Victoria Mohr-Blakeney


Victoria Mohr-Blakeney is an independent curator and writer with a focus on contemporary dance and performance. She studied choreography and dance dramaturgy at York University and holds an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University. Mohr-Blakeney is currently writer in residence at C Magazine. She previously wrote a dance column for the Toronto Standard titled Dance in the City. Her work has also been published in Kapsula Magazine, Literary Review of Canada, and The Dance Current. Mohr-Blakeney has curated/co-curated visual art and performance exhibitions in gallery, theatre, and site-specific settings including Harbourfront Centre, CB Gallery, Peterborough Artsweek, George Brown School of Design, Scotiabank Studio Theatre, Edward Day Gallery, Nuit Blanche and the Art Gallery of Ontario Frist Thursday series.  Mohr-Blakeney is the recipient of the 2015 President’s Medal in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University.


Victoria Mohr-Blakeney's Work

On the Ground

Phantom, stills & vibrations

By Victoria Mohr-Blakeney, Nadine Changfoot

In her new work Lara Kramer confronts the complex and brutal relationships between Indigenous peoples and settler society, exploring the residual effects of the residential school system and the traumas that permeate in its wake.


Blinded by Sound, Playing at Life

Bill Coleman and Gordon Monahan’s Dollhouse By Victoria Mohr-Blakeney Dollhouse

At first glance, the set of Dollhouse is its own cause for concern, a booby-trapped mess of wires, ladders, mousetraps and sound equipment. Coleman staggers through the chaos, knocking down tables and yanking wires, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake.


Calm Amid the Chaos

An Interview with Lara Kramer on her new work Tame By Victoria Mohr-Blakeney

The world premiere is in two days. Kramer listens carefully as her collaborators troubleshoot. Like her work, she is focussed, intuitive, and highly perceptive. A seasoned choreographer with five full-length works, a slew of residencies, and a company under her name, Kramer gracefully brings the discussion to a resolution. There is still more work to be done.