A collaboration between the Compagnie De Brune and Tangente


From September 25 to October 7, 2006, the Clash event hosted its very first team of choreographers and artists at Tangente.

Two public presentations took place on October 6 and 7, 2006, 8:30 pm, at Tangente (840 Cherrier Street, Montreal), with choreographers Dana Gingras, k.g. Guttman, and Ame Henderson and dancer Sarah Doucet.

Dana Maria Gingras was born in Canada then grew up in Argentina and Scotland. In 1993, Gingras (with Noam Gagnon and Jean Yves Theriault) co-founded The Holy Body Tattoo as a multi-media dance company that seeks a performance language that gathers a sense of humanity through effort, repetition, scale and humility. Since its inception, the HBT has received both critical and audience acclaim with performances in Canada, U.S. and Europe. The company has been Artist in Residence at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre since 1998 and has captured a number of significant awards and honours for both its stage and film work. our brief eternity captured nominations in both dance categories of The Dora Mavor Moore Awards in 1997, winning Best Ensemble Performance. The film version of Poetry & Apocalypse has been screened in over 16 different international film festivals, winning several awards. Circa, which received the inaugural Alcan Performing Arts Award, has been performed over 100 times around the world, including at Ein Fest in Wuppertal in Germany at the invitation of Pina Bausch and at London’s Barbican Theatre. monumental, The Holy Body Tattoo’s most recent work premiered in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre in February 2005 and involves the company’s largest performing ensemble to date. Gingras has collaborated internationally on a number of different projects with a wide range of artists and is currently working with animator and programmer James Paterson on the creation of Smash Up, a full evening presentation conceived as a collision between movement, animation and sound.

Interprète, chorégraphe et vidéaste, k.g. Guttman a travaillé pour Le Groupe Lab de danse (Peter Boneham) à Ottawa pendant quatre ans. Elle est interprète pour les chorégraphes Louise Bédard, Tedd Robinson et Lynda Gaudreau, entre autres. Pendant ses résidences à la Co-op Saw Video (Ottawa), au Centre de Production Daimon et chez La Bande Video (Québec), elle a réalisé des vidéos visionnés à travers le Canada et à l’international. Ses chorégraphies ont été présentées à Tangente (Montréal), au Loft (Bruxelles), à l’Univeristé de Sonora (Mexique), au Festival Danse Canada (Ottawa) et dans les séries du Groupe Studio A (Ottawa). Elle était chorégraphe-en-résidence au Studio Flak (José Navas), 2005. k.g. a reçu le Brian Webb Choreographic Award 1997 et le Dennis Tourbin Emerging Artist Award 2001.
Présentement elle poursuit une maîtrise en arts visuels à l’Université Concordia où elle a reçu la Bourse Armand C. Archambault. Elle vient de revenir d’Amsterdam où elle a étudié à l’école reputée DasArts.

Ame Henderson is a dance artist originally from Vancouver Island and currently living in Toronto. Her works Blue* *Disco (2002), memories and statements (2004), Manual for Incidence (2005) and the ongoing investigation The Instruction Project (2006), have been presented in Croatia, The Netherlands and Canada. Public Recordings, founded in 2004, is a developing structure to support and produce her creative projects. The new work /Dance/Songs/ was developed at Le Groupe Dance Lab and will premiere in November 2006. As a performer, Ame collaborates regularly with Small Wooden Shoe and was a participant in the panel “Fragile Positions: Performance in the 21st Century” in Halifax (2004). Ame is a co-director of Hub 14, a performance and research space in Toronto.

From Halifax to Winnipeg, Montreal and currently Toronto, Sarah Doucet has been dancing for 23 years. After 10 years with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and a spinal cord injury from a car accident, she moved to Montreal to train in contemporary dance.
Her professional career began in the mid 90's with Tammy Forsythe (Tusket), followed by 4 years with Lynda Gaudreau (Compagnie De Brune).
Sarah has worked on her own and in collaboration, frequently with Jenn Goodwin (Turbobonz Dance Projects) and recently with their own company, Stutter Dance. Their work has been presented in New York, Brussels, Vancouver and Toronto.
In 2003, Sarah joined the Holy Body Tattoo for the creation of monumental and continues to work with them and independently with Dana Gingras (Animals of Distinction).

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