Performer Profile: Colleen Snell

Colleen two solitudes

My piece is called “the blue shirt and the dress coat.” It is a danced poem and monologue exploring tensions between a fantastical personal universe and a sudden loss of innocence.

Colleen Snell is a dance artist thrilled by collaboration and collective creation. She has devised and performed multidisciplinary work with a range of musicians, spoken word poets, actors, fight choreographers, visual artists/designers, martial artists and artists of diverse cultural backgrounds between the ages of 4-65. Colleen has explored dance in Toronto (Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre), at EDCM in Montreal and in England, where she completed a Masters Degree in Contemporary Dance with distinction at the London Contemporary Dance School. She is an artistic associate with TOES for Dance and the director of the Marty award-winning multidisciplinary performance group Frog in Hand. As well as being a trained dancer, Colleen is a certified actor-combatant with Fight Directors Canada, a dance writer with the Dance Current and a selected participant in the National Ballet of Canada’s Emerging Dance Critics program. Colleen is delighted to be an e-choreographer with Springboard Danse 2015.

You can see Colleen perform “the blue shirt and the dress coat” at Seasonal Activities, v.i

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A. Gaboury

Although his training is in devised theatre, playwriting and physical performance, Andrew spends most of his time dreaming beneath those beautiful willows.

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