REMIX is intended to be a procedural collapse of dance practice in order to build up new energy and shared perspectives through subjective filters and interests. Entirely artist-led, this dance dialogue and dramaturgy initiative invites dance artists from across the country to come together in Vancouver to share their practices in the context of a process-prioritizing, creative exchange.
The pilot took place in June 2018, bringing Vancouver-based choreographers Vanessa Goodman and Diego Romero together with Toronto's Ame Henderson and Montreal’s Rob Abubo.
The paired artists worked at Left of Main to discuss and unpack the aesthetics, objectives, obstacles and concerns that underpinned one existing work respectively and invited the other artist to re-work and re-imagine their proposition using any and all tools necessary.
In partnership with The Training Society of Vancouver, a daily morning practice was hosted at Left of Main. Led by the artists and open to public to attend for free. They offered systems and strategies that prepared the body and the imagination for remixing by practicing remixing in a practice setting. There was lots of doing and talking and doing.
A relaxed sharing and social was held on Saturday, June 30 @ Left of Main from 7 to 9pm. The next iteration will take place June 7-20, 2020 @ Left of Main.
Dance/Songs by Ame Henderson (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 (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 (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 (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.