULD, alongside Kate Holden.

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MICHAEL CALDWELL

Performer: très loin

Michael Caldwell is a Toronto-based choreographer, performer, curator, director, producer, and arts advocate. He has performed/collaborated with over 50 of Canada's esteemed performance creators/companies, across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, earning two (2) Dora Mavor Moore Awards for outstanding performance in dance. His choreography has been commissioned and presented throughout Canada at major festivals, in traditional venues and in site-responsive and community-engaged contexts. Michael is a two-time K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation Artist Award finalist. He serves as Creative Director: Programming at Generator in Toronto and as Associate Artistic Director at Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia. Previously, Michael played a pivotal role in the growth and development of Fall for Dance North, serving as Executive Producer for nine years. In addition, he acts as a consultant with various arts organizations and as a mentor to many emerging artists/curators in the Toronto arts community. With a bachelor’s degree in film/art history from Syracuse University in upstate New York, and professional dance training at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Michael serves as Vice President on the board of directors at The CanDance Network.

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SIERRA CHIN SAWDY

Performer: très loin

Sierra Chin Sawdy is an independent dance artist, based in Toronto. Since graduating X University’s (formally Ryerson University) BFA Dance program, she has had the opportunity to work with Alysa Pires Dance Projects, BoucharDanse, Citadel + Compagnie, Dancetheatre David Earle, Dusk Dances, Hanna Kiel, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, Aria Evans/Political Movement, Tiger Princess Dance Projects, and Toronto Heritage Dance. She has toured throughout Canada, China, Europe, Mexico and the UAE. To further develop her abilities, Sierra has trained across Canada, the United States, Israel and Italy, working and creating with world-renowned teachers and choreographers.

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VINCENT LEBLANCE-BEAUDOIN

Performer: Histoire d'amour

Vincent is a two-time Jessie Award winning and a multiple Dora Award nominated actor who works in both French and English. He has an Honours B.A. with Specialization in Theatre from the University of Ottawa, is a graduate of Studio 58, and he has completed the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance’s summer intensive. His film & TV credits include Makinium Seasons 1-4 (Radio-Canada), La Malédiction de Jonathan Plourde (Super Écran), Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce (Bravo Network) and Abigaëlle et le date coaching (TV5/Unis). Select theatre credits include Dusk Dances/Danses au crépuscule, Les Zinspiré.e.s (Théâtre français de Toronto), If on a Christmas Night (DLT), The Curious Voyage (Talk is Free Theatre), Histoire d’amour (BoucharDanse), Unité Modèle (Théâtre la Seizième), Bonjour, Là, Bonjour (Théâtre la Seizième), The Stranger (DLT) and Bull (Rumble Theatre). Vincent is the recipient of the RBC National Excellence Award from la Fondation pour l'avancement du théâtre francophone au Canada.  www.vincentleblancbeaudoin.com

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NATASHA POON WOO

Performer: très loin

Natasha Poon Woo began training and performing with Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre in her hometown of Toronto. She went on to study at the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase, performing the works of Pam Tanowitz, Twyla Tharp, and Doug Varone before graduating summa cum laude with a BFA and the President’s Award for Achievement. Natasha has worked with companies and artists including Conny Janssen Danst, Kevin Wynn Collection, Rock Bottom Movement, Côté Danse, The Dietrich Group, Roderick George, BoucharDanse, Benjamin Landsberg, Ryan Lee, Gadfly, Little Pear Garden, and Hit & Run Dance Productions. She is a Dora Award-winning performer with Rock Bottom for its acclaimed production, hollow mountain.  Natasha was Associate Artistic Director of CCDT from 2019-2021 and served as the Company’s Rehearsal Director from 2012-2021. She has also directed rehearsals for artists including Hanna Kiel, Roderick George and Rodney Diverlus. Natasha is a sought-after dance educator across Ontario, specializing in Limón-based modern technique.

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PULGA MUCHOCHOMA

Performer: très loin

Pulga Muchochoma was born in Mozambique where his dance career and training began with Montes Namuli Dance Company. In 2006 he came to Toronto with the company for the International AIDS Conference. He later stayed in Toronto to study at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. In 2009 he joined the company (TDT) under Artist Director Christopher House where he worked for 11 seasons with the company. During his time with TDT he had the pleasure of working and collaborating with alot of well known local and international choreographers.  He is a co-founder of 3+ Collective and he’s also the creator and founder of Pulga Dance which focuses on self solo creations and traditional African Dances since 2015.  www.pulgadance.com

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GERRY TRENTHAM

Performer: Bob's Last Request!

Gerry Trentham's (he/they/their) life-long dedication to the art of performance has created their own cannon of over 40 original works for stage and screen, garnered international performance acclaim, international film awards, numerous Toronto Dora awards/nominations, originated roles in works of some of Canada’s most renowned choreographers (most recently as cast/voice director in Denise Fujiwara's hit EUNOIA), and invited international directing, choreographic, teaching and mentoring opportunities on four continents and within major performance training programs in Canada and the United States. Their art and teaching focuses on the transdisciplinary - a voice/body’s range and depth of presence within installed art environments. With a lifetime of inter-arts dance/voice practice, an MFA in theatre, a graduate diploma in Voice and Speech Teaching from York University, 25 years as research faculty of the acclaimed National Voice Intensive (now the Moving Voice Institute) and six years with Denise Fujiwara in their new frontier of training, Butoh/Voice, they have sustained and connected a performance career still fluid into a fifth decade. 

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BRENDAN WYATT

Performer: Histoire d'amour, Unquiet Winds, This is How We Love

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