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Fabien Maltais-Bayda


Fabien Maltais-Bayda holds an MA from the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. He writes on performance for various publications including esse and MOMUS.

Fabien Maltais-Bayda's Work

Michael Caldwell, Tia Kushniruk, Jolyane Langlois, Sahara Morimoto in Antony Hamilton's Natural Orders / Photo by Francesca Chudnoff
Dance WiRe (Writers in Residence)

Something Between an Essay, a Pseudo-Story About Little Robo-Bugs and Another Excuse to Talk About Virtuosity

By Fabien Maltais-Bayda

Choreographer Antony Hamilton’s “Natural Orders” ends with a cluster of small light-sensitive mechanisms gliding about a section of the stage. While from a distance they appear mostly as points of luminescence, they look, up close, a bit like rubber toothbrush heads or many-legged critters.

Dana Michel in Yellow Towel / Photo by Ian Douglas
Dance WiRe (Writers in Residence)

Intertextual Review: Dana Michel, Yellow Towel

By Fabien Maltais-Bayda

If Yellow Towel is an experiment in identity, it is one that imagines identity through the fragmentary, the sensorial, the experiential.

Thom Gill and Fan Wu / Image from video by Francesca Chudnoff
Dance WiRe (Writers in Residence)

“It’s all to get me to a different place.”

By Fabien Maltais-Bayda, Victoria McKenzie

While scrawling notes in mid-performance darkness, I sometimes cling to words.

Syrus Marcus Ware / Image by Francesca Chudnoff
Dance WiRe (Writers in Residence)

Flowchart: Incidental Continuity

By Robert Kingsbury, Fabien Maltais-Bayda

Incidental continuity … The exploratory permissiveness of the program’s multidisciplinary approach uniquely opens the possibility for accidents of cohesion.

Andrea Spaziani in This Desiring Pony / Photo by Alejandro Fargosonini
Dance WiRe (Writers in Residence)

This Desiring Pony

By Fabien Maltais-Bayda

The alter ego of Dancemakers Local Artist in Residence Andrea Spaziani, Schpando is also the performer of the upcoming work This Desiring Pony.