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Jenn Goodwin

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"This DVD profiles Jenn Goodwin and her dance company Turbo Bonz, which explores political and social themes in the context of environmental works. The program discusses the company's innovative works for such film media as music videos and commercials." -- Insight Media website.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Freedom Koreografik: The Holy Body Tattoo [electronic resource]

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Based on the West Coast, this internationally acclaimed company is comprised of two dynamic choreographer/performers - Dana Gingras and Noam Gagnon. The imagery they cast is gothic, mixed with classical dance choreography against a multi-media backdrop. Their performances are highly charged, physically challenging, and sexually raw, with a style that translates unmistakably on stage, on the web and in print. Robert Desrosiers and the Freedom crew visited with the pair just prior to their departure for a tour of Europe.
Online
2004
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Freedom Koreografik: Battery Opera [electronic resource]

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Battery Opera is helmed by on and off-stage couple Lee Su-Feh and David McIntosh. Together, the pair has meshed modern dance, martial arts, folk songs and opera. McIntosh draws from his punk rock background to contribute musical stylings that act as a true counterpoint to Su-Feh's lyrically, quirky choreography.
Online
2006
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Freedom Koreografik: Corpus [electronic resource]

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Humor and minimalism are the hallmarks of this Toronto-based company. Sylvie Bouchard and David Danzon, partners on and off stage, bring their combined theatrical and dance backgrounds to the stage to entertain audiences around the world. Their expressive use of environments and props gives them an unique performance value that puts a thought in your head and a smile on your face.
Online
2004
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Freedom Koreografik: Jenn Goodwin [electronic resource]

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Jenn Goodwin explores political and social themes in the context of environmental works. She thrives on creative adventures including innovative works for music videos, commercials and even mobile telephone programming.
Online
2006
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Freedom Koreografik: Jennifer Robichaud [electronic resource]

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Jennifer Robichaud belongs to a new generation of urban dance artists who are literally breaking their way into the established dance scene. With a formal background in contemporary dance and street education in break dancing, she and her company Larchaud Dance are as at much at home in clus as in a formal theatre setting. Highly involved in her role as a teacher, Robichaud is in big demand by various studios and schools. Her company's recent trip to perform in China was an opportunity to break down new cultural borders.
Online
2007
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Freedom Koreografik: Kidd Pivot [electronic resource]

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Crystal Pite is the one-woman dynamo behind Vancouver-based dance company, Kidd Pivot. She has taken the art of dance into the realm of theatre with dramatic and comedic twists and turns. A very accomplished dancer in her own right, Crystal is gaining accolades for her imaginative works.
Online
2005
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Freedom Koreografik: Kokoro Dance [electronic resource]

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Partners Jay Hirabayashi, and Barbara Bourget have spent twenty-five years building a company whose works mesmerize audiences. Based on the Japanese performance art of Bhuto, Kokoro has succeeded in blending Asian esthetic and western sensibilities with incredible results.
Online
2006
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Freedom Koreografik: Le Fils d'Adrien Danse [electronic resource]

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Harold Rhéaume is a classic study in juggling. He is not only a renowned dancer and choreographer for Le fils d'Adrien Danse, but he has taken on the role of dance activist by championing the Quebec City dance community. His dedication and commitment have assured him a place in the hearts and minds of his contemporaries, both locally and nationally.
Online
2005
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Freedom Koreografik: Le Groupe Dance Lab [electronic resource]

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Peter Boneham is a most colorful character. At an age when most people are well into retirement, he is tireless in his pursuit of encouraging emerging talent to push their choreographic frontiers. Always outspoken and quick with a smile, Boneham continues to inspire all around him.
Online
2006
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Freedom Koreografik: Les 7 Doigts de la Main [electronic resource]

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This talented group of ex-Cirque de Soleil performers have been able to create a miracle project by collectively directing and choreographing an interactive theatrical experience that culls from their various skills, and features some highly acrobatic dance routines. Five of the seven members live cooperatively in a 21st Century commune. It is this sense of togetherness, both on and off stage, that makes Les 7 doigts de le main a stand out, must see show.
Online
2004
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Freedom Koreografik: Link Dance [electronic resource]

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Link is the brainchild of Gail Lotenberg - a transplanted big city artist who found herself and her voice in the wild northern frontier of the Yukon. Based in Whitehorse, Gail has translated her perceptions about man and nature into works that have won over arts lovers in one the most remote communities.
Online
2005
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Freedom Koreografik: Louise Bédard Danse [electronic resource]

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This episode of Freedom is about Louise Bedard Danse. It profiles dancer, choreographer, and collage artist Louise Bédard ... It discusses the ways in which ... collages and choreography inform one another, creating a multilayered sense of depth in her dance pieces."
Online
2006
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Freedom Koreografik: Michael Trent [electronic resource]

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One of Canada's most respected dancers, Michael Trent has spent 2 decades building a career that has included a recent nomination for the prestigious Dora Mavor Moore Award. Trent has created over 20 works that have been seen across the country and continues to make a difference since his recent post as Artistic Director of Dancemakers, the legendary Toronto dance company that has been crucial in developing Canadian talent.
Online
2007
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Freedom Koreografik: ProArteDanza [electronic resource]

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Roberto Campanella, the creative force behind Pro Arte Danza, has caught the eye of critics and star artists alike with his innovative works. His pieces have a super charged element of passion that elevates the art of dance to new heights. Classically trained but street smart, Campanella's blend of modern dance and ballet is winning him international acclaim.
Online
2006
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Freedom Koreografik: Roger Sinha [electronic resource]

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Roger Sinha's affinity for Asian esthetic and culture is realized in his Montreal-based company Sinha Danse. He's intricately blended full body movement with the martial arts, arriving at a unique and dynamic artistic place that crosses the Far East with the West. The resulting dynamic of Sinha's works always guarantees a fully physical dance experience.
Online
2007
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Freedom Koreografik: Rubberbanddance Group [electronic resource]

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This innovative company is the brainchild of choreographer/dancer Victor Quijada, who has successfully melded his love of hip hop with classical ballet to create a dance form that is as much at home on the street as it is on stage. Raised in Los Angeles, trained in New York, and now based in Montreal, Victor has assembled a company through scouting hip hop clubs and classical troupes.
Online
2004
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Freedom Koreografik: Sasha Ivanochko [electronic resource]

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Sasha Ivanochko landed in dance after successfully representing Canada on the international stage in gymnastics. In a recent Globe and Mail article celebrating the "Top 133 Young Canadians" of the new millennium, she was described as "one of the powerhouses of the Toronto Dance Theatre and regarded as a stellar choreographer in her own right." In addition to her active performing schedule, she finds time to teach.
Online
2007