For the 2nd installment of The Trading Post.
Tim & I, had a conversation with Andrew Turner, a local contemporary dancer.
Short Bio of Andrew :
Originally a sedentary history and literature student, Andrew Turner developed chronic injuries that forced him to become physical in his early twenties. With no prior dance training, he was inexplicably accepted to Concordia University‘s Contemporary Dance Program in 2001. There he discovered a strong passion for both creation and performance. While still at school, he worked with the Caravan Stage Barge in 2003, touring the American East Coast and Missisissippi River by sailboat, performing in over twenty cities. He has since danced with Marie Béland, Paula de Vasconcelos, Milan Gervais, André Gingras, Pierre-Paul Savoie, Emmanule Jouthe, Hélène Langevin, Lucie Carmen Grégoire, Lisa Phinney Langley, Deborah Dunn, Sasha Kleinplatz, Marie-Julie Asselin and Hinda Essadiqi and. His work Duet For One Plus Digressions won the Prix OQWBJ at Rideau, and prizes from Studio 303 and L‘OQAJ during the Festival Vue Sur la Relève. Having been presented in New York, Los Angeles, Lille (Fr) and Charleroi (Be), Duet For One is presently touring 21 cities in Québec as part of the program Les Entrées en scene Loto-Québec. In May 2010, he was invited to do a three week research residency with the dancers of Montréal Danse, under the artistic mentorship of Kathy Casey. His latest work, Now I Got Worry, premiered in March 2010.
We discussed about his path into contemporary dancing.
Hosted by Tim Rodrigues
Filmed & Edited by Johnny F. Kim
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The Trading Post 2011
The Trading Post is a new web series featuring conversations with some of the personalities that help make up the City of Montréal. Montréal is full of talented individuals that contribute to the Culture, Economy and Energy of the city, as well as contributing to the future of their respective fields. Derived Thread and SHOT BY JFK are proud to share these conversations with you.