COMBUSTIBLE CREATIVITY THAT WILL SPARK YOUR APPETITE FOR THE NEW AND UNTESTED
Emerging artists need little encouragement to show audiences how it’s done — in fresh, creative, radical ways. The Fluid Festival gives them the opportunity in its “blind date” format that introduces visual artists to movement artists for unpredictable experimentation and exploration.
Come see what the collaborations Calgary’s latest crop of emerging artists create.
Emerging this year:
Gemma Crowe | Miku Tsuchiya
Sally Raab | Sarah Curts
Lindsay Brandon | Jessalyn Britton
Kyle Hinton | Erin Lequereux
Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed | Jason Owin Galeos
October 15 & 16, 7 PM | Pay What You Can
Lindsay Brandon is a multi-disciplinary artist and musician from Calgary, Alberta. Performing under the alias of Information Agent, Lindsay uses both digital and acoustic instrumentation to create songs and sound works. Inspired by ambient sound she samples and distorts the audible world around her. Lindsay’s new media works are contemporary forms that cross into theatre, art and music venues.
Jessalyn Britton is an emerging dancer and choreographer involved in both independent and collaborative performance and creation. She is a founding/current member of the contemporary dance group Momentum Dance Collective. In 2010, she graduated from the University of Calgary with a BA Dance with distinction. Jessalyn was a member of Decidedly Jazz Dancework’s Professional Training Program, a member of kloetzel&co (2011) and W&M Pro Division (2010). Britton has performed in Calgary’s Alberta Dance Festival, Ignite!, Soulocentric Festival, Nextfest, Feats Festival and What’s Cooking?; and in Vancouver’s Tangents. Her choreography has been presented in Ignite!, Soulocentric, Nextfest, What’s Cooking?, Tangents, and U of C’s Dance Montage.
Feeling at home in Calgary’s dance community, Gemma Crowe has been actively studying dance in Calgary for the past ten years. She credits her years as a Dance Major, at the University of Calgary, as a significant contributor to the foundation of her interest in pursuing the physical and visual value of dance as art. Since co-choreographing in this year’s Annual Alberta Dance Festival, Gemma has travelled Central America, experiencing dance and the culture of Latin America and lived in New York, sampling new styles of dance and interning with film Collective THE think/feel REEL based in Brooklyn, New York.
Expressing oneself creatively and openly is freedom. Performing and sharing release of energy through purity of movement and emotion is so fulfilling. Sarah Curts is a worldly professional dancer and artist. She completed her BFA in visual studies at the University of Calgary, with a minor in Psychology. Art is meant to elevate consciousness and connect us on a deeper level. Curts strives to connect with others this way, through subconscious feelings and messages. Curts hopes her art moves you, or at least provokes you to think on a deeper level and search for meaning in your personal life.
Kyle Hinton is a multi-disciplinary artist who is devoted to sound and theatre art, under the name Audio at Play. Born in Calgary and achieved a Bachelors of Art in Drama with a minor in Philosophy from University of Alberta. Taking a course on Electroacoustic composition inspired Kyle to explore the art of sound. Past works include Characters and Violence (Nextfest) Freak Show: Into the Abyss (Swallow-a-Bicycle and HPR), IRobot Theatre (Swallow-a-Bicycle), Disembodied Lady (Sage and Ignite!), S/Kin (Mind Hive Collective, Edmonton Fringe) IRobot: Unplugged, and Death of the Freak Show (Swallow-a-Bicycle and HPR).
Originally from British Columbia, Erin Lequereux graduated with her B.A. in Contemporary Dance from the University of Calgary with an emphasis in Choreography and Performance with a specialization in ballet from the School of Alberta Ballet, and her Associate Teacher Certificate Examination through the Cecchetti Society of Canada. Ms Lequereux completed the Limon Professional Studies Program in New York City. Miss Lequereux has been seen performing in DSW’s AIR, 49th Parallel Dance Company, The John Dutton Theatre, Dancer’s Studio West, Nextfest, La Caravan Dance Theatre and most recently, Corps Bara Dance Theatre.
Jason Owin F. Galeos
Jason Owin F. Galeos is an urban contemporary dancer and 2012 BA Alumni of the University of Calgary Department of Dance. He has performed and choreographed a number of work in the U of C’s Dance Montage; appeared in Mainstage Dance, Professional Series, W&M, Slammenberry Jam, and the Ignite Festival . His latest work was presented in Encorps Dance, and highlighted artists from the dance group BattLeZone, that he has directed since 2007. He has worked with artists such as Mike Czuba, Gessuri Gaitan, Michele Moss, Saxon Fraser, Wojtek Mochniej & Melissa Monteros.
Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed is an emerging visual and multimedia artist from Calgary, AB. She studied Botany at the University of Calgary, and has a strong affinity for the natural world. She believes in social and environmental justice and is interested in using art as a vehicle for effecting positive social change. She loves travelling and meeting new people, and has lived in Quebec City, Canada, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Corsica, France. She has shown her work at the Epcor Centre, Calgary, AB, and has had residencies through Trap/Door, Lethbridge, AB and Avatar, Quebec City, QC.
Sally Raab received a BFA in drawing in 2010 from the Alberta College of Art and Design. In addition to working at Untitled Art Society, she currently sits on the board of directors at Pith Gallery and Studios as Gallery Director, Mountain Standard Time Performative Arts Festival (M:ST) and teaches at Studio C. Philadelphia grown, she maintains an emerging art practice based in installation, photography and performative video. In addition to art she likes natural specimens in jars, Roland Barthes, and a nice cup of coffee.
Miku Tsuchiya, was born and raised in Shizuoka, Japan, where she began her dance training. Tsuchiya moved to Calgary in 2005 to attend the University of Calgary’s Program of Dance and completed her BA in Dance with distinction in 2010. Tsuchiya has performed with W&M2 Contemporary Dance Company, University of Calgary’s Dance Montage, Main Stage, En Corps Dance Collective’s MOVE, Alberta Dance Explosions, DSW’s AIR(Artists in Residence), and Fluid Movements Arts Festival. Tsuchiya’s choreography has been presented in Dance@Noon, Dance@Night, Feats Festival in Edmonton, Fluid Movements Arts Festival and Alberta Dance Festival.