Aimée Dawn Robinson

also known as mother drift and ADR

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I bring wild spaces, the conceptual, and the feminine to embodied performance practices. 

I'm a dancer. I'm also a writer, performer, visual artist, researcher, musician, theatre-maker, teacher, producer, facilitator, curator. I have 24 years of Canadian and international performance experience.

 

Click these links to read about my work and collaborators:

Dance and Production across Canada, and in Japan, America and Malaysia

Some Theatre, Music, and more Dance

More Music

Academics, Writing, Publication
 

Studies in Japan, Body Weather Farm, and with Yukio Waguri

Some Film, Video and Visual Art

Dance Research Archive and Current Teaching

Funders and Supporters

Location

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11 Selected Works here.

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Aimée working on Ramble, Whitehorse, 2015. Photo Scott Maynard

Aimée dancing on Marsh Lake in "Flour Pull at Rendezvous", directed by Ingrid Veninger, 2018.

Aimée improvising in High Park at in the 2011 Nuit Blanche Devereaux, curated by Victoria Cheong and Allison Peacock. Photo Stephanie Ledger

Aimée improvising in High Park at in the 2011 Nuit Blanche Devereaux, curated by Victoria Cheong and Allison Peacock. Photo Stephanie Ledger

Aimée at Body Weather Farm, Hakushu, Japan, 2008. Photo Helen Smith.

ADR (at right) rehearsing with Monique Romeiko (left) for "begin you again" directed by Romeiko, and created with the 001 Collective., at the Old Fire Hall (Whitehorse). Photo Martin Berkman, 2014

Aimée (on the floor with the sculpture by Helen O'Connor on her feet) rehearsing with Monique Romeiko for "begin you again" directed by Romeiko, and created with the 001 Collective at the Old Fire Hall, Whitehorse. Photo Martin Berkman, 2014

ADR working on The Body of Water Project in Calgary with Anne Troake and Wojciech Mochniej (out of the frame), 2016. Photo Melissa Monteros.

Video still from "For Terril Maguire", Hanlan's Island, Toronto, 2011.

Labyrinth of the Body by Yukio Waguri, Celeste Hastings (left), Aimée, Julie Spodek (right). Video still from Shige Moriya's footage, 2011, Cave Gallery, Brooklyn.

Labyrinth of the Body by Yukio Waguri from left: Liz McAuliffe, Julie Spodek, Theresa Magario, Aimée (right). Video still from Shige Moriya's footage, 2011, Cave Gallery, Brooklyn.

Labyrinth of the Body by Yukio Waguri from left: Julie Spodek, Aimée, Celeste Hastings,Yukio Waguri. Video still from Shige Moriya's footage, 2011, Cave Gallery, Brooklyn.

from Vehicle Dance #1, After Work Dance, After Monet, 2008, Toronto.

ADR, Couplings shoot, Whitehorse, 2012. Photo Cassandra Collins

ADR dancing in "Couplings", 16 mm short film directed by Chris Boni, Whitehorse and Toronto, 2012.

ADR dancing in "Couplings", 16 mm short film directed by Chris Boni, Whitehorse and Toronto, 2012.

Sam Bergman-Good (left), ADR, Monique Romeiko (right), Couplings Performance, Whitehorse, 2012. Photo Cassandra Collins.

Aimée (left) and Kurt Newman. Video still from Motria Sabat footage, 2001, Toronto.

Sam Bergman-Good (left), Aimée, and Monique Romeiko artist talk, Arts Underground, 2012. Photo Cassandra Collins.

Video still from "Treeline", Hanlan's Island, Toronto, 2010.

Elyssia Sasaki (left), Rock Plaza Central and Aimée (right) performing, "When We Dance We Dance Together" at Atlin Music at Arts Festival, 2018.Created and directed by Jacob Zimmer.

Mary Sloan (left), Rob Carson and Rock Plaza Central, Aimée (right) performing, "When We Dance We Dance Together" at Atlin Music at Arts Festival, 2018. Created and directed by Jacob Zimmer.

Aimée dancing, Old Fellows Hall, Dawson City, 2016. "Map of the Land, Map of the Stars" rehearsal. Photo Chris Healy.

Aimée playing at Healing Power Picnic II, 2011. Photo Wolfgang Nessel

Aimée performing with Deep Dark United at Sneaky Dee's, in Images Festival, Toronto, 2004.

ADR improvising at 401 Richmond in Terpsichorienteering: A Cartographic Composition with Four Movements for Mobile Musicians, Dancers & Audience Conceived and composed by Scott Thomson & Susanna Hood, 2009. Photo by Anna Karpacheva.

ADR (left) and Yves Candau improvising at 401 Richmond in Terpsichorienteering: A Cartographic Composition with Four Movements for Mobile Musicians, Dancers & Audience Conceived and composed by Scott Thomson & Susanna Hood, 2009. Photo by Anna Karpacheva.

Aimée and Sam Bergman-Good (right) in"Couplings", 16 mm short film directed by Chris Boni, Whitehorse and Toronto, 2012.

Foreground: Frank Cox O'Connell (left), Evan Webber, Chad Dembksi, Background: Jacob Zimmer (left), ADR, Erin Sheilds (right). Dedicated to the Revolutions by Small Wooden Shoe rehearsal at Buddies, 2010.

ADR and Trevor Schwellnus, Dedicated to the Revolutions by Small Wooden Shoe, rehearsal, 2010.

Jacob Zimmer (left), ADR, and Erin Sheilds, Dedicated to the Revolutions by Small Wooden Shoe, rehearsal, Toronto, 2010.

Aimée at Body Weather Farm, Hakushu, 2008. Photo David Noble.

Aimée (left) and Josh Rutter (right) on Body Weather Farm, 2008. Photo Elina Kabitaki.

ADR outside of Dawson City, 2014. Photo Scott Maynard.

ADR at Long Lake. Photo Scott Maynard, 2014.

ADR and Ruby, Marsh Lake, 2017, Photo GM.

Aimée in Winter Into Spring rehearsal, Hanlan's Island, Toronto, 2012. Photo Chris Boni

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Aimée at Body Weather Farm, Hakushu, 2008. Photo David Noble.