Our Present Dance Histories

Our Present Dance Histories is a collaborative effort between choreographer and dancer Justine A. Chambers, writer and academic Peter Dickinson, and myself. Our Present Dance Histories is a research project, installation and performance which accumulates the last ten years of Vancouver’s contemporary dance history as a way of asking: as dance artists, how do we speak/write about ourselves, our work, and the work of others? Who gets to write our dance histories, and, can re-performing a community’s continuously unfolding history ¬†allow us to inhabit our artistic community differently, and perhaps more meaningfully?

The project has its own blog, and the Dance Centre has published some writing around the project, which positions each of the collaborators more deeply in relation to the work.

Our Present Dance Histories will be performed as a part of Dance in Vancouver 2017.