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Body of Water Project: Creative Exchange

This year, CanDance Network’s Creative Exchange program brought together three artists from different communities across Canada. In autumn, Wojciech Mochniej (Calgary, Alberta and Lublin, Poland), Aimée Dawn Robinson (Whitehorse, Yukon) and Anne Troake (St. John’s, Newfoundland) collaborated on the Body of Water Project (BOW). The artists first met in Whitehorse in late August, then in Calgary in September. The process to date closed in St. John’s, in October, with an epic roll down an iconic hill. 

The three Creative Exchange presenters for BOW were Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse, Springboard Performance in Calgary and Neighbourhood Dance Works in St. John’s. Together, with guest artists in each community, they plunged into the waters of our collective identities. Throughout this cross-country process, the BOW artists acknowledge all Nations (acknowledged and unacknowledged, recorded and unrecorded) who care for, and cared for, the land.

Watch the Video Archive of the Project

Photo Gallery [forthcoming]


Anne Troake / Photo by Wojtek Mochniej