Andrea Spaziani Photo: Alejandro Fargosonini

Andrea Spaziani Photo: Alejandro Fargosonini



APRIL 11 TO 13, 2019

Andrea Spaziani is unbelievably at the end of her three-year term as Artist in Residence and has spent the past season working on a new solo, The Right Eye of Clint.

This work deals with notions of the West and with Western film tropes. Andrea is revisiting her work with Matt Smith, who created the score for Silver Venus last season, for a new composition.

Additionally, Andrea is working with Canadian Dance Legend Danny Grossman as an Outside Eye. We are thrilled to welcome Matt and Andrea back, and to welcome Danny to Dancemakers for the first time since the launch of our new working model.


Andrea Spaziani


Danny Grossman


Matt Smith


  • Thursday, April 11 at 8 pm

  • Friday, April 12 at 8 pm

  • Saturday, April 13 at 8 pm


  • Dancemakers Centre for Creation, 9 Trinity Street, Theatre Studio 313, Toronto's Distillery Historic District


  • $15 Arts Workers/Seniors/Students & $20 General

  • No service charges!

  • On sale on-line until 3 pm day of performance and then at the door - box office opens at 7:15 pm


Andrea’s work is feminist and critical of the aestheticized female body, and it moves across poles like personal/political, vulnerable/powerful, didactic/impenetrable. She is interested in notions of the west as a colonial structure and as a global construct and precarity of the body.

Andrea Spaziani has been making dances in Toronto for the past eleven years. She generates choreographic scores by moving and talking at the same time in a stream of improvisation. Her movements and words col­lapse into each other, asserting a new kind of attention that distorts the familiar, and challenges perception. Andrea has collaborated with artists across disciplines, and attended workshops and residencies internationally, most recently at HEIMA in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland. In 2016, she produced SPACEBODIES II for the Transart Triennale in Berlin, Germany as an experiment in choreography as curation, and in 2017 she co-founded the artist lecture series Archaeology of the Frivolous with Allen Ferguson in Marfa, Texas. Published texts include Nostalgia for the Hadron Collider (2012), (2014), Exiting, Re-Existing (2015), and Unbecoming Ego (2016). Andrea holds an MFA from The Transart Institute/ Plymouth University.

About her work, The Dance Current said, ”Andrea Spaziani generates a performance situation that holds itself open in its complexity, never indulging catharsis or didactic resolution… [Her] work stands with that of a generation of (mostly female) contemporary dance artists who desire and romanticize a post-dramatic context, rejecting performativity and institutionalized expectations of male choreographic gazes.”

Andrea’s residency to date has seen her present This Desiring Pony (December 2016) and Rafters (June 2017). In April 2017, her group work Silver Venus played as a work-in-progress to sell out houses and audience acclaim, and she brought this work to completion April 2018, again to sell-out houses and audience acclaim. During her 2018-19 Residency, she will develop a new solo born of research from Silver Venus.