Project CPR (Choreographic Practice and Research)

 

Project CPR gives choreographers and dancers the opportunity to research, discuss, create, and present dance in a group context. Hours are part-time. Participants work together to delve deeper into their practice through a facilitated and mentored process. 

 

There are two phases to the project- 

1) Research and Creation

2) Presentation of Work-in-Progress

 

Project CPR provides space, ensemble, dialogue, tools, mentoring from senior choreographers and dancers, community connection,  workshops, debate, and facilitated creation periods – designed to help bring visions to life.

 

Director/ Founder/ Mentor: Claire French 

 

CPR Choreographic Mentees: Sara Coffin, Salome Diaz, Kelly McInnes, Lisa Hostman, Nicole Dupuis, Erin Lequereux, Jennifer McLeish Lewis, Mahaila Patterson-O'Brien, Hailey McCloskey, Kat Single-Dain, Natalie Gan, Jacinte Armstrong, Heather Laura Gray, Caroline Liffmann, Caitlin Griffin, Julia Carr and Meghan Goodman, Philipa Myler, Patricia Kim, Carolyn Schmidt, Ashley Whitehead, Jaime Valin.

CPR Guest Mentors: Serge Bennathan, Ame Henderson, Justine Chambers, Josh Martin, Delia Brett, Lee Su Feh, Constance Cooke, Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, Judith Garay, and Susan Elliot. 

 

(2008-2017) 

Project CPR received support through The Dance Centre (Artist in Residence) The Landing Dance Center (Artist in Residence), Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (2012-2017) and Canada Council for the Arts (Support Services to the Dance Milieu). 

Project CPR 3
Project CPR 3

Photo: Yvonne Chew

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Project CPR 6
Project CPR 6

Photo: Claire French

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Project CPR
Project CPR

Photo: Yvonne Chew

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