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NYDA KWASOWSKY

Free Lance Dance Artist, Performer, Choreographer

 

Art is freedom, everyone should have access to their own creative expression.
My continued interest lies in the accessibility and availability of the physical body to foster freedom. To bring curiosity to the moving body in allowing it to become a dialogue that connects us to humanity. Connecting to the authentic body to honor intersections shared in voicing vulnerable and marginalized stories. Movement has healed the history in my own body and its relationship to time and space; discovery of roots and home within to uncover acceptance.
My curiosity to connect humanity lies at the core of the work I am drawn to and the exploration and creative processes I develop choreographically.  My experience as a marginalized body of colour has lead to the importance of diasporas and colonial history in practice, development and processes.
How do our intersections unite us? How can we exist as individuals within a collective? 
Through a vulnerable sharing of sensation, my hope is to engage in an honest, authentic and undefined presence.

 
 
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RESUME

 

EXPERIENCE

Experience:

2020               Creation work- Solo Land of Many Waters funded by OAC with mentorship/dramaturgy Karen Kaeja/Lee Su-Feh

2020               Lee Su-Feh- Creation at Dancemakers

2020               Pocoapoco Residency- Collaborative creation with Katie Plaizier

2020               Rhubard Festival- With percussionist Rajna Swaminathan

2019               Kinetic Halifax- Presenting solo work and Facilitation of BIPOC Incubation space

2019              Invisibilities Launch- Melina Mehr

2019              Canadian Opera Company- Production of Rusalka


2019              Nuit Blanche- Francesca Chudnoff Project 'Halcyon'


2019              New Mineral Collective- Collaborative Film for Toronto 2019 Biennial  

2019              Banff Residency- The Creative Gesture Composition and Dance


 2019              Derives- Site specific Installation work with Noemie LaFrance


2019              Mocean Residency- Clear Forum Canning, NS


2019              Anda Residency-Exploration of the World Housing Crisis


2019              The Platform T.O.- Creative research residency

2018              Pocoapoco Residency- Oaxaca, Mexico

2018              Valence Movement Dance Theatre- Full length 'What Exists Here' 

2018              I/O Movement Residency- This is Our Place: The Bentway


2018               Andrea Pena & Artists- Kairos performance Festival Quartiers Danses

2018-Present bc/pa- Nuit Blanche 2018 Project 'Operations'

                                                                      

2018-Present Project Contrabête- Choreographer Kaitlyn Ramsden work titled BALLS


2018              Sketch (Artscape) Indie Studio Residency- 6 week artist in residence


2017-Present Jamee Valin- Company Dancer (Solo creation 'Soft Bones' for New Blue Dance Festival)


2017-Present Toy Guns Dance Theatre- Company Dancer


2017-Present Kaeja Dance - Porch View Dances and Allen Kaeja new creation 'I am the child of'


2017              Brendan Fernandes- Installation work titled Reverence


2017              Shay Kuebler- New Creation


2017              Lua Shayenne Dance Company- Company member


2016-2017    Avinom Silverman Dance Projects- Creation work 'Untitled'


2016              Les Grand Ballet Canadians- Nutcracker Production (Two seasons)


2016              QuoteUnquote Collective- Stoneboat artist retreat direction Amy Nostbaken and Nora Sadava


2016              The Performing Body- Human Body Expression (Direction Hanna Kiel with Bonnie Kim)


2015-2016     Jennifer Dallas- Creation/Exploratory work for new piece 'Liminal'


2015-2017     The Garage Collective- Collaborative Creation work with Toronto Choreographers


2015               Bill Coleman- Collaborative creation for Beats& Intensions Nuit Blanche (2015 piece)


2015               Opera Atelier- Direction Marshall Pynkoski and Jeanette Lajeunesse Singg


2014-2017      Hit&Run Production- Direction of Anisa Tejpar and Jennifer Nichols

                       

2014-2015      Ballet Creole- Direction of Patrick Parson


2014-2015      Cadence Progressive Company- Direction Courtnae Bowman


2012-2014      Citie Ballet- Company member (Two seasons) Artistic Director Francois Chevennement


2012               James Gregg- Worked privately solo creation (As part of Le Jeune Ballet du Quebec)


2011               Ballet Ouest- Company member for The Nutcracker Production


2011                  Danielle Agami- Installation entitled Sophia (As part of Springboard Dance Montreal)


2011                  Springboard Dance Montreal -Ami Shulman (repertoire Marie Chouinard)


2009-2012        Le Jeune Ballet du Quebec- Company member

EDUCATION

The National Ballet School of Canada

CHOREOGRAPHIC WORK

                                         

                                          2019   Kinetic- Presenter Halifax, NS

                                          2019   Ontario Arts Council- Dance Project Grant

                                          2019   Toronto Community Love in- P.S. WE ARE ALL HERE series

                                          2019   Invisibilities Issue #2- 'Self Study #2' solo work

                                          2019   HotWire Performance Art series- Unit 2 'Self Study #2' solo work

                                          2019   Splitbill Program- With I/O Movement & WareHaus Collective Vancouver

                                          2019   Long Winter 2019 at Workman Arts - 'Land of Many Waters' Solo work

                                          2018    Native Earth Performing Arts Weesageechak Festival - 'Land of Many Waters' Solo work

                                          2018   This is Our Place: The Bentway through I/O Movement - 'Land of Many Waters' Solo work

                                          2018    FormCDT Prospects Showcase - 'Land of Many Waters'

                                          2018   New Blue Dance Festival - 'Land of Many Waters' Solo work

                                          2018  Sketch Working Arts- 'Land of Many Waters' Solo work

                                          2018  Buddies and Bad Times Theatre (OpenOpenOpen Festival)- 'Land of Many Waters' Solo work

                                          2014  Nuit Blanche (2014)- 'The Fragility of Life' (collaboration with musician Calvin Love& Poet Alexandra Babiak)

                                          2016  Long Winter- 'Fragility of Life' Performance

 

CONTACT ME

Toronto, ON
Canada

 
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