The Body of Water Project

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1st iteration:

6 weeks between late August and late October, 2015

Whitehorse, Calgary, St.John's.

For CanDance Network’s 2015 Creative Exchange, the Yukon Arts Centre (Whitehorse), Springboard Performance's Fluid Festival (Calgary), and Neighbourhood Dance Works' Festival of New Dance (St John's), collaborated to form The Body of Water Project.

 

They invited one artist from each city to address themes and issues of water in each locale -- Anne Troake, Wojtech Mochniej, and me. We had never worked together, and in fact, initially didn't know one another from Adam.

I'm so glad we met, and in the exact circumstances we did. We immediately had an easy, constructive, livable, way of being together in space.

 

We created a focused accumulation of evidence, experience, questions, histories, and debate through dance, the body, photographs, video, collaboration, community participation, and performance.

Here's a treasure trove of images and video compiled by Mochniej on facebook

(you can see it even if you aren't on facebook:

Body of Water on facebook

During the project I wrote a short series of essays about the process. You can read them here (and see more photos of course):

Body of Water essays  and photos on Springboard.

We were happy to connect with The Dance Current about this work. Check out a lovely Body of Water Project  video via The Dance Current here:

The Dance Current Online

Return to 11 Selected Works here.

Wojciech Mochniej Photo Anne Troake

ADR dancing, Long Lake, Whitehorse. Photo by Mochniej

St.John's, rolling down Prescott with local collaborators.

Long Lake and ADR, Whitehorse

Long Lake and ADR, Whitehorse

Long Lake and ADR, Whitehorse. Photo and design by Mochniej

Rehearsing in St.John's. Photo by Calla Lachance

Rehearsal in St.John's

Rehearsal in St.John's

Rehearsal in St.John's. L to R: Sara, Aimée, Alison Neal, Anne, Calla

Photo by Mochniej of Anne and ADR.

Anne and ADR, St. John's. Photo Mochniej

ADR in St.John's. Photo Mochniej

Cover of the Whitehorse Star

Cover of the Whitehorse Star

Cover of the Whitehorse Star Photo by Vince Federoff

Wojciech Mochniej

Wojciech Mochniej

Wojciech Mochniej, Calgary, Bow River. Photo by Anne Troake

ADR and Anne, St. John's. Photo by Mochniej

Mochniej, Oriana Pagnot, ADR, Troake, rehearsing on Prince's Island Park, Calgary. Photo by Darin Gregson

ADR (L) and Mochniej, St, John's, NL

ADR (L) and Mochniej, St, John's, NL

ADR (L) and Mochniej, St, John's. Photo by Troake

ADR, Long Lake, Whitehorse. Photo by Mochniej

ADR, Long Lake, Whitehorse. Photo by Mochniej

ADR, Long Lake

ADR, Long Lake

ADR, Long Lake. Photo & design Mochniej

ADR, Long Lake. Photo & design by Mochniej

ADR, Long Lake, Whitehorse. Photo & design Mochniej

Anne (L), ADR (R),working with W&M Surge Dance Company, Calgary. Photo Mochneij

W&M Surge Dancers, Bow River, Calgary. Photo ADR published in "Moving In Place", Canadian Art, May 2017

Monique Romeiko (L), Anne, ADR (R)

Monique Romeiko (L), Anne, ADR (R)

Monique Romeiko (L), Anne, ADR (R), artist's talk at the Old Fire Hall. Photo Mochniej

Trace Dance Practice Aimee Dawn Robinson

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We are grateful to live and work on the lands of the

Kwanlin Dün and Taa'an Kwächän nations.

Gunalchéesh. Kwä̀nä̀schis. Shä̀w níthän.

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