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© 2008 by Maxine Heppner

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF TRADITIONAL LANDS

Maxine Heppner and Across Oceans is based in Toronto Canada, sacred land that has been home to human cultural activity for over 15,000 years. We honour and acknowledge the original caretakers of this land: the Mississaugas of New Credit, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Anishinaabe and the Huron/Wendat, and all peoples and living beings who are named and unnamed in history.

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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

Challe...

July 2, 2018

Mentors

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

Creation Assistants

Kiera Shaw, Alison Keerey, Dahlia Steinberg, Lo Bil

Specialists

Peter Jenkins...

June 30, 2018

Choreographer / Performer 

Question:

“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 thou...

June 30, 2018

Choreographer

With interpreters Victoria Gubiani, Paige Sayles

Goals:

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

Begin...

June 30, 2018

Choreographer / Performer

Seconded by: Jaya Srivastava-Chawla

Goals:

  • Explore concept of Stillness as an expressive force for movement.

  • Create self-solo

  • Examine the ways...

June 30, 2018

Choreographer

With interpreters Josephine Jakubowski, Lindsay Harpham, Mikaela Orford, Sarah Mclennan, Dominique Tersigni

Goals:

  • connect “constructing” approach with more “real-li...

June 30, 2018

Choreographer / Performer

Seconds: Samantha Lucchetta, Jane Alison McKinney, Jacob Edwards-Schell

Goals:

  • Use the audience in the performative space as collaborators

  • To struct...

December 8, 2017

Overview of 2017's work sees...

... explorations in contemporary expression of personal roots in Afro-Caribbean, Body-Mind Centring, Ballet, Performance Art, and Modern Dance across...

December 8, 2017

Mentors:

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

Creation Assistants:

Kiera Shaw, Alison Keerey, Nina Milanovski

Specialists:

Peter Jenkins (somatics), Junia Ma...

December 8, 2017

Choreographer / Performer

Goal:

  • To distinguish a way of working that will enable re–entry into the world of an “Action” even within improvsational performance.

  • To develop Ac...

December 8, 2017

Choreographer / Performer

Goals:

  • To decipher her creative process for creation of a self-solo: i.e. how to cultivate and refine improvisational sensibility in her process.

  • C...

December 8, 2017

Choreographer

With interpreters: Jen Yi Hum, Francesca Cudnoff, Keira Shaw, Nina Milanovski

Goal:

  • Create several duets.

  • Develop more extensive movement vocabulary for this wo...

December 8, 2017

Choreographer

With interpreters Carly Psutka, Shaelynn Loobbezoo, Maggie Lucas, Lindsay McBride

Goal:

  • to create a 3-5 minute set dance

Began with:

  • 10 seconds of material for...

December 8, 2017

Keira Sweeney  - Choreographer/Performer

Goals:

  • To explore choreographing a self-solo.

  • To explore her fascination of impossible classical concepts of perfection.

  • To bet...

February 17, 2017

Every Choreographic Marathon its own character springing from the interests of the participants and the nature of their work. These are accounts of the work and the artists who par...

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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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People 


Agent Lynx (Kate Alsterlund)

Ainsley Hillyard

Alex Bascynskyj

Alida Nyquist-Schultz

Alison Krause

Amanda Benn

Andrew Tay

Anna Ros

Anna Stanutz

Brenna McLaud

Carly Psutka

Christos Giotis

Claire French

Deepali Lindblom

Edward Toldeo

Emma Kate Millar, 

Fabiola Ugarte

GoodWomenDanceCollective

Heather Berry

Heather Laura Gray

Holly Small

Ida Meftahi

Jacqueline Powell

Jade Sakamoto

Jamee Valin

Janina Kowalski

Jannine Saarinen

Jen Yi Hum

Jesse Dell

Jessica Ransom

Jessica Runge

Jessica Wilson

Jonathan Heppner

Joy Lee

Junia Mason

Justine Chambers

Kara Nolte

Kate Stashko

Keira Shaw

Keira Sweeney

Kristin Likhovid

Laura Burrows

Laura Hendrickson

Liam Ellington

Lindsay McBride

Lisa Weiler

Lo Bil

Lucia Daisog

Lyndsay McBride

Lynndsey Larre

Maggie Lucas

Marilyne St. Sauveur

Marlowe Porter

Maxine Heppner

Meaghan Guisti,

Melanie Joachim

Michael Caldwell

Milena Vigliotta

Miriam Walther

Nadege Blackhall

Nika Stein

Nina Milanovski

Oriah Wiersman

Peter Jenkins

Regan McQuoid

Sarah Lochhead

Shaelynn Loobbezoo

Simcoe Contemporary Dancers

Sky Fairchild-Waller

Susan Lee

Susan Wolfe

Takako Segawa

Tammy MacLeod

Teisha Lockhart

Tohru Kawakami

Tracey Norman

Yevgeniya Falcovitch

Yui Ugai