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Meet The Artists

Modern/Contemporary Artists

Adams, Miriam
ballet / experimental dance / dance archives / dance publishing
Ailey, Alvin
choreography / Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater / Revelations
Allan, Maud
The Vision of Salomé / libel suit / international star
Amagatsu, Ushio
butoh / Sankai Juku
Anderson, Carol
Dancemakers / dance writing / dance in post-secondary institutions
Baker, Peggy
Peggy Baker Dance Projects / The Choreographer’s Trust
Bausch, Pina
Tanztheater Wuppertal / German modern dance
Beatty, Patricia
New Dance Group of Canada / Toronto Dance Theatre / dance writing
Bel, Jérôme
choreographer / experimental dance
Bennathan, Serge
Dancemakers / Canadian Opera Company
Bingham, Peter
EDAM / contact improvisation / The Echo Case
Boneham, Peter
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens / Le Groupe de la Place Royale / Le Groupe Dance Lab
Bourget, Barbara
EDAM / Kokoro Dance / butoh
Brown, Trisha
Judson Dance Theater / Grand Union / Trisha Brown Company
Browne, Rachel
Royal Winnipeg Ballet / Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers / feminism
Cherkaoui, Sidi Larbi
Belgian contemporary dance / interdisciplinary creation / Les Ballets C. de la B.
Chouinard, Marie
solo choreography / Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Cunningham, Merce
chance / Merce Cunningham Dance Company / DanceForms computer technology
De Keersmaeker, Anne Teresa
Rosas / PARTS / dance and music
Decouflé, Philippe
video-danse / DCA / Alwin Nikolais
Desnoyers, Danièle
La Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault / Le Carré des Lombes
Desrosiers, Robert
Desrosiers Dance Theatre
Duato, Nacho
Compañía Nacional de Danza / Nederlands Dans Theatre
Duncan, Isadora
emotion / spirituality / “The Dancer of the Future”
Dunham, Katherine
anthropology / dance writing / interracial dance
Earle, David
Toronto Dance Theatre / Dancetheatre David Earle
Époque, Martine
Le Groupe Nouvelle Aire in Montréal / Université du Québec à Montréal / LARTech
Fabre, Jan
multidisciplinary creation / performance art / Troubleyn
Formolo, Maria
Regina Modern Dance Works / Formolo and Urban Dance / Formolo Dance Association
Forsythe, William
The Forsythe Company / Frankfurt Ballet / post-modern ballet
Fortier, Paul-André
Le Groupe Nouvelle Aire / Fortier Danse-Création / Montréal Danse
Fraser, Patricia
Dancemakers / School of Toronto Dance Theatre
Fuller, Loie
special effects / dance copyright
Gagnon, Noam
The Holy Body Tattoo
Gibson, Leonard
Negro Workshop Dance Group / Bamboula / Len Gibson Dance Ensemble
Gillis, Margie
solo choreography / Margie Gillis Dance Foundation
Gingras, Dana
The Holy Body Tattoo
Graham, Martha
choreography / contraction and release / creative longevity
Grossman, Danny
politicized choreography / Danny Grossman Dance Company
Gupta, Deepti
chhau / kathak / Arzoo Dance Theatre
Harris, Rennie
hip hop / Rennie Harris Pure Movement / Rome and Jewels
Harwood, Andrew de Lotbinière
contact improvisation / improvisation / AH HA Productions
Headley, Charmaine
COBA / African dance / gerontology
Hirabayashi, Jay
EDAM / Kokoro Dance / butoh
Holm, Hanya
choreography / pedagogy / Broadway musicals / dance copyright
Horton, Lester
choreography / Los Angeles / interracial dance
House, Christopher
choreography / Toronto Dance Theatre
Humphrey, Doris
Humphrey-Weidman company / “fall and recovery” / dance writing
Jamieson, Karen
Karen Jamieson Dance Company / cross-cultural collaborations
Jaques-Dalcroze, Émile
music training / rhythmic gymnastics / eurhythmics / improvisation
Jarvis, Judy
modern dance / choreography
Jones, Bill T.
Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company / socially conscious dance
Jooss, Kurt
choreography / Folkwang Tanztheater / The Green Table
Kaeja, Allen
choreographers / contact improvisation / Kaeja d’Dance
Kaeja, Karen
choreographers / contact improvisation / Kaeja d’Dance
Khan, Akram
choreography/ Akram Khan Company / contemporary kathak
Kylián, Jirí
choreography / Nederlans Dans Theatre
Laban, Rudolf von
dance theory / Labanotation / movement choirs
Laurin, Ginette
choreography / O Vertigo Danse
Lecavalier, Louise
La La La Human Steps / independent dance
Limón, José
choreography / The José Limón Dance Foundation / The Moor’s Pavane
Lock, Édouard
choreography / La La La Human Steps / dance-rock music collaborations
Lubovitch, Lar
Lar Lubovitch Dance Company / ballet choreogrpaher / contemporary dance / ice-dancing / musical theater
Maboungou, Zab
“Rhythms and Movement” technique / Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata / modern African dance
MacLaughlin, Lola
EDAM / Lola Dance
Mantsoe, Vincent Sekwati Koko
solo dancer/ Afro-fusion
Marcuse, Judith
Repertory Dance Company of Canada / Judith Marcuse Projects / community activism
Mascall, Jennifer
EDAM / Mascall Dance / Nijinsky Gibber Jazz Club
Monk, Meredith
interdisciplinary work / The House / Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble
Morris, Mark
choreography / Mark Morris Dance Group / White Oak Dance Project / dance and music
Naharin, Ohad
choreography / Ohad Naharin Dance Company / Batsheva Dance Company
Navas, José
William Douglas Dance / Company Flak / dance films
Newson, Lloyd
choreography / DV8 Physical Theatre / film and video
Nikolais, Alwin
Nikolais Dance Theater / Nikolais-Louis Foundation for Dance
Ohno, Kazuo
soloist / butoh / career longevity
Pada, Lata
choreographer / Sampradaya Dance Creations / bharata natyam
Parson, Patrick
Ballet Creole / multicultural dance / fusion
Parsons, David
The Parsons Dance Company / performer, choreographer, teacher, director and producer of dance
Paxton, Steve
contact improvisation / Judson Dance Theater / Grand Union
Perreault, Jean-Pierre
Le Groupe de la Place Royale / Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault
Pite, Crystal
Ballet British Columbia / Ballett Frankfurt / Kidd Pivot
Platel, Alain
radical dance theatre / Les Ballets C. de la B. / improvisation
Primus, Pearl
anthropology / Pearl Primus School of Primal Dance / Pearl Primus Dance Language Institute
Rainer, Yvonne
Judson Dance Theater / Grand Union / dance writing
Randazzo, Peter
Toronto Dance Theatre
Renaud, Jeanne
Automatistes / Le Groupe de la Place Royale / Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
Robinson, Tedd
Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers / 10 Gates Dancing Inc.
Ryan, Peter
contact improvisation / EDAM / Four on the Floor Dance
Schlemmer, Oskar
Theatre Workshop of the Bauhaus / architectonic dances / Triadic Ballet
Shawn, Ted
Denishawn / Ted Shawn and his Men Dancers / dance writing
Singha, Rina
kathak / Kathak Institute / Rina Singha Dance Organization
Sinha, Roger
choreography / Sinha Danse
St. Denis, Ruth
vaudeville / Denishawn / music visualizations
Strate, Grant
choreography / institution building / pedagogy / dance writing
Stroud, Tom
choreographer / Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers
Stuart, Meg
choreography / Damaged Goods
Sullivan, Françoise
choreography / Automatistes / “La Danse et l’espoir”
Taylor, Paul
Paul Taylor Dance Company / Aureole / Repertory Preservation Project
Teshigawara, Saburo
choreography / Karas / Tokyo
Thakkar, Menaka
Nrtyakala / cross-cultural collaborations / Menaka Thakkar Dance Company
Tharp, Twyla
Twyla Tharp Dance / American Ballet Theatre / Broadway / films
Vandekeybus, Wim
choreography / Ultima Vez / multidisciplinary artist
Webb, Brian
choreographer / Canada Dance Festival / issue-based art
Weidman, Charles
choreography / Humphrey-Weidman / kinetic pantomime
Wigman, Mary
Ausdruckstanz / structured improvisations / Witch Dance
Wyman, Anna
The Anna Wyman Dance Theatre