An experimental conversation series facilitated by P. Megan Andrews
#3: re/engaging differently: considering our ethics of practice in creative process and performance (reconvened)
With guest conversationalists Jeanette Kotowich, Kevin Fraser and Pam Tzeng.
How are you practicing? What are the forces and relations that activate your practice? What frames reveal or conceal your work? How are you engaging your ethics of practice with respect to current contexts? How do these shifting contexts both collapse and expand possibility for your work?
As part of her disorientation project, Dance Centre Associate Artist and scholar P. Megan Andrews invites participants to a series of experimental conversations to explore these questions in relation to various themes together with invited guests. Listen and/or contribute as you choose.
Capacity is limited: registration closes at 3pm on February 7.
Jeanette Kotowich is a Vancouver-based, independent, dance artist and choreographer of Cree Métis and European ancestry. Originally from Treaty 4 territory Saskatchewan, Jeanette creates work that reflects a Métis cultural narrative within the context of contemporary Indigenous dance performance and Indigenous futurism. Her new full-length solo, Kisiskâwican, premieres in 2021. During the pandemic, Jeanette has created a series of short dances for film, included in several festivals in 2020. (Photo: Daniel Paquet)
Kevin Fraser is a Jamaican-born Queer, international dance artist, actor, facilitator and creative director currently residing on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. He is the creative director of art/activist collective, “Immigrant Lessons” and the co-founder of queer art collective “The Coven” (w/ Ralph Escamillan and Ross Wirtanen). His multidisciplinary approach supports his mission and dream to explore decolonial art/practice and to create more opportunities to uplift, connect and heal marginalized and oppressed communities. (Photo: Yohan J Kim)
Pam Tzeng is a Canadian Taiwanese choreographer, performer and producer of the live and contemporary based in Mohkínstsis / Calgary. Currently, her heart and interdisciplinary practice are focused on creating a new body of work as Dancers’ Studio West Artist in Residence and contributing to equity and anti-racism change in the arts as co-conspirer of the 35//50 Initiative, CitizenArtistsYYC, and Cultural Instigators YYC. (Photo: Mike Tan)
P. Megan Andrews, PhD, is a settler dance artist and scholar, movement educator and writer/editor. Her artistic research queries the aesthetics of ethics through practices of movement, voice, perception and relationality, and through critical-poetic writing and dialogue. With the disorientation project, she is working through the Special Projects and Partnerships program as an Associate Artist with The Dance Centre. (Photo: Britta Wirthmueller)