Dance Writers-in-Residence Program (Dance WiRE)

Special Project in partnership between Dancemakers Centre for Creation and The Dance Current

Dancemakers and has launched its inaugural 2016-2017 Dance Writers-in-Residence Program. We're thrilled to announce that the current three participants are Fabien Maltais-Bayda, MA in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at U of T; Robert Kingsbury, multidisciplinary artist working largely as a choreographer/performer; and Victoria McKenzie, also with an MA in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at U of T.

The writers are building context for contemporary dance/performance, engaging in ideas and sharing writing experiences and strategies within a small group/seminar context. They have access to Dancemakers' performances, selected rehearsals and movement workshops, and will also attend several talks/presentations, workshops and discussion sessions, developed and facilitated by The Dance Current's Megan Andrews in collaboration with Dancemakers' Curator Amelia Ehrhardt.


Fabien Maltais-Bayda: This Desiring Pony, December 13, 2016

Victoria McKenzie: The Incantation of This Desiring Pony, January 4, 2017

Robert Kingsbury: Per for wo man it I v i t y: Intimacy-through-distance, January 24, 2017

Robert Kingsbury and Fabien Maltais-Bayda: Flowchart: Incidental Continuity, April 3, 2017

Fabien Maltais-Bayda and Victoria McKenzie: It’s all to get me to a different place: A critical dialogue, May 23, 2017

Victoria McKenzie: A Fest of a MiniFest, June 13, 2017

Robert Kingsbury: Two Local Voices on a Double Bill - Amanda Acorn & Andrea Spaziani, June 13, 2017


Banner Photo: Ann Trépanier in "Leisure Palace", by Amanda Acorn (Dancemakers' Emerging Artist in Residence 2016-2018). Photo by Amelia Ehrhardt