Virtual performances have carried many of us through the pandemic, providing new ways for us to experience art, and stay connected. But, what are the concerns for dance artists when going virtual, and how can you protect yourself? Dancers everywhere have made the necessary pivot to digital in order to continue to share their work whether it be through offering a livestream, pre-recorded and purchased performance, or more. On May 27th as part of the Vancouver International Dance Festival, we’ll discuss the legal complexities at play when presenting digitally with Josh Martin of Company 605, Allison Beda of A MUSE PRODUCTIONS, and Tamar Tabori, emerging dance / video artist.
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Meet our panelists:
Josh Martin : Choreographer / Performer / Company 605 Artistic Co-Director:
Josh Martin is dance maker/performer who now lives and works in Vancouver, on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples. In his ongoing career as an interpreter and collaborator, he has worked with many dance companies and independent choreographers such as: Justine A. Chambers, Dana Gingras (Animals of Distinction), Wen Wei Wang (Wen Wei Dance), Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond (Out Innerspace Dance Theatre), and more. In his own choreographic practice, Josh’s independent work has been presented all across Canada as well as in the USA, Costa Rica, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Hungary, and throughout Germany. For over 10 years, Josh has been an Artistic Co-Director of Company 605, a Vancouver-based arts organization creating and producing new works through a collaborative process, regularly touring its expanding repertoire throughout Canada and Internationally.
Allison Beda: Director/Producer A MUSE PRODUCTIONS
Allison Beda’s artistic practice delves into the personal, examines passion and obsession, often poetically exploring the intersection of cinema, dance and “narrative” (which is sometimes documentary), resulting in bold and unique films. Ms. Beda’s award winning work screens internationally at festivals, in theaters, on television, in art galleries, on billboards, in the metro and even at the Olympic games. Her company A Muse Productions has a penchant for delightfully, deliriously flawed characters, and loves telling funny, thought-provoking and subversively feminist stories about women. Allison’s first film “Know Your Alphabet” toured the world with the works of Stan Brakhage, and is still being invited to screen internationally.
Tamar Zehava Tabori – Emerging dance/video artist
Tamar Zehava Tabori is a Canadian-Israeli emerging dance artist and experimental filmmaker, currently residing on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples; the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. She received a BFA in Contemporary Dance from Montreal’s Concordia University, and has created and performed work across Canada. Her short films have been screened internationally, at festivals such as NorthWest Film Forum’s Local Sightings, Art Volt: Watch and Listen, and Moving Images ScreenDance Festival. Tamar is interested in the documentation of dance, having done archival work for organizations such as Kaeja d’Dance, and at present holds positions as a video archivist for videocan, as well as Youth Curator for F-O-R-M (Festival of Recorded Movement).
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