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Michael Trent

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Dora-nominated dance artist Michael Trent was the Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer of Toronto’s Dancemakers from 2006 - 2014. In a career spanning over twenty-five years, Trent’s body of work has been seen across Canada at Montreal’s l’Agora de la danse, the Canada Dance Festival, the Dancing on the Edge Festival in Vancouver, the Dunn Theatre in Halifax, and the National Arts Centre.  He was the co-recipient of the 2004 K.M. Hunter Artists Award in dance.

 

Michael Trent's Work

 

Dancemakers: Between Promise and Peril

Part III: What Happened to Me By Michael Trent

In April, our former editor, Kathleen Smith, commissioned Michael Trent to write about the new creation/production model at Dancemakers. In this final piece of writing, Trent speaks about his early departure from the company and where he left this new model after the board of directors decided to not renew his contract as artistic director.

 

Dancemakers: Between Promise and Peril

Part II: The Incubation/Production House Model By Michael Trent

In April, our former editor, Kathleen Smith, commissioned Michael Trent to write about the new creation/production model at Dancemakers. In Part II of this writing series, Trent speaks about that model and the context from which it was born.

 

Dancemakers: Between Promise and Peril

Part I: Context By Michael Trent

In April, our former editor, Kathleen Smith, commissioned Michael Trent to write about the new creation/production model at Dancemakers. Here, Trent speaks about that model, but also about the context from which it was born and the personal effects it has had. This is a three-part series.

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