To date her six solo dance concerts have garnered praise across Canada and have toured to festivals in the United States, South America, Europe and Asia. She has had remarkable mentors including Tokyo Butoh master Natsu Nakajima, Montreal dance pedagogue Elizabeth Langley, the now-disbanded Mangrove Dance Collective of San Francisco, the American theatre director Anne Bogart, and the late great Canadian choreographer Judy Jarvis. In 1997, she co-founded the CanAsian International Dance Festival where she is the Artistic Director. Her work with CanAsian promotes the work and development of dance artists from across Canada and beyond. www.fujiwaradance.com
Peter Chin is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist born in Kingston, Jamaica and based in Toronto. He is active as a musician/composer, dancer/choreographer, performance artist, designer and director. He creates works that potentially engage all of these disciplines, inspired by the Asian paradigm of "Total Theatre".
With mixed Chinese, Black and Irish ancestry, Chin is a true multicultural soul and his rich heritage has been played out through the company's repertoire, giving it a genuine international and global character. Within these creations, performers and creators are directly involved in the meaning of the work, aspiring to the proverbial merging of art and life. Transformation through real ritual, as opposed to a mere representation of ritual is the desire. Peter was Now Magazine's Best of Toronto dancer / choreographer / designer in 2008. He won the 2006 Murriel Sherrin Award for International Achievement in Dance at the Toronto Mayor's Arts Award and is a co-winner of the 2005 inaugural Interdisciplinary KM Hunter Award. Peter has received four Dora Mavor Moore Awards. He founded his company, Tribal Crackling Wind, in 1999. www.tribalcracklingwind.ca
Nancy Latoszewski (Greyeyes) began her dance training in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She continued her training at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet with Marcia Dale Weary, with Francesca Corkle at the Joffrey Ballet and in New York City with Maggie Black, Simon Dow and David Howard. In 1987, Nancy was awarded Special Recognition for Artistic Achievement at the prestigious New York International Ballet Competition, the only North American dancer to win an award that year. Nancy appeared as a principal dancer with the Alberta Ballet, as a principal dancer with The Cleveland/ San Jose Ballet and as a featured soloist in the company of Eliot Feld in New York City. Nancy is the co-artistic director of Signal Theatre and graduated from York University in June 2012 with a Master of Fine Arts in choreography. She is currently training to become a certified gyrotonics instructor.
Older & Reckless, an informal performance series, features work from OLDER artists who continue to grow more RECKLESS as time goes by. Older & Reckless provides an opportunity for seasoned dance artists to perform short works and a chance for the audience to see some of Canada's most celebrated senior choreographers.