Artists

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    Tiziano Cruz was born in Jujuy, Argentina. His interdisciplinary art uses the intervention of public space to subvert oppressive hierarchies. Cruz is the founder of the ULMUS Cultural Management Platform, which is dedicated to cultural exchange among South American communities. His works have toured Argentina, Brasil, México, Suiza and España.

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    The Electric Company is based in Vancouver, but it creates works for national and global as well as local audiences. Collaboration and experimentation are the company’s hallmarks; it seeks to expand the possibilities of live theatre and explore universal concerns. Previous PuSh performances include Studies in Motion (2006) and Palace Grand (2009). 

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    Jaha Koo is a South Korean composer and theatre artist. Working in the realm where disciplines overlap, he incorporates video, music, text and installation into his works of performance. Jaha Koo’s key achievements include the Hamartia Trilogy, of which Lolling and Rolling is a part, and the EP Copper and Oyster.

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    French-Malian artist Smaïl Kanouté is based in Paris. His work spans the disciplines of dance, graphic design, choreography and cinema. Kanouté is a graduate of the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, and has performed at the Basilica and the Institute of Islamic Cultures, among other notable venues.

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    Dancer and choreographer Moya Michael moved to Brussels from South Africa in 1997, and has since become a major part of Belgium’s performing arts scene. Michael’s work explores ideological problems through interdisciplinary means.

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    Mother, multihyphenate artist and scholar Lisa Cooke Ravensbergen is of mixed Ojibwe/Swampy Cree and English/Irish ancestry. Her work spans the realms of theatre, curation and teaching, and is rooted in Indigenous protocol and anti-colonial methodologies. Ravensbergen is an Associate Artist with Full Circle: First Nations Performance, Playwright-in-Residence at Delinquent Theatre and founder of the Maada’oonidiwag Canadian Anti-Racist Theatre Exchange.

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    Master musician Joby Burgess is equally at home performing with The Who and at Sydney Opera House. His solo projects Powerplant and Pioneers of Percussion have taken him from Berlin to São Paulo, but he is often to be found at Abbey Road and Air Studios. Burgess is the creator of the Virtual Marimba Choir, which brought together 227 percussionists from around the world in 2020.

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    Alan Lake is a choreographer, dancer, director and visual artist with a keen interest in the symbolic. He studied at École de danse de Québec and, In 2003, founded the Alan Lake factori(e) in Quebec City. Past productions include Ravages; Chaudières, déplacements et paysages; and Là-bas, le lointain.

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    Adam Kinner and Christopher Willes create performances that explore unusual states of sensory awareness. Their work is often staged in public spaces, and informed by an interest in immersive sound, listening, audience perspective and the possibilities of participatory art. Kinner and Willes created MANUAL in collaboration with Hanna Sybille Müller.

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    nora chipaumire is the winner of four Bessie Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship and many other honours for her work, which includes the live performances portrait of myself as my father and the three-part album Hashtag Punk, One Hundred Percent Pop and Star NIGGA. She is engaged in a long-term research project entitled nhaka; it is an investigation of black bodies and imaginations.

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    Since its inception in 1996, Boca del Lupo has toured with 60 original creations. The group’s raison d’etre is collaboration, and to that end it works across cultures and disciplines, creating works of live performance but also going beyond the confines of theatre. Boca del Lupo has garnered multiple Jessie Awards for their work, as well as the Critics’ Choice Award for Innovation and the Alcan Performing Arts Award.

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    Rakesh Suresh was born in Kerala, India, and grew up under the influence of yogic practice. A one-time Bollywood dancer, Suresh has also been trained in Kalaripayattu, an Indian martial art. Among other achievements, he has developed a movement method, called IntAct, and worked around the world as a choreographer and performer.

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    Jonathon is a Core Artist with, and Co-founder of, Electric Company Theatre. He has collaborated with ECT on Tear the Curtain! and No Exit, among other works. As an actor, Jonathon has performed in stage productions across Canada, including King Lear and Queen Goneril (Soulpepper Theatre) and Knives in Hens (Coalmine Theatre). Recently, Jonathon has been collaborating with choreographer Crystal Pite. Together they’ve created three productions that have toured internationally: Betroffenheit, The Statement and Revisor.

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    Itai Erdal is an award-winning lighting designer, performer and playwright. He is the founder of The Elbow Theatre, a company created to confront urgent social and political issues. With The Elbow Theatre, Erdal has staged Hyperlink, This Is Not a Conversation and A Very Narrow Bridge. He has won six Jessie Richardson Awards for his work.

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    Belgian-based but internationally renowned, Ontroerend Goed stages original productions that blend the ethics of theatre with those of performance art. Unpredictable, provocative and innovative, the group’s works are premised on the idea that each idea deserves its own unique form.

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    ITSAZOO Productions creates immersive, innovative theatre events; its aim is to bring audiences into fully realized worlds, and its core values are community and intimacy. Aphotic Theatre Society is dedicated to producing new plays by non-binary, queer, racialized, trans, and woman writers. Its mission is to decolonize and de-tokenize diversity. 

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    Dancer and circus artist Juan Ignacio Tula is based in Lyon. He is the founder of Compagnie 7Bis, and his special area of focus is the Cyr wheel.

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    Marica Marinoni has a background in gymnastics, and she applies it to her work in the circus arts. Lontano is her first solo show.

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    Ivo Dimchev works–and plays–at the intersection of performance art, choreography, theatre, images and music. The Bulgarian artist has created over 30 productions, and his oeuvre is a wild and vivacious mixture of forms. Dimchev has toured the globe and recorded three albums of delicious pop music: Trakia, Sculptures and a compilation of live recordings.

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    Established in 2008, Race Horse Company exists to create unique, uncompromising circus performances. The company’s productions emphasize acrobatic skill, dark humour and surprise, and they have wowed audiences and influenced the contemporary circus scene across the globe. In 2016, the founding members of Race Horse Company were awarded the State’s Circus Award for their work.

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    • O’DD (Feb 4-5 (In-person); Feb 2-5 (Online))
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    At the intersection of theater, performance and media arts, the practice of Émilie Monnet is most often presented in the form of interdisciplinary theater or performative installations. She founded Onishka Productions in 2011 in an effort to foster links between Indigenous performers of different disciplines, and has since created several theatrical performances as well as producing Indigenous Contemporary Scene, a nomadic platform for live arts made by Indigenous artists. Émilie is Anishinaabe and French, and she currently lives in both the Outaouais and Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyaang/Montreal.

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    • Okinum (Feb 2-3 (In-person); Feb 2-5 (Online))