YVR/YUL/YYZ REMIXED is an artist-driven, dance dialogue and dramaturgy initiative that invites prolific dance artists from across the country to come together in Vancouver to meet and share their practices, concerns and aesthetics in the context of a process driven, creative exchange. For two weeks in June, Vancouver-based choreographers Vanessa Goodman and Diego Romero will be paired with Toronto's Ame Henderson and Montreal’s Rob Abubo. 

The coupled artists will come together at Left of Main to discuss and unpack the aesthetics, practices, objectives, obstacles and concerns that drove and underpinned one existing work respectively and invite the other artist to re-work and re-imagine their proposition. 

In partnership with The Training Society of Vancouver/Working Class, a daily morning practice will be hosted at Left of Main by the artists where they will offer systems and strategies that prepare the body and the imagination for remixing by practicing remixing in a practice setting. They’ll be lots of doing and talking and doing. 

Sharings and chats will be had on Saturday, June 30 @ Left of Main from 7 to 9pm. Free to attend. cash Bar.

Dance/Songs by Ame Henderson (to be REMiXED by Vanessa Goodman)

Dance/Songs like a good rock concert, flirts with obscenity. It can be over-the-top and out-of- control. The performers let it all out in front of the crowd. It is abandoned and joyful, intimate and tender. The work disrupts the dance concert with wit, energy and excess.

Concept by Ame Henderson. Music by Eric Craven. Created with and performed by Chad Dembski, Claudia Fancello and Matija Ferlin. Video by Daniel Arcé. Design by Trevor Schwellnus. Dramaturgy by Jacob Zimmer. Costumes by Cathia Pagotto. Produced by Public Recordings. A DanceWorks CoWorks Series Event. Developed in residence at Le Groupe Dance Lab, Feb 2006. Photos by Liam Maloney.

Container by Vanessa Goodman (to be REMiXED by Ame Henderson)

“Container” is my first solo and is a defining piece for me. In a broad sense, the title is a reference to my physical body as the container of my identity and the cultural past I inherited. Despite its deeply personal inspiration, I consciously choose not to put a finite interpretation on the work, which allows it to become an interesting Rorschach test for the audience. 

Choreographer/Performer Vanessa Goodman. Lighting Design James Proudfoot. Original sound/Existing sound Loscil. Existing sound The Barry Sisters. Sound Arrangement Vanessa Goodman

It Was/Wasn't All Worth It by Diego Romero and Ileanna Cheladyn (to be REMiXED by Rob Abubo)

It Was/Wasn't All Worth It. Was a piece made by Diego Romero and Ileanna Cheladyn over the duration of 3 years.

The work began with something complicated and became much more simple. I think it ended up just being a  'thank you'.

 It was also a playlist, and it was lots of fun.    

dedications by Rob Abubo (to be REMiXED by Diego Romero)

Concept Rob Abubo. Music by Brian Eno. Choreography by hofesh. Created by Ellen Furrey, Amanda acorn, Simon Portigal, and Simon Renauld at Dancemakers.