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Online Event, Performance | Special Presentation

TWObigsteps Collective: Marissa Wong/Katie Cassady


A double bill of expressive and thoughtful contemporary dance works by Marissa Wong and Katie Cassady of the innovative collective TWObigsteps. Departure, choreographed and performed by Wong, is a solo exploring the impact of past experiences on our behaviour patterns. Cassady’s duet II explores a relationship between two women, and the dynamics of power, connection, and support.



  • Streaming Live: Friday May 28, 2021 | 8pm PST + Saturday May 29, 2021 | 3pm and 8pm PST

  • Online

  • $15-$40

  • 60 minutes

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Choreographer/ Dancer: Marissa Wong
Sound Design: Jamie Bradbury
Lighting Design: Jono Kim
Costume Design: Meagan Woods
Dramaturg: Chick Snipper
Rehearsal Director: Hayley Gawthrop

Departure is a contemporary dance solo that explores the impact experiences have on emotional triggers and behaviour patterns. Inspired by the novel ‘The Body Keeps the Score’ by Bessel Van Der Kolk, Marissa challenges her response to past events by exposing previously repressed impulses.


Choreographer: Katie Cassady
Dancers: Sarah Wong, Sophie Mueller-Langer
Music by: H. Takahashi, Amanda Brown

II is a contemporary dance duet focussing on a relationship between two women. This work explores the strange and incongruent ways people connect and support each other, and how power dynamics exist and shift in the context of intimacy.

Marissa Wong is a Vancouver-based dance artist who has the privilege to create, play and share on the unceded territories of Squamish, Tsleil- Waututh, Musqueam Nations. Since receiving her postgraduate studies at Alonzo King LINES Ballet, she has produced, hosted, and performed works through TWObigsteps Collective. Her choreography explores relationships and human condition, and has been presented internationally, including at TEDxSoma.

Katie Cassady is a Japanese-Canadian performer and emerging choreographer based in Vancouver, the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. ​ Katie completed her training at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Simon Fraser University, and holds a BA in Art History from the University of British Columbia. Her choreographic work seeks to explore interconnectedness, ephemerality, and relationship.

Photos by Belen Garcia, Albert Normandin and Susanna Barlow

How to Watch

This performance will be streamed live: it will not be possible to view the stream outside of the published dates and showtimes.

After booking a ticket, you will receive a confirmation email from EventBrite. If you do not see it, please check your junk folder.

One hour prior to the performance starting, you will receive another email from EventBrite with a link to access the stream.

The stream can be played on any screen: on your PC, Mac, laptop, phone or iPad/tablet. Just click the link provided, and the stream will open in your default internet browser. For the best experience, we recommend using the largest screen possible, or connecting your laptop to a TV using HDMI cable or Chromecast.

How to connect your laptop to a TV: video

The performance must be streamed from one device.


Presented by:

TWObigsteps Collective

Supported by The Dance Centre

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