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