January 11, 2020

2019. Translation was in everything we did. To begin with, the process of movement-making is about interpreting (most often wordlessly) what collaborators are offering so that the ensemble is creating the same dance. On top of that we were operating in 5 spoken languag...

January 10, 2020

Valérie Pitre, lead creator

Claudelle Labreque, collaborator, interpreter

The CM 2019 was conducted in English, French, Japanese and Greek. Notes are in the chosen language of the participant. Translation available at > translate.google.ca

Driving themes:

  • Démontrer l’e...

January 9, 2020

Peter Kelly, creator, performer

Margarita Soria, interpreter


  • To explore and develop work based on themes of sexuality.

  • To look at how choreographic structures and performative states can challenge performer-audience relationships.

  • To work on creating...

January 8, 2020

Creator, Performer 


  • To tell a story without words

  • to change theatrical duet to a dance solo

  • keep the spirit of a child when making a work

  • to use voice as expressive element but not text

  • to learn more about how dance artists make their dance...

January 7, 2020

Creative Journey CM2019

Alexandra Winters, Choreographer

Sophie Dow, Oriah Wiersma, Interpreters 


  • Re–examine dance material co–created 7 years ago.

  • Identify aspects that are currently interesting

  • Create duet and solo material

Beginning with:

  • Mater...

January 6, 2020

Rachel Facchini, Choreographer

Tavia Christina, Brianna Clarke, Interpreters


  • Make a duet inspired by solo material already created.

  • Create a dance that conveys themes of perception and mis-perceptions between people.

Beginning with:

  • 4 extended movemen...

January 8, 2019

Overview of 2018's work sees...

... discovering internal impulses to express loss and recovery,

... releasing privacy to gain public context,

... recognizing the power in detail


Working within "containers of expression" (in the work itself and in the creation pr...

July 2, 2018


Maxine Heppner (lead) Susan Lee, Jessica Runge, Michael Caldwell, Takako Segawa

Creation Assistants

Kiera Shaw, Alison Keerey, Dahlia Steinberg, Lo Bil


Peter Jenkins (somatics), Junia Mason (contemporizing roots), Kate (Lynx) Alsterlund (self & community...

June 30, 2018

Choreographer / Performer 


“Who am I as an indigenous artist right now- what does the notion of “rematriation” (return to source) mean to me, and how do I express that thought-subject through my muscles and bones, mind and body.”

Beginning with:

  • A solo to fur...

June 30, 2018


With interpreters Victoria Gubiani, Paige Sayles


  • Create a duet based on coupling and uncoupling with a narrative that has a beginning, middle and end.

Beginning with:

  • Duet and solo material of about 5 minutes, including simultaneous solos and...

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Canadian Maxine Heppner is an international dance artist, director and teacher of contemporary dance...

Susan Lee is one of Toronto’s well-known figures in contemporary dance. She began working with Maxin...

Jessica Runge is one of Canada's celebrated dance artists, known for her lyricism, grace, intelligen...

Takako Segawa has been working with Maxine since 2004 as a visiting principle performer, researcher,...

Mentoring performance and dramatic interpretation; bringing to the CM his wide ranging experience in...

Specialist interpretation, narration, contemporizing roots; dancer, performance artist, educator, wr...

Specialist, body-mind in process: Peter shares with the CM his knowledge and sensitivity to body-min...

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Overview of 2016's work sees....

... explorations as diverse as the artists and their genres: Contemporary, Afro-Caribbean, Break, & Modern dance;

... inspirations and creative processes: translating literature into dance, expressing contemporary emotions & themes within...

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