Body of Water Project

Creative Exchange By Aimee Dawn Robinson, Wojciech Mochniej, Anne Troake


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.
A message from the Body of Water artists, Wojciech Mochniej, Aimée Dawn Robinson and Anne Troake:
Thank you to everyone involved in this first and abundant research, performance and documentation phase of the Body of Water Project. We artists have returned to our respective nooks of Canada but water continues to haunt and move us. This video glimpses into the project archive thus far. 
To read about the process behind BOW, and to see more photographs from this cross-Canada creative exchange, visit “Posts from the Field #1 - 6” at the Springboard Performance News here.
Stay tuned…
The BOW Artists 


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