mother drift dances to the songs in her head

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My solo improvised dance series, mother drift dances to the songs in her head (2003 – 2012) was danced, screened, and filmed across Canada and in Japan.

The action of the series is in the name. I have the song in my head, it's not played through a PA or speakers or what have you. I dance to said song.

Viewers are informed of the song (either through a printed  program or announcement) and are invited to sing the song in their heads too.

 

Songs by Neil Young,  James Brown, Wille Nelson, Jimi Hendrix, Patti Smith, and Waterson:Carthy have been part of the series. mother drift dances to the songs in her head  was a marriage of conceptual art and dance.

It will be revived in the future!

Read Tamara Tomic-Vajaric reflections on the series for

Serbian magazine Orchestra here.

Here's a video of Aimée dancing to Jimi Hendrix,

in her head, at Up Darling at InterGalactic Arts

Co-op at 96 Spadina, shot by Tamara Tomic-Vajaric in 2007. Thank-you Tamara!

ADR dancing at the InterGalactic Arts Co-op, Toronto, 2005. Video still from footage by Tamara Tomic-Vajaric

Aimée in dancing in Sappyfest, Sackville, New Brunswick, 2009. Photo Eric Chenaux

Aimée in dancing in Sappyfest, Sackville, New Brunswick, 2009. Photo Eric Chenaux

ADR, Toronto, 2001. Photo Motria Sabat.

ADR dancing at the InterGalactic Arts Co-op, Toronto, 2003. Photo Tamara Tomic-Vajaric

ADR dancing at the InterGalactic Arts Co-op, Toronto, 2003. Photo Tamara Tomic-Vajaric

Aimée dancing in Up Darling, Winchester Street Theatre, Toronto, 2007. Photo John Lauener

Aimée dancing in Up Darling, Winchester Street Theatre, Toronto, 2007. Photo John Lauener

Aimée dancing at the Tranzac, Southern Cross Lounge, Toronto, 2009. Video still Eric Cazdyn

imée dancing at the Tranzac, Southern Cross Lounge, Toronto, 2009. Video still Eric Cazdyn

imée dancing at the Tranzac, Southern Cross Lounge, Toronto, 2009. Video still Eric Cazdyn

ADR dancing in Up Darling, InterGalactic Arts Co-op, 2005. Photo Motria Sabat

ADR dancing in Up Darling, InterGalactic Arts Co-op, 2005. Photo Motria Sabat

ADR dancing at the InterGalactic Arts Co-op, Toronto, 2006. Video still from footage by Tamara Tomic-Vajaric

ADR dancing at the InterGalactic Arts Co-op, Toronto, 2006. Video still from footage by Tamara Tomic-Vajaric

ADR dancing in Up Darling Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto, 2008. Video still Eric Cazdyn

ADR dancing in Up Darling, InterGalactic Arts Co-op, 2004. Video still ADR

ADR dancing in Up Darling Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto, 2008. Video still Eric Cazdyn

ADR dancing in Up Darling Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto, 2008. Photo Jim Bravo

Aimée dancing at Claude Wittmann's, 2010. Video still from footage by Coman Poon.

Aimée dancing in Up Darling, Winchester Street Theatre, Toronto, 2007. Photo John Lauener

Aimée dancing in Up Darling, Winchester Street Theatre, Toronto, 2007. Photo John Lauener

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