Choreo Chats: Lee Maracle & Bill Coleman on Out of the Longhouse

Bill Coleman, Lee Maracle and Timea Wharton-Suri

Choreo Chats: Lee Maracle & Bill Coleman on Out of the Longhouse

Bill Coleman, Lee Maracle and Timea Wharton-Suri

7:00pm

Monday, October 26, 2020

60 mins

Arts curator and producer Timea Wharton-Suri interviews Stó:lō author and poet Lee Maracle with dancer and choreographer Bill Coleman, about finding inspiration in storytelling. In this pre-recorded interview, Maracle and Coleman will discuss their creative processes, and how the retelling of the Salish Longhouse Flood Story inspired the choreographic language in their work Out of the Longhouse (in development with Harbourfront Centre’s Technical Residencies 2020-21 season). This event is part of the Choreo Chats series, exploring the potential relationships between dance and storytelling, and presented in partnership with Harbourfront Centre.

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Arts curator and producer Timea Wharton-Suri interviews Stó:lō author and poet Lee Maracle with dancer and choreographer Bill Coleman, about finding inspiration in storytelling. In this pre-recorded interview, Maracle and Coleman will discuss their creative processes, and how the retelling of the Salish Longhouse Flood Story inspired the choreographic language in their work Out of the Longhouse (in development with Harbourfront Centre’s Technical Residencies 2020-21 season). This event is part of the Choreo Chats series, exploring the potential relationships between dance and storytelling, and presented in partnership with Harbourfront Centre.

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Bill Coleman is a choreographer and performer. His choreographic work has been presented at the Tramway in Glasgow, New York’s Dance Theatre Workshop, Place Des Arts, Montreal, Alexandrinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has been teaching creativity and movement for over 25 years, most recently at Nipissing First Nation, Ontario; Environmental Arts Festival, Scotland; Prostur Plus, Croatia; Centre For Indigenous Theatre, Toronto; New Dance Horizons, Regina, as well as at the University of Archangelsk in Russia, Concordia University, L’École de danse de Québec, School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Alberta University, Victoria University, University of Toronto and the University of Regina.

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Si’Yam Lee Maracle is the author of a number of critically acclaimed and award winning works, including Ravensong, Celia’s Song, My Home as I Remember, My Conversations with Canadians and Hope Matters. Maracle has received many awards and recognitions including the Blue Metropolis Festival First Peoples Prize and the Harbourfront Festival Prize. Recently, she was shortlisted for the Neustadt International Award. Maracle is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and is an Officer of the Order of Canada. A member of the Sto:lo Nation, Maracle lives in Toronto and teaches at the University of Toronto.

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Timea Wharton-Suri is an arts executive, curator and producer. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance from York University, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Arts and Media Management Graduate Diploma from Schulich School of Business. Timea performed for several years with dance companies such as Ballet Creole and Ronald Taylor Dance before opening a dance/fitness studio – one of the first that now proliferate in urban centres. She has produced events for TO Live, Holla Jazz, Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Toronto Dance Theatre, the Remarkable Women Awards and others. In 2019, Timea co-developed and facilitated curriculum delivery for dance Immersion's Legacy Leaders Arts Project Management course. She is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of Dance Media Group (The Dance Current) and the Interim Managing Director of Toronto Dance Theatre, one of Canada's largest dance companies.

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7:00pm

Monday, October 26, 2020

60 mins

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