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...

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 pa...

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 per...

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 ex...

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 tha...

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...

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


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...

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 thou...

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.


June 30, 2018

Choreographer / Performer

Seconded by: Jaya Srivastava-Chawla


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

  • Create self-solo

  • Examine the ways...

June 30, 2018


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


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

June 30, 2018

Choreographer / Performer

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


  • 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


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

Creation Assistants:

Kiera Shaw, Alison Keerey, Nina Milanovski


Peter Jenkins (somatics), Junia Ma...

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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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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


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

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