"Reverie" Choreography: Lisa Emmons and Mateo Galindo Torres and Mayumi Lashbrook

Photo Credit: Mateo Galindo Torres


Artists


Amanda Pye - Collaborator, Dance Performer

Amanda Pye is a graduate of the Ryerson University dance program. Currently pursuing a career as a professional dancer & actor, recent credits include: Gadlfy Dance Company, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, Shotgun Juliet Theatre Company. Film & television credits include: Warehouse 13, The Strain, and Reign.  Amanda is Co-Artistic Director of ReActive Dance Theatre, and Co-Founder of The Garage.


Irvin Chow - Collaborator, Dance Performer

Irvin Chow graduated with a BFA in Dance at York University. Throughout the years he has toured across Canada and internationally working with many choreographers such as: Angela Blumberg, Debra Brown, Sylvie Bouchard, Jasmyn Fyffe, Robert Glumbeck, Michael Greyeyes, Terrill Maguire and Yvonne Ng. Irvin has had the pleasure of performing as a part of David Earle’s, Miserere in the Toronto Heritage Dance project as well as in William Yong’s Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage show,vox:lumen. He was part of Toronto Dance Theatre for their 2015 season and most recently was honoured to work with Julia Sasso again in the remount of her much acclaimed work, Sporting Life. He is currently working with tiger princess dance projects in their newest work, Zhong Xin presenting at Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps and can’t wait to dance with Form CDT again in their 2017 presentation of Storm and Silence.  


Caryn Chappell - Collaborator, Dance Performer

Caryn Chappell is a Toronto based dance artist. In 2014, she graduated from Ryerson’s BFA Performance Dance Program with Honours. She was the recipient of the Jack and Hedda Rothman Award at Ryerson and was chosen as a Scholar for the 'Undergraduate Research Opportunity' to study and perform at the first Women and War Conference in Hydra, Greece. She has had the pleasure of working with Hanna Kiel, Kate Hilliard, Marie-Josée Chartier, William Yong, David Earle Robert Glumbek, and Roberto Campanella. Upon graduation, Caryn founded Chappell Projects, a company to commission emerging artists, and had its premier show in January 2015. Caryn performed in the Pan Am 2015 Opening Ceremonies with Toronto Dance Theatre under the direction of Cirque du Soleil. In 2016, she returned for her second season with ProArteDanza. Caryn is thrilled to be performing Storm and Silence with Form Contemporary Dance Theatre.
 


Photo Credit : Mateo Galindo Torres

Robyn Macdonald - Collaborator, Costume Designer

Robyn Macdonald is a costume and fashion designer based in Toronto ON. A graduate of George Brown's Fashion Design program, Robyn has also studied fine art and design at NSCAD University and later Ryerson University School of Interior Design. She uses this diverse training to create garments that are minimal and architectural in nature, with an emphasis on form, line and detail. She has worked for numerous designers in Toronto and has also designed costumes for short films and videos including Anna McGuire's She Would Move the Tree Rather More to the Left, Karl Richter's Mr.Whispers, as well as works for the Canadian Film Centre's Actors Close Up series. For the past two years Robyn has worked with Peggy Baker Dance Projects on the production he:she as design assistant and wardrobe supervisor and the 2015 production of locus plot as the costume designer. Robyn has designed and created costumes for multiple works of Form contemporary Dance Theatre 


Photo Credit: Ashley Sloggett

Anthony Rapoport - Collaborator, Musician and Contact Dancer

Anthony Rapoport is principal violist of Sinfonia Toronto, violist of the Windermere String Quartet, and was a founding member the Aradia Ensemble. With Sinfonia Toronto, he has appeared as soloist, toured Germany and Spain, and recorded four CDs. With the Windermere String Quartet, he has premiered five new works, recorded one CD, and appeared as artist-in-residence at festivals in Ontario and Quebec. With Aradia he toured New Zealand and recorded fourteen CDs. He has been acclaimed as “a violist of distinction” (Berliner Tageszeitung) and “a splendid violist” (New Zealand Herald). As a collaborator with dance, he performs regularly for REAson D'Etre Dance Productions. He has fifteen years experience with Contact Dance Improvisation as a dancer. Anthony received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Juilliard School in New York, where he studied viola with Lillian Fuchs, string quartet with Robert Mann, baroque style with Albert Fuller, and contemporary music with Joel Sachs and Paul Zukovsky.

 


Greg Harrison - Collaborator, Composer

Fredericton native, Greg Harrison (M.Mus, B.Mus) is a freelance percussionist in Toronto and the Maritimes. Specializing in classical and electronic music, he has performed with a wide variety of artists/groups including Cirque du Soleil, Video Games Live, Chloe Charles, Reuben and the Dark, Beverley Johnston, Symphony Nova Scotia, The Rose Orchestra, Fred Penner, Motion Ensemble and Theatre New Brunswick. Greg leads his groups Taktus, Falcon Punch, bEQUALSd, and Monarch.  He currently accompanies contemporary dance for The National Ballet of Canada, Toronto Dance Theatre, George Brown College, Ryerson University, and the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre. As an active composer, Greg has been commissioned to write works for The Canadian Dance Theatre, Tina Fushell, Random Acts of Dance, and Cardinal Carter Academy. His debut marimba work Echoes No.1 was published by Keyboard Percussion Publications (US) in 2015. Greg has also co-founded FUZE Fest: a contemporary music festival that is held in Fredericton, NB every August. 


Carlos Delgado - Collaborator, Visual Artist

Carlos Delgado is a Colombian artist currently living in Toronto, Canada. His paintings and live performance based works explore a multitude of expressions and ranges of human interaction with the environment with each other and with the societal system. Carlos has been recognized for his through various exhibitions in Colombia and Canada He is a recipient of the Art Access Award by Toronto Arts Foundation (2015) and was two-time finalist for Toronto Arts Foundation Newcomer Artist Award (2014 and 2015). Carlos was also the 2015 Power Plant Gallery Artist in Residency in Toronto.   Carlos integrates live art to create contemporary large scale installations and multi-discipline collaborative works for large variety of events such as Pan Am Games in Toronto (2015) and Culture Days in Union Station (2016). 


Anya Mielniczek -  Collaborator, Visual Artist

Anya Mielniczek is a Toronto based mixed-media artist whose work explores combinations of both fine art and street dirt mediums in portraiture, collage and installation.  

Inspired by such things as garbage bits, found images and human consumption Mielniczek’s practice is emotionally charged, experimental and responsive to the time and place she’s creating in. The artist’s work is made of an assortment of layers, textures and raw energy that plays between a real and fantastical aesthetic.  

Having graduated from Queen’s University in 2012 with a BFAH, Mielniczek completed a year long fellowship with The Living Arts Centre in Mississauga in 2014 and most recently was an artist in residence for 9 weeks at INSTINC Studios in Singapore 2015-16. 


Photo Credit: Ashley Sloggett

James Farrington - Outside Eye, Writer, Dramaturge

James Farrington is a poet and fiction writer from Pickering, Ontario. He has an Honours BA in English and Philosophy from the University of Toronto (2007) and an MA in English: Creative Writing from the University of Windsor (2010). He is co-founder of Adonai Creative Arts, a local arts movement focused on revitalizing the arts within suburbia. He has given public readings of his work across Southern Ontario. Most recently he was a featured reader at the monthly reading series "The Underdog Poets Academy" in Toronto and his poem “Clash and Gnash” was part of a dance performance titled Boy Q, choreography by Lisa Emmons (2014).


Photo Credit: Philippe Poirier

Philippe Poirier - Collaborator, Dance Performer

Philippe moved to Montreal to begin his studies in dance at the Cégep Saint-Laurent in 2004, and graduated from the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal in 2010. Over the past five years, he has had the pleasure of collaborating with such esteemed artists as Emmanuel Jouthe (Cinq Humeurs, Écoute pour voir, Suites Perméables, Chairs Miniatures), Georges-Nicolas Tremblay (Et si c’était tout simple…, Portraits) and the Ottawa Dance Directive (Tedd Robinson, Noam Gagnon, Andrew Turner). Philippe has also worked with Tedd Robinson - 10 Gates Dancing, as a dancer (Grave, Fable, Trembleherd Bells), assistant and rehearsal director. Philippe assisted Tedd Robinson with The 60 dancer project, a large-scale work involving the graduating classes of five dance institutions across the country – for the Canada Dance Festival in 2014. Philippe Poirier has additionally created and performed his own choreography in collaboration with Élise Bergeron (Alliage Composite, Strictement {a}statique) and also with Colleen Snell (Two solitudes). Philippe is an active founding member of Atypique – Le Collectif, where he choreographs, rehearsal directs, as well as supporting the company with technical direction and archiving.