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Photo: Jeremy Mimnah
DanceWorks 2011-12 season
About the company:
DanceWorks is one of Canada’s leading presenters of independent contemporary dance, supporting the creation, production and dissemination of groundbreaking choreography by professional dance artists. DanceWorks presents inspired work by gifted creators drawing from a belief in the power of dance to illuminate, engage and transform all that participate.
About the choreographer:
Peter Chin is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist born in Kingston, Jamaica and based in Toronto. An active musician/composer, dancer/choreographer, production artist, designer and director, his works have been presented internationally and throughout Canada. Chin founded Tribal Crackling Wind in 1999 to bring together the artists and means to produce his creations, which have garnered four Dora Mavor Moore Awards. He was NOW magazine’s Best of Toronto dancer/choreographer/designer in 2008, and choreographed, performed, and composed the music for Nick de Pencier's film Streetcar, for which received a prestigious Gemini Award for "Best Production in a Performing Arts Program." Chin has collaborated with many artists in a wide range of arts disciplines.
The performance on Friday, November 4 features an artist talk-back!
Can one become Nicaraguan? Jamaican-born, Toronto-based artist/choreographer Peter Chin answers that question with Fluency, a multidisciplinary piece developed during a stay in Latin America, imbued with his trademark finesse and humour. Over a two-year period, the choreographer, dancer, musician and four-time Dora Mavor Moore Award winner, together with videographer Jeremy Mimnagh, documented his sometimes comical efforts to learn Spanish and to integrate into a new culture. It all led to this very playful piece for Chin and four performers, an atypical progress report that lies somewhere between dance, theatre, video and a talk show.
"Peter Chin is the renaissance man of the dance world." − NOW
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