perf collabs

below are some images from dance costume commissions I’ve been doing

ASHE

Night Shift  Citadel + Compagnie 2020

Choreographer: Newton Moraes
Performer: Pulga Muchochoma
Original Music: Matthew Reid
Costume Design: Valerie Calam
Set Design: Newton Moraes & Solange Escostegui Cardoso
Set Painting: Sonya Stefan, Roy Donovan, Newton Moraes
Livestream Director: Barbara Willis Sweete
World Premiere

Night Shift is Citadel + Compagnie’s premiere livestreamed dance event, featuring six unique and boundary-pushing works filmed live from The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance. Curated by Nova Bhattacharya, Jon Drops Reid, and Santee Smith, directed by Oscar-nominated Barbara Willis Sweete, and co-presented with Fall for Dance North, Night Shift celebrates the many dance forms explored and practiced by Toronto movement makers.

In A Study on Collision and Empathy, two dance artists with their own histories, priorities and aspirations agree to perform a duet while exploring their own process; sometimes parallel and sometimes intersecting. Using a game, virtuosic movement and their voices, they negotiate compromise and embrace togetherness.

close encounters in the fifth dimension
World premiere
Choreographer: Christianne Ullmark 

Dancers:
Amanda Davis
Erin Poole
Margarita Soria

Sound Designer: Johnny Spence
Costume Designer: Valerie Calam
Outside Eye: Alana Elmer

close encounters in the fifth dimension explores themes of a post-human existence in a world of cybernetic communication. Working alone and also together, the performers attempt various forms of communication that are perhaps beyond human understanding. Moving becomes listening and listening becomes a way of speaking. Opposing narratives of organic matter, technology and time travel, come together to untangle and re-purpose the body, sound and other, in an effort to ascend to a higher dimension.

TEAM

Choreography / Performance: Justin de Luna and David Norsworthy

Mentoring / Dramaturgy: Lee Su-Feh

Music: Victoria Cheong

Costumes: Valerie Calam

ABOUT

In A Study on Collision and Empathy, two dance artists with their own histories, priorities and aspirations agree to perform a duet while exploring their own process; sometimes parallel and sometimes intersecting. Using a game, virtuosic movement and their voices, they negotiate compromise and embrace togetherness.

TEAM

Choreography / Performance: Justin de Luna and David Norsworthy

Mentoring / Dramaturgy: Lee Su-Feh

Music: Victoria Cheong

Costumes: Valerie Calam

Lighting Design: Gabriel Cropley