The Migrant Bodies Project (2015)


Migrant Bodies is a two-year research project created through a partnership between The Dance Centre (Vancouver), Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique (Montreal), Comune di Bassano del Grappa (Italy), The Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance (Croatia), and La Briqueterie – Centre de développement chorégraphique du Val-de-Marne (France). The project, centered around the choreographic endeavours of Lee Su-Feh (Vancouver) Alessandro Sciarroni (Italy), Manuel Roque (Montreal), Jasna Vinovrški (Croatia) and Cécile Proust (France) and under the dramaturgy of Ginelle Chagnon (Montreal), included work by video artists and writers from each region. Aimed at opening up dialogue around the topic of migration in Europe and Canada, the project culminated in a symposium and performance series as a part of Operaestate Festival in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, in July 2015. For the final presentation of the work, I contributed a book of poetry, photographs and correspondence, designed by Jordyn-Taylor Robbins and Derek Durand and published by the Dance Centre, titled Migrant Bodies.

Ileana Cheladyn reviewed the book for Project Space’s Blog here

For each of the group’s residencies in Vancouver, I wrote a blog post for  The Dance Centre

My conversation with Ginelle Chagnon, Lee Su-Feh, and Alessandro Sciarroni was published in Volume 18, Issue 3 of The Dance Current