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Jillian Groening / Photo by Michelle Panting

Jillian Groening

Engagement Editor

Jillian Groening is a Winnipeg-based writer, dancer, and performer. Her work has been published
in The Dance Current, Dance International, Format, The Uniter, Noisey, and more. She has been
fortunate to discuss, learn, and grow while working as a written essayist for Young Lungs Dance
Exchange’s Research Series and has received guidance and training while taking part in a
Focussed Mentorship with Jeanne Randolph through MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s
Art). Groening has performed with Jolene Bailie and Gearshifting Performance Works, Marie-
Josée Chartier, Pablo Bronstein through Rosalie Wahlfrid and Plug In ICA, as well as presenting
her own work. She holds a BA(Hons) in dance from the School of Contemporary Dancers in
affiliation with the University of Winnipeg. 
 
Groening was an intern with The Dance Current from September 2014 to December 2016 before
becoming Editorial and Production Manager. She is thrilled to be the Engagement Editor for the
magazine.

Jillian Groening's Work

Healing as Performative Practice

By Jillian Groening

The Young Lungs Dance Exchange Research Series in Winnipeg, featuring Jaime Black, Brenda McLean and Kristy Janvier, focuses on exploration and idea generation. Photographer Leif Norman and writer Jillian Groening collected fragments of this shared creative ground.

Wake

Wake explores the isolation created by technology and how we can rebuild and reconnect with the people around us.

Influences

The Tools of the Trade By Jillian Groening

Dancers from across Canada share what makes some of their favourite local dance stores so memorable.

 

What We Talk About When We Talk About Death

A discussion of Andrew Henderson and Eroca Nichols’ Taking it to the Grave By Jillian Groening

Promoted as a living funeral, Taking it to the Grave was artist, performer and stage manager Andrew Henderson aka Glamdrew’s parting party, a defiant reclaiming of death and a lesson in letting go.

 

Remembering Phillip H. Cole Jr.

Born in 1945, Phillip H. Cole Jr. led a life full of performance and adventure, set on sharing his talents with the world.

 

Remembering Sonia Fabian

Sonia Fabian was the first person to establish a dance school in the northern city of Prince George, BC, offering classes in styles ranging from ballet to jazz to tap.

Tethered

Created during Dancers’ Studio West’s Dance Action Lab 2016, Catherine Hayward’s new work Tethered explores a heavy, unifying eternity.

For All People

Culture Shock Toronto bring their style and savvy to Bollywood Monster Mashup, Canada’s largest South Asian Festival.

 

Dressing The Moving Body

By Jillian Groening

Canadian costume designers discuss the inspiration behind their work and the elusive synergy behind creative collaboration.

Atelier de flamenco avec Juan Carlos Lérida

A video montage filmed by Miguel Medina around on a workshop presented by La Otra Orilla and featuring the flamenco artist Juan Carlos Lérida of Seville, Spain.

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